Crime

Spanish police
Aug 16 '19 15:10

A Dutch couple was arrested in Spain on Saturday for illegal possession of weapons of war, the Spanish police said on Friday. During a check at the border between Spain and France, the Spanish police found an arsenal of "extremely dangerous" weapons in the couple's van, the police said, AD reports.

Detention center
Aug 16 '19 13:30

A man who was set to be deported from the Netherlands made a daring escape from the detention center next to Rotterdam The Hague Airport last month. He managed to leave the center's grounds by clinging to the underside of the truck, AD reports based on the detention center's monthly report which was published on Thursday.

Thijs H. suspected in three fatal stabbings in The Hague and Heerlen
Aug 16 '19 10:48

Thijs H. confessed to stabbing and killing three people while they were walking their dogs in parks in The Hague and Heerlen in May, was revealed during the first pro-forma hearing against the 27-year-old man in the court in Limburg on Friday, NU.nl reports.

An air ambulance in the Netherlands
Aug 16 '19 07:57

Sixteen people were injured in a serious traffic accident involving three passenger cars and a van on the N256 near Wilhelminadorp in Zeeland on Thursday afternoon. A few people were seriously injured, including one child, NU.nl reports.

The accident happened at around 3:45 p.m. According to Omroep Zeeland, at least one car had German license plates. A fire broke out in one of the involved cars, and a wounded passenger was trapped inside, the broadcaster writes. 

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aug 16 '19 07:33

A 10-year-old boy was stabbed and injured in a home on Trezoriersdreef in The Hague on Sunday afternoon. He was taken to hospital for treatment. His 48-year-old mother was arrested as a suspect. She too was injured and taken to hospital, the police said in a statement.

Handcuffs
Aug 15 '19 17:40

The police arrested a 33-year-old German man in a stolen car on the N280 near Roermond after a high speed chase on Thursday morning. The chase ended when the stolen car crashed into the back of a police car, and both vehicles came to a damaged halt, the police said in a statement.

Following a report from the German police about an ATM bombing in Heinsberg, the Dutch police took position on the N280 near the German border. At around 4:45 a.m., the officers saw a German Audi driving towards Roermond at high sped and gave chase.

Police Enschede cannabis grow shop murders
Aug 15 '19 16:50

A bullet casing was found in the car of the men suspected of the murder of four men in an Enschede grow shop last year. Investigation revealed that the bullet casing corresponds to casings found at the scene of the murders, the Public Prosecutor revealed during a proforma hearing in the court in Almelo on Thursday, Tubantia reports.

Ransomware
Aug 15 '19 16:00

Online platform No More Ransom, launched by the Dutch police, helped at least 300 Dutch people get rid of ransomware on their computers in the three years of its existence. Over 2.5 million people worldwide have consulted the platform, the police said in a statement on Thursday. 

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Aug 15 '19 13:30

The police arrested a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run involving a pram in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. The suspect is the owner of the car that hit the pram and left the scene, though whether he was also the driver at the time of the accident is still being investigated, NU.nl reports.

The accident happened at the corner of Jan van Galenstraat and Jan Tooropstraat at around 2:50 p.m. on Monday. The driver of the car fled after the accident.

gele-politiejas
Aug 15 '19 08:15

The Amsterdam police will investigate how information about the arrest of mayor Femke Halsema's 15-year-old son leaked to newspaper De Telegraaf. The investigation will be conducted by the Security, Integrity and Complaints Office of the Amsterdam police unit, AD reports.

Spanish police
Aug 15 '19 07:34

A 25-year-old Dutch woman was gang raped in Spain over the weekend, she reported to the police. She is currently receiving psychological aid. "She is doing well medically, but it is a terrible event with great emotional impact", a police spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 14 '19 17:00

Two childminders from Brunssum were again arrested for the death of a 5-month-old baby that was in their care in October 2017. Their arrests were prompted by the final report on the cause of the baby's death, the Public Prosecution Service said to 1Limburg.

"We are still studying [the report], but it gave us enough reason to arrest both people again", a Public Prosecution spokesperson said to 1Limburg. He would not say what the report contained. 

