Crime

Man sought in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam, 28 June 2019
Jun 28 '19 13:53

The police released a photo of a man they are looking for in connection with the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam on Thursday. Police suspect the missing girl is with this man, possibly an English-speaking person, authorities said. 

If anyone spotted this man, or Hania herself, the police said on Friday that they urgently want to know about it..

A trauma helicopter in the Netherlands
Jun 28 '19 13:40

An air ambulance with an injured person on board was forced to make a detour just before landing in Enschede. A drone was suddenly flying in the helicopter's way. The police called this a life-threatening situation, RTV Oost reports.

The helicopter was on its way to the Medisch Spectrum Twente when a fairly large drone suddenly appeared. "The helicopter had to make a turn in order to land properly and a drone was suddenly flying right there. A collision was only barely prevented", the police said to the broadcaster. It is illegal to fly drones near hospitals.

Texting while cycling
Jun 28 '19 11:45

On Friday Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure is launching a large-scale campaign to make everyone aware that texting while cycling is illegal in the Netherlands from Monday. The campaign, with the slogan 'Keep your phone in your pocket' is aimed largely young people as they are most likely to use their smartphone while on bike. 

Geert Wilders
Jun 28 '19 11:10

On the second day of the appeal in the hate-speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders on Thursday, claimants could demand compensation from the politician and explain why they think they deserve it. Demands ranged from apologies to actual monetary amounts between a symbolic 1 euro to over 30 thousand euros, NU.nl reports.

Netherlands police uniform
Jun 28 '19 07:29

The police issued an Amber Alert on Friday morning, calling the public's attention to the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam. The girl went missing on Thursday afternoon. The police call her disappearance "worrying" and "urgent".

Texting while cycling
Jun 27 '19 14:20

From Monday it is illegal in the Netherlands to use your smartphone while cycling. Those caught texting while biking will face a fine of 95 euros. The goal of this ban is to increase traffic safety by decreasing distractions.

The ban also applies to using mobile devices while operating other types of vehicles, such as cars, scooters, motorcycles, mobility scooters and trams. Drivers caught texting while using a motorized vehicle face a fine of 240 euros.

Ankle monitor
Jun 27 '19 08:39

Prisoners serving sentences of institutionalized psychiatric care may soon have to wear an ankle monitor when they are on leave from the psychiatric clinic treating them. Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection announced that the government will experiment with this starting in the fall, RTL Nieuws reports.

The electronic monitoring tool is currently only used in the prison system. The ankle monitor keeps track of where the wearer is, recording his or her movements. 

collegas-op-straat
Jun 26 '19 19:30

Police in Amsterdam were looking for any witnesses to a violent incident on metro line 50 when a gun was pulled out and pointed at someone’s head during an argument between passengers. The incident happened at about 4:40 p.m. inside a subway train bound for Gein.

Authorities say it all started when two men entered a metro car together behind a third man at the Sloterdijk station. The two men harassed several women in the subway, police said, including one who was seated opposite the third man. He spoke up in defense of the women.

Sumanta Bansi
Jun 26 '19 18:01

The police offered a reward of 15 thousand euros for information that leads to missing Sumanta Bansi. The 23-year-old University of Amsterdam student disappeared in February last year. The police fear that she fell victim to a crime. She was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Mad Fox club logo
Jun 26 '19 16:30

An arrest was made on Tuesday connected to two false reports of a hand grenade at the Mad Fox club. Calls to police were made on March 6 and April 5 with phones or phone numbers that were used just once, according to broadcaster AT5.

The caller claimed there was a grenade at the club, which is below the W Hotel on Spuistraat, bringing police out to investigate each time. Nothing was found in those searches.

Gökmen T. suspected in the Utrecht shooting on Oktoberplein
Jun 26 '19 15:40

Gokmen T., the man suspected of killing four people and hurting multiple others in a mass shooting in Utrecht in March, must attend the next pro-forma hearing in the case against him, the court in Midden-Nederland ordered.

T. previously stated in writing that he did not want to be present, but the court "considers it important to be able to speak to the suspect during this hearing about the progress of his criminal case", the court said, NU.nl reports.

The next hearing in this case is scheduled for Monday, July 1st. 

Bitcoin Keychains
Jun 26 '19 12:30

The Dutch and British police arrested a total of six suspects on Tuesday in an investigation into the theft of at least 24 million euros in cryptocurrency, EU agency Eurojust, who helped in the investigation, announced. According to the agency, the suspects stole bitcoin from at least four thousand victims in 12 different countries.

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Jun 26 '19 09:45

The police registered a total of 527 shooting incidents throughout the Netherlands last year. That amounts to 1.5 shootings per day. A total of 44 people were killed in shootings in a year in a half, the Telegraaf reports based on figures requested from the National Police.

