Crime

Dutch police car
Feb 28 '20 08:26

Two people were killed in a car accident on the A12 highway in Zevenaar on Friday morning, the Gelderland police said on Twitter. A third person fled the scene of the accident. The police believe the car involved was used as a getaway car in an ATM bombing in Germany earlier this morning.

The car crashed into the back of a truck at high speed at around 4:30 a.m., Omroep Gelderland reports. The car was not being chased by the police when the accident happened, as previous reports suggested, according to the broadcaster. 

Wine
Feb 27 '20 12:40

The Public Prosecution Service in Antwerp issued a warning against bottles of red wine from Dutch brand Black & Bianco due to the death of a 41-year-old woman from Puurs. The woman died in December, presumably drinking wine from one such bottle. Investigation revealed that she had a deadly amount of MDMA and MDA - substances used in ecstasy - in her blood. Investigators assume that someone added drugs to the wine, NOS reports.

Police investigating a crystal meth lab found on a cargo boat in Moerdijk, 10 May 2019
Feb 27 '20 11:00

The number of drug labs the police discovered and dismantled in the Netherlands nearly doubled in four years. In 2015, a total of 59 synthetic drug labs were dismantled. Last year there were 90, the Telegraaf reports based on police figures in the National Overview on Synthetic Drugs for 2019.

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Feb 27 '20 07:24

A 15-year-old boy was found dead at the company where he worked in the Gelderland town of Dodewaard on Wednesday. Emergency services were deployed to the business on the Edisonring, but attempts to resuscitate the boy was to no avail. He died at the scene, the police said on Twitter.

The boy's body was discovered by colleagues just before 4:00 p.m., according to newspaper AD.

Lady Justice
Feb 26 '20 13:40

Foundation Stop Online Shaming and Helpwanted.nl are suing porn website Vagina.nl for sharing nude images without the permission of the people in them. In addition to professional porn, Vagina.nl also contains armature pornography, including secretly filmed material, the organizations said to the Telegraaf.

Mail bombs detonated in Amsterdam and Kerkrade in February 2020
Feb 26 '20 10:20

The Amsterdam police found a new clue in the investigation into mail bombs sent to various Dutch companies since the end of last year. On the most recently sent mail bombs, the extortioner used a nonexistent company Skysence Trading as the sender. For the return address, they used an existing postcode and existing house number in The Hague, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

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Feb 26 '20 08:53

Mpanzu Bamenga from Eindhoven and a number of civil rights organizations are filing a lawsuit against the Koninklijke Marechaussee, accusing the government service of ethnic profiling. According to Amnesty International, one of the organizations involved in this case, this is the first time the Dutch State is sued over this form of discrimination, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military. It is responsible for border security, including at airports.

Hague police officer
Feb 25 '20 21:00

A 21-year-old man was rushed to the hospital Monday after a stabbing near the Molenduin secondary school in Santpoort-Noord. The stabbing occurred at around 1:30 p.m. on Dinkgrevelaan, and police later announced several people were in custody.

Ralf Meinema
Feb 25 '20 20:10

Several new tips in the 2017 murder of Ralf Meinema were reported to police Monday night after the victim’s family issued a 100 thousand euro reward for information that leads to the case’s closure. The money is in addition to the 15 thousand euros committed as reward money by the Public Prosecution Service (OM).

Police guard in a detention center
Feb 25 '20 18:30

Authorities detained three people in connection with the suspected manslaughter of a man from Poland. Police found the victim dead inside a vacation home on Kruinweg in Simpelveld, Limburg, on Sunday morning.

“The police are investigating what exactly happened, and what role the suspects played,” police said.

The three suspects taken into custody include a 39-year-old Polish woman, and two men, aged 58 and 63. The victim was 50 years of age.

Politie patch on a Dutch police officer's uniform
Feb 25 '20 17:14

One person was killed, and another was taken into custody in an apparent shooting in home on Vredeoordlaan in Leersum, Utrecht, authorities said. Police and ambulances were dispatched to the scene at about 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, and a trauma team was dispatched by helicopter soon after.

Two children who ran from a home after the shooting were being cared for, according to newspaper AD. Family members there cried out "Does anyone know if he is alive? Is he still alive?" when they ran under the police tape to check on their loved one.

Money laundering
Feb 25 '20 11:50

The number of money laundering cases that ended up in court last year increased by a quarter to 1,499 last year. Sentences were imposed in 997 of those cases, an increase of 22 percent compared to 2018, BNR reports based on figures from the Council of Judiciary.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Feb 25 '20 10:10

A 21-year-old man from Limburg was sentenced to two years in juvenile detention, six months of which conditionally suspended, for deliberately crashing his car into the audience at a racing event in Leende in September last year. The court in Den Bosch found him guilty of multiple counts of attempted manslaughter, RTL Nieuws reports.

aanhouding-op-straat
Feb 25 '20 08:09

The police forced a car off the road in Utrecht early on Tuesday morning and arrested the two people inside on suspicion of abducting a man from Eindhoven. Warning shots were fired during the arrests, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter. 

