Crime

detail-afzetlint
May 31 '19 07:27

A man was killed in a shooting incident in the Utrecht neighborhood of Lombok on Thursday evening. The perpetrators are at large. This was the second shooting in Lombok this week. On Wednesday morning, a fish shop on Laan van Nieuw Guinea and a building on the nearby Moskeeplein were shot at.

The shooting on Thursday night happened at around 9:20 p.m. on Kanaalstraat, near Soendastraat, NU.nl reports. The victim died at the scene.

arrestant-staat-voor-politiebalie
May 30 '19 16:40

Seven counter-protesters who were arrested at a Pegida demonstration in Eindhoven on Sunday, were released again on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor said. Three minors also arrested at the protest were released on Sunday after questioning. Pegida announced a new protest in the city this coming Sunday.

collegas-op-straat
May 30 '19 15:50

A woman was nearly abducted in the Noord-Brabant town of Vlijmen on Monday, May 6th. A man pulled her from her bicycle and tried to push her into a car, but she managed to get away. The police are looking for witnesses or anyone with information that may aid in this investigation.

The attempted abduction happened at round 10:35 p.m. The woman was cycling over Heidjijk in Vlijmen and onto Moerputtenweg, on her way to work in Den Bosch. There was little to no traffic at that time. She heard a car approaching from behind her, and was overtaken at high speed a moment later. 

Candle
May 30 '19 15:00

For the second consecutive evening, a large crowd gathered to commemorate 15-year-old Marwan Benkodad on Wednesday. The teenager died in his home on Monday in an apparent suicide. He had been bullied by his classmates, NOS reports.

May 30 '19 14:10

Nearly 18 years ago, Dutch kickboxer Coen de Nijs was shot and killed in the center of Alkmaar. This week police finally came one step closer to solving the crime.

A 46-year-old Estonian man was arrested on Tuesday, suspected of playing a role in the street killing. The man admitted to being involved in the incident, police said in a statement on Thursday.

The murder happened on June 22, 2001, when De Nijs was shot from behind while he was near the corner of Zevenhuizen and Gasthuisstraat in the Noord-Holland city. De Nijs died at the scene.

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May 30 '19 13:20

A fugitive Dutch man was arrested in Spain on Wednesday. 71-year-old Leonardus 'Lei' B. was sentenced to  life in prison by a Belgian court earlier this month for the murder of his ex-wife ten years ago, RTL Nieuws reports.

In December 2009 B. shot and killed his ex-wife Josee Widdershoven in Vucht out of frustration about their divorce. He then fled. After managing to avoid the authorities for years, the Sittard-born man was finally arrested in Calpe, Spain on Wednesday. 

Sander Dekker
May 30 '19 09:56

The Ministry for Legal Protection implemented a number of extra measures and stricter rules for psychiatric institutions that treat prisoners following the murder of Anne Faber, Minister Sander Dekker said in a letter to parliament. The 25-year-old woman was raped and killed by Michael P., who was being treated by such a clinic at the time for the last part of the prison sentence he received for raping two minor girls.

Dutch police crime scene tape
May 30 '19 08:37

A 56-year-old man arrested for the murder of a 78-year-old woman in an apartment building in the Zeeland village of Oostkapelle, terrorized the complex for years, according to other residents of the Parc Zonnehove complex. "We are so happy that he was caught. Hopefully the police will find sufficient evidence to ensure that he can be put in jail for years", one of the residents said to newspaper AD.

Ridouan Taghi
May 29 '19 17:30

Amsterdam fugitive Ridouan Taghi was linked to another four murders by statements made by key witness Nabil B. Over the weekend a SWAT team also arrested three men in Suriname, for crimes linked to the most wanted man in the Netherlands.

Police guard in a detention center
May 29 '19 16:40

A 56-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the death of an elderly woman. Both the man and the victim, 78, are from the small village Oostkapelle, Zeeland, and were residing in the same apartment complex.

Containers in the port of Rotterdam
May 29 '19 12:30

The Dutch investigative authorities like customs and the police do not work well together in combating drug trafficking in the port of Rotterdam, researchers at Erasmus University concluded after an extensive study commissioned by the Rotterdam municipality, police, customs and Public Prosecutor. Information is not always shared and the authorities mainly focus on so-called "retrievers" of the drugs, which means that the organizers of the drug shipments remain out of reach, the researchers said, NOS reports.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
May 29 '19 11:40

Shots were fired at two buildings in the Utrecht neighborhood of  Lombok during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A fish shop on Laan van Nieuw Guinea and a building on the nearby Moskeeplein were targeted. As far as is known, no one was injured, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. 