So far this year, a total of 240 shooting incidents were registered. That is a slight decrease compared to the same period last year. The newspaper has no figures regarding shooting incidents prior to 2018. 

2,500 kilograms of crystal meth found in Rotterdam, June 2019
Jun 26 '19 08:21

Investigators discovered a massive 2,500 kilograms of crystal meth in a hidden space in Rotterdam building last week, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. The meth has a street value of hundreds of millions of euros. "This quantity has not been found before in the Netherlands and even Europe", the police said.

Ambulance
Jun 26 '19 07:27

A 7-year-old boy drowned in a pond in the Overijssel village of Overdinkel on Tuesday evening. First responders tried to resuscitate the child, but it was to no avail.

Emergency services responded to the pond on Elferinksweg just after 9:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a drowning, AD reports. The boy was taken out of the water and paramedics tried to revive him. But it was too late. He died at at the scene.

How the boy ended up in the water is not clear. 

Anja Schaap
Jun 25 '19 11:10

An autopsy performed on the body of Anja Schaap did not rule ot that she was killed in a crime, the police said on Monday. The 33-year-old woman disappeared from Katwijk on May 29th. Her body was found in the North Sea, off the coast of the Wadden Islands, nearly three weeks later.

Police and explosive experts at a sisha lounge on Jan Evertsenstraat where a hand grenade was found tied to the door of a sisha lounge, 1 Feb 2019
Jun 25 '19 10:20

Amsterdam is giving a task force established to combat violence and threats against business owners one year to come up with measures to combat this problem. The time limit is necessary because the number of ATM bombings and incidents involving hand grenades increased since last year. "The risks for entrepreneurs and local residents are unacceptable", mayor Femke Halsema said in a letter to the city council, AT5 reports.

Netherlands police uniform
Jun 24 '19 16:45

For immediate emergency attention call 088-6628240, police said.

Police at the scene of a mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht, 18 March 2019
Jun 24 '19 16:45

There is a very real concern in the Netherlands regarding potential terror attacks, particularly from ISIS recruits and jihadists, right-wing extremists, and radical activists, according to Dutch counter-terror office NCTV. Because of this, the terror threat level in the country remains high, with holding at 4 out of a maximum of 5 in the terrorism threat assessment published by the NCTV on Monday.

Screenshot of surveillance footage released by the police showing an ATM bombing at the Ganzenhoef subway station in Amsterdam, 21 March 2019
Jun 24 '19 15:50

Police released frightful security camera footage showing the explosion and aftermath at an Amsterdam subway station in March. The blast was part of a robbery attempt at an ATM inside the Ganzenhoef subway station in Amsterdam Zuidoost.

Some 300 thousand euros in damage was caused to the station on March 21, though the robbers made off with very little cash, police told broadcaster AT5. The suspects were unable to steal the cash cassettes used to store money inside the ATM.

collegas-op-straat
Jun 24 '19 13:17

Two people were injured in a stabbing incident on Albert Cuypstraat in Amsterdam just before noon on Monday. One of the victims sustained serious injuries, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

That victim was working as a food courier on the Uber Eats platform, according to the Telegraaf. Both victims were taken to hospital. The perpetrator or perpetrators fled on foot.

Police said an argument occurred before the stabbing. One witness thought the food delivery person was stabbed in the stomach before losing consciousness on the street, the newspaper reported.

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Jun 24 '19 12:50

The Koninklijke Marechaussee found 18 stowaways in the back of a truck at the Europoort in the port of Rotterdam on Saturday night. Seven of the stowaways were children between the ages of 1 and 15 years, the Marechassee said on Facebook.

The Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, found the people hiding behind a double wall in the truck's cargo hold. According to the Marechaussee, it involves several families, believed to be from India.

aanhouding-op-straat
Jun 24 '19 12:00

A stabbing incident in the former hotel De Herberg in Hellevoetsluis left a man in critical condition on Saturday night. He was stabbed in the chest. A 36-year-old man from Hellevoetsluis was arrested as a suspect, the police said in a statement.

Police officers responded to the former hotel at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a report of a stabbing. At the scene, officers found a man with a stab wound in his chest. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

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Jun 24 '19 08:22

A man was found stabbed at a gas station on Kanaalweg in Capelle aan den IJssel on Sunday night. According to the police, a road rage incident may have preceded the stabbing.

The victim was found at the Dijktank gas station at around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, according to newspaper AD. Whether the stabbing also happened at the gas station, is not yet clear. The victim had a stab wound in his leg. He was taken to hospital in a stable condition, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.

The perpetrator is still at large. The police are looking for him.. 

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