Customs car at the port of Rotterdam
Aug 14 '19 16:10

A customs officer who was arrested in February for releasing a container with 1,500 kilograms of cocaine inside, is also suspected of helping criminals import a large batch of drugs in at least one other case, the Public Prosecutor said during a pro-forma hearing against Hassan O. on Wednesday, NOS reports.

Aug 14 '19 14:30

The police and Public Prosecution Service released a joint statement denying that the arrest of Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema's 15-year-old son was kept quiet or covered up. The boy has not been charged with burglary, but did have a fake weapon with him when he was arrested last month, lawyer Peter Plasman, who is representing the boy, said in an interview with newspaper AD. 

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Aug 14 '19 12:00

Former Diemen alderman Jorrit Nuijens was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he was arrested at the Amsterdam city hall on June 20th, according to a blood test done by the police. Nuijens posted a photo of the police letter stating that no punishable substances were found in his blood on Twitter. A spokesperson for the police confirmed to NU.nl that the letter is authentic.

Amsterdam Flag
Aug 14 '19 11:10

The Amsterdam triangle of mayor, police and judiciary shares the city council's concerns about the increasing firearm violence in the city and will soon announce additional measures, the triangle said. What exactly these measures will entail is not yet clear, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 14 '19 08:22

A 39-year-old cyclist was hit by a car on Claes de Vrieselaan in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. He died in hospital a short time later. The motorist that hit him fled the scene of the accident, but the police managed to arrest him later, the police said in a statement.

The hit-and-run happened at around 9:30 p.m. The cyclist was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to hospital. The man succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Femke Halsema
Aug 14 '19 08:06

Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema's son was arrested in July. He was caught in connection with an armed burglary, and police officers in the city fear that the case will be covered up, the Telegraaf wrote on Wednesday. That is not what happened, the mayor argued in a public letter and translated below.

Gay club Church in Amsterdam
Aug 13 '19 18:00

A group of men say they were assaulted and harassed during Pride celebrations in Amsterdam over a week ago while waiting to enter Club Church for the Gay Pride (Z)onderbroek party. 

One of the men Loki, a 37-year-old international civil rights attorney, accused the owner of the next door restaurant De Sneeker Pan, of “harassing and yelling” at him and a few other patrons to get off the sidewalk as they waited for Club Church to open its doors. 

Arrest
Aug 13 '19 17:30

A man was arrested in Den Haag Centraal on Friday for wearing a balaclava in the station. But the arrest was unjustified, the police in The Hague said on Twitter on Monday.

The arrested man was a demonstrator. He was wearing a balaclava as a counter-protest for a pro-burka protest happening on the Malieveld, according to the Telegraaf. He walked into the station, and was quickly addressed and taken away by police officers, according to the newspaper.

32 kilos of crystal meth found hidden in a magnet in a Hilversum warehouse, 12 August 2019
Aug 13 '19 16:40

The police arrested three men in a Hilversum warehouse on Monday after finding 32 kilograms of crystal meth. The drugs, with a street value of some 3.2 million euros, were hidden in a magnet that came from Mexico and entered the Netherlands via Schiphol, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The arrested suspects are a 47-year-old man from Almeer, a 32-year-old man from Amsterdam, and a 43-year-old man from Uithoorn. The crystal meth was seized and destroyed. 

500 kilos of cocaine found hidden in a container of fruit concentrate on Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam, 9 August 2019
Aug 13 '19 14:10

The police and customs officers in the port of Rotterdam made two large cocaine busts over the weekend. They found a total of 1,250 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of produce and a shipment of fruit concentrate, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

Rottweiler
Aug 13 '19 11:40

The police are looking for a young woman whose rottweiler bit three young children in Nieuwegein on Sunday afternoon. After the incident, the woman leashed her dog and ran away, without leaving her details.

Police dog
Aug 13 '19 10:50

Police say a 17-year-old was shot early Tuesday morning in Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant. Few details were revealed about the incident, which took place shortly after 1:15 a.m.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg when he was on the Prinses Irenestraat, police said. He was transported to an area hospital. His condition was not released.

The gun used in the incident was not found. A police dog was being used to find the weapon and any spent shell casings.

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