Crime

A Koninklijke Marechaussee officer and sniffer dog
Aug 8 '19 09:20

The Koninklijke Marechaussee found a total of 23 migrants hiding in trucks at Hoek van Holland on Tuesday. Two truck drivers were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, the Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, said on Facebook.

Spanish police
Aug 8 '19 08:10

The Spanish police arrested a 40-year-old Dutch man in Marbella who was wanted for assault. He tried to avoid his arrest by posing as a diplomat from the Central African Republic, the Telegraaf reports.

The police confronted the man because he matched the description of a Dutch man who was wanted for assault. The man presented a document that looked like a diplomatic passport from the Central African Republic, saying that he could not be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.

Closer inspection showed that the passport was fake. 

Waterfall in the Sapadere Canyon in Alanya, Turkey
Aug 8 '19 07:57

A Dutch tourist was killed in an accident during a jeep excursion in the Turkish resort town of Alanya. Eleven others, including three Dutch, were injured. Travel organization Corendon "has customers who have had an accident", the company confirmed to RTL Nieuws.

According to local media, the tourists were on the way to the Sapadere Canyon by jeep on Tuesday afternoon when the accident happened. The jeep went off the road and ended up up-side-down in a ravine. 

The city of Palma on Majorca
Aug 7 '19 16:00

An 18-year-old Dutch man is in critical condition after he fell from the balcony of a 5th floor hotel room on the Spanish island of Majorca, where he was vacationing with friends. His fall from a height of about 15 meters was broken by a garbage container in the alley next to the hotel, AD reports based on reports in local media.

Teen moped rider arrested on Samuel Esmeijerplein after a police chase through Rotterdam, 7 August 2019
Aug 7 '19 13:30

The police arrested a 17-year-old moped rider after a long and dangerous chase through Rotterdam at around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. When he was finally caught, the teen boy asked the police officer for a rematch. "We have to give it to him, this young man has a sense of humor", the Rotterdam-Oost police said on Facebook.

The police officer noticed the moped driving without lights and at a very high speed along Prins Alexanderlaan. The officer thought the moped might be stolen and ordered the rider to stop. The rider ignored this and sped away. The cop gave chase.

Jail
Aug 7 '19 11:00

Children who commit their first minor offense like shoplifting, will soon only face a strong reprimand. Last year the police experimented in Twente with an approach in which minors were not put in jail after a first offense, but instead had a firm conversation with a police officer in the presence of their parents. This approach will now be implemented nationwide, AD reports.

ABN Amro World HQ
Aug 7 '19 09:16

Dutch central bank DNB ordered ABN Amro to review all its existing retail clients in the fight against financial crimes like money laundering, CEO Kees van Dijkhuizen revealed in a statement released with the bank's second quarter report. ABN Amro made 114 million euros available for this review of existing clients, the CEO said.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 7 '19 08:40

A 25-year-old man from Eindhoven was arrested on suspicion of raping a 23-year-old French woman in Eindhoven and a 15-year-old girl in Valkenswaard over the past week. He is also suspected of attempting to rape a third victim, who managed to get away from him, the police said in a statement.

Child with teddy bear
Aug 7 '19 08:06

The judges in family court are very concerned about the waiting lists for youth protection. Some families have to wait months for youth care workers to become available. Vulnerable children become the victims of staff shortages, the judges warned, RTL Nieuws reports.

Dutch police car
Aug 7 '19 07:33

A pregnant woman was assaulted at the kiss-and-ride of music festival Vunzige Deuntjes in Amstelveen on Saturday, July 20th. The police are looking for witnesses.

At around 5:15 p.m., the woman dropped someone off at the kiss-and-ride of the festival in the Amsterdamse Bos. When she drove back, a group of around eight young men were on the road ahead of her. A number of them did not get out of the road and one of them was bumped by the car.

Cells in a Dutch police station
Aug 6 '19 16:00

A detainee took his own life in the police detention center on Mathildelaan in Eindhoven on Sunday. The police are investigating how this happened, the police said in a statement.

The man was found in his cell early on Sunday evening. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. He died at the scene.

The man's relatives were informed of his death.

Detectives from the Den Bosch district and forensic investigators from the Zeeland-West-Brabant police unit are investigating how the man managed to take his own life while in police custody. 

Dutch police officer
Aug 6 '19 15:10

A 61-year-old man from Uden was stabbed and assaulted by three young men while he was waiting for an online date in Tilburg on Monday night, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. The police are looking for the perpetrators.

The man was waiting in his car on Alpenlaan at around 10:00 p.m. when the car door opened. One young man stabbed the man in the side and cut his cheek. They took his car keys and walked away.

