Crime

Athlete
Aug 13 '19 09:00

One of two Dutch men arrested for dealing drugs at popular music festival Sziget in Budapest, Hungary, is 21-year-old Roelf B. - a top sprinter who formed part of the Dutch relay team in the European Championship for athletes under the age of 23, AD reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 13 '19 07:53

The entire city council of Amsterdam wants an emergency debate on measures against gun violence after a series of shootings in the city over the past weeks. There were five shooting incidents in Amsterdam over the past four days. "Firearms and violence do not fit in our city. We therefore want to express our horror at the increasing violence", the party leaders in the city council said in a joint statement, AT5 reports.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Aug 13 '19 07:26

A pram was hit by a car in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. The child inside was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The driver involved left the scene of the accident and the police are looking for them.

The accident happened at around 2:50 p.m. on the corner of Jan van Galenstraat and Jan Tooropstraat. The pram was hit by a silver-gray Volkswagen, according to the police. Police officers searched the area after the hit-and-run, but found no trace of the driver.

Laughing gas canisters
Aug 12 '19 12:50

The number of traffic incidents involving laughing gas is skyrocketing, the Dutch police said in a statement. "We see people making dangerous maneuvers in traffic because they are filling up a balloon or have one in the mouth", police inspector Paul Broer said. "Even thought the effect of laughing gas is short-lived, it has a direct effect on driving ability."

Netherlands police uniform
Aug 12 '19 12:00

A home on Mecatorplein in Amsterdam was shot at during the early hours of Monday morning. The shooting was the fifth violent incident in the Dutch capital since Saturday. 

The shooting happened at around 2:50 a.m. on Monday morning, according to Het Parool. One of the bullets went through the wall of the targeted home. Nobody was injured. 

vrouwenpolder
Aug 12 '19 11:10

Beach goers are a prime target for pickpockets and other types of thieves. The number of lighter property crimes shows a clear peak along the coast during the summer months. In the 2016 to 2018 period, over a quarter of registered pickpocketing crimes were registered in July and August, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday.

gele-politiejas
Aug 12 '19 08:55

A man was injured in a shooting on Dickenslaan in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Saturday night. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. No arrests have been made. The police are looking for witnesses.

The shooting happened at around 10:30 p.m. Responding officers found the injured victim on the sidewalk. Paramedics treated him at the scene before transporting him to hospital. The man was conscious and able to communicate with aid workers, but the severity of his injuries is unknown.

Crime scene tape
Aug 12 '19 08:29

A hand grenade was found in front of a home on Snodenhoekpark in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Sunday evening, the police confirmed to AT5.

The police responded to the scene at around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, after receiving a report that a possible explosive was left at the home's door. The Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal department was called in to investigate. The area around the home was cordoned off while the explosive was examined and safely removed.

A crowd of people at the Sziget festival in Budapest, Hungary, August 2015
Aug 12 '19 08:01

Two Dutch men were arrested at the Sziget festival in Hungary over the weekend on suspicion of drug dealing. Local news site 444 called the arrest the "biggest drug bust ever" at the festival. 

A total of 451 bottles of narcotics, 128 grams of cannabis and a kilogram of ecstasy pills were confiscated from the 21- and 22-year-old suspects, according to NU.nl. The drugs have a street value of around 15 thousand euros. The police also found over 500 price lists on the suspects and at the festival, 444 reports.

Alessandro Anello
Aug 9 '19 17:00

There is growing concern in Amsterdam over the well-being of 27-year-old Italian man Alessandro Anello, who his family said has been missing for nearly two weeks. His family lost contact with him and is now seeking the public's help to find him, his sister said to NL Times after posting messages to several Facebook groups for people in Amsterdam.

Jail
Aug 9 '19 16:00

On Monday the police turned the Karelskamp prison in Almelo inside out in search of a firearm, after one of the inmates received a threat saying that he would be murdered in prison. The target was Deja A., one of three suspects in a quadruple murder in Enschede last year, De Gelderlander reports.

Schiphol Amsterdam
Aug 9 '19 15:10

The Koninklijke Marechaussee already received 110 complaints about problems with valet parking companies around Schiphol this year. Clients return from their trip to find damage to their car, many extra kilometers on the odometer, or that their car was involved in a traffic accident or caught speeding while they were away, Het Parool reports.

