Crime

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May 29 '14 12:44

Police have arrested a man and a woman in connect with a hit-and-run accident in Baarlo Sunday that sent two bikers to the hospital.

May 29 '14 12:28

A judge in Rotterdam has sentenced Amar H. to 20 years in jail for killing his friend Steven Rijsdijk

May 29 '14 10:38

A man brandishing a sledgehammer as well as a firearm attacked a police officer on the Hellendaalstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The police officer shot the attacker in the leg.

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May 29 '14 10:25

Police shot a 43-year old suspect on Wednesday morning after a police chase on the Tatraweg in Tilburg. The man was wounded, and subsequently arrested.

May 29 '14 10:00

Police in Amsterdam have put out a public call for any information known about the escape route of the people who killed top criminal Gwenette Martha on Thursday, the 22nd of May in Amstelveen.

May 28 '14 14:47

In the sexual delinquency case against 49-year old Frank R. from Cuijk, the court has demanded a sentence of ten years, as well as involuntary commitment to psychiatric treatment against him, on Wednesday during the hearing in Assen.

May 27 '14 18:47

Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht consistently show up in the top ten cities for average drug use, according to a new study published today. The research looked at wastewater samples taken in 45 different cities or city districts between 2011 and 2013, with samples analyzed for cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, MDMA (ecstasy) and THC from marijuana use. Samples were taken over a one-week period in each year.

May 26 '14 14:01

Police opened fire on a man who threatened people in the Haga pharmacy in The Hague late Sunday night.

May 23 '14 20:41

The Somali-born Dutch national who is being held in Turkey on a US issued terrorism warrant, should not be extradited to the US, a Turkish judge has ruled.

May 23 '14 15:30

The notorious criminal Gwenette Martha, who was assassinated on Thursday, asked the police for protection half a year ago. The police refused, however, Martha's lawyer Nico Meijering says, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 23 '14 15:09

To stop a new wave of criminal youths, chief detective Marjolein Smit from Amsterdam is proposing a new, broader scale of punishments and measures. Rather than community Smit, young peoples' driver's licenses should be taken away.

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May 23 '14 14:31

Germain Katanga, former Congolese militia leader has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for being complicit in committing war crimes by the International Crime Court in The Hague. He has been found guilty of murdering citizens and plundering.

May 23 '14 13:38

Hard criminal, Gwenette Martha, was executed in Amstelveen on Thursday evening, the police reports. According to witnesses, he was shot ten to 15 times by three men.

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May 22 '14 21:57

As if they were waiting for him to be carted off, thieves cleared out an elderly man's house just after an ambulance took him to the a hospital last February.

May 22 '14 13:26

A 14-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and violation. From August of last year, the boy is thought to have performed at least 17 attacks on roads and bicycle paths in the forests between Nijmegen and Malden, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

May 22 '14 10:03

One of the suspects in the case of the murder of Curaçao politician Helmin Wiels received 60,000 Antillian guilders (around €23,000) the day after the murder. He got this money from L.F., nicknamed 'Pretu', who committed suicide in a Curaçao police cell last year, where he was incarcerated in connection with the murder of Wiels on the 5th of May, 2013, the ANP reports.

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May 21 '14 17:25

A Dutch sailor still unconscious after having been beaten up on the street in Ventspils, Latvia was transferred back to the Netherlands Monday. He is still in critical condition, the Defence Ministry told newspaper AD on Wednesday.

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May 21 '14 15:37

One of the suspects in the violent robbery on a branch of cash transport company Brinks in 2011 was caught in Rabat, Morocco. A spokesperson from the Public Prosecution Authority in Amsterdam has confirmed this with press agency Novum.

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May 21 '14 08:56

Former Prime Minister of Curaçao, Gerrit Schotte, was arrested this morning at the studios of Curaçao tv channel CBA in Willemstad. His arrest has been confirmed by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM).

May 20 '14 15:41

A 27-year old patient from the Vrederust psychiatric clinic in Halsteren has received a prison sentence of 4 years, as well as involuntary psychiatric treatment. The court in Breda convicted Mark L. on Monday for killing another patient in the clinic in October last year.

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May 20 '14 13:38

Relatives of three men killed in Srebenica in 1995 do not want a military judge to preside over the case they initiated against former defense Ministry officials.

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May 20 '14 11:50

The Netherlands is sending tracker dogs to Panama to assist in the search of Dutch women Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers who went missing there since April 1.

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May 20 '14 10:00

Police in Zwille have apprehended a second suspect in the case of an explosion that ravaged a shoarma restaurant in March. The suspect is a 19-year old man from Zwolle.

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May 19 '14 15:50

As part of a worldwide crackdown on hackers, police in the Netherlands have searched 34 houses, among them that of a young man from Delft who managed the website of Blackshades.

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