The police received a report of a man being forced into a car in Eindhoven. When patrolling officers spotted the car, they gave chase. The car was brought to a halt in Utrecht. As far as is known, no one was hurt.

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Feb 25 '20 07:47

One person was killed in a one-sided accident involving a carnival float on Op de Beukel in Meerssen, Limburg on Monday, the police said in a statement. The tractor dragging the float went off the road for unknown reasons.

The accident was reported to the police at around 5:30 p.m. Police officers, the fire brigade, and a number of ambulances were deployed to the scene. First responders tried to resuscitate the driver, but it was to no avail. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Gavel
Feb 24 '20 16:50

Prosecutors demanded on Monday that television presenter Alberto Stegeman serve 120 hours of community service and three years of probation for leaving a fake bomb in the mess hall of a military base. Stegeman, who presents the hidden camera journalism program Undercover in Nederland, is accused of eluding base guards and surveillance to leave the device as part of the program’s third report o

Transavia airplanes at Schiphol
Feb 24 '20 16:00

The data of 80 thousand Transavia passengers leaked out after an e-mail inbox containing the data was breached, the Dutch low-cost flyer said on Monday. The data that was released includes passengers’ full names, date of birth, flight information, booking number, luggage purchase, and additionally requested services like wheelchair assistance.

The KLM subsidiary said the data was in a file in the mailbox, but it did not say why the years-old passenger information was being kept that way.

Police forensics at Derk Wiersum shooting scene
Feb 24 '20 13:30

Amsterdam saw a 43 percent increase in the number of murder and manslaughter cases last year, as well as a slight rise violent crimes. There was a decrease in most forms of property crimes, with a significant drop in picpocketing and theft from a vehicle, according to figures the Amsterdam municipality and police released on Monday. 

Traffic camera
Feb 24 '20 12:40

The first average speed control cameras are now active on a Dutch provincial road - on the N414 between Baarn and Bunschoten. Another 19 provincial roads will also get point-to-point speed traps this year, in an effort to reduce the number of accidents on these roads, NOS reports.

"Two cameras on either side of a certain route measure exactly how long someone takes on the route," Achilles Damen of the Landelijk Verkeersparket said to NOS. "The system then calculates how fast someone drove on average on this route." 

Metis Montessori Lyceum in Amsterdam Oost
Feb 24 '20 11:51

A 16-year-old boy from Amsterdam was killed and three other people were injured in a stabbing incident in Alphen aan den Rijn during the early hours of Sunday morning. An 18-year-old man from Alphen aan den Rijn was arrested. 

The police responded to a report of a stabbing in a home on Robijnstraat at around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The 16-year-old boy fled from the home and was found near it. First responders tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene, the police said in a statement. 

Police
Feb 24 '20 08:23

A 24-year-old Dutch-Chinese woman was attacked in the elevator on the way to her student flat in Tilburg after she asked a group of young people to stop singing a racist song about the coronavirus at her. Cindy was left with a concussion and several cuts, she said to RTL Nieuws.

NS train
Feb 24 '20 07:56

NS offered apologies after a conductor played a football song about Jews on an intercity train between Tilburg in Rotterdam on Saturday evening. "Let it be clear: we find this completely inappropriate," the rail company said on Sunday after being alerted to the situation by a traveler, NOS reports.

The song was "Waar komen Joden toch vandaan", which translates to "Where do Jews come from". The song is regularly sung in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam by Ajax supporters who use "Jews" as a nickname.

Police scene Amsterdam ATM explosive
Feb 24 '20 07:25

The number of ATM bombings in the Netherlands increased significantly last year, but in the vast majority of them the perpetrators did not get away with any cash, newspaper AD reports based on figures from the police's internal magazine Blauw.

Last year there were a total of 95 ATM bombings, an increase of 55 percent. In only 16 percent of cases did the perpetrators demonstrably get away with gash. In 68 percent of the cases, the authorities are certain that no money was stolen. In the other cases, the results were unclear.

Albert Heijn
Feb 22 '20 09:50

The court in Noord-Holland on Friday sentenced a 23-year-old man to two years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, for attempting to extort Albert Heijn's parent company Ahold by threatening to poison the supermarket chain's customers. The man will also be on probation for three years, the court said in a ruling issued Friday.

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