Crime

Inside De Witte Aap (Source: Twitter/@EstherBnnnbrk)
Aug 29 '14 14:56

De Witte Aap café in Rotterdam will hopefully reopen today after it was closed earlier this week because of a stabbing.

Photo: Maastricht University Visitors Center (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
Aug 29 '14 13:34

Employees at the University of Maastricht have received anonymous death threats. The university came under fire earlier this week after it announced that it would be testing pacemakers on several dozen labradors.

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Aug 29 '14 10:09

A staff member from the psychiatric hospital De Rooyse Wissel in Limburg was reportedly held hostage last month. The therapist was trapped as the psychiatric patient held a sharp object on the staff member.

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Aug 29 '14 09:23

The Hague's Schilderswijk has been freed of two big name recruiters for jihad. The arrests come with a collective sigh of relief as the Algemeen Dagblad reveals that Rudolph H. and Azzedine C., alias Abou Moussa, had been on the police radar for almost two years.

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Aug 29 '14 08:03

A man identified as Amsterdam crime boss Samir B. was murdered in Benahavis in Spain on Wednesday. The 36-year-old, also known as "Scarface," was killed in the Spanish town near Marbella on Wednesday afternoon, Het Parool reports.

Police station The Hague (Source: Wikimedia/Pauline van Till)
Aug 28 '14 16:23

A team of the Regional Crime squad in The Hague arrested a 32 year old man and a 24 year old woman in Germany for various offenses. This was done in cooperation with the German authorities on behalf or the Public Prosecutor in The Hague. Both of these suspects are residents of The Hague.

A Screenplay (Source: Twitter/@TheScriptLab)
Aug 28 '14 13:49

Cable companies like Ziggo and UPC violate the script writers' copyrights by providing movies and shows to their subscribers without the script writers' permission. The court in Amsterdam determined that script writers should be paid for the broadcasts.

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Aug 28 '14 11:52

In Nijmegen, a 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with engaging in sexual relations with his 8-year-old niece and her then-7-year-old friend, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Aug 28 '14 11:21

The prison where murdered American journalist James Foley was locked up in Syria, is being run by a Dutch Moroccan engineer, according to reports.

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Aug 28 '14 10:41

In Rotterdam, Café De Witte Aap has been told to close its doors for at least two weeks after a 33-year-old man from Capelle aan den IJssel was wounded in a stabbing last Wednesday, the NOS reports.

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Aug 27 '14 17:15

Police are calling on the public for help in the investigation of the murder of 34-year-old Derkiaoui van der Meijden on Monday, August 18, in Amsterdam Oost/Zeeburg. Police are requesting anyone who took video footage of the incident to come forward.

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Aug 27 '14 16:06

A 13 year old boy has been sentenced by a court in Utrecht to three months' imprisonment and a playground ban for the rape of a 10 year old girl in 2013, De Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 27 '14 15:27

A 29-year-old man from Arnhem has been sentenced to 40 hours community service for calling an applicant “a dark skinned negro” and refusing to hire him.

Aug 27 '14 15:04

The Public prosecutor confirmed that Antonio Marcos van der Ploeg and Enise Bircan, known as the Dutch Bonnie and Clyde, confessed to their crime spree after weeks of silence

Photo: Maarten de eBun @BEBEUN010
Aug 27 '14 14:38

A Rotterdam home has come under attack shortly after midnight on Monday when a firebomb was thrown at a glass window. No casualties have been reported, but the incident is a major cause for concern for residents in the area.

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Aug 27 '14 13:30

Police have uncovered 4.9 kilos of the illicit narcotic heroin during the search of a building in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. No suspects have been arrested.

Hackers or Keyboard users
Aug 27 '14 11:26

The Netherlands Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has received a letter from prominent Dutch hackers, arguing that hacking should not be criminalized, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 27 '14 11:04

Four of the biggest Dutch banks, Abn Amro, ING, Rabobank and SNS Reaal are going to work together with the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) and the National internet Scamming Hotline (LMIO) to work on a database of internet scams, and more information on fraudulent websites, Het Parool reports.

Joran van der Sloot (Source: Twitter/@DownsAndOut)
Aug 26 '14 14:02

Joran van der Sloot has gone on a hunger strike because of his transfer to another prison in Peru. Guards found a mobile phone in his possession.

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Aug 26 '14 12:43

This morning police found a marijuana plantation in a woodlot close to the German border.

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Aug 26 '14 08:52

Amsterdam is closing the door on two local online companies that were intent on operating as middlemen between private boat-owners and people looking for short-term boat rentals.

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Aug 25 '14 16:41

The police have arrested another suspect in the ongoing investigation into the killings in Staatsliedenbuurt in Amsterdam. Two men were killed in December 2012 and the police were shot at with automatic weapons.

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Aug 25 '14 16:17

A 26-year-old man from the Belgian province of Lommel, Limburg was busted for driving nearly twice the speed limit while drag racing two police officers. The man, wrongly believing that the two officers wanted to race him while at a red light, took off when the light turned green.

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Aug 25 '14 10:32

The court in Amsterdam will be the scene of a new preparatory session in the case of the shooting in the city's Staatsliedenbuurt on the 29th of December 2012, in which two men were killed. The suspects in the hearing are 34-year-old Anouar B. and 26-year-old Adil A., Elsevier reports.

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