Crime

Peter M.
Jun 6 '19 09:06

The mother of the psychiatric prisoner who escaped from a clinic in Den Dolder on Saturday, is now being protected by the police, the man's sister said on Pauw. "She now lives with the door locked, windows closed. His escape is a deprivation of freedom for us", sister Jannienne said. She said that M. always focused his aggression on their mother, who is now living in fear.

Firefighters
Jun 6 '19 07:57

One person was killed in a fire at a care complex on Sietze Hepkemalaan in the Friesland village of Sint Nicolaasga during the early hours of Thursday morning. The fire has since been extinguished, NU.nl reports.

At around 1:00 a.m. firefighters had the fire under control and were working on extinguishing it. Evacuated residents could return to their homes after the building was examined. A few residents had to spend the night elsewhere in the complex due to fire damage.

FlixBus
Jun 5 '19 12:24

A Flixbus bus on its way from Munich to Amsterdam collided with a truck in Germany during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Seven people were injured, three of whom seriously. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can not yet say whether any of the victims are Dutch, RTL Nieuws reports.

Jun 5 '19 09:29

A 44-year-old psychiatric prisoner escaped from a clinic in Den Dolder on Saturday. Peter M. got away during a three-hour long leave from the clinic. Without medication, the man is "extremely dangerous", his family said to newspaper AD.

Crime scene
Jun 4 '19 17:30

The police are investigating two bodies found separately from each other in the Waal river in Beuningen and in the Twentekanaal in Hengelo on Monday.

The body in the Twentekanaal was found near Betoncentrale Twenthe early on Monday afternoon. Firefighters removed the body from the water. The police are investigating. So far nothing is known about the victim's identity or cause of death.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a body was found in the Waal river in Beuningen. The cause of death and identity of this victim is also not yet known. The police are investigating.

University of Amsterdam
Jun 4 '19 10:05

The University of Amsterdam asked an external committee to investigate former rector Dymph van den Boom for possible violations of the rules for scientific integrity. The former rector's work will be reviewed for any suspicious text that could be the result of plagiarism, NU.nl reports.

The investigation was prompted by an investigation by NRC. According to the newspaper, Van den Boom extensively used text that was not properly cited throughout her her academic work and her role as an administrator.

Police dog
Jun 4 '19 09:55

Police and officers from the Koninklijke Marechaussee converged on the DFDS ferry port in Vlaardingen on Tuesday morning to track down on undocumented migrants attempting the journey to the United Kingdom. A team of about thirty people were accompanied by police dogs to check any truck which caused the canines distress.

Sniffer dogs will be used to check each vehicle entering the ferry. If the dog signals that something is off, that vehicle will be thoroughly searched. Authorities were also using equipment to measure levels of carbon dioxide as a way of finding the migrants.

Police investigating a crystal meth lab found on a cargo boat in Moerdijk, 10 May 2019
Jun 4 '19 09:20

The police are finding an increasing number of crystal  meth labs in the Netherlands. Mexican drug cartels are trying to push the highly-addictive and dangerous drug in Western Europe, police sources told newspaper AD.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Jun 3 '19 17:40

A 42-year-old man from Bodegraven suspected of stabbing his 35-year-old wife to death told the court on Monday that he thought she had become "a vampire with three colors in her eyes" and that "the devil was there" when he killed her. The Public Prosecutor demanded mandatory institutionalized psychiatric treatment against the Ljubisa O., the Telegraaf reports.

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Jun 3 '19 15:57

Dutch rescue organization KNRM rescued a man on a self-made raft from the North Sea, off the coast of IJmuiden, on Sunday. .The organization believes the 26-year-old man from Eritrea was trying to sail from IJmuiden to England. He was transferred to the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, NH Nieuws reports.

Jun 3 '19 15:10

The Dutch and German police have their hands full with Dutch criminals committing ATM bombings in Germany. In the first four months of this year, Dutch suspects were linked to 82 ATM bombings on German territory. Last year the cooperation between the two police forces resulted in the arrest of 98 suspects in the Netherlands, 49 of whom are suspected of ATM bombings in Germany, AD reports.

In the Netherlands, 33 ATMs were blown open so far this year. 

The Princess Beatrix lock in Nieuwegein
Jun 3 '19 13:27

Two people became trapped under the counterweight of a lock door of the Prinses Beatrixsluis in Nieuwegein on Monday morning. Rescue workers managed to free one of the victims around noon, but the other is still trapped. Local safety office Veiligheidsregio Utrecht expects that it will take several hours yet to free the second victim. 

Police officers on the street
Jun 3 '19 12:39

Two people including an innocent bystander were left injured over the weekend in a string of unrelated violent shooting incidents. Guns were fired in Eindhoven, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam in the days following a fatal shooting in Utrecht, and another crime involving a hand grenade took place in Vianen. Several weapons were also seized in a bust in Rotterdam.

Ewold Hold
Jun 3 '19 11:00

Ewold Horn's death in the Philippines can be blamed on the Dutch government, according to Warren Rodwell from Australia, a former hostage of terrorist movement Abu Sayyaf. The fact that the 54-year-old Dutch man was still a hostage of Abu Sayyaf after seven years shows that the Dutch government did not put enough effort into getting him released, Rodwell said to Dagblad van het Noorden.

Police Enschede cannabis grow shop murders
Jun 3 '19 10:10

The murder of four men in an Enschede grow shop last year was a Mexican woman's revenge for the death of her twin brother and 4-year-old daughter, crime reporter Hendrik Jan Korterink said based on information on a USB stick he received from a Russian man and telephone conversations with one of the suspects. The woman's brother and daughter were chopped