Crime

Chennai police car
Aug 31 '18 14:40

A Dutch woman was found dead in a hotel room in the T Nagar area of Chennai, India on Thursday. The young woman, identified as 24-year-old Linda Irene Heijker based on passport records, was found under mysterious circumstances, India Today reports.

The Dutch woman checked in to the hotel on Monday, introducing herself as a journalist, and told hotel staff she would be checking out on Thursday morning, according to the newspaper. When she hadn't checked out of her room by 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, hotel workers opened her room with a duplicate key and found her dead.

Ambulance racing down the Damrak after leaving the scene of a stabbing and police shooting at Amsterdam CS, 31 Aug 2018
Aug 31 '18 12:56

The police fired shots at a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday afternoon. A total of three people, two victims and the perpetrator, were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

The incident happened in the west tunnel of the station. Witnesses told AT5 that two persons got into a fight on a platform in the station. The fight escalated and a knife was drawn. The police had to shoot to stop the suspect. The suspect was arrested and also taken to hospital.

Tanja Groen, went missing in Maastricht on 31 August 1993
Aug 31 '18 11:30

Exactly 25 years ago today, 18-year-old student Tanja Groen disappeared without a trace in Maastricht. Even after all this time, her mother Corrie Groen hopes that someone will come forward with information about what happened to her youngest daughter. "You never know if someone will open their mouth", she said to RTL Nieuws.

Around midnight on August 31st, 1993, first year student Tanja left a party at her student association in Maastricht to cycle to her room in nearby Gronsveld. She never arrived there. No sign of her, not even her bicycle, was ever found.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 31 '18 10:40

Residents of apartment building Buekehnorst in Diemen were woken by an explosion in a first floor apartment around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. No one was injured. The explosive was a hand grenade, witnesses told AT5.

The explosion shattered the windows of the apartment in which the grenade exploded, as well as adjacent apartments. The police are investigating what happened.

fo-in-woning
Aug 31 '18 09:43

Relatives of unsolved murders in the Netherlands started a petition calling on the government to hire more detectives so that the police can pay more attention to these cold cases. The petition asks the government for a "stronger and more convincing approach" to cold cases and "more well-equipped police teams", NOS reports.

The Netherlands counts around a thousand murder cases that haven't been solved. There are also around 800 other serious violent crimes in which no arrests were made. 

Ambulance
Aug 31 '18 08:56

A 25-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times in a mugging in Amsterdam during the early hours of Friday morning. She was rushed to hospital in critical condition, AT5 reports.

The victim was walking on the grass on Tongerenstraat when an unknown man tried to grab her bag. When this did not succeed right away, he stabbed her several times. The mugger fled with her bag.

The police are investigating. 

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Aug 31 '18 08:05

The police found homemade explosives while searching a house on Söderblomplaats in Rotterdam on Thursday. The house was searched as part of an ongoing investigation, the police said on Twitter.

The explosives consisted of dangerous fireworks, bottles and rods of iron, according to NOS. A police spokesperson told NOS that there are currently no indications that the explosives are linked to terrorism.

The police did not say whether any arrests were made. Defense's explosive removal team removed the explosives and will detonate them elsewhere. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 31 '18 07:55

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck on 18 Septemberplein in the center of Eindhoven on Thursday afternoon. He was taken to hospital, seriously hurt. Part of the square was temporarily closed for police investigation, NU.nl reports.

The police are looking for the perpetrator. As the victim was not yet able to talk to the police, the circumstances that led up to the stabbing remain unclear.

Farmsum, in the municipality of Delfzijl
Aug 30 '18 15:10

A demonstration by action group Code Rood in Farmsum, Groningen, again came to a clash with the police on Wednesday evening. The police again used batons to keep activists away from the NAM facility's fence, something the police later said they regretted. According to the police, batons should not have been used, but they were due to a communication error, NOS reports.

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Aug 30 '18 14:20

Former drug baron 73-year-old Kobus L. was arrested in a home in Roosendaal on Wednesday. The Rotterdam man was on the run after he was convicted of manslaughter in July for killing his son-in-law four years ago. L. is now in custody, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.

L. has to serve 12 years in prison for his son-in-law's death.

Royal military Police Vehicle
Aug 30 '18 12:50

Investigative journalist Alberto Stegeman again managed to get into a Dutch army base, in an effort to test Defense's security. In SBS 6 program Undercover in Nederland, he shows how he snuck into the army base in Oldebroek and left a fake bob in the dining room, Buzze reports.

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Aug 30 '18 12:00

An 11-year-old boy was caught driving a sports car in Krimpen aan den IJssel during the early hours of Thursday morning. Two police officers noticed the car when they saw it driving over two crossings in "fits and starts", ANP reports.

