Crime

25,000 ecstasy pills found in Appeltern, 20 August 2019
Aug 21 '19 17:20

The police arrested two men, a 63-year-old father and his 39-year-old son, in Appeltern and Wijchen on Tuesday for exporting drugs abroad by sending them through the mail. While searching the older suspect's home, the police found around 10 kilograms of ecstasy - a total of around 25 thousand pills, the police said in a statement.

Blurred photo of suspect wanted for stealing a cellphone from a toddler in a C&A store in Eindhoven, 3 August 2019
Aug 21 '19 16:30

The police are looking for a man who stole a cellphone from a 2-year-old child in a C&A store in Eindhoven on August 3rd. The police have a photo of the suspect, and if the suspect does not come forward, will release it to the public. 

The incident happened at around 3:45 p.m. on August 3rd in the C&A store in the Woensel shopping center in Eindhoven Noord. The child was sitting in a buggy and watching videos on the phone while his parents shopped. The perpetrator walked up to the child, grabbed the phone and left the store, the Eindhoven police said on Facebook.

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Aug 21 '19 14:00

A woman was attacked by three dogs in an apartment in Hilledijk in Rotterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. She was seriously injured. Responding police officers were forced to shoot and kill all three dogs, a police spokesperson said to newspaper AD.

Police officers responded to the apartment building at 1:45 a.m. after a neighbor called reporting screaming and barking coming from the apartment. At the scene the officers saw that three dogs were attacking a woman on the apartment's porch. They managed to enter the porch area through a neighbor's home.

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aug 21 '19 13:10

A 21-year-old man was injured when he fell backwards from a three-meter-high balustrade at the Delft Student Society Phoenix during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The student was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged with no serious injuries, the student association said in a statement, AD reports.

Vught prison
Aug 21 '19 10:20

Prisoners in the terrorist department of the prison in Vught were until recently allowed to play first-person shooter games in their cells. The games were removed from the department this month, the judiciary confirmed to NOS after reports in De Telegraaf.

Netherlands police uniform
Aug 21 '19 07:54

A man was shot by the police in the center of Assen on Tuesday afternoon, after the police responded to a report of three men walking around with a firearm. The man was hit in the groin and arm, but is in a stable condition, the police said, NOS reports.

Haarlem station
Aug 20 '19 17:00

Two trains were set on fire at the train station in Haarlem on Monday night. Bottles of combustible material were found on both trains and the police suspect arson.

The first fire was reported at 8:30 p.m. and had already been extinguished when the police arrived, the police said in a statement. The second fire was reported at 11:30 p.m. and was extinguished with the help of the fire department.

Gavel
Aug 20 '19 16:10

A 31-year-old taxi driver from Amsterdam was sentenced to 3 years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, for dealing in drugs and firearms on the dark web. The sentence issued by the court of Rotterdam was one year shorter than what the Public Prosecutor demanded, Het Parool reports.

The court considered it proven that the man sold at least nine firearms, hundreds of ecstasy pills, over an ounce of cannabis and nearly 20 grams of cocaine on the dark web. 

Woman wearing a burka
Aug 20 '19 14:43

A niqab-wearing woman was forced to leave a public bus operated by Arriva in Stein, Limburg on Monday. The bus driver in question called the police when the woman refused to leave the bus, the public transit firm confirmed to NU.nl and the Telegraaf.

The bus driver asked the woman to get off the bus and stopped the vehicle when she refused to do so, according to NU.nl. The police were called in and responding officers then escorted the woman off the bus. This was "not in accordance with the guidelines", an Arriva spokesperson said.

Portret_Johan_Derksen_2014
Aug 20 '19 12:50

Johan Derksen said that he received death threats after he caused a commotion last week with some controversial statements about Turkey and LGBTQ tolerance on football talk show Veronica Inside. "You can't say anything in this country anymore or a madman threatens you", he said on Veronica Inside on Monday, AD reports.

Aug 20 '19 12:00

The Amsterdam police took disciplinary measures against eight employees for being in possession of or using hard drugs in their free time, the police said in a statement.

All eight employees were suspended while the Security, Integrity and Complaints Department of the Amsterdam police investigates. The suspended police officers are suspected of a breach of duty.  "No further announcements will be made during the investigation", the police said.

A police spokesperson could not tell NH Nieuws whether these eight cases are connected.

Arjen Kamphuis
Aug 20 '19 10:20

One year ago today was the last confirmed sighting of Dutch cyber security expert Arjen Kamphuis. The Dutch man disappeared during a kayaking vacation in Norway. A year later, what became of him is still a mystery.

