Crime

NS train at the Eindhoven Station
Nov 14 '19 20:07

Police in Eindhoven on Thursday evening sent a team of heavily armed and masked officers into a packed and busy train as part of a search for suspect. Authorities were vague about the person of interest, saying only that it concerned an incident in Rotterdam, according to Omroep Brabant.

"We have just been able to arrest a person," police said just before 7:15 p.m. The arrest was made at the request of another division, the Oost Brabant division of the police noted. 

Seif Ahmed
Nov 14 '19 16:50

A man found dying of a gunshot wound in a car on Buitensingel in Amsterdam-Duivendrecht on October 1st, had a toddler in the car with him, the police announced on Thursday. The toddler was the victim's child and was unharmed in the shooting that killed the father, 34-year-old Seif Ahmed.

Ahmed was found motionless in the car at around 5:15 p.m. on October 1st. First responders discovered he had a gunshot wound. They tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Nov 14 '19 16:00

The Public Prosecution service is going to prosecute 23 people for criminal offenses around the Facebook live stream of Sinterklaas' national arrival in Amstelveen last year. They suspects are accused of threats, incitement and discrimination and will soon receive their summons, NOS reports.

Jail
Nov 14 '19 15:10

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing Amsterdam rapper Gondilio Lowland, known as Bolle. The man was convicted of manslaughter, NOS reports.

The court did not convict the man of murder, because it could not be proven that he had a premeditated plan to kill Lowland. But there is enough evidence to prove that the man was the one to shoot the 19-year-old rapper. Evidence includes surveillance camera footage, tapped conversations, and witness statements.

Over 100 police officers raid a caravan camp on Hoogheuvelstraat in Oss where the "Godfather of Brabant" was arrested, 13 Nov 2019
Nov 14 '19 14:20

The police tackled what they call a "criminal family network" in Oss, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday. Three men, believed to be the leaders of this criminal network, were arrested. During searches at a caravan camp and other places in Oss, the police found and confiscated automatic firearms, drugs and cash. Possible explosives were also found.

Christian bible
Nov 14 '19 13:30

The Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) must do more against sexual abuse in its churches, according to a project group that evaluated the church's current policy on sexual abuse. The project group recommends that the PKN gets a declaration of good conduct from the thousands of volunteers and professionals in the church, to show that they had not committed criminal conduct in the past, Trouw reports.

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Nov 14 '19 12:35

The names of senior officials in the Russian government are mentioned in telephone conversations between pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine about the downing of flight MH17, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) revealed in a call for witnesses on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

Dutch police
Nov 14 '19 11:00

A 48-year-old woman who was shot by police officers near a primary school in Alkmaar on Wednesday, succumbed to her injuries, the Public Prosecutor said on Thursday. She was shot after she refused to follow police orders, according to the police.

The police responded to Piemstraat on Wednesday morning after multiple reports of the woman committing vandalism on the street. Responding officers ordered her to stop, but she did not listen, a police spokesperson said to NH Nieuws. The officers shot at the woman when she came at them with a knife, according to the regional broadcaster.

Bicycle accident
Nov 14 '19 09:17

In the past three years there were over 60 thousand traffic accidents at intersections in the Netherlands. A total of 476 of these accidents proved fatal, and people were injured in nearly 16 thousand accidents, reports RTL Nieuws. The broadcaster conducted its own analysis of police and Rijkswaterstaat data of over 250 thousand road accidents in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Child with teddy bear
Nov 13 '19 16:00

The number of reports of child pornography in the Netherlands increased by tenfold in the past five years. In 2014, the police received some 3 thousand reports, this year there were 30 thousand, according to a study by Bureau Beke, NU.nl reports.

The researchers attribute the massive increase to the fact that companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are now required to report if they come across potentially child pornographic material. 

Bible
Nov 13 '19 14:20

A police judge sentenced a 31-year-old man to community service for child abuse because he shaved his 9-year-old daughter's head after she made a mistake while copying bible passages. The judge instructed the man to "think about his parenting methods" while working for the community, AD reports.

Dwarspad in Bilthoven
Nov 13 '19 13:30

Three 17-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a 47-year-old man in Bilthoven on August 19th. The victim went to the scene because of a date he made through dating app Grindr. 

The man, from Soest, met his date at a parking lot in Bilthoven as agreed through the app. The two walked into the forest on Dwarspad, where five other young men were waiting for them. .

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Nov 13 '19 12:40

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb apologized to the relatives of 16-year-old Humeyra, who was shot dead by her stalker at her school last year, for not handling her reports that Bekir E. was stalking her properly, NOS reports. 

