Crime

Onur K., 33, missing after his two children, their mother, and grandmother were found dead in Etten Leur
Mar 29 '20 15:08

Police issued an alert on Sunday for 33-year-old Onur K., wanted for questioning after four people were found killed in a home including his two young children. The mother of the children and their grandmother were also found dead in the Etten-Leur home on Saturday evening.

Authorities did not immediately identify K. as a suspect. "We are also concerned about his well-being," police said. "For this reason, we are also publishing his photo to find him as soon as possible."

Hague police officer
Mar 29 '20 10:20

The bodies of four people were found inside a house in Etten-Leur, Noord-Brabant on Saturday night, police said. The victims were possibly residents of the home, prompting a criminal investigation.

Firefighters were initially dispatched to the scene shortly after 6:10 p.m. when foul smell was reported in the area. Police descended on the scene a little while later. Once there, the deceased were found in the Dassenburcht home. 

Dam Square remained mostly empty once strict personal distancing measures were in effect. March 28, 2020
Mar 28 '20 16:37

Beaches, streets and public areas across the Netherlands stood largely quiet on Saturday as the public continued to adhere to the new rule that requires 1.5 meters distance to be kept between people. The quietude comes in spite of the fair weather forecasts for the weekend which similarly drew large crowds to gather a week ago even after government and health officials pleaded with them to remain home as much as possible to help quell the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch police car
Mar 28 '20 15:15

Since the coronavirus pandemic began in late February, police have arrested at least ten different people for threatening police, bus drivers and supermarket staff with a coronavirus infection by spitting at them or coughing on them. The incidents are causing more concern among police officers, who have already modified their approach to criminal and domestic intervention because of the ongoing health crisis.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Mar 27 '20 11:45

A branch of pharmaceutical firm Roche on Transistorstraat in Almere was vandalized overnight. The phrase "How many deaths?" was spray painted on its wall, and a sign with the text "Fuck Roche profit" was left at the building, Omroep Flevoland reports.

Belastingdienst tax blue envelope
Mar 27 '20 09:34

For years the Tax Authority had hard targets for amounts that had to be recovered from paid allowances. If they did not reach these targets, they had to scrutinize more potential fraudsters to achieve the 'minimum yield', Trouw and RTL Nieuws report based on their own research.

Child with teddy bear
Mar 27 '20 08:53

The sudden change to structure and stress brought on by coronavirus Covid-19 and the measures taken to curb its spread may be leading to more domestic violence in the Netherlands. Both the National Psychotrauma Center at UMC Utrecht and children's hotline Kindertelefoon noticed a sharp increase in calls. 

Dutch police car
Mar 26 '20 18:30

The driver of a car pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence said he had not been drinking much, but had eaten a large quantity of chocolate-covered cherry bonbons. It happened Wednesday night on Rijksweg-West in Arnhem, when police saw the vehicle "swerving and driving slowly."

He was given a breathalyzer test, which measured a quantity of 275 micrograms of alcohol per liter, about 25 percent over the legal limit.

Bunk beds
Mar 26 '20 11:30

A massive 97 percent of Vietnamese children taken in by the protected asylum shelter in the Netherlands have disappeared, according to the National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children. "The suspicion that a large proportion of these children fall into the hands of human traffickers or people smugglers have been confirmed." The Netherlands must do something, Rapporteur Herman Bolhaar said, NU.nl reports.

Covid-19: Sign in Amsterdam's Oosterpark instructing people to stay 1.5 meters apart
Mar 25 '20 13:34

The police in Westervoort and Duiven, Gelderland, have fined five people for not adhering to rules in place to curb the spread of coronavirus Covid-19. The culprits involved formed groups of three or more people and did not stay the required 1.5 meters away from each other.

Medical masks
Mar 25 '20 11:30

Medical masks seem to be a new hot commodity in the criminal world. Recently the police arrested two people in Dordrecht for trying to scam hospitals into buying non-existent masks for high amounts. And masks were stolen from a care institution in Putten.

Last week, the police received reports from multiple Dutch hospitals saying they were being offered a large batch of medical masks, for which they had to pay millions of euros. The police immediately suspected a scam and started an investigation.

Handcuffs and gavel
Mar 24 '20 16:00

Two Dutch men are charged in Germany with blowing up two ATMs and stealing at least 220 thousand euros. They could face up to 15 years in prison, AD reports.