Football
Aug 20 '19 08:35

Rabobank is no longer taking professional football clubs as clients due to "raised to unacceptable risks of money laundering, corruption, fraud and other abuses", NRC reports based on an internal message the bank circulated this summer. Rabobank employees are also no longer allowed "to take on new managerial or supervisory positions" at professional football organizations due to a "potential conflict of interest", the message said. 

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Aug 20 '19 07:46

Local residents, fellow pupils and teachers were rocked by the death of a 15-year-old girl, who was stabbed to death in her home on Bildersdijkstraat in Breda on Monday afternoon. Locals described the HAVO pupil as a "sweetheart" who was always cheerful.

Amanda Todd
Aug 19 '19 17:29

The Tilburg man convicted in the Netherlands, and connected to the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, plans to drop his appeal against his conviction in order to speed up a potential extradition to Canada, according to AD. Aydin C., now 41, was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison for the sexual abuse of 34 underage girls.

Breda police investigate the stabbing death of a teenager
Aug 19 '19 16:50

Authorities say a girl found injured in a stabbing at a house in Breda has died. The young girl killed on Monday afternoon was reportedly 15 years of age.

Police confirmed that an underage suspect was taken into custody at another location in Breda. He is 16, according to Nu.nl.

Neighbors near the Bilderdijkstraat location said that the girl lived at the home alone with her mother, reported AD.

Dutch police officer with service firearm
Aug 19 '19 16:00

In the first half of 2019 the Rijksrechreche investigated seven police-involved shootings. In these shootings, three people were killed and four were wounded. In all of 2018 there were 27 police shootings with 26 injuries and three fatalities, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday. 

Apocalyptic scenario
Aug 19 '19 15:10

A 41-year-old woman from Nijkerk and her 39-year-old husband disappeared from their home in Blerick in Limburg last week Monday. Their four children, aged 17, 15, 12 and 9, were taken in by the Child Protection Board. Missing couple Andrea and Marcel suffer from a serious form of religious insanity and have been preparing for the "end of the world" for some time", Marcel's sister said to De Limburger.

The police and Andrea's sister confirmed the disappearance, according to the newspaper. 

SWAT team entering a home - 7 men arrested for planning a terrorist attack, 27 Sept 2018
Aug 19 '19 14:20

The chemicals and fertilizer found around the arrests of six suspected terrorists in Arnhem and Weert in September, were enough to make half a kilogram of explosives, the Public Prosecutor said in a proforma hearing against the six suspects on Monday. With that they could have caused a big explosion, according to the Prosecutor, AD reports.

Porsche stolen during test drive in Enter recovered in Apeldoorn, 17 Auguts 2019
Aug 19 '19 13:30

The police recovered  a Porsche in Apeldoorn which was taken on test drive from a company in Enter and never returned. The suspect who took the expensive car for a test drive was arrested at the scene, the police said on Facebook.

The car dealership in the Overijssel town called the police at around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday to report that the car had been stolen. "Intense investigation" led the police to Apeldoorn, where the car was found, the police said. 

The test driver was arrested.

 

Child on a bicycle
Aug 19 '19 07:47

A 4-year-old boy was separated from his parents for several hours on Saturday, without anyone reporting him missing. He was found cycling by himself in Amsterdam. The police finally managed to track down the child's family when they took him for a ride and he recognized someone on the street, Het Parool reports.

Dutch water rescue organization KNRM
Aug 19 '19 07:23

A body was found in the North Sea some 30 miles away from the coast on Sunday night. The body washed up at a drilling platform. Rescue company KNRM was deployed to collect the remains, RTL Nieuws reports.

The police were informed about the discovery, and a police detective accompanied the KNRM crew to the platform.

So far nothing is known about the victim's identity or cause of death. According to NH Nieuws, the victim is not an employee of the drilling platform. 

Biking Queens
Aug 16 '19 16:50

Members of the Biking Queens motorcycle group from Surat, India were on a 25,000km expedition across 25 countries on a Ride for Pride mission when their bikes were stolen on their Amsterdam stop. On Saturday night, their two KTM Duke 390 bikes were stolen from the parking lot at Hotel Ibis, Amsterdam West. 

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Aug 16 '19 16:00

Armin A., a 25-year-old man convicted of forcing an underage girl to work as a prostitute in Valkenburg in 2015, has again been sentenced to prison. The court in Maastricht sentenced him to 2.5 years in prison with institutionalized psychiatric treatment for abducting and assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He was also found guilty of drug trafficking and burglary, RTL Nieuws reports.

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