Police
Nov 13 '19 11:50

Student associations in Leiden are warning their members to not go out alone at night after multiple students reported being sexually harassed or assaulted in the city center. The police received multiple reports of incidents, a police spokesperson confirmed to AD. 

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Nov 13 '19 10:14

Police officers shot and injured a woman near a primary school in Alkmaar on Wednesday morning. Multiple pupils of the primary school witnessed the shooting, bystanders told NH Nieuws and NoordHollands Dagblad. The woman was taken to an area hospital

The incident happened on Piemstraat, near primary school Durv! located on Elgerweg in the Noord-Holland city. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene at 8:16 a.m., followed by a trauma team by helicopter one minute later. 

Money laundering
Nov 13 '19 09:10

Every year around 13 billion euros of criminal money is laundered in the Netherlands, according to a study by Brigitte Unger, Professor of Economics at Utrecht University. Laundered criminal money accounts for around 1.6 percent of the Dutch economy, she concluded,Financieele Dagblad reports.

The majority of this laundered criminal money comes from the Netherlands itself. Criminals earn around 16 billion euros in the Netherlands through their criminal practices per year. About half of that amount is also laundered in the Netherlands.

Belastingdienst Amsterdam
Nov 13 '19 07:00

For years the Tax Authority ignored internal reports and complaints about the way it treats citizens. The service wrongly demanded money back from tens of thousands of people, without handling their complaints about it, and ignored former tax official Pierre Niessen when he reported this to the highest level, Niessen said in a letter sent to parliament, RTL Nieuws, and Trouw.

There is a culture of fear within the Tax Authority, Niessen said, resulting in his colleagues being afraid to report issues to their managers. 

Police searching the water along Vlietweg near Leiden for missing Karin Heemskerk, 12 Nov 2019
Nov 13 '19 06:28

A car containing the body of a woman was found in the water in recreational area Vlietland near Leiden on Tuesday. The police were searching the water for signs of 51-year-old Karin Heemskerk, who disappeared from her hometown of Leiden on October 27th.

The car found is a Toyota Aygo, the same car Heemskerk drove. It was found in the water along Vlietweg. The police are working on identifying the body, but believe it is the missing woman. 

Arrest
Nov 12 '19 13:57

A 49-year-old man from The Hague was arrested on Monday after publishing a social media post in which he threatened to attack activists with a bomb by blowing himself up as a way of shutting down what he called the "anti-Zwarte Piet movement." He emphasized in the message on Facebook that he "is not joking," and said he wanted to carry out the attack to defend the Sinterklaas tradition as it has been celebrated "for 100 years."

Sex club Escape in Doetinchem
Nov 12 '19 12:50

Sex club Escape in Doetinchem will be placed under extra supervision after television show Undercover in Nederland by investigative journalist Alberto Stegeman revealed abuses at the club on Sunday. "We will repeat inspections in the coming period. If something comes to light, the permit will be called into question", Doetinchem mayor Mark Boumans said to De Gelderlander.

Sinterklaas and Zwarte Pieten arriving on their steamboat
Nov 12 '19 11:10

The supervisory board of the National Union of Journalists, a leading journalism labour union in the United Kingdom, passed a motion unanimously late last week that encourages reporters and editors covering the Zwarte Piet character in the Dutch Sinterklaas celebration to do so in a non-discriminatory way. Journalists were reminded of the union's Race Reporting Guidelines, which states that publications should not "originate material which encourages discrimination on the grounds of race or colour".

Empty classroom
Nov 12 '19 09:23

The Montessori College in Arnhem fired one of its teachers for having a relationship with one of their pupils, a 17-year-old girl, the school announced in a letter to parents on Monday. "This is not accepted within education and therefore not within our school. In addition to the termination of employment, we reported this event to various authorities", director Sander Luttje wrote, De Gelderlander reports.

Man wanted for knocking a train conductor unconscious at Breda station, 28 Sept 2019
Nov 12 '19 08:46

A 63-year-old train conductor was attacked from behind by a man traveling without a ticket in Breda late in September. The man hit her so hard on the back of the head that she immediately lost consciousness. The police are asking for the public's aid in identifying the suspect.

The conductor checked the man's ticket on the international train from Brussels to Amsterdam on September 28th. She found that he did not have a valid ticket. She took his ticket and told him to buy a new one in Breda. The man behaved aggressively towards the conductor and she left the coupe. 

White Opel Combo used as getaway car in the murder of Derk Wiersum, 18 September 2019
Nov 12 '19 07:54

Defense attorney Derk Wiersum was watched and followed by multiple cars weeks before he was murdered at his Amsterdam home on September 18th, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

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