Crime

Mar 8 '14 04:35

A man who put up posters everywhere in Cruquius in Noord-Holland, warning the town his former supervisor was a child molester, is being prosecuted for slander.

Mar 8 '14 04:34

Three men, aged 23, 31, and 32, were arrested Thursday March 6 around 23:35 on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam, after police had spotted them dump a safe in the water in Almere.

Mar 7 '14 16:25

An American co-pilot was arrested at Schiphol this morning for planning to fly off intoxicated.

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Mar 7 '14 15:29

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has found Congo militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of war crimes but acquitted him of sexual offences.

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Mar 7 '14 08:11

Just a few days before she died, former Minister Els Borst was visited at her home by an unknown, seemingly delusional man.

Mar 6 '14 18:13

The Leeuwarden court sentenced Geert B. from Enschede to 15 years in prison and compulsory treatment for the murder of 8-year-old Semiha Metin from Deventer in 1991. In 2009 police finally managed to make a DNA profile of the suspect, based on traces of saliva, found on the girl's nightgown.

Mar 6 '14 16:54

Shurendy Q., the alleged drug ring leader, suspected of trafficking cocaine from the Dutch Caribbean to the Netherlands by way of Schiphol, was acquitted of all charges today by the Schiphol court.

Mar 6 '14 16:13

The 45-year-old Martijn Smits, who was killed in a police shootout on Tuesday morning in Boekel, was killed by a bullet from his own weapon, announced the Den Bosch public prosecution Wednesday. The man had a license for the firearm.

Mar 6 '14 14:41

Rotterdam customs officers seized 325 kg of cocaine, packed in watertight bags, during the past weekend. The bags were possibly going to be put overboard.

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Mar 6 '14 14:24

It took him almost two decades, but a robber who shot a store clerk in her shoulder 18 years ago finally grew a conscience and came clean last week.

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Mar 6 '14 13:14

According to crime figures published by the police, there was less crime in 2013 than the previous year.

Mar 5 '14 17:59

The 'child porn' unit of the East-Netherlands police conducted a large-scale investigation on 20 addresses in February. So far nine suspects were questioned, but no arrests were made.

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Mar 5 '14 16:09

In a survey, conducted by the European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights, titled: 'Violence against women: an EU-wide survey', 42,000 women across 28 member states of the EU were questioned about violence against women, especially gender-based violence. The results were shocking and can not be overlooked.

Mar 5 '14 14:34

People in high-risk areas will receive their DigiD activation code by courier from now on, to prevent identity fraud, announced Minister Plasterk.

Mar 5 '14 12:31

Two prominent members of the Baptist Church in The Hague are suspected of having embezzled €650,000 from the church fund, the AD reports.

Mar 5 '14 07:47

The 40-year old pedophile Pascal G., who was caught in Thailand by crime reporter John van den Heuvel last December, has been sentenced to five years in jail for multiple rapes of his ten-year old step daughter by the court of justice in Leeuwarden.

Mar 4 '14 17:38

Sheldon V., an 18-year-old Amsterdam suspect of armed robberies and kidnapping does not have to go to jail, ruled the court. The suspect was shot during his apprehension and is wheelchair bound since. Instead he is assigned a probation officer from youth care.

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Mar 4 '14 16:52

Police in Rotterdam have arrested a man who has been on the run from the Belgian justice system since 2011. The man, a cocaine trafficker will now sit out his seven-year sentence in the Netherlands.

Mar 4 '14 16:39

A 35-year-old police officer, who abused a bus driver last year July on Ameland, was fired, announced the National Police in Driebergen. The officer was already suspended since the occurrence in the Summer, pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation.

Mar 4 '14 15:00

Angelina Cobbina, a 41-year-old black former top senior lawyer at Dutch banking giant ABN Amro in Great Britain, sued her former employer for £300,000 for sex, race, and religious discrimination.

Mar 4 '14 09:30

An increasing number of people live in fear that their house could be broken into, even while the number of burglaries has not risen substantially, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.

Mar 4 '14 08:36

A man died early this morning after he opened fire on police officers, who then shot back at him.

Mar 4 '14 08:10

Last month, several ministries and the police were warned about journalist Brenno de Winter who was suspected of wanting to infiltrate government computer systems via malware and phishing, the NOS reports.

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Mar 4 '14 06:45

The owner of a safe that was stolen from party center Chalet Fontaine in Kaatsheuvel is so emotional after the theft, he is offering a reward of €10,000 for a tip that may lead to the safe's contents.

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