Crime

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Sep 14 '13 02:48

The body, found Friday morning on the platform of railway station Rijswijk, is that of a local 19-year-old boy, reported police.

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Sep 14 '13 02:24

Two 18-year-old twin brothers were robbed in the streets of Amsterdam last month and held hostage for two hours. They were threatened and had their mobile phones and money taken away.

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Sep 13 '13 03:39

The 19-year-old Swedish woman who was stabbed to death Tuesday in Den Bosch, filed a report of threats by her ex-boyfriend in August.

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Sep 11 '13 02:04

A group of riot police are looking for traces tonight in Den Bosch, following the death of a 19-year-old Swedish woman who was stabbed in a fire exit leading to the Leonardus van Veghel Street, not far from the center.

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Sep 10 '13 03:11

A 47-year-old father and his three sons were found dead on Monday morning, in a bungalow park in the village of Schoonloo in Drenthe. This was reported by the police. The dead kids were two 10-year-old boys  and a 2-year-old boy.

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Sep 10 '13 02:30

Six moviegoers in Pathé Arena in Amsterdam became ill from tear gas.

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Sep 9 '13 05:37

Two Romanian youngsters, 17 and 19 years old, were arrested on Sunday in Blerick (Limburg) on suspicion of copper theft.

The police received a report that two vans with Spanish number plates were parked at the Otto Street in Blerick. While checking out the vans, the police found two men sleeping in one of the two vans, in which  the police found a total of 132 roles of copper wire with a total weight of 6,600 kilograms.

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Sep 7 '13 02:35

The police seized to large amounts of GBL in Nijmegen and Doornenburg. High concentrations of the element is used as raw material for the party drug GHB.

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Sep 7 '13 02:11

Two people were injured in a stabbing on board a train from The Hague to Venlo. On Rotterdam Central the wounded got off the train and two others were apprehended.

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Sep 6 '13 04:01

The police arrested ten people on Thursday, at various places in Brabant, in connection with illegal cannabis. 14 Hemp nurseries were dismantled, two hemp dryers and there were five addresses located where the found cannabis plants.

In 12 different cities and towns in Brabant, the police went energetically to work. On the special action day on hemp, the police took action in Bergen op Zoom, Best, Eindhoven, Etten-Leur, Eindhoven, Helmond, Kruisland, Loosbroek, Mierlo, Roosendaal, Terheijden and Oudenbosch.

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Sep 6 '13 02:36

The financial investigation department from North Holland found 520,000 euros in cash in the search of a house and a shed in IJmuiden. To a large extent the notes were 500 euro bills.

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Sep 6 '13 02:35

Police have arrested three people, suspected of fraud involving personal budgets (PGB). The threesome committed fraud for about 2 million euros.

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Sep 4 '13 01:48

The ten main suspects, involved in the Quote 500-gang robberies are on trial this week. On Tuesday they faced a sentence of up to 6 years in prison.

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Sep 3 '13 03:03

There are possibly still some twenty SS men alive who never were convicted for crimes, committed during World War II. The Simon Wiesenthal Center comes to this conclusion after a poster promotion in German cities.

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Sep 3 '13 02:59

The main suspects in the so-called Quote 500-gang did not respond to questions from the court in The Hague on Monday.

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Sep 1 '13 01:28

A woman managed to escape two kidnappers who wanted to rape her Saturday morning in Tienray, says a police report.

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Aug 29 '13 04:58

Colleagues from Romania will reinforce the Amsterdam police team to tackle pickpockets, writes Mayor Eberhard van der Laan in a letter to the council. The aid consists of the exchange of information about the perpetrators.

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Aug 28 '13 03:17

Cases against drug smugglers who are arrested at Schiphol will be handled through the new speedy trial method, starting September 1st.

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Aug 28 '13 01:45

A driver who was loading and unloading goods in Beverwijk on Tuesday around 18:50 hours was robbed and briefly abducted by five men wearing balaclava, according to a police announcement.

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Aug 26 '13 03:17

Thanks to an observant 6-year-old boy in the De Thij district, the police in Oldenzaal managed to arrest two car thieves.

The boy woke up at half past six in the morning, and looking out his window, he saw two men break into the car of a neighbor. He immediately told his father, who called the police and gave them a good description of the thieves.

The police found a car nearby with two men, a 38-year-old man from Enschede and a 33-year-old man from Dronte, who matched the description. They were immediately arrested.

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Aug 23 '13 05:27

The police arrested on Thursday afternoon a 29-year-old citizen of Zwolle on suspicion of killing the Ermelose Tara Dorgelo (27). The Ermelose Tara was found Sunday afternoon wrapped in plastic in the Nieuwe Vecht near Zwolle. Tara Dorgelo and the man knew each other.

The suspect was heard Thursday evening, but he has made ​​no statement. About the motive of the man who also might have dumped the victim in the Nieuwe Vecht, is therefore still unknown. The police can not say anything about how the woman was killed, or the time when she was murdered.

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Aug 22 '13 08:21

A British teenager residing in Heraklion, Crete was detained for trafficking hallucinogenic mushrooms through an organized operation by prosecution officials.

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Aug 22 '13 04:47

An investigation team is investigating the death of a 27-year-old woman from Ermelo since Wednesday.  Her body was found floating in the water of the Nieuwe Vecht on Sunday, near Zwolle. The police investigation in the next few days will include a thorough trace evidence  in the vicinity of the site where the body was found, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

A passerby saw a package floating near a houseboat in the Nieuwe Vecht and called the police. It turned out to be a body wrapped in plastic.Therefore it was immediately clear for the police that this was a crime.

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Aug 21 '13 06:48

The police closed on Tuesday five cannabis nurseries in Veendam, Wildervank and Oude Pekela. In total eleven people were arrested by the police. 

The largest plantation was in a former bicycle shop at the J. Kamminga Street in Wildervank. There the police found 725 plants and 23 kilograms of harvested hemp. When officers entered, five people were busy cutting the ripe harvest hemp tops, the police said.

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