With valet parking, the traveler hands their car over at the airport and the company parks the car elsewhere. When they return, their car is returned to them at the airport or they have to pick it up at a paring lot.

collegas-op-straat
Aug 9 '19 12:40

An explosive was used to blow open an ABN Amro ATM on Doctor Ringersstraat in Waalwijk early on Friday morning. The blast caused major damage to the building the ATM was attached to, blowing a massive hole in its facade. Whether the perpetrators got away with any money, is not yet clear.

The ATM bombing happened around 3:30 a.m. Witnesses saw two men in dark clothing leaving the scene on a scooter. Some witnesses also reported seeing a white delivery van driving towards Midden Brabantweg, according to Omroep Brabant. 

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Aug 9 '19 11:50

A 38-year-old man died after being stabbed on Jacob Schorerlaan in The Hague on Thursday afternoon. A 17-year-old boy was arrested as a suspect.

The police responded to the street at around 1:30 p.m., after multiple reports of a stabbing. At the scene they found the critically injured man. First responders provided aid on the street and the man was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Koninklijke Marechaussee officers
Aug 9 '19 11:00

Two men from Moldavia were arrested in Ter Apel on Wednesday morning on suspicion of human trafficking. The Koninklijke Marechaussee found that they were transporting 10 people in their van, all also with Moldovan nationality.

None of the people in the van had valid border crossing documents, prompting suspicions of human trafficking, the Marechaussee said on Facebook. The driver and passenger in the front seat were arrested. They are in custody and will be arraigned on Friday.

Man holding a Bunq card
Aug 9 '19 10:10

A 29-year-old Dutch man was assaulted in India after he paid with his rainbow-colored Bunq card, the bank confirmed on Twitter and Travel Assist, the company that provided the man's travel insurance, confirmed to NOS.

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Aug 9 '19 09:22

The partners of Dutch fighter pilots who were active in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania in 2017, were harassed at home during this period. They received repeated, unpleasant phone calls from people with a Russian accent who asked whether their men should not rather leave the area, among other things, the Telegraaf reports.

Military intelligence service MIVD told the newspaper that it is familiar with this practice, but would not say anything further about it. 

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Aug 9 '19 08:15

A man was shot on Hogevecht in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday evening. He died in hospital a short time later. 

The shooting happened at around 7:15 p.m., the police said in a statement. The victim was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Het Parool identifies the victim as J. Curiel, a man from Amsterdam who has a criminal record, but is not known as a serious criminal. According to the newspaper, he was convicted in the past of a burglary and a mugging, among other things.

Aug 8 '19 16:00

The police made an embarrassing mistake when sending a mass SMS on Thursday morning. In the SMS about a house fire in Nieuwleusen, the police accidentally included a link to a pornographic web page instead of to the police website, authorities confirm.

Nearly two thousand people received the SMS in regards to the July 14 fire which left a 22-year-old man dead. In an attempt to canvass for witnesses, the police sent the message to anyone whose phone had registered in the vicinity of the crime scene the morning the fire took place.

Containers in the port of Rotterdam
Aug 8 '19 15:10

A 44-year-old port worker from Rozenburg was sentenced to six years in prison for involvement in large-scale cocaine smuggling. The court considered it proven that the man, who worked at a transhipment company at the port of Rotterdam, was involved in three shipments involving a total of 1,150 kilograms of cocaine, NOS reports.

Bwin
Aug 8 '19 14:20

The Dutch gambling authority Ksa imposed a fine of 350 thousand euros on the company behind gambling site Bwin.com, because the site offered gambling services and sports betting to Dutch consumers without having a license.

Dutch police officer
Aug 8 '19 13:30

The police arrested a 38-year-old man in the Tilburg district of Wandelbos on Wednesday morning. The man never returned from leave from a penitentiary institution in Hoogvliet. A loaded firearm was found in his car, AD reports.

A Ferrari driver was caught driving 95 km/h over the speed limit in Rotterdam, 7 August 2019
Aug 8 '19 11:50

Ferraris are fast cars, the Rotterdam police realized again after catching a Ferrari driver speeding on Wednesday. The man was driving nearly 100 kilometers over the speed limit, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter.

The motorist was driving at 145 kilometers per hour, in a 50 km/h zone. The police immediately confiscated his driver's license. The speed limit also applies to Ferrari drivers, the police said. 

The case was transferred to the Public Prosecution Service for further processing. 

ABN Amro
Aug 8 '19 11:00

It is "very likely" that fraudsters will target ABN Amro customers in the coming period, after the bank announced that it has to re-check all its existing clients in the fight against money laundering and other financial crimes, according to the Dutch Payments Association. 

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