Crime

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Oct 5 '18 08:08

Three people were injured in an explosion in a home on Bol in Vianen on Thursday afternoon. According to the fire department, an explosive mixture of cleaning products exploded in the house, RTV Utrecht reports.

The victims sustained burns. They were examined by ambulance personnel. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The fire department did measurements and concluded that a chemical mixture caused the explosion. Whether the chemicals were deliberately mixed to create an explosive is not clear. 

Ank Bjleveld
Oct 4 '18 12:50

Dutch military intelligence service MIVD prevented a hacking operation by Russian secret service G.U. aimed at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC), Minister Ank Bijleveld of Defense announced at a press conference in The Hague on Thursday. The G.U. tried to hack the OPWC on April 13th. Four involved Russian officers were deported from the Netherlands that same day, NOS reports.

Neglected dogs seized in Hof van Twente, 8 May 2018
Oct 4 '18 12:00

A legislative proposal to ban perpetrators of animal cruelty from owning pets for up to 10 years was submitted by Ministers Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security and Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. They hope that this bill will prevent animal cruelty and repetition in perpetrators, ANP reports.

SWAT team entering a home - 7 men arrested for planning a terrorist attack, 27 Sept 2018
Oct 4 '18 11:10

Seven men suspected of preparing for a large terrorist attack in the Netherlands, will stay in custody for at least another 14 days, the court in Rotterdam decided. According ot the judge, there is sufficient evidence to extend their remand, NOS reports.

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Oct 4 '18 10:20

An employee of a parking manager at Schiphol was arrested with his girlfriend in Gorredijk, Friesland. They were caught using the home of people who were on vacation and had left their car with the parking manager. The residents of the home had no idea, Omrop Fryslan reports.

According to the broadcaster, an observant neighbor noticed the lights on in his neighbors' home, which he was watching while they are on vacation. There was also a strange car in the driveway. He knocked on the door and a strange man opened. The man told him that he had permission to stay there.

Flowers left at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Oct 4 '18 09:25

The Stint electric cargo bike involved in a last month, was repaired four times since the summer of 2017. It had its battery replaced three times, and once went in for repairs to the bike's throttle, a spokesperson for Stint Urban Mobility confirmed to NU.nl after reports by the Telegraaf.

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Oct 4 '18 07:31

The bodies of three Dutch people were found in a house in the Spanish town of Coin, near the city of Malaga. The Spanish police are investigating how they died, NOS reports.

According to Spanish media, the victims are a 62-year-old man, his 59-year-old wife and his 89-year-old mother-in-law. The bodies were in the house for some time. They were found after neighbors complained about a strong stench. 

Flowers and messages left at a community center in Amsterdam's Oostelijke Eilanden where 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi was killed on 26 January 2018
Oct 3 '18 15:20

The police arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the murder of . The 17-year-old intern was killed during a shooting at a community center on Wittenburg in Amsterdam on January 26th. 

The police believe the 25-year-old man from Zwanenburg was one of the gunmen in this shooting. According to Het Parool, his DNA was found at the scene.

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Oct 3 '18 10:20

The United States Department of State adjusted travel advice for the Netherlands because of a threat of terrorism. The threat level given by the U.S. for the Netherlands was raised from level 1 to level 2. This means that there are increased safety risks and visitors must be extra careful, according to the travel advice, RTL Nieuws reports.

The AIVD building in Zoetermeer
Oct 3 '18 09:27

Right-wing extremists in the Netherlands are increasingly vocal about encouraging and glorifying violence against Muslims and the government in particular, intelligence service AIVD said in a new publication. While this group seldom resorts to physical violence, the AIVD is concerned about the climate arising in the Netherlands, NU.nl reports. 

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam, 2 Oct 2018
Oct 3 '18 08:26

A suspect  in Amsterdam on Tuesday, is Heineken kidnapper 66-year-old Frans Meijer. The second suspect arrested is his son, the Telegraaf reports based on sources.