The shooting happened at around 4:30 a.m. The police cordoned off the area and a police helicopter was deployed to survey the scene from above. Forensic investigators are at the scene. 

Haarlem chapter of the Hells Angels
May 29 '19 10:45

The Central Netherlands court in Utrecht issued a ban of the outlaw motorcycle gang Hells Angels in the Netherlands. That makes the Netherlands the first country in the world to completely ban the Hells Angels, according to broadcaster NOS. Other countries, including Germany, banned local chapters, but not the entire club. 

Ambulance
May 28 '19 18:40

A construction worker was killed Tuesday morning in an accident at a parking garage construction site alongside the Amersfoort Zoo. The accident happened just before 10:45 a.m., and photos from the scene published by local news outlets showed an overturned metal staircase at the site of the accident.

No details were released by authorities early Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses told broadcaster RTV Utrecht that the accident involved the installation of the metal staircase.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
May 28 '19 17:50

The man convicted of killing Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002 planned to file accusations of defamation against politicians Han ten Broeke and Madeleine van Toorenburg. Volkert van der G. said the two political insiders went too far when they claimed he violated the conditions of his early release from prison, his lawyer Willem Jebbink said in a press release issued Tuesday.

The Dutch police take down illegal dark web trading site Hansa, 20 Jul 2017
May 28 '19 15:20

The Public Prosecutor demanded 6.5 years in prison against three men suspected of large-scale drug trafficking through the Hansa Market on the dark web in court on Monday. A female suspect is facing 2 years in prison, eight months of which conditionally suspended. 

May 28 '19 14:30

A 38-year-old man who was severely beaten at an Almere business park on Saturday morning has died from injuries sustained in the assault. Police were still looking for the suspect on Tuesday morning.

A blonde woman was seen shooting video of the incident at Markerkant 11 in Almere Stad. Police were hopeful that the woman would contact authorities to share any images she obtained.

aanhouding-op-straat
May 28 '19 13:40

The Dutch police arrested two men on Tuesday morning in connection with thee deaths in a Belgian drug lab. Three Dutch men were found dead in the drug lab in Hechtel-Eksel in January. Investigation showed that the two suspects, aged 22 and 35 from Eindhoven, may have been involved with the drug lab, the police said in a statement.

Server room
May 28 '19 09:36

Dozens of often foreign hosting companies are storing child pornography, malware and stolen data on Dutch servers. The Public Prosecution Service is teaming up with the network of hosting companies in the Netherlands to address this problem, NOS reports.

busje-forensische-opsporing
May 28 '19 08:27

The police are investigating the death of a 78-year-old woman in her apartment in Oostkapelle on Friday. Initial investigation revealed that the woman was likely killed in a crime, the police said in a statement on Monday evening.

The victim was found seriously injured in the apartment on Veldzigt at around 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Emergency services tried in vain to save her life. She died at the scene.

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May 28 '19 07:59

Three cars went up in flames in Gouda during the early hours of Tuesday morning. That brings the number of car fires in the city up to 23 since May 3rd. The police suspect arson in all cases.

At around 00:25 a.m., the first car caught fire on Boelhouwerstraat in Oosterwei, near the crossing with Van Roijenstraat, AD reports. Firefighters were quickly at the scene, but the car burned out completely. The second car fire happened a short time later on Veenenburg in Bloemendaal. The third car fire on Oostmolenpad was reported at around 5:00 a.m.

14 asylum seekers found stowed away in a truck bound to England, 25 May 2019
May 27 '19 18:10

Police in the Netherlands found 14 foreign people hidden inside the cargo hold of a truck on Saturday. The people found were mostly adult men, and at least one boy, from the Palestinian territories, Syria and Yemen.

Ten of the people taken from the truck were found in a different truck at the same location on May 11, police said. They were given a two-year ban on entering Europe when they were sent out of the Netherlands.

gele-politiejas
May 27 '19 16:30

A demonstration by controversial anti-Islam organization Pegida near a mosque in Eindhoven turned more sinister on Sunday, with ten counter-protestors taken into custody. Four police officers suffered minor injuries in confrontations down the road from the Al-Fourqaan Mosque.

Dutch police officer
May 27 '19 15:40

The police had to intervene at the Romanian embassy in The Hague on Sunday after a group of furious eligible voters stormed the embassy. The embassy closed its doors - and therefore also that of the polling station inside - at 8:00 p.m., before many Romanian voters, many of whom had stood in line for hours, could cast their vote. As far as is known, no arrests were made, RTL Nieuws reports.

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