A 31-year-old suspect is being prosecuted for serious theft and causing a gang-related explosion. According to the German Public Prosecutor, he was a member of a gang involved in blowing up ATMs in Twist and Bad Iburg on 10 February 2016 and 11 May 2017 respectively. A total of around 220 thousand euros were stolen in these ATM bombings.

MH17, Dutch Safety Board, in 2015
Mar 23 '20 16:20

The next hearings in the trial against the first four suspects in the downing of flight MH17 was postponed until June, to give the lawyers of suspect Oleg Pulatov the chance to study the extensive case file, which consists of at least 36 thousand pages. When the trial resumes, the court will decide on the multiple requests the Public Prosecution Service (OM) made in this case, the Telegraaf reports.

Dutch police car
Mar 23 '20 13:00

A drug manufacturer from Zeewolde was placed under 24-hour police security on Saturday. Jan Willem Popma's company Ace makes chloroquine, an old malaria medicine that had a positive effect on a number of Covid-19 patients. Now Popma is getting increasing visits from "vague types", not only at work but also at his home, he said to EenVandaag.

Police
Mar 23 '20 07:18

A man was shot on Dadeltuin in Rotterdam on Sunday evening. He was rushed to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, the police said on Twitter. Three men were arrested a short time later in connection with the shooting.

The shooting happened just after 6:00 p.m. Bystanders found the victim, a 19-year-old from the city, next to a car in a parking lot, NOS reports.

Witnesses reported a dark colored vehicle leaving the scene of the crime.

The three suspects were arrested a few streets away a short time after the shooting. They were in a car. 

Lady Justice
Mar 21 '20 10:06

A man accused of sharing nude footage of the Dutch women's handball team without their permission was convicted by the court in Leeuwarden on Friday. He was sentenced to a one month suspended jail sentence and 80 hours of community service, with two years of probation. He will serve the month behind bars if he violates the terms of his probation, the court said.

Bas Vijzelaar
Mar 20 '20 17:00

The suspect held in connection with a body found in the water near Breukelen was remanded into custody late on Thursday. The 30-year-old man from Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, reportedly named Nick B., was ordered to remain behind bars for 14 days while the investigation into the case continues, a spokesperson for the Midden-Nederland courthouse said.

Investigators at the scene of a mass shooting in a tram on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht, 18 March 2010
Mar 20 '20 14:32

The court in Utrecht found Gokmen T. guilty of opening fire on a tram in Utrecht last March, killing four people. He was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. The sentence is equal to what the Public Prosecutor demanded.

Drug lab found on a cargo boat in Moerdijk, 10 May 2019
Mar 20 '20 12:50

The court sentenced three Mexican men to four years in prison for producing crystal meth on an inland boat in Moerdijk. The captain and owner of the boat was sentenced to 32 months in prison, Omroep Brabant reports

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Mar 20 '20 09:34

The police in the Netherlands registered 18 thousand underage suspects last year, an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the year before. 2019 was the first year since 2009 in which more underage suspects were caught than the year before. In the past decade, the number of minor offenders more than halved, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday.

Politie patch on a Dutch police officer's uniform
Mar 19 '20 19:00

Police in Rotterdam said they were investigating an argument which resulted in a 25-year-old man being shot in the leg. It happened Tuesday at about 10:45 p.m. on Schoenebergerweg, and there were no suspects reported in custody two days later.

Police said they responded to reports of a brawl. Once on scene, "Officers found an injured man. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his calf," police stated.

Arrest
Mar 19 '20 15:20

The Spanish and Dutch police arrested six men from Amsterdam suspected of a series of assassinations and planned assassinations, mainly in the Netherlands. Among the suspects are three already notorious criminals in Amsterdam, Het Parool reports.

Jail
Mar 19 '20 13:00

The first prisoner in the Netherlands to be diagnosed with coronavirus was discovered in the prison hospital ward in Scheveningen, the correctional facilities agency DJI confirmed on Thursday. No prisoners in the Netherlands have been allowed visitation since Saturday, with some exceptions.

Prisoners are allowed meetings with their attorneys, but appointments need to be made in advance at least through April 6. Juvenile detainees are still allowed visitation with their parents and guardians.

collegas-op-straat
Mar 19 '20 07:48

The National Police are impressed by how people in the Netherlands are generally following the rules and measures implemented due to the coronavirus outbreak. "Incidents can be counted on one hand. We can really appeal to people's common sense," Max Daniel, one of the four national police commanders coordinating police operations for the Covid-19 outbreak, said to Nieuwsuur.

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