Crime

Police
Oct 3 '17 08:01

Unknown perpetrators tried to commit an ATM bombing in Dongen on Tuesday morning, but the explosives they used did not go off. The police closed down the area around the ATM and explosive experts are investigating the explosives, Omroep Brabant reports.

The perpetrators tried to blow open a Rabobank ATM on Hoge Ham in Dongen. They fled when the explosives did not go off. The police are looking for them, also deploying a helicopter. 

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
Oct 3 '17 07:46

A 32-year-old transgender person with female body characteristics was found dead in a home on Van Oldenbarneveldtsraat on Friday. According to the police, the victim is not the resident of the property, ANP reports.

The police immediately launched a large investigation, but still can't say anything more the victim's identity. The cause of death is also still unclear, though the police believe a crime was committed. A visitor to the home found the body on Friday and called the police.

Anne Faber
Oct 3 '17 07:33

Nothing useful was found in two searchers for missing 25-year-old Anne Faber in Baarn on Monday. A number of items were discovered, but they have no connection to the Utrecht woman, who has been missing since Friday. The police are very concerned about the woman. They consider the scenario that she was the victim of an accident to be unlikely, RTL Nieuws reports.

Anjelie Basco
Oct 2 '17 16:50

A 22-year-old au pair from Loenen aan de Vecht has been missing for almost a month. Anjelie Basco left the Utrecht town on September 9th to meet someone she met on Tinder and never returned, AD reports.

On Saturday, September 9th, the young woman took public transit towards Amsterdam. According to the police, she had her cellphone and passport with her. At 10:10 a.m. she checked out at Amsterdam Central Station with her public transit card. Later on Saturday she sent messages to friends on WhatsApp. On Sunday the 10th, she opened her WhatsApp a few times, but sent no messages. 

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Oct 2 '17 16:10

A 17-year-old boy was caught in the act of sexually abusing a horse in Hoorn on Friday night. He was arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

The boy was caught with the help of a group of concerned horse owners in Hoorn, after several horses were abused in the town over the past two years. In one stable, camera footage caught a man in a hoodie sexually assaulting horses and even a guinea pig in four separate incidents over the past year, according to the newspaper. Horse owners in Wognum and Worner also found their horses abused.

Last selfie Anne Faber took before disappearing on 29 Sept 2017, believed to be taken in Baarn
Oct 2 '17 15:30

The police supported two new searches for in Baarn on Monday afternoon. The searches focused on the areas around Soestdijk Palace and around Hilversumsestraatweg, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 2 '17 12:50

One person was seriously injured in a shooting in a home in the Friesland town of Dronrijp on Monday morning. The victim was rushed to a hospital in a helicopter. Two suspects fled in a car, ANP reports. 

The victim is the resident of the home in which the shooting happened. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical condition, according to the police. 

A burning car was found in the village of Deinum, near Dronrijp. The police are investigating whether this was the perpetrators' getaway car. The car is registered as stolen. 

Police guard in a detention center
Oct 2 '17 12:10

Khalid T., PvdA city councilor in Gouda and director of Islamic primary school An Noer, was arrested last week on suspicion of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Mosque Nour in Gouda is shocked by his arrest and decided that T. is no longer welcome in the mosque, the mosque chairman said to the Telegraaf.

"Khalid is still a suspect, but he is no longer welcome here", the chairman of the mosque said to the newspaper. "If he still comes in, I'll say that he has to leave, or we'll call the police. We are very shocked by this."

Las Vegas sheriff giving a press conference after a gunman opened fire on the strip, killing at least 20 people and injuring over 100 others, 2 Oct 2017
Oct 2 '17 11:33

Over 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a gunman opened fire on visitors of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on Monday morning, Dutch time. The Las Vegas police currently believe that the gunman acted alone, and while the motives of the perpetrator is unknown, they aren't calling it a terrorist attack as yet. A number of Dutch are currently on holiday in Las Vegas and witnessed the aftermath of the attack. "We ran for our lives", one of them, Koen Nederhof, said to RTL Nieuws.

Anne Frank
Oct 2 '17 10:05

Retired FBI agent Vince Pankoke is launching an investigation into who exactly informed the Nazis that Anne Frank and her family were hiding in the annex in Amsterdam in 1944. Using new software that can organize and analyze large amounts of data, Pankoke believes he can get to the bottom of what he calls "the ultimate cold case".

