The police are certain that the assassination of 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina in Amsterdam in October was a case of mistaken identity, the police and Public Prosecutor confirmed to Het Parool after reports about it in the Telegraaf. On Tuesday morning the police arrested five people between the ages of 25 and 50 years during raids in Aalsmeer. All five are suspected of involvement in Latumahina's murder.
Drug criminals seem to be moving their activities from the southern parts of the Netherlands to the rest of the country, especially when it comes to ecstasy, the police concluded from the latest figures on ecstasy, RTL Nieuws reports.
Police officers in Rotterdam made quite a catch when they decided to check a man in the back seat of a car on Mijnsherenlaan due to his nervous behavior. In the car the cops found 747 thousand euros in cash and 1.5 kilograms of cocaine. The man, a 52-year-old German, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, the police said in a statement.
On Tuesday morning the police arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Hakim Chengachi in Utrecht on January 12th. Chengachi was gunned down in the doorway of his apartment building on Faustdreef in Overvecht.
Anne Fleur Dekker (22), an activist and member of the GroenLinks faction in Hilversum, went into hiding because she is being threatened by supporters of PVV leader Geert Wilders and FvD leader Thierry Baudet, she said to Joop.nl. The threats started after she published a column in which she called Baudet a Wilders in sheep's clothing, and got worse after Wilders shared an article that claims Dekker called for people to throw stones at Wilders, NOS reports.
On Monday morning construction workers found anti-Islam banners hung at the construction site for a mosque on M. Nijhoffstraat in Weesp. The police removed the "discriminating banners" and are calling on witnesses to come forward, the police write on Facebook.
According to broadcaster NOS, the banners read "Islam = terrorism", "Stop the construction. Come in resistance" and "The Quran is poison".
According to a report by a forensic doctor, 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez most likely died due to heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias and not a crushed larynx caused by a chokehold used on him during his arrest in The Hague nearly two years ago.
At least two people were killed when an Arriva train collided with a car at a crossing on Oude Trekweg in Harlingen, Friesland on Monday. More fatalities are not ruled out, the police said. According to the Leeuwarder Courant, the victims are an adult and a child.
Several people were injured in a collision between a car and a train in Harlingen on Monday. The accident happened at a level crossing on Oude Trekweg, NOS reports.
It seems that the people in the car were injured. According to NOS, they are still in the car and their current condition is unknown. An air ambulance was deployed to help.
A 63-year-old woman from Breda was found dead in a forest in Ulvenhout on Sunday. Her body was found by sniffer dogs during a training exercise, NU.nl reports.
The woman went missing in January. According to the police, the body was lying in the forest for "quite a time". While the cause of the woman's death is not yet clear, the police don't believe she was murdered.
The body was found along the Huisdreef. The sniffer dogs in training were in the middle of an exercise when one of the animals caught a scent. The dog trainers called the police.
The man and woman found dead in the old Hotel Rembrandt in Arnhem on Thursday night were killed in a crime, the police confirmed in a statement on Friday. Their identities have not yet been confirmed. But the Gelderlander believes the victims are hotel owner Bennie Peters and a homeless woman he gave shelter in the hotel.
The family of Mitch Henriquez is demanding to know the names of the police officers involved in the arrest that turned fatal for the Aruban man in a lawsuit filed against the State. The family wants to know the cops names to continue civil proceedings against them and for their own peace of mind, their lawyer Richard Korver said in court on Thursday. The state's lawyer claims that the officers' lives may be in danger if their names were released, AD reports.
On Wednesday the police arrested three 18-year-olds from Veghel for walking around the Piazza shopping center in Eindhoven with what seemed to be a Kalashnikov. The automatic firearm later turned out not to be dangerous - it was a water pipe oor hookah made to look like a Kalashnikov.
The fact that the gun was not real was not immediately apparent as the hookah was dismantled and only the part that looked like a Kalashnikov could be seen. A witness noticed it and called the police.
A 39-year-old man arrested in Antwerp on Thursday on suspicion of trying to commit a terrorist attack, was arrested three times last week. One of those times happened in Rotterdam, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reports.
Why suspect Mohamed R. was arrested in Rotterdam is unclear. The police told him that he had to leave the Netherlands. He listened, because on Monday the Belgian police checked him at a friend's house in Hoboken, according to the newspaper.
Two bodies were found in the old Hotel Rembrandt on Patersstraat in Arnhem on Thursday night, the police said in a statement. The victims are a man and a woman.
The police responded to the building around 7:30 p.m. after an alarm went off. No further details were given, other than that the police are investigating the circumstances of the victims' deaths.
On Tuesday another two suspects were arrested in the connection with the murder of shisha bar owner Hafed Merkikou in his home in Geleen early last month, De Limburger reports.
Last year the police managed to respond to emergency situations within 15 minutes in 84 percent of cases, according to figures the police announced on Wednesday. That means that the response time was too slow in 16 percent of emergencies, about the same as in 2015. The police's goal is to arrive on time in 90 percent of emergencies.
The police believe that a 3-year-old girl who was stabbed in a home in Uithoorn on Tuesday evening, was attacked by a neighbor who then committed suicide, NOS reports.
A 3-year-old girl was injured in a stabbing in a home on Admiraal de Ruyterlaan in Uithoorn on Tuesday evening. She was taken to hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. Exactly what happened is unclear. All the police said about the girl's injuries is that she is not in a life threatening condition.
On Burgernet the police called on local residents to look out for a woman with short, blonde hair. She was wearing a brown-green dress, a gray vest and was riding a yellow bike. A police spokesperson told Omroep Noord-Holland that she is a suspect.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Rotterdam on Thursday in connection with a fatal stabbing in Amsterdam Zuidoost on March 7th. A 20-year-old man was critically injured in the stabbing. He died in hospital three days later, Het Parool reports.
A 21-year-old Ukrainian man was fined 500 euros on Monday for flying a drone in Schiphol's departure hall, the police announced in a statement.
The young man wanted to make a film of his family and friends just before his departure, according to the police. He did not realize that it is illegal in the Netherlands to fly a drone in controlled airspace. Doing so could put air traffic in serious danger.
The Zwolle police used a taser in an arrest for the first time on Saturday while they were arresting an "aggressive" drunk refusing to follow police orders, the police said in a statement.
At around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday the police responded to reports of a drunk man acting aggressively towards passersby and destroying items on the Rodetorenplein in Zwolle. At the scene police officers recognized the 29-year-old man as someone whose been frequently arrested for public drunkenness and is known to resist arrest.
The Maaspoort area in Den Bosch was woken by gunfire during the early hours of Monday morning as a home on Stapelen was targeted in a shooting. On social media local residents describe the shots as sounding like machine gun- or automatic gunfire.
According to Omroep Brabant, the lower shutter of the home is riddled with bullet holes. The window behind the shutter was also severely damaged. Several surveillance cameras can be seen around the home.