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Police guard in a detention center
Apr 24 '17 16:20

A 50-year-old jeweler from Astelveen is suspected of staging a robbery at his jewelry store so that he could submit an insurance claim. The items claimed stolen from his jewelry store were insured for several million euros, ANP reports.

The jeweler was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud. He will stay in custody for at least the next two weeks, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Monday. 

Arrest
Apr 24 '17 13:20

Multiple police officers and police dogs arrested 20 people for a massive brawl at a gas station in Ypenurg, The Hague over the weekend, AD reports.

The fight started when people on a party bus started quarreling with a man filling his car with gas. The quarrel escalated into a brawl. The fight moved into the gas station's store, causing quite a bit of damage. An unidentified man in a red coat got involved briefly, but ran away to avoid being beaten up. 

The police arrested 20 brawlers. Investigators are looking fo the man in the red coat and other witnesses. 

Apr 24 '17 12:45

More and more young Dutch end up at the youth crime intervention office HALT for using a fake identity card, according to figures NOS received. Last year a total of 428 young Dutch were sent to HALT for using a fake ID, compared to 350 in 2015. In the first four months of this year, HALT already gave alternative punishments to 147 teenagers for using a fake or borrowed ID. 

Police officers on the street
Apr 24 '17 11:30

Dutch police officers still work far too long and irregular shifts, despite promises by the corps leadership to improve matters, ANP reports based on reports from the police and the Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment.

Smoke bomb at PSV vs Ajax Eredivisie match in Philips Stadium, Eindhoven, 23 Apr 2017
Apr 24 '17 07:57

A huge smoke bomb set off among the audience of the PSV vs Ajax Eredivisie match at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven on Sunday, left 15 people injured. The first aid team had to treat 10 supporters, four security guards and a steward for respiratory problems and burning eyes, ANP reports. 

arrest
Apr 24 '17 07:25

One man was seriously injured in a stabbing at a wedding in Westervoort, Gelderland on Sunday night. Two people were arrested, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The stabbing happened just after 8:00 p.m. at the Maksim party center on Dorpstraat. The police believe a family fight is behind the incident. According to the broadcaster, the perpetrator is an "older man". It is unclear why the second person was arrested. The stabbed man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The wedding celebration resumed after the incident.

Ajax after the Europa League quarter finals against Schalke 04, 20 Apr 2017
Apr 21 '17 08:20

Two fans and a police officer were injured around the Europa League quarter final match between Ajax and Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Thursday, the German police said in a statement. There were also 129 arrests and charges filed against 49 people.

The police did not say whether the injured fans were Dutch or German.

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Apr 21 '17 07:46

A video surfaced of police officers shooting a man in the leg on Hobbemaplein in The Hague. The police confirmed that it involves an incident on the square on April 12th, AD reports.

According to the police, the man was waving a knife and would not listen to police officers' instructions to drop the weapon. A warning shot was fired. When the man still refused to listen to the police, the officers decided to shoot him in the leg.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Apr 20 '17 12:50

The Dutch police don't do enough to find "small-time" fugitive criminals, according to a study commissioned by Police and Science. Fugitives guilty of serious crime are actively sought, but hardly anything is done to find three quarters of the 11 thousand fugitives in the Netherlands, the researchers conclude. Most of these fugitives have to serve a sentence of 2 months or less, NOS reports.

Police
Apr 20 '17 12:15

A woman was stabbed in a home on Van der Nootstraat in Oss on Wednesday. The extent of the victim's injuries is unclear, but she was hospitalized. Her son was arrested, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter. 

"What exactly happened in the house is currently not clear, we are busy with the investigation", a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant. He added that the victim's condition is not life-threatening.

The son is in custody for further investigation.

Dutch police officers at the scene of the MH17 disaster in eastern Ukraine
Apr 20 '17 07:38

The National Police wants to improve the manner in which it selects officers deployed to crisis situations, according to an internal assessment by the police about the MH17 disaster newspaper AD got hold of. Some of the police officers put on the MH17 case were too inexperienced or turned out not to be suitable for work in a disaster area, the assessment said, according to the newspaper.

Saxophone
Apr 19 '17 13:20

The police arrested a 49-year-old man on the A7 between Drachten and Groningen on Tuesday afternoon for playing his saxophone behind the wheel. The man had the saxophone lying on the steering wheel. He wasn't blowing into it, but was playing the valves with his fingers, the police said, according to NU.nl.

Police officers noticed the man because of his driving behavior - he was driving at less than 90 kilometers per hour, close behind a truck and was not driving in a "flowing line", according to the police. The police therefore decided to pull him over.

