Crime

May 12 '14 13:41

Fearing a backlash from angry viewers, a man who uploaded footage of himself abusing a cat, surrendered to police this morning.

May 12 '14 08:42

The home of Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan was damaged on Sunday night. Unknown vandals broke the windows in the night. Police hope to find the culprits with the help of security footage.

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May 12 '14 08:10

At an attempted robbery in a home in Utrecht, police and robbers fired shots at each other, the police reports. One resident was lightly injured and brought to hospital, four others were unharmed.

Marijuana
May 9 '14 09:43

The Lanaken city council has decided to tackle the drugs problem by using drones and heat sensing cameras to track down marijuana plantations. The work group also wants a cooperation action from within the euro region and the ability to execute 'morality investigations' into tenants.

Goldies
May 8 '14 15:38

The husband of the jewelers couple in Deurne is no longer a suspect of manslaughter, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) announces.

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May 8 '14 12:34

Two Bosnians suspected of committing war crimes against civilians during the Serbian/Bosnian war in the nineties were arrested in Spijkenisse and Heumen this morning.

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May 8 '14 10:33

Police have arrested a 74-year-old man in connection with the sexual abuse of two children in Breskens.

May 8 '14 10:17

Police in Arnhem executed several home raids in Arnhem Thursday morning, in a search for possible drug trade. This was done due to a request from foreign authorities. Police will not disclose which country the request came from.

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May 7 '14 16:35

Authorities have discovered the remains of Karim Fourkour and Fouad Bendella, two Moroccan men who disappeared eight years ago, buried in a grave in the wodded area of Arcen.

May 7 '14 15:39

A 26-year old man jumped from a second-story window of a police station in Doelen on Tuesday, injuring his leg. He leapt from the building trying to escape arrest, the police reports.

Bouterse
May 7 '14 14:24

President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, wants his sentence to 11 years in prison due to cocaine trade be scrapped, and has asked the Supreme Court for a retrial, the NRC reports.

May 7 '14 13:27

German police have found the car belonging to a 66-year old woman who was murdered in Tricht last week. Her 29-year old son was sitting in the car.

May 6 '14 15:47

The man who shot another dead in Amsterdam Noord was a  genuine nuisance, residents of the Twiske-West neighborhood in Nesserland say.

Errol (51) was arrested Monday morning after a shooting incident that left a 31-year-old man dead and another injured. Neighbors say it had only been a matter of time before things surrounding the Suriname-born man would escalate.

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May 6 '14 15:44

The graphic artist who sold fake etchings from artist Anton Heyboer (1924-2005) to an Amsterdam-based gallery owner for years has to serve 12 months in prison, of which six are conditional.

May 6 '14 14:31

Drugs criminality is almost overwhelming the police and the Department of Justice in the Netherlands, yet some ex-dealers are saying that most of the criminals they are pursuing are only amateurs. One convicted xtc-producer is even surprised that there aren't more deaths.

May 6 '14 11:09

The number of youth gangs in the Netherlands has taken a sharp dive in the last four years according to Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice in a letter to the House of Representatives. In 2009, there were 1760 active youth gangs. At the end of 2013, this dropped by 56 percent to 764.

May 6 '14 10:33

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has heightened the warnings in its travel advisory for Nigeria; Dutch nationals in the African country are advised to be cautious and avoid large gatherings.

Niger Delta
May 6 '14 10:08

The Dutch people who were kidnapped in Nigeria have a ransom price of €10 million in cash on their heads. Nigerian police report that all three hostages are still alive, according to RTL Nieuws.

Charlton Wondel
May 6 '14 09:17

A 31-year old man who was shot dead on the Nesserland in Amsterdam Noort has been identified as Charlton 'Challa' Wondel, member of the known rap group Tuindorp Hustler Click (THC).

Vandalism
May 6 '14 07:50

Four children aged between 9 and 11 years destroyed a mine museum in Kerkrade, Limburg on Saturday. According to a police spokesperson, the young vandals were apprehended, and contact was made with their parents.

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May 5 '14 16:37

Retired army general Peter van Uhm says he has respect for the Dutch people who leave for Syria to take part in the war there.

Police Van
May 5 '14 12:07

Police in Rotterdam arrested two men who kidnapped a woman on Sunday. Thanks to eye-witnesses, police were able to find the men and take them to the station for questioning.

Tricht murder
May 5 '14 10:51

The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has done an autopsy on the body of the elderly woman who was discovered dead in her home on the Lingedijk in Tricht. This autopsy reveals that the 66-year old woman was killed. Police are now asking for any tips that could lead to this case being solved.

Niger Delta
May 5 '14 10:21

Nigerian militants have kidnapped three Dutch nationals from the Niger Delta on Sunday, two men and one woman, as well as two Nigerians accompanying the Dutch nationals. The kidnapping took place after heavy gunfire at Letugbene, a boundary community between Delta and Bayelsa State, local news states.

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