Stef Blok
Oct 3 '18 08:05

The non-lethal aid the Netherlands provided to various armed rebel groups in the Syrian Civil War "could have gone better", Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs said in a parliamentary debate about the NLA program on Tuesday. However, he does not think it went "unreasonably wrong", and he rejected the suggestion that the Netherlands gave large-scale support to terrorist groups that violated human rights, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 2 '18 16:40

, the man who killed populist politician Pim Fortuyn 16 years ago, will be allowed to emigrate. Van der Graaf and the Public Prosecutor reached an agreement about his duty to report to the probation service. He no longer has to physically report to the probation service every six weeks, but must send in a written report about his wellbeing every eight weeks until 2020.

Mona Baartmans
Oct 2 '18 15:50

The police arrested a 60-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of 79-year-old Mona Baartmans from Delft. She went missing on September 23rd, after being dropped off on the corner of Oosteinde and Broerhuisstraat in Delft. 

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam, 2 Oct 2018
Oct 2 '18 13:20

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam on Tuesday. This happened after a "suspicious situation", the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. A second suspect was arrested.

The motorcycle cop responded to a report of a suspicious situation, the police said in a statement. He noticed two men walking on Van Beuningenstraat. When he addressed them, they ran towards De Wittenkade, the police said.

Haarlem city hall
Oct 2 '18 12:40

Heavily armed police officers are stationed in front of the Haarlem city hall. This is for the security of mayor Jos Wienen, who was threatened, the Public Prosecutor said, according to RTL Nieuws.

"There were reports that there was a threat and that is why we took security measures", the Public Prosecutor said. "This has been happening since the start of September." Extra security measures were also taken at Wienen's home some time ago. 

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Oct 2 '18 11:50

Dino S. was arrested in his cell on Monday morning for involvement in the assassinations of Willem Endstra in May 2004 and John Mierement in November 2005, the police said on Monday. S. is already for ordering the assassinations of Kees Houtman and Thomas van der Bijl, Nu.nl reports.

Oct 2 '18 11:00

The police raided eight buildings in Utrecht, Nieuwengein, Vianen and Tiel on Tuesday morning for as yet unknown reasons. Seven people were arrested, the police said on Twitter.  

A spokesperson for the police would not tell NU.nl why the raids were done or what the detainees are suspected of, in the interest of the investigation. The spokesperson did say that the detainees are not suspected of terrorism. 

Wouter Koolmees
Oct 2 '18 10:10

The approach to unemployment benefit fraud by migrant workers does not have the "necessary urgency", Minister Wouter Koolmees of Social Affairs wrote in a letter to the Tweede Kamer following reports by Nieuwsuur about large-scale fraud committed by labor migrants from Poland. 

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Oct 2 '18 09:19

The authorities in Arnhem has been intensively monitoring a group of about 25 radicalized Muslims for some time, mayor Ahmed Marcouch said. The s on suspicion of planning a major terrorist attack in the Netherlands, belonged to this group, De Gelderlander reports.

Police
Oct 2 '18 08:19

The Oost-Nederland police arrested two police officers on suspicion of violating their official confidentiality. They are suspected of participating in a criminal partnership, RTL Nieuws reports.

Oct 1 '18 14:50

Four people in Amsterdam on Monday morning, were killed in a murder-suicide, the police believe. A 50-year-old man shot and killed a 30-year-old woman, their 5-year-old daughter and a 67-year-old female relative, before turning the gun on himself, te police said in a statement.

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Oct 1 '18 14:00

A 19-year-old man from IJsselstein was seriously injured when he crashed his car during a police chase in Houten early on Sunday morning. He was taken to hospital after being resuscitated at the scene, RTL Nieuws reports.

The police tried to pull the man over for a traffic check on Rondweg in Houten around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday. The man drove his car into a lamppost, then backwards into a police car, and then sped away. 

On De Rede, the man hit the sidewalk. His car flipped and crashed into the water. 

P.C. Hoofthuis, Amsterdam
Oct 1 '18 08:59

The police cleared protesting students out of the University of Amsterdam's P.C. Hoofdhuis building on Friday evening. A total of 30 students were arrested for trespassing - they were not allowed inside the building. All of them were released from custody again on Saturday evening, NU.nl reports.

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