Crime

Feb 27 '14 06:40

A special police unit apprehended a man from The Hague who still had to serve a sentence of 197 days in jail, and pay a fine of nearly €17,000.

Feb 27 '14 04:35

Two Polish men, a father and son, were robbed Tuesday morning, by a man posing as a police officer. The robbery took place on the Landscheiding in Vuren.

Feb 27 '14 04:34

The prisoner who was reported missing early Monday morning in the Vught penitentiary, fabricated weapons during his attempted escape. He was arrested several hours later with the help of assault teams and sniffer dogs.

Feb 27 '14 04:31

The Royal Military Police (RMP) of the border patrol apprehended a 51-year-old Dutch man Tuesday on Schiphol, when he tried to leave the country for North Africa. Upon checking his passport the RMP discovered he was wanted for acquiring unlawful benefits adding up to more than €279,000. The suspect may be detained up to 540 days if he can't or won't pay his dues.

Feb 26 '14 17:04

The fugitive Dutch couple, Antonio Marcos van der Ploeg and Enise Merve Bircan were arrested by German police Wednesday afternoon, in a hotel in Schwerte, near Dortmund, after police were tipped off about their location, announced a police spokesperson.

Marijuana
Feb 26 '14 11:16

In the northern provinces of the Netherlands, 675 marijuana farms have been seized in 2013.

Feb 26 '14 09:45

A woman was shot on Tuesday night during a break-in at a home on the Zijdewindstraat in the city center of Rotterdam.

Vote
Feb 26 '14 08:18

A 25-year old man from the Dominican Republic has admitted to murdering a Dutch woman last year in the Caribbean country, the Dominican police report Tuesday.

Ivo_Opstelten_2012
Feb 26 '14 07:28

Police officers are allowed to pose as minors on the internet to locate people who are looking for contact with children in order to sexually abuse them, the Telegraaf reports.

The Dutch Bonnie & Clyde (Source: Twitter/@HartvNL)
Feb 26 '14 06:52

Family members of the fugitive criminal twosome Antonio Marcos van der Ploeg (26) and Enise Merve Bircan (19) are urging them to turn themselves in "before more accidents happen."

Feb 26 '14 04:38

A prisoner, who was reported missing early Monday morning, was found in a shed on the premises of the prison in Vught. The prisoner was immediately transferred to the High Security Facility, also in Vught.

Feb 26 '14 04:37

Ahmed Al-J, on trial for causing a fire in his cell in the Schiphol East alien detention center in October 2005, will be compensated by the Public Prosecution for his wrongful custody, ruled the court in The Hague, Tuesday morning. The fire cost 11 lives; Al-J himself was one of the severely wounded.

Feb 26 '14 04:35

A 40-year-old Groningen gym owner was arrested Tuesday morning for suspicion of staging a robbery in May 2013. The suspect shot himself with a handgun and set fire to his gym.

Feb 26 '14 04:34

Two men from West-African descent were arrested by Groningen police, Tuesday morning, for shooting a 35-year-old newspaper delivery man last month and holding 4 Vietnamese men against their will, late last year.

Feb 26 '14 04:33

A former employee of the Utrecht University, Pankaj Dhonukshe, manipulated research results in such a way that it wasn't picked up by the standard quality checks until after the established magazine "Cell" retracted one of his articles. A closer study of his articles brought fabricated facts to light.

Feb 26 '14 04:31

A body, found in the fields near Ravenswoud in Friesland, could belong to Thea Oosting, who has been missing since February 17, according to police. The area has been shut off for investigation of trace evidence.

Feb 25 '14 20:19

Antonio Marcos van der Ploeg (25) and Enise Merve Bircan (19), who are considered armed and dangerous, are still at large after a tip from a witness, placing them in the German village, Gronau, remained unsuccessful, Tuesday afternoon.

Flag of Jihad
Feb 25 '14 10:16

Another Dutch Jihadist has died in Syria, this is the 11th Dutch death in the Syrian war region.

Feb 25 '14 08:40

A pair of fugitive criminals took a family hostage Monday night, after a shooting at a camping in Enschede.

Feb 25 '14 04:33

Leidy Figueroa, the girlfriend of Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru, is pregnant with twins, confirmed Van der Sloot's lawyer, Máximo Altez, Sunday, after initially denying she was pregnant.

Feb 24 '14 15:11

The threat level of Dutch individuals joining Al-Qa'ida related armed forces in Syria and those returning remains substantial.

Feb 24 '14 15:05

Uganda has intercepted nine suspected letter bombs that originated from Schiedam and were addressed to, among other public figures, President Yoweri Museveni.

Feb 24 '14 11:29

An inmate of the prison in Vught who was thought to have escaped this morning, has been found.

Police dogs found the man within the walls of the penitentiary around 10.50, almost 2.5 hours after he was reported missing from his cell. It is not clear if he had really tried to escape.

Feb 24 '14 09:59

A 27-year old man from Groningen was stabbed in the face on Sunday morning. He died from his wounds in hospital today.

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