Crime

A statue of a weeping woman at the Emaus cemetery in Vlaardingen
Sep 8 '17 13:30

Copper thieves damaged dozens of graves, tombs and memorials at the Emaus Cemetery in Vlaardingen this week by stealing copper tubes from them. The municipality informed the relatives of the affected graves and filed charges with the police, RTV Rijnmond reports.

The graves involved date from the middle of the previous century, the administrator of the cemetery said to the broadcaster. "Back then the trend was to shield graves with poles with copper tubes between them." The poles were torn down and the tubes pulled out. 

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Sep 8 '17 12:50

A woman was injured by an explosion in her Haarlem home on Thursday night. The police are investigating the cause of the explosion, AD reports.

The woman's two children were also at home during the explosion. They were not injured, but were taken to hospital with their mother to be checked over, according to the police. The extent of the woman's injuries is unclear. 

The explosion happened in a home on Edward Jennerstraat. The windows on the front of the home were blown out. 

Dutch Navy ship Zr.Ms. Pelikaan unloads emergency supplies on Sint Maarten following Hurricane Irma, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 12:10

not only caused , but also enormously disrupted the population, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a press conference on Friday after the second crisis meeting about the situation on the island that forms part of the Kingdom of the Netherla

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Sep 8 '17 10:50

A 78-year-old woman was assaulted and left with serious injuries in a home invasion in the Noord-Brabant town of Bladel on Thursday morning. She was taken to hospital with a severe head injury, among other things, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

How long the elderly woman was lying wounded in her Wooninc home on Rondweg before she was found, is unclear. An acquaintance called the police around 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. The woman was conscious and able to speak with the police officers when they arrived. 

People loot a battered store on Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 09:40

In addition to the material destruction left in its wake, the island of Sint Maarten is now also dealing with looters carrying off whatever they can get their hands on, according to various news sources.

An eye witness told BNR on Friday morning that armed looters are working in organized groups to take as much as they can. Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations confirmed the looting, according to Financieele Dagblad. 

Bus crashes into a viaduct over a bike path at Osseveld station in Apeldoorn, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 07:36

Seven people were injured when a bus driving on a bicycle path and crashed into a viaduct over a bicycle tunnel in Apeldoorn on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that one person was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital in a trauma helicopter. Another was taken to hospital by ambulance. According to Metro, this was the bus driver. The other five injured were treated by paramedics on site and sent home. 

Amsterdam Central Station, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 7 '17 15:20

A person was found dead on the toilet of a train at Amsterdam Central Station on Thursday afternoon, the Amsterdam police announced on Twitter.

The person was found on an intercity direct, which arrived at Amsterdam Central Station from Breda and Rotterdam around 1:00 p.m., according to Het Parool. 

The person has not yet been identified. The cause of death is also still unclear. The police conducted an investigation in the train. Track 14 is closed for the investigation.

Police
Sep 7 '17 14:40

A large part of the Burgemeester van Sonsbeeck park in Breda has been closed off to the public with crime scene tape since 5:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. A number of police officers are investigating a sex crime in the park, according to the Telegraaf.

Exactly what the officers are looking for, is unclear. To protect the privacy of the victim, the police will not comment on the case.

According to reporter Eva de Schipper, two bicycles can be seen in different areas inside the closed off part of the park. The police are investigating the bushes behind one of the bicycles. 

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Sep 7 '17 11:30

The police arrested a truck driver in Hoevelaken on Wednesday night after a body was found in the hold of his truck. He is suspected of human trafficking, NOS reports.

The body was discovered while the truck was being unloaded at De Wel industrial park. The police can't yet say how the man died. His identity is also still unknown. 

The truck driver is a 50-year-old foreigner, according to the police. 

Sex doll Fenna from MyTenga
Sep 7 '17 10:50

Thieves stole 14 lifelike sex dolls, worth around 25 thousand euros in total, from the showroom of exclusive sex shop MyTenga in Breda last week. "They only left the couches", shop owner Niels van der Voort said to Omroep Brabant. "All the dolls are gone. Even the old kettle and the six-year-old retro-reflective camera they took with them."

Olga Kluivers
Sep 7 '17 10:10

Dutch woman Olga Kluivers was stabbed to death in Mexico on Tuesday. Her Mexican boyfriend is suspected of the crime. He is on the run, NOS reports.

Family members found the 60-year-old woman from Eibergen dead in her home. She owned a bar on the Pacific, in the town of Barra de Vavidad, according to Omroep Gelderland.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed Kluivers' family in the Netherlands about her death.

The Dutch woman's body was already cremated. In Mexico it is common practice to bury or cremate a body shortly after death, according to NOS. 

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Sep 6 '17 17:00

F1 driver Max Verstappen won a court case he filed against Picnic because the online grocery store . The court ruled on Wednesday that Picnic violated Verstappen's personality rights by using the lookalike. The amount in compensation Picnic will have to pay to Verstappen is yet to be determined, NU.nl reports.

