Crime

Online dating
Apr 20 '18 11:50

This week the Netherlands authority on consumers and markets ACM raided a number of companies that run dating sites. They are suspected of getting money out of customers by misleading them with fake profiles. According to the ACM, it is often vulnerable people that fall victim to this practice, NU.nl reports.

According to the ACM, visitors to the sites receive messages from fake profiles, which are sent by employees of the companies. The visitors then have to pay to respond to messages from these fake profiles. 

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Apr 20 '18 08:47

The body of was found hacked to pieces in a chest on the balcony of her and her partner's home on Neptunusstraat in Scheveningen, Omroep West reports based on the Public Prosecutor's indictment.

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Apr 20 '18 08:27

A man was found dead on Uliker in Opsel, Limburg on Friday morning. The police are looking for a person wearing one shoe, according to a description spread on Burgernet.

The man has not yet been identified, according to De Limburger. The cause of his death is also unclear.

A car was found further up the road. It had slipped into a ditch, the newspaper writes. The police closed the road and started an investigation.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Apr 20 '18 07:31

A 19-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Vlaardingen on Thursday night. The police are looking for four suspects, ANP reports.

The shooting happened on Dirk de Derdelaan. An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene around 11:15 p.m. The victim himself called the police, a police spokesperson said to the news wire.

Exactly what happened is not yet clear. The police are investigating and talking to witnesses. 

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Apr 19 '18 16:50

Ten year old Diego, who was found murdered in his father's home in Dordrecht last year, wrote a letter before he died, his father's lawyer revealed in court on Thursday. Father Marcel S. is suspected of killing the boy, AD reports.

Diego's in March last year. He was strangled to death. The letter was found in the garden of that same house, the lawyer said. 

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Apr 19 '18 16:10

A man fell ill at a apartment complex on Berlagehof in Tilburg on Thursday. Emergency services responded in large numbers, because vats containing an unidentified liquid were found in the complex's container space, Omroep Brabant reports.

The fire brigade took measurements to see if there were dangerous fumes in the room. According to the police, it is not yet clear whether the vats actually contain drug waste. The barrels were removed from the room, and there is no longer any threat, the police said on Twitter.

Railroad
Apr 19 '18 14:10

ProRail is closing an unguarded rail crossing on Tuunterweg near the village of Aalten to cars after a fatal accident on the crossing on Wednesday night. A 19-year-old motorist from Aalten was killed when his car was hit by an Arriva train, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The car was hit by an Arriva train traveling between Arnhem and Winterswijk on the unguarded crossing. The police are investigating how this accident happened.

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Apr 19 '18 12:50

A total of 34 Zwarte Piet supporters will be criminally prosecuted for before Sinterklaas' national arrival in Dokkum last year, the Prosecutor announced. They blocked the highway to prevent anti-Zwarte Piet activists reaching Dokkum to demonstrate at the arrival party.

Sabrina Oosterbeek, missing in Amsterdam since 8 March 2017
Apr 19 '18 12:10

Divers are searching the water at Waterkand in Diemen on Thursday for traces of missing Amsterdam woman Sabrina Oosterbeek. What exactly they are looking for, and why they are looking in Diemen, a police spokesperson could not say to ANP.

Sabrina, 30, disappeared in March last year. She was last seen on surveillance camera leaving her Amsterdam Zuidoost home during the early morning hours of March 8th. The police believe that she was murdered.

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Apr 19 '18 09:28

A young Dutch man was killed when he fell from a seventh floor balcony in Oostende, Belgium on Saturday. The initial results of the local police's investigation indicate that he jumped off the balcony himself, under the influence of a spacecake, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reports.

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Apr 19 '18 09:07

Two Dutch men were sentenced to 15 and 27 years in prison for the near the village of Bruges in 2012. Belgian man Andre G., the farther in law of the victim, also got 27 years for "ordering" his son-in-law's murder, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 19 '18 08:32

Vlogger Sven van der Meulen from Meppel unmasked four men trying to make appointments to have sex with animals in a new episode on his YouTube channel. According to him, one of the men was until recently a faction leader in a municipal council for a national party in the Netherlands. 

