Crime

Anja Schaap
Jun 19 '19 20:45

A boating crew sailing in the North Sea found the body of Anja Schaap, a 33-year-old woman from Katwijk aan Zee missing for the last three weeks. Schaap left a bar in her Zuid-Holland hometown in good spirits during the early morning hours of May 29 after having a few drinks with a family member there.

MH17 wreckage
Jun 19 '19 15:26

Dutch PM: Misinformation from Russia will neither impact, nor tarnish the investigation.

Russia: No evidence to support "groundless" investigation claim.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Jun 19 '19 15:20

A group of 29 pupils from Vlijmen primary school De Vlechter had an intense time during a school camp in Son en Breugel this week. While playing a forest game on Monday, the pupils of groups 6, 7 and 8 found the body of someone who had taken their own life. A very intense experience, school director Dominique Habraken said to Eindhovens Dagblad.

Igor Girkin
Jun 19 '19 14:45

Igor Girkin and Sergey Dubinskiy deny any involvement in the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. On Wednesday the Joint Investigation Team announced that four suspects, including Girkin and Dubinsky, will be prosecuted for the disaster

High school classroom
Jun 19 '19 14:30

Nineteen people at the Sintermeertencollege in Heerlen suffered health complaints on Tuesday after a number of students sprayed pepper spray in the school The building was evacuated as a precaution, as the fire department could not immediately say what was causing people to fall ill, NU.nl reports.

Wilbert Paulissen identifying the first four suspects to be prosecuted for the MH17 disaster, 19 June 2019
Jun 19 '19 13:10

Four suspects will be prosecuted for murder in connection with the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) announced in a press conference on Wednesday. The trial against the four suspects will be held in the Netherlands, starting in March 2020. “We now have the information, have the proof, that the Russian Federation is involved in this tragedy, in this crime, one way or another.” Dutch Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said in the press conference. 

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Jun 19 '19 12:50

International investigative collective Bellingcat published eight names of Russians and Ukrainian separatists they believe were directly or indirectly involved in the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. The collective did not say who exactly gave the order to fire the BUK missile at the passenger plane, or who actually pushed the button to do so. 

Mitch Henriquez
Jun 19 '19 12:00

One of two police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez was sentenced on appeal to a six-month long suspended prison sentence. The other police officer was acquitted by the court of The Hague on Wednesday, AD reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Jun 19 '19 10:20

The police arrested rapper Makka from Zwolle for faking an attempted assassination on himself. He is accused of "provoking public violence", weapon possession, and making a false declaration, RTV Oost reports.

Anja Schaap
Jun 19 '19 09:27

The police released the last known surveillance camera footage of Anja Schaap on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old woman disappeared in Katwijk on May 29th. Her handbag was found two days later, but it is still not clear what happened to her. The police hope that the footage will prompt more witnesses to come forward.

Schiphol Airport Amsterdam memorial MH17
Jun 19 '19 08:44

The relatives of people killed in the MH17 disaster are hoping to finally find out the truth of who was behind the attack on Wednesday. The Joint Investigation Team will tell the relatives about developments in the investigation at 11:00 a.m., followed by an international press conference at 1:00 p.m. Rumor states that the JIT will reveal the name of four suspects. "We look forward to that", Silene Fredriksz from Rotterdam said to the Telegraaf.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jun 19 '19 07:43

An ATM on Postjesweg in Amsterdam was blown open early on Wednesday morning. Photos from the scene show that the blast caused major damage. The police and the Ministry of Defense's explosive experts are at the scene.

The ATM bombing happened at around 3:30 a.m. on the corner of Postjesweg and Columbusstraat. Photos from the scene show that part of the building's facade was blown off. The adjacent pet shop also sustained damage. And local residents report their windows shattering, according to NOS. 

MH17
Jun 19 '19 07:31

At a press conference in Nieuwegein on Wednesday, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will reveal four names of persons who are suspected of downing flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal said, NOS reports.