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Sep 6 '17 13:50

The Netherlands plays a big role in money laundering in the European Union, according to Europol. In 2014, over a quarter of suspicious bank transactions in the EU were reported by Dutch banks, the Telegraaf reports.

The banks in Europe reported almost a million transactions they suspected involved money laundering in 2014. Dutch banks reported 277 thousand suspicious transactions. Only Great Britain reported more, with 350 thousand. 

Derailed Arriva train crane accident
Sep 5 '17 15:40

The Public Prosecutor is prosecuting a 23-year-old crane operator for causing a . The train driver was killed and six people were injured.

jail
Sep 5 '17 12:46

The Public Prosecutor demanded an appellate court order prison sentences of 21, 19, 15 and 13 years against five people suspected of involvement in the murder of Yvon Pfaff in Sint-Michielsgestel in 2014.

The demand corresponds to the sentences the court imposed on the suspects last year. The suspects filed the appeal in the case, NU.nl reports.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Sep 5 '17 12:20

There will be no further investigations, including DNA investigation, in the case surrounding the murder of businessman Koen Everink, the court in Utrecht decided in a pro-forma hearing on Monday. The court also decided that suspect Mark de J. will remain in custody, NU.nl reports.

According to the court, investigation has already been done by three institutes, including the Netherlands Forensic Institute. "These investigations will be used in the assessment of the case", the court said. Another investigation wil not contribute anything, according to the court.

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Sep 5 '17 09:35

The judiciary is offering a 20 thousand euros reward for the tip that leads to the solving of an assassination in The Hague on April 17th, RTL Nieuws reports. A 39-year-old man from Houten was

Rabobank
Sep 5 '17 09:13

Rabobank is closing its ATMs in dozens of places overnight in an effort to reduce the number of ATM bombings. The machines will be closed and locked with shutters and steel plates, Financieele Dagblad reports.

The bank hopes to increase the safety around the ATMs, because blowing one open can go "horribly wrong", a spokesperson said, according to the newspaper. "You shouldn't even think about criminals blowing up an ATM with apartments above it, and accidentally using too much explosives", the spokesperson said. 

Damage to De Bongerd shopping center in Doetinchem caused by an ATM bombing, 16 Aug 2017
Sep 4 '17 14:50

The Dutch police struggle to catch ATM bombers, newspaper AD reports based on its own investigation. Last year there were 79 ATM bombings in the Netherlands, but only two perpetrators were convicted, according to the newspaper. Two court cases against groups suspected of 11 ATM bombings, are still ongoing. 

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Sep 4 '17 13:30

The police removed two balaclava-wearing men from the roof of the new Islamic high school in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. The two men were protesting against the school by like "salafism, terrorism". Boh were arrested, NOS reports.

Sarah Kolenberg
Sep 4 '17 12:50

Sarah Kolenberg was pregnant when she was murdered in her Enschede home last month. The man suspected of murdering her, 48-year-old Jayson D., was the father of the child and the two were fighting about whether or not to have an abortion, friends of the murdered salsa dancer told the Telegraaf.

Sarah, 40, wanted to keep the child, Jayson did not. According to the Telegraaf, Jayson D. is a married man with two children. He was afraid that keeping the child would bring his relationship with Kolenberg to light. It is not clear whether Kolenberg knew about D.'s family.

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Sep 4 '17 08:38

Amsterdam's fire brigade was again deployed to a recycling company in the Westelijk Havengebied on Monday morning, because the smouldering remains of a fire on Sunday went up in flames again, Het Parool reports. 

The fire started in a 10 meter high mountain of waste at waste and recycling company Paro on Siciliëweg on Sunday. Paro employees tore the mountain apart with shovels, so that firefighters could get to the flames. 

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Sep 4 '17 07:22

Police officers shot a man in the leg in Hallum, Friesland on Sunday. The man was threatening his neighbors with a chainsaw in a quarrel, AD reports.

Officers responding to a report of a neighbor quarrel, found the man in his house. He grabbed his chainsaw. According to the police, he wanted to attack his neighbors.

The police ordered the man to put the weapon down, but he ignored them. An officer had to shoot him in the leg. The wounded man was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Sep 1 '17 16:00

A 14-year-old boy who was taking his parents car on a joyride, crashed into a kebab shop in Zandvoort on Thursday night. One man, who was inside the shop at the time, was injured. The shop sustained massive amounts of damage, NOS reports.

The boy and an underage passenger were on a joy ride in they boy's parents' car when a police car started following him. At a fork in the road the boy seemed to lose control of the car, drove straight across the sidewalk and crashed into the shop.

The boy was arrested and taken to the police station. Both he and his passenger were unhurt.

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