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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of four suspects allegedly involved in the trade of hazardous substances is also suspected of ''the possession of chemical weapons.''
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman was stabbed several times by her ex-husband in Tilburg, in the province of Noord-Brabant, on Monday morning.
Jasper S. confessed the murder of Marianne Vaatstra for the second time during the trial that started on Thursday morning in Leeuwarden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three people got injured after a bus of transport company Connexxion collided with a car and drove off a slope on Wednesday morning close to Alkmaar.
The number of home burglaries in 2012 rose with 2,6 percent to 91.153 compared to 2011. A third of these cases were attempted break-ins. The police solved 9,2 percent of them.
Real estate trader Paarlberg has to pay a fine of 25,7 million to the state. The court in Haarlem ruled that the 56-year-old Paarlberg received the biggest part of that amount by laundering the money that was extorted by Willem Holleeder from real estate magnate Willem Endstra.
A civil servant of benefit agency UWV (the Dutch implementing institute for employee insurances) gave a client benefit money in exchange for telephone sex, said the OM (Public Prosecution Service) in Groningen.
Dutch police arrested a 19-year-old woman alleged to have been part of a plot to steal a collection masterpieces from the Rotterdam Kunsthal last year.
A 43-year-old woman died overnight after being stabbed in her Rotterdam home, according to newswire ANP.