Samuel T., suspected of raping a 17-year-old-girl in Kampen last year, confessed to the rape, but denies trying to kill her. "I have no words to explain how I feel. I have completely ruined her future", the 33-year-old suspect said in court on Thursday, De Stentor reports.
Someone broke into Artis Zoo in Amsterdam on Sunday night and stole 10 of 14 pelican eggs. They also broke one pelican's leg, which resulted in the animal dying, and seriously disrupted the group of birds during breeding season. The Amsterdam zoo filed charges of animal cruelty, theft and vandalism, the zoo announced on Wednesday, ANP reports.
So far no suspects were arrested. The incident was also not caught on camera.
A 22-year-old man from Breda was arrested on Sunday in connection with the theft of four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau last week, ANP reports.
The Breda police went to the man's home based on a tip and found one of the very expensive puppies there.
Four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies were stolen from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The pups are only six weeks old and therefore too young to be away from their mother, or to be chipped. Rachel van Beek of De Mekkerbek is offering a 1,500 euros reward for the tip that leads to the puppies recovery.
The A'DAM tower in Amsterdam was robbed in broad daylight on Sunday afternoon. Two men managed to get hold of the safe containing the daily cash flow and ran off with it, despite the fact that it weighs about 50 kilograms, Het Parool reports.
Sander Groet, owner of the tower, called it a brutal robbery. "The safe stood in a room on the 16th floor where our personnel walk in and out", he said to the newspaper. "It contained particularly our cash flow and fee our large safe is embedded into a wall. They knew exactly where to be."
The victim of a fatal shooting near the AMC in Amsterdam-Zuidoost was identified as 24-year-old Isilnando Kammeron by Het Parool. According to the newspaper, Kammeron is a career criminal with a criminal record dating from when he was 13 years old.
The police received 813 reports of serious incidents at asylum centers or emergency shelters for asylum seekers during the first half of this year. The incidents mostly involved theft, violence and sex crimes, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday
Rapper Typhoon spent a night in jail last month after he forgot to pay for his petrol after refueling. He wasn't paying attention to what he was doing, the rapper said to the Telegraaf.
Three so-called Stolpersteine were stolen from Graaf Florisstraat and Mathenesserlaan in Rotterdam, RTV Rijnmond reports. These memorial stones consist of plaques built into the sidewalk in front of houses where people lived who were deported in the Second World War. It mostly involves Jewish people.
A man and woman were arrested in Spain last week in connection with a large international investigation into child trafficking and exploitation. The investigation was launched in Amsterdam last year when the Dutch police noticed that kids were being used for pickpocketing, shoplifting and thefts in the city, the police announced on Wednesday.
Mark Meijer, CDA councilor in Kerkrade, spent a night in jail this weekend because he stole some alcohol and pillows during the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf over this weekend, the Telegraaf reports based on information from those involved.
The number of reports about physical violence and aggression aimed at train personnel is down 23 percent, though reports on other types of incidents and disturbances increased, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure wrote to parliament. Disturbances caused by beggars, musicians and vagrants increased significantly.
Defense attorney Mark Teurlings received death threats after he worked on a EenVandaag report in which several lawyers stated that the police and judiciary steal money and valuable goods on a "large scale" as they are seized
The Public Prosecutor demanded a 10 month prison sentence against 36-year-old Diana M. of Oud Gastel on Wednesday. She is suspected of secretly stealing money from her grandfather for years, totaling in about 200 thousand euros, Omroep Brabant reports.
A suspected burglar was arrested early Saturday morning after breaking into an Albert Heijn store in Nijmegen and stealing four dozen mini vegetable garden kits, the police there reported on Sunday. The popular kits are given away as a promotion to paying customers.
Police and the prosecutors office are investigating two years of theft at a paper money printing facility in Haarlem. No arrests have yet been made in the case, which involves a “substantial amount” of fifty-euro notes, according to Dutch crime blog Crimesite.nl.
An Amsterdam man was arrested early Friday morning after driving at speeds of over 130 kilometers per hour through neighbourhood streets in the Zuidoost district. Police on patrol after a series of recent burglaries in the area spotted the driver allegedly racing at high speeds around 3 a.m.
Criminals in the Netherlands made off with about 8,500 kilograms of cheese in nine different incidents last year. Remarkably, in at least one instance, the cheese was stolen with a great deal of care and love, newspaper NRC reported.
For the third time in two years, Paralympic skier Kees-Jan van der Klooster was robbed of his wheelchairs. Thieves stole his trailer containing 12 wheelchairs over this weekend
Men are far more often suspected of a crime in the Netherlands than women. With the exception of shoplifting, female suspects are seriously underrepresented in all types of crime, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Tuesday.
Almost 12 thousand criminal suspects managed to not give a DNA sample after being arrested. This mostly involves thieves and assaulters, but also dozens of murderers and rapists
Thieves broke into the store of De Zuidgeest cheese farm in Bergen op Zoom early on Tuesday morning and stole some 13 thousand euros worth of cheese. The peculiar thieves got away with between 130 and 150 cheeses, each weighing about 12 kilograms
The Public Prosecutor demanded 14 years in prison against mixed martial arts fighter Jordan J. in the court in Amsterdam on Thursday. J. is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, 22 year old sex worker Krasimira, and then setting fire to her home in September 2013. The Prosecutor asked that the J. be convicted of manslaughter because premeditation cannot be conclusively proven