Netherlands police uniform
Aug 6 '19 14:20

Two young women were chatting in Florapark in Haarlem during the early hours of Saturday morning when they were confronted by a naked man. The man suddenly appeared from behind a tree. "At first I thought it was a deer", 22-year-old Romana said to the Telegraaf. But she quickly realized it was a man who "only had shoes on".

Romana and her 23-year-old friend Evelien were chatting in the park at around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday after a night out. They were filming a video for Snapchat when the man suddenly appeared. He took a few steps towards them, but ran off when they screamed. 

Suspect wanted for stealing €180,000 in diamonds from Designer Outlet Roermond, 29 December 2019
Aug 6 '19 13:30

The police released footage of a robbery at a jewelry store in Roermond in December last year. Four men stole 180 thousand euros worth of diamonds. The police hope that the public can help identify the perpetrators.

The robbery happened on Saturday, 29 December 2018. Four men walked into jewelry store Designer Outlet Roermond on Stadsweide. One of them distracted the staff, while the other three opened a display case and took out the diamonds. They then left the store.

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Aug 6 '19 09:15

The police arrested a 31-year-old man in Amsterdam on Monday night after a long chase that started in Germany. The man fled from the German police after they checked his car in the town of Dinslaken and found a possible firearm, according to RTL Nieuws.

The man took off at high speed and the German police gave chase. The Dutch police joined the chase when the man crossed the border with the Netherlands. The cops pursued the man over a distance of about 170 kilometers via the A30, the A12 and the A1 highways. 

Rainbow flags hanging on a building in Amsterdam
Aug 6 '19 08:58

A gay couple was harassed by an Uber driver in Amsterdam on Sunday. They were holding hands in the Uber, on their way home from Pride Amsterdam, when the driver insulted them and spat on them, they said, NOS reports.

Rainbow flag
Aug 6 '19 07:59

A lesbian couple was beaten up by two men on a scooter in Amsterdam city center early on Saturday morning. They were walking hand-in-hand on Zandstraat, a narrow alley near Zuiderkerk, at around 5:00 a.m. after a night out when they were attacked, Het Parool reports.

Community policing - Nijmegen Oost
Aug 6 '19 07:33

A 62-year-old woman was found dead in her home on Van Diesenstraat in The Hague on Sunday afternoon. A 31-year-old man was arrested as a suspect, the police said in a brief statement.

Local residents told Omroep West that a mother and her son lived in the apartment, and that the son is the suspect in his mother's death. The son is known as a reserved, quiet guy. Neighbors describe the victim as "really a treasure of a person". 

collegas-op-straat
Aug 5 '19 14:30

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Leiden over the weekend for abusing an 8-year-old boy and live-streaming the abuse on a Facebook group. The police came into action after receiving multiple reports of the live stream, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Using several objects that could be seen on the live stream, police officers managed to identify where the abuse was taking place. They responded to the home in the center of Leiden during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Aug 5 '19 13:41

On Monday the court in Amsterdam sentenced Sjonny W. to 14 years and five months in prison, with institutionalized psychiatric treatment, for the murder of Mirela Mos in 2004. The man was acquitted of killing Sabrina Oosterbeek and Moinque Roossien. According to the court, there is not enough evidence to prove that W. was also involved in these two women's murders, NU.nl reports.

Cops pelted with fast food at a McDrive in Oldenzaal
Aug 5 '19 12:50

A minor girl pelted police officers with fast food and a milkshake while they were trying to arrest her 35-year-old mother at the McDrive in Oldenzaal in Twente. The woman was drunk behind the wheel and resisted arrest, the Oldenzaal police said on Facebook. 

Police
Aug 5 '19 11:10

The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at government services like the police, is investigating the death of a 42-year-old man from Leeuwarden who died after the police intervened in a fight in a mental health institution on Wednesday, NOS reports.

The police responded to the GGZ clinic on Borniastraat in Leeuwarden on Wednesday evening. Patients were fighting with each other and a fire had broken out. Clinic staff called the police to help with a patient who was resisting their attempts to calm him down, according to the broadcaster.

Lake Iseo in Italy
Aug 5 '19 09:30

A 30-year-old man from Barneveld drowned while vacationing in Pisogne in northern Italy. His body was found in Lake Iseo on Saturday, five days after he disappeared in the water. "Five terrible, debilitating days of uncertainty have come to an end", his parent's wrote on Facebook. "Today they found our son Henry."

Canal Pride in Amsterdam, 3 August 2019
Aug 5 '19 07:52

A total of 14 people were arrested during Canal Pride activities in Amsterdam on Friday night and Saturday, for crimes ranging from pickpocketing to sailing under the influence. "The police look back on a pleasant Canal Pride", the police said in a statement.

Eleven people were arrested at Pride festivities on Saturday, including seven for sailing under the influence. Three people were arrested at Pride parties on Friday, for pickpocketing, insult, and assault. 

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