Crime

Apr 15 '13 08:44

More than 4,500 times a year, hospital staff become victims of physical and verbal violence. In more than 200  cases, the violence is so severe that the perpetrator gets a permanent ban for accessing the hospital. Minister Edith Schippers (Health) thinks these incidents are totally unacceptable.

On a request of the AD, a third of all hospitals gave access to data about intimidation against their staff. Extrapolated to all 93 Dutch hospitals, the figures come down to 4,500 times a year, which means twelve times a day.

Apr 15 '13 08:24

The man held responsible for the fatal fall of the three-year-old boy, Nana, in Amsterdam Zuidoost, will be charged with murder or manslaughter, according to the Office of the Public Prosecutor.

The judge of the Court of Amsterdam has extended  the trial detention of the 37-year-old man by two weeks. The suspect is the nephew of the Ghanaian father of the toddler Nana, who fell from the sixth floor of their Kikkenstein flat in Amsterdam Zuidoost  last Tuesday at around 11:00 pm.

Apr 12 '13 15:46

The four boys who tried to rob a 9-year-old girl on Wednesday, went to the police. The girl ended up in hospital with a concussion and bleeding in her brains.

Apr 11 '13 16:30

Aziz al Cheikh, the father of the 18-year-old Nour who was found dead in Groningen on New Year’s Day, thinks his son was murdered. The public prosecutor’s office, Openbaar Ministerie (OM), will recover Nour’s body on Thursday and re-open the case.

Apr 9 '13 15:39

Mosques don’t report incidents like arson and destruction to the police often enough because they are afraid they won’t be taken seriously.

Apr 9 '13 15:38

Criminals are using the cyber attack on the ING bank to send phishing mails. People are asked to follow a link in a fake e-mail to secure their personal banking details because they would be inadequately secured after the Internet fraud of last week.

Apr 9 '13 08:55

Alphen aan den Rijn commemorates on Tuesday the shooting that took place two years ago in the shopping center Ridderhof.  At 12 noon there will be a private memorial service organized by the city for the survivors and victims. Bas Eenhoorn, mayor of Alphen aan den Rijn, will lay flowers together with the shopkeepers' association of Ridderhof.

In 2011 Tristan van der Vlis caused a massacre at the mall. In a hail of bullets, six innocent people were killed and 16 were injured. Van der Vlis then committed suicide at the checkout area of a supermarket.

Apr 8 '13 16:10

Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported a cyber attack on Monday morning. Its website was offline for two hours on Sunday night and for half an hour on Monday morning at 9.00am. Publisher Herman Mantel said that the investigation of the newspaper showed that a DDos-attack was the cause.

Apr 8 '13 08:20

Much to the satisfaction of the police, many citizens chat via Twitter with local police officers from their neighborhood. "Social media are a very important way for the originally rather closed police to be in contact with citizens," says Janinne van den Berg, Manager of the Social Media Policy of the National Police.

Apr 8 '13 08:03

The man who died last Sunday evening after a shootout in the Charlois district of Rotterdam had been hit by a police bullet, according to the police early on Monday.

The victim was a 29-year-old male from Rotterdam. It is not clear yet, according to a police spokesperson, if the fatal blow was by the bullet or if he had other injuries. The only ones who fired their guns, however, were the police.

Apr 8 '13 07:58

The cyber attack on ING and iDeal on April 3 does not look like a serious attempt to get customers' data, according to experts and hackers in the Metro. “It looks to me like nothing more than teasing," says security specialist Barry van Kampen. “A prank of maybe an angry customer who wants to tease ING back and paralyze its organization.

Apr 5 '13 17:52

A 61-year-old man drove into a schoolteacher while she was helping children crossing on De Westblaak, a big street in Rotterdam. The teacher incurred minor injuries.

Apr 5 '13 17:22

The Dutch bureau of statistics, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), presented the crime figures of 2011 per municipality. The report concludes that the chance that a burglar gets caught is 11,5 percent in the Netherlands.

Apr 3 '13 18:11

One of four suspects allegedly involved in the trade of hazardous substances is also suspected of ''the possession of chemical weapons.''

Apr 3 '13 15:46

Copper theft from Dutch railways decreased in 2012 because of the deployment of special intervention teams. The Dutch railway administrator ProRail concluded this in their annual report.

Apr 2 '13 14:44

The police is investigating alcohol consumption during the Easter fire in Teuge where a 15-year-old pushed a boy from Twello into the flames on Sunday night.

Apr 2 '13 08:40

A mistress of one of the four suspects arrested in Limburg on Saturday for possession of a prohibited substance would have been the target of an attack with the nerve gas Sarin. The Mayor of Maastricht, Onno Hoes, Chief Justice Roger Bos and the police chief of the unit Limburg, Gerry Veldhuis, gave this information on Monday about the recent investigations at the Bodemsweg in the outskirts of the Maastricht district Amby.

Shadowed

Apr 1 '13 17:21

A father of a 15-year-old abused a cinema manager in Almere last weekend after his son was denied access to a movie meant for people aged 16 and older.

Apr 1 '13 15:27

A woman was stabbed several times by her ex-husband in Tilburg, in the province of Noord-Brabant, on Monday morning.

Mar 28 '13 16:07

Jasper S. confessed the murder of Marianne Vaatstra for the second time during the trial that started on Thursday morning in Leeuwarden.

Mar 28 '13 08:16

The police are looking for witnesses of the armed robbery at an ice cream parlor in Almelo and the subsequent shooting incident at the railway station where  the police shot the robber and arrested him.

Last Sunday evening the 36-year-old suspect from Enschede, armed with a knife, threatened the staff of the ice cream parlor and escaped with an unkown amount. The police searched for the criminal in the area around the crime spot and found the robber at the station. There a shooting took place and the suspect was shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Mar 27 '13 02:54

Police patrolling the Zuidplein Mall in Rotterdam shot a 25-year-old man on Thursday evening after he tried to escape from them. The Hoogvliet man was shot once in the leg, and was taken to an area hospital.

The police received a tip that the man was carrying a firearm. When police approached the man he took off running. One officer shot at the escaping suspect.

A gun was found on the wounded man's body before he was taken to a hospital.

The State Investigation Department is investigating the case.

Mar 26 '13 04:39

A 36-year-old man was shot and injured by police at the Almelo train station Sunday evening. The alleged robber was the subject of a manhunt that ended at the station.

Train traffic to and from Almelo (Overijssel) was shut down and part of the station was closed because of the shooting. The 36-year-old suspect does not have life threatening injuries.

The suspect, a man from Enschede, is accused of raiding an ice cream parlor "IJs en Zo" in the Wierdensestraat. He is said to have threatened two staff members with a knife and then fled with the loot towards the station.

Mar 22 '13 08:24

In a study on fraud at work, there were more women perpetrators last year than the year before.

According to Recherchebureau Hoffman, a company that specializes in company crime investigation and fraud prevention, 28% of the thieves caught were female. The previous year this percentage was only 10%.

The increase in the number of female offenders might be partly because of the economic crisis since more women have started working while more men have lost their jobs.

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