Crime

Lanterns launched at the commemoration for Ger van Zundert in Breda, 10 April 2019
Apr 11 '19 11:10

A few hundred people gathered in the Breda neighborhood of Tuinzigt on Wednesday to commemorate Ger van Zundert. The 49-year-old Breda man died in hospital on Tuesday morning after he was tied up and set on fire in a garage on Sparrenweg on Monday night. A suspect turned himself in on Tuesday. 

Crime scene tape
Apr 11 '19 10:20

A man was found dead on Standerdmolen in Amsterdam Noord on Tuesday evening. The police are investigating what happened to him.

Emergency services responded to the scene at around 6:00 p.m. after the police received a report of a wounded man on the street. By the time they arrived, the man was already dead.

The cause of the man's death is not yet clear. The police are investigating. 

Jail
Apr 11 '19 09:30

A 31-year-old woman from Rotterdam was arrested with her 5-month-old baby in Istanbul on Friday. The woman and baby are currently detained in a prison in the Turkish capital. She is suspected of belonging to a terrorist organization, RTL Nieuws reports.

The woman was co-chairman of the Kurdish organization DemNed, the Council of Communities from Kurdistan in the Netherlands, from 2015 to 2016. According to the Turkish authorities, this organization is affiliated with the Kurdish PKK.

ASML headquarters in Veldhoven
Apr 11 '19 08:36

Chinese spies stole trade secrets from Dutch chip machine maker ASML, causing hundreds of millions of euros worth of damage, Financieele Dagblad reports based on its own research. This is the largest known espionage case ever at a Dutch company, the newspaper writes.

Amsterdam police on Dam Square ahead of the Champions League quarter finals match between Ajax and Juventus, 10 April 2019
Apr 11 '19 07:42

The Amsterdam police carried out charges before the Champions League quarter final match between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Wednesday evening. Over 30 football supporters were arrested. Earlier in the day the police arrested over a hundred armed Italian supporters. The total number of arrests came to more than 140, NU.nl reports.

Forensic investigator at an apartment on Lisztgaarde in Oss where a man was found killed, 23 Feb 2019
Apr 10 '19 15:30

Two men were arrested in Poland for involvement in the murder of 63-year-old Peter Hovens from Oss. The man was found dead in his apartment on Lisztgaarde in February.

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Apr 10 '19 14:40

A bus hit a lamppost on Stadshoudersweg in Rotterdam on Wednesday after one of the passengers assaulted the bus driver. It is still unclear why the man attacked the woman driving the bus, the police said. She did not sustain serious injuries. None of the passengers were hurt, RTL Nieuws reports.

According to Rotterdam public transit service RET, the man attacked the driver after he asked her question. "She answered his question and got a slap in the face and a punch in the stomach", a spokesperson said to the broadcaster. "She was so shocked that she hit a lamppost."

Jelle Leemans, went missing after a drug transaction in Roosendaal in Nov 2013
Apr 10 '19 10:30

The police discussed the case of missing Jelle Leemans on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. Investigators believe the Belgian man may have been murdered during a drug deal in the Netherlands in November 2013. The police received 35 tips about the missing man following the broadcast.

Leemans became involved in drug dealing after losing his job in 2013, according to the police. He regularly crossed the border to the Netherlands to buy large amounts of drugs. He was last seen on November 21st, 2013.

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Apr 10 '19 09:40

One of the three people suspected of tying Ger van Zundert up in a garage box in Breda on Monday night and then setting him on fire, turned himself in to the police on Tuesday. The 51-year-old man from Breda was arrested, the police said. The police are still looking for two other suspects.

Dutch police officer
Apr 9 '19 18:00

A 49-year-old Breda man who died in hospital on Tuesday morning after a fire in a garage on Monday night, told the police before his death that he was tied up by multiple men and then set on fire, the police said in a statement. The police are looking for three suspects. So far no arrests were made.

Schiphol airport, 29 Sept 2018
Apr 9 '19 17:20

A flight attendant was stopped by police at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Tuesday under suspicion of consuming too much alcohol. The 26-year-old purser was already on board a foreign airline’s plane when he was confronted by authorities, police said.

Police subjected the suspect to a breath analysis, which came back with a reading of 260 micrograms per liter of breath. Authorities converted this to the stricter blood alcohol concentration of .06, which is three times the legal limit for aircraft personnel.

Apr 9 '19 08:05

The police are investigating a fire in a hotel on Lage Barakken in Maastricht on Saturday morning. A 51-year-old woman from Brazil died in the fire, the police said in a statement.

The investigation is focused on the cause of the fire. An extensive forensic investigation was done at the scene. The police are also investigating exactly what caused the woman's death.

An autopsy will be done on her body on Tuesday. 

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Apr 9 '19 07:53

A 49-year-old man was seriously injured in a fire in a garage on Sparrenweg in Breda on Monday evening. He succumbed to his injuries during the night, the Breda police said on Twitter on Tuesday morning. The police believe that the fire was a targeted attack against the man, NOS reports.