Apr 18 '18 15:50

Albanian criminals are increasingly playing leading roles in organized crime in Amsterdam, according to a so-called trend analysis by the Amsterdam police. They are mainly engaged in cocaine trafficking, but also in human trafficking and property fraud, NU.nl reports.

According to the police, these Albanian criminals lead the cocaine import from South America, the transhipment via the port of Rotterdam, and the further distribution to other European countries from Amsterdam. In addition to the Netherlands, Albanians are also very active in the drug trade in Great Britain.

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Apr 18 '18 13:50

., a 28-year-old former pedagogical employee for childcare institution Patrou, sexually abused children at an after school care in De Bilt to indulge his fetish, he said in court on Tuesday. He said that he regrets that he abused the children for his fantasies, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 18 '18 13:10

Over the past year multiple elderly people were abused in nursing home De Leeuwenhoek in Rotterdam by staff and fellow residents, Trouw reports based on witness testimony and supporting documents.

The abuse ranges from verbal aggression to physical violence, according to the newspaper. An anonymous source also told Trouw that staff steal from the elderly residents and that the residents sometimes don't get the medicine they need.

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Apr 18 '18 12:30

Items that look like hand grenades were found on Magrietstraat in Nieuwegein on Wednesday morning. The police evacuated the street as a precaution, NU.nl reports.

The possible explosives were found around 7:30 a.m. According to RTV Utrecht, one grenade was left in front of a home. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Defense recovered and removed the items. The police can not yet say whether they are real grenades, only that they "have the appearance of grenades". 

Unidentified man found dead along the Waal river in 1997
Apr 18 '18 11:50

The police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who was found dead along the Waal river in October 1997. A reconstruction of the man's face was shown on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

A tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam, 18 April 2018
Apr 18 '18 11:10

Multiple people were hurt when a tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

Three people were taken to hospital, none of the other passengers were hurt, the fire department reports. All passengers were removed from the bus. No one got stuck. The unharmed passengers were taken to a nearby hotel.

According to RTL Nieuws, the tour bus came from Sweden and had 42 passengers on board. Het Parool reports that there are several people with broken bones.

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Apr 18 '18 09:26

The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) made sure all Dutch government organizations are aware of a warning issued by the American and British security services about Russian state hackers targeting network equipment. The NCSC, which falls under the Ministry of Justice and Security, takes this warning seriously and advises all Dutch organizations to check their network equipment for erroneous configurations, NU.nl reports.

Crime scene
Apr 18 '18 08:16

A motorist was killed in The Hague on Tuesday night after his car crashed into a canal. Bystanders tried to rescue the man out of the car, but were unsuccessful. Fire brigade divers eventually got him out of the water.

"He was resuscitated, but it was to no avail", a spokesperson for the fire department said to newspaper AD.

The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. on Soestdijksekade, the police said on Twitter. Fire brigade divers are searching for any other passengers. The police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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Apr 18 '18 07:37

The Netherlands' anonymous tip line Meld Misdaad Anoniem does not only pass tips on to the police, but also sells them to other parties. This makes the foundation around half a million euros per year, De Groene Amsterdammer reports based on its own research.

The tips are mostly sold to municipalities, but also to insurers, energy companies and even the Tax Authority, according to the weekly magazine. These customers pay the tip line a fixed monthly amount, and an amount per tip.

Sauna
Apr 17 '18 15:40

On Monday the court sentenced a 51-year-old Belgian man to three months in prison for secretly filming women in sauna SpaSereen in Maarssen. One of the victims caught Mark D. filming her and friends with his watch in October 2016, AD reports.

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Apr 17 '18 15:00

A 19-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested for a earlier this month. A 17-year-old boy from The Hague was killed.

The suspect is in restricted custody, ANP reports. That means he is only allowed contact with his lawyer.

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Apr 17 '18 14:20

12-year-old Djamila Marissen from Hoogeveen was sexually abused before being murdered last year, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing on Tuesday. The man suspected of sexually abusing and strangling Djamila to death, is her stepfather 47-year-old Freddy D., NOS reports.

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