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
Jun 18 '19 15:10

A 59-year-old woman was found dead in her home on Driehoekskamp in the Drenthe town of De Groeve on Monday night. She was killed in a crime, according to the police. A 56-year-old man was arrested, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Police officers responded to the home at around 7:00 p.m. after a report. They found the victim dead inside. 

The suspect was arrested shortly after the woman's body was found, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper. He is still in custody. "The victim and the suspect knew each other", the police spokesperson said.

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Jun 18 '19 14:20

Sjonny W. denies that he was at all involved in the disappearance or death of missing Sabrina Oosterbeek from Amsterdam. In court on Tuesday he confirmed that he saw her the night before her disappearance in March 2017, but said that was "one evening of many". The 46-year-old man is suspected of murdering three women, including Oosterbeek, NU.nl reports.

Sarah Papenheim
Jun 18 '19 13:30

The Rotterdam hotline for disturbed persons and its social workers may have made mistakes in assessing the mental state of Joel S., who is suspected of stabbing his 21-year-old American housemate Sarah Papenheim to death in their student flat in December last year, NOS reports based on documents its journalists managed to get a look at.

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Jun 18 '19 10:10

Three people were injured in a stabbing incident in an asylum center in Hardewijk on Monday night. All three victims are residents of the asylum center, according to the police.

Two of the victims sustained serious injuries, the third only minor ones, NOS reports. They were taken to hospital for treatment.

The police are investigating exactly what happened. As far as is known, no arrests were made. 

Ambulance
Jun 18 '19 09:18

A man shot and killed on Papaverweg in Amsterdam Noord on Monday night, was identified as gym owner Saban Berk. In 2014 the gym owner told Dutch media that he was often mistaken for, still at large, sex trafficker Saban B. He does not only have the same first name as the convicted human trafficker, but also a similar appearance, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 18 '19 08:54

A Forensic Investigation van was broken into during a police reconstruction of a mass shooting on a tram in Utrecht in March, the Midden-Nederland police confirmed. The thieves got away with a police jacket and police bag, AD reports.

The reconstruction of the mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in March happened on Sunday. The area around the square was cordoned off during the reconstruction. How the thieves managed to sneak past all the present authorities, is not clear.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Jun 18 '19 07:33

A shooting in Amsterdam Noord on Monday night left one person dead. The perpetrator fled, presumably in a silver BMW that was later found in Zaandam. So far no arrests were made.

The shooting happened at around 9:20 p.m. on Papaverweg, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. The victim was found critically injured on the street. Responding emergency services tried to save their life, but it was to no avail. The victim died at the scene.

Halil Erol
Jun 17 '19 16:40

The police arrested a 40-year-old woman from Haarlem on Monday morning on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Halil Erol in 2010. Last week the police arrested a 42-year-old man from Meppel in this case. Both suspects were previously in custody for involvement in Erol's murder, but released due to a lack of evidence.

Essenburgstraat in Rotterdam
Jun 17 '19 15:50

Humeyra, a 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed at her school in Rotterdam in December, reported her ex-boyfriend to the police on four separate occasions, filing charges of assault, stalking and threats against him. For eight months she lived in fear of Bekir E., her ex-boyfriend who is now suspected of killing her, RTL Nieuws reports based on the police reports the girl filed. 

18 stowaways found in a truck full of tires at Hoek van Holland, 16 June 2019
Jun 17 '19 12:30

The police and Koninklijke Marechaussee found 18 stowaways hidden in a "tiny, extremely hot space" between a load of tires in a small truck at Hoek van Holland on Sunday. Among the stowaways were five children between the ages of 5 and 14 and a pregnant woman. "Despite the miserable conditions in which they found themselves, all stowaways were in good health", the police said in a statement.

Containers in the port of Rotterdam
Jun 17 '19 11:40

Customs officers seized over 800 kilograms of cocaine at the port of Rotterdam early in June, the Public Prosecutor announced on Sunday. A massive 720 kilos of the drug were discovered in a banana shipment on June 6th, and two smaller shipments totaling in 86 kilograms were discovered on June 4th.

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