WSP quad bike stolen from R2R Store in Eindhoven, 17 Apr 2017
Apr 18 '17 15:25

An almost unique WSP quad bike was one of several items stolen from R2R Store in Eindhoven during the early hours of Monday morning. Owner Maikel de Laat posted surveillance camera images of the perpetrators on Facebook and offered a 10 thousand euros reward for the tip that leads to the return of the stolen items, Omroep Brabant reports.

Police
Apr 18 '17 13:40

A Roosendaal man believes his ex-wife is behind his home being targeted in a shooting on Sunday night, he said to Omroep Brabant. The home on Diepenberg in Roosendaal was No one was injured.

Apr 18 '17 12:30

A large fire broke out in a vacation home in the Hommelheide resort in Susteren around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Four people were injured, three of whom had to be taken to hospital for further treatment, De Limburger reports.

The fire broke out in a chalet on Hommelweg. The chalet was inhabited by seven foreign workers, according to the newspaper. Six of them managed to escape the fire unaided. Firefighters had to find and bring out the seventh resident. 

The fire was under control around 6:30 a.m. The home completely burnt down and can be considered lost.

Police
Apr 18 '17 09:25

Packets of what is believed to be drugs were found washed up at various locations along the coast of Zeeland and around Eemshaven in Groningen on Sunday. Whether there is a connection between the packets is being investigated, ANP reports.

The police called on citizens to report any washed up packets to emergency line 112. 

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Apr 18 '17 07:21

One person was killed in a shooting in a parking lot on Sylvain Poonsstraat in The Hague shortly before midnight on Monday. The police are searching for the perpetrators, who may have fled in a car. As far as is known, no arrests were made so far.

A witness told Den Haag FM that the victim is in a car on the parking lot. Windows of two cars, parked next to each other, were shot out. The side window of a green car is shattered, as is the back window of a black car parked next to it. 

Apr 17 '17 11:35

About a dozen homes were evacuated in Doetinchem, Gelderland on Monday morning after burglars used heavy explosives to steal from a Rabobank cash machine. Plumes of smoke hung over the city after the blast, with witnesses first calling emergency services around 4:10 a.m., police said in a statement.

More explosives were found at the scene by a bomb disposal unit, prompting emergency teams to evacuate the area as a precaution. The explosive material was later detonated at another location.

Flaco the dog rescued in Gelderland
Apr 14 '17 17:36

Firefighters in the small Gelderland town of Wilp managed to free a small dog that trapped itself into a sewer. Flaco sprinted away from its owner when his harness snapped open during a walk on Friday, running past a dike and scampering across two meadows.

He then appeared to hide in a "safe place," a partially-submerged drain pipe where he found himself caught. The dog's owner tracked him down and tried to use treats to coax the scared animal into safety.

Pink Pelican
Apr 14 '17 08:00

The police are looking for three suspects for the in Amsterdam last week Sunday. A witness saw three people preparing for the robbery, the police said on AT5 program Bureau 020. According to the police, each egg is worth between 10 thousand and 20 thousand euros, Het Parool reports.

Police officers on the street
Apr 13 '17 13:15

On Wednesday the police searched two homes in IJmuiden in the search for a man believed to be involved in the death of an 18-year-old man from Haarlem. The victim was across the street from a hospital in Haarlem on Monday.

The suspect was not found in either of the addresses, the police said in a statement. Investigators did seize a number of digital storage devices for further investigation.

Jan Majdanski, stabbed to death in Amsterdam's Oosterpark 3 March 2017
Apr 13 '17 12:40

The police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Amsterdam last week on suspicion of involvement in a in Amsterdam last month.

Forensic investigators in Dishoek, Zeeland where two bodies were found, 13 Apr 2017
Apr 13 '17 11:58

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the Zeeland village of Dishoek, near Vlissingen on Thursday morning. According to the police, they were murdered, NOS reports.

Emergency services were at the scene at around 9:30 a.m. According to BN de Stem, a passerby noticed a dark blue Mercedes in some bushes on Verlengde Dishoekseweg and called the police. Responding officers found the bodies and closed down the area, according to the newspaper.

It is unclear whether the bodies were found inside the car. 

Rotterdam police use dogs to comfort victims in questioning
Apr 13 '17 11:10

The Rotterdam police is launching an experiment next month in using two service dogs to comfort victims or witnesses of serious crimes, such as sex offenses, while they are being questioned by the police, ANP reports.

Twix and Kyara are the two Polish lowland shepherds who will soon be comforting victims, should they want it. "For solace and to take the sharp edge off", the police said on Wednesday. "Five to twenty minutes with a dog relieves stress", a police spokesperson said to ANP. 

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