The fire was reported to emergency services at around 9:30 p.m. The police immediately assumed that arson was involved. What led to this assumption, is not clear.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Apr 9 '19 07:28

Four young people were injured in a stabbing incident on Paxlaan in Hoofddorp on Monday afternoon. One suspect was arrested. Another man fled after the stabbing, NU.nl reports.

The stabbing happened at around 4:45 p.m. The police believe it was a fight between two groups of young people that got out of hand. One of them had a knife and started stabbing people around him.

Two trauma helicopters and multiple ambulances were dispatched to the scene to provide first aid. A police spokesperson could not tell NU.nl how seriously the victims are injured. 

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Apr 8 '19 12:28

On Monday the Public Prosecutor demanded 6 months in prison against two police officers who the Prosecutor believes payed a culpable role in the arrest of Mitch Henriquez, and his subsequent death. The Prosecutor also wants the two officers to be suspended from the police force for two years, NU.nl reports.

Belgian police patrolling on a canal in Antwerp
Apr 8 '19 11:40

Four Dutch people were hospitalized after a boating accident on the Schelde in Antwerp on Friday. Two speedboats crashed into each other. A total of 20 Dutch people were injured, NOS reports.

The two speedboats, with captains, were hired by a Dutch company for its annual corporate outing. The speedboats collided shortly after departure. Multiple people ended up in the water. A diving team from the local fire brigade rescued two people from the water, the others were picked up by a water taxi, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reported.

Arrest
Apr 8 '19 10:50

On Saturday night the police arrested a father and son on suspicion of committing assaults near the Al Hijra Mosque in Waddinxveen. The two suspects were under the influence of alcohol at the time, a police spokesperson said to newspaper AD.

According to the board of  Stichting Islamistische Moskee Alhijra, the men insulted, threatened and assaulted mosque visitors. Multiple people were injured, the board said to AD. The police said one person was injured, according to the newspaper.

At least four people filed a declaration about the incident with the police. 

Volkswagen Caddy crashed into De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam, 26 July 2018
Apr 8 '19 10:00

The Amsterdam police arrested suspects at various locations on Monday morning in the ongoing investigation into an attack on the building housing newspaper De Telegraaf in June last year. More details will be released during the course of the day, the police said on Twitter. 

Inside the Mad Fox club under the W Hotel Amsterdam
Apr 5 '19 22:53

An explosion at the Mad Fox club early Friday morning was caused by a live hand grenade. There were no injuries reported in the incident, but it was followed up by another report later in the day of a hand grenade seen in front of the club's front door.

Amsterdam's mayor, Femke Halsema, ordered the club shut down, according to a statement from her office released late on Friday. The Spuistraat club is located underneath the luxury W Hotel in Amsterdam. It will be kept closed for an indefinite period of time to protect the peace.

A police dog searching an Eindhoven crime scene
Apr 5 '19 11:41

A shooting on the Beukenlaan in Eindhoven claimed the life of at least one person on Friday morning. The victim was a 54-year-old man who died at an area hospital, according to a reporter for Omroep Brabant.

No suspects were immediately taken into custody, police in the area said. 

The ICC building in Den Haag
Apr 5 '19 10:03

A prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague was denied a visa to enter the United States because of her involvement in an investigation into war crimes allegations levied against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Fatou Bensouda is frequently asked to update the United Nations on ICC cases at the UN headquarters building in New York, reported Reuters.

Bensouda has been investigating possible war crimes in Afghanistan for nearly 18 months. Some of the allegations were connected to people detained in that country and the involvement of Americans in their detention.

Football
Apr 5 '19 09:00

A 43-year-old man from Veere was arrested on Wednesday evening for assault. The suspect was a linesman at a girls' under 15 football match in Koudekerke and headbutted a supporter after he made a comment on one of the referee's decisions, the police said in a statement.

The police were called right after the assault happened. The referee stopped the match. Responding officers spoke to the victim and a number of witnesses.

"Based on these statements, the 43-year-old suspect was arrested at his home", the police said. The arrest happened at around 8:45 p.m. 

Enduring Freedom
Apr 5 '19 08:30

An F16 fighter jet was severely damaged by its own ammunition during a training exercise above Vliehors on Vlieland on January 21st. Two fighter jets were shooting at a target with the on board gun. At least one cartridge hit the side of one of the F16s, parts of the ammunition also ending up in the engine, the Defense Security Inspectorate announced, NU.nl reports.

The F16's on board gun has a 20 mm caliber and shoots around 6 thousand cartridges per minute. No one was injured in the incident. Both fighter jets landes safely at Leeuwarden Air Base.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Apr 5 '19 08:00

A man who was found dead in the Utrecht village of Wilnis on Wednesday, was acquitted in February of stalking a woman who was shot and killed in Mijdrecht on Tuesday night. The woman pressed charges against the 54-year-old man in September last year, accusing him of insulting and stalking her between May and September 2018, NOS reports.

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