When the driver noticed the police car behind it, he tried to switch seats with the passenger - while the car was still moving - but couldn't manage it. When the car came to a stop, the police found an 11-year-old behind the wheel.

Golden retriever Biko, missing from Geesteren
Aug 30 '18 11:10

Golden retriever Biko has been missing from Geesteren, Overijssel since February. Despite extensive searches, he hasn't been found. Missing animals organization Zoekteam Dogs Lovers now offered a reward of 4 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the missing doggo, RTL Nieuws reports.

The organization is contributing 3 thousand euros to the reward, 500 eruos comes form Biko's owner and the rest was donated by an anonymous dog lover. 

Aug 30 '18 09:32

The A4 highway from Amsterdam to The Hague is closed at Nieuw-Vennep due to a serious accident involving a truck and a passenger car. Emergency services are at the scene, NOS reports.

A person is stuck in one of the vehicles. There is also a lot of debris on the road.

Those who want to travel to The Hague are advised to detour through Utrecht, via the A9, A2 and A12.

Crime scene
Aug 30 '18 08:30

A body was found in the water near Concertlaan at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Kampen on Thursday morning, the police said on Twitter. Attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. 

The police received a report of a person in the water near Concertlaan in Kampen-Zuid at around 5:00 a.m., according to De Stentor. Officers and the fire department responded to the scene. The person was taken out of the water, and emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim. But it was to no avail.

The victim's identity and cause of death are being investigated. 

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 30 '18 07:46

A 43-year-old man from Lingewaard in Gelderland is in custody on suspicion of preparing for a violent crime "with terrorist intent" aimed against Muslims, the Public Prosecutor said. The man was arrested on May 23rd, but the Prosecutor only announced his arrest on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

The authorities started investigating the man after receiving information that the man thought that violence against Muslims is justified "and would take action to do so", the Prosecutor said. "There was also information that he might have access to a quantity of explosives."

Dutch police Arrest team
Aug 30 '18 07:35

The police arrested thee suspects for trying to assassinate a 31-year-old man from Alkmaar on an industrial estate on Moezelhavenweg near the A5 in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. The victim, an employee of a spy shop, was beaten with a firearm, NOS reports.

 The perpetrators actually wanted to shoot the victim, but their firearm malfunctioned and wouldn't fire. So they beat him with the firearm instead, before fleeing in a stolen Audi Q5. The Alkmaar man was seriously injured.

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Aug 29 '18 15:10

"We have a free democracy, this video is revolting", Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said to NOS about a man threatening to kill PVV leader Geert Wilders in a video on Facebook. The

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Aug 29 '18 14:30

A police officer who ridiculed a female colleague in front of 140 fellow cops during a Christmas party last year, is guilty of dereliction of duty and has to hand in 16 hours of leave, the court in Maastricht ruled. Dressed as Sinterklaas, the officer mocked his colleague's failed relationship in a poem and song, NOS reports.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 29 '18 12:00

Jos B., the man suspected of killing 11-year-old in 1998, had a survival kit with which he could survive in the wild with him when he was caught in Spain on Sunday. "He was prepared to sleep in caves, had a lot of prepared food, fishing tackle and a book about edible plants", inspector Antonio Navarro Acevedo from the Barcelona police told the Telegraaf. 

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Aug 29 '18 08:48

An 18-year-old suspect will appear in the court in Den Bosch on Friday for threatening Frank van der Meijden, mayor of the Noord-Brabant municipality of Laarbeek, with death late last year, NU.nl reports.

The mayor's home in Beek en Donk is under extra security. Whether this was implemented after the threat, is not yet clear. The threat was made on December 21st last year. 

In an interview with Eindhovens Dagblad, the mayor previously said that he regularly faces threats and intimidation. He is known for his strict policy in dealing with illegal practices.

Police
Aug 29 '18 07:38

The police and activists clashed during a , Groningen on Tuesday. The activists are blocking access to a NAM site in the town. Police kept them away from the fence with batons and pepper spray, RTL Nieuws reports.

Plenary meeting hall of the Tweede Kamer, Dutch Parliament's lower house (Photo: Wikipedia/Sisyfus)
Aug 28 '18 18:04

A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with threats made against anti-Islam nationalist political party PVV or the Dutch parliamentary building complex, police announced. The arrest was made at the central train station in Den Haag on Tuesday, a day after the alleged threats were reported to police.

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Aug 28 '18 14:00

A 47-year-old man from Greece was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking in the Zeeland town of Colijnsplaat on Saturday. He was caught smuggling eight people on a sailboat sailing under the Belgian flag, the Koninklijke Marechaussee said on Monday, NU.nl reports.

The eight people were found in the boat's cabin during a check in the port of Colijnsplaat. The Marechaussee - a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military -  believe they come from Albania and were being smuggled to England. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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