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Oct 2 '17 09:37

A massive 75 percent of Dutch people have little to no worries about cyber security at their work place, though many do take measures for digital protection at home, according to a National Cybersecurity Awareness Study that Alert Online published on Monday. The study's release coincides with the launch of Alert Online's annual cybersecurity campaign, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 2 '17 08:05

The police are investigating the cause of death of a 21-year-old man from Groningen, whose body was found next to the train tracks under the Hereweg viaduct in Groningen on Sunday morning. Investigators are still in the dark about what happened to the young man and call on witnesses to come forward.

Anne Faber
Oct 2 '17 07:50

On Sunday the police searched the Utrecht town of Baarn for 25-year-old Anne Faber. The Utrecht woman disappeared around 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening while cycling. Shortly before her disappearance, she took a selfie of her in the rain and sent it to her boyfriend. The police traced the location of this selfie to the corner of Amsterdamsestraatweg and Hilversumsestraatweg in Baarn, AD reports. 

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Sep 29 '17 16:50

A 59-year-old man from Hardenberg was questioned as a suspect in an in Wierden on Friday morning. The young girl was hit by a truck on Nijverdalsestraat around 8:00 a.m. 

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Sep 29 '17 14:50

The Amsterdam police arrested 19-year-old fugitive Luciano D. in Nieuw-West on Thursday afternoon. The young man has been on the run since he escaped during supervised leave from youth detention in June, Het Parool reports. 

The police responded to Jacob van Maerlantstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West after a reported burglary. There officers spotted a group of young men. When they asked the young men to identify themselves, one gave a false name. The officers confronted him with this and he ran off. The other young men boxed the officers in to give him chance to get away. 

No Surrender
Sep 29 '17 14:10

, founder of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender, is pressing slander charges against Breda chief prosecutor Charles van der Voort and Bergen op Zoom mayor Frank Petter, his lawyer Louis de Leon confirmed to AD. The reason for the charges is recent publications in the Volkskrant and the Telegraaf in which Van der Voort linked Otto to two assassinations and Petter called him a professional criminal.

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Sep 29 '17 13:30

A pedagogical assistant suspected of sexually abusing two girls in his care at a Patrou child care institution in De Bilt, will remain in custody for another 60 days, the court ruled on Friday, NU.nl reports.

Bart C., 27, wast after two girls from the same family told their parents he made them perform sexual acts with him. He confessed to doing so after his arrest.

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Sep 29 '17 10:50

A young girl was killed in a traffic accident on Nijverdalsestraat in Wierden on Friday morning. She was on her bicycle when she was run over by a truck around 8:00 a.m., according to De Gelderlander and Tubantia.

The age of the girl is unknown. 

An eyewitness told the newspapers that the truck rolled down a hill without a driver behind the steering wheel. The police could not confirm this.

The accident happened at the Total garage. 

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Sep 29 '17 10:10

One of two suspects arrested in connection with the last week, was previously sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric care. Maarten O. is known to the local care agencies and was receiving voluntary counseling at the time of the murder, the municipality of Leiden confirmed to Omroep West.

Crime scene
Sep 29 '17 09:26

The body of a 30-year-old man was found in a ditch in Franeker, Friesland on Thursday. The police had been looking for the man since his partner, a 31-year-old woman, was found murdered in their home in the city on September 12th, AD reports.

The cause of the man's death is still unclear. A passerby spotted the man's body in a ditch near Edisonstraat.

Police
Sep 29 '17 09:03

A hiker and his dog found a body in the woods near Ermelo on Thursday afternoon. The body had been there for some time. The cause of death is still unclear, but in such cases, the police assume a crime, officer Ruud van Nieuwenhuizen said to De Gelderlander.

The body is in an advance stage of decomposition, making it harder to determine the cause of death or even the identity of the victim. "The body has been in the woods for a long time. It's probably a man, considering the clothes", Van Nieuwenhuizen said to the newspaper.

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Sep 29 '17 08:45

Greetje Groenbroek, the mother of one of two soldiers killed in a mortar grenade explosion in Mali last year, plans to take legal action against the Ministry of Defense. On Thursday the Dutch Safety Board concluded that the and that the medical treatment available to soldiers there is not in order.

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Sep 28 '17 16:10

Over half of outlaw motorcycle gang members in the Netherlands have been convicted of a violent crime and a third have a criminal record with more than 10 convictions behind his name, according to a study Leiden University published on Thursday, ANP reports. 

Crime scene tape surrounds a home on Sloterlandseweg in Katlijk, where a couple was found murdered, 26 Sept 2017
Sep 28 '17 15:30

A 14-year-old in Katlijk, Friesland earlier this week is described as "different" and "introverted" by local residents, according to AD. "You didn't easily get into a conversation with him", a woman who knows the boy because her son is at school with him said to the newspaper. Though some girls from his class told AD that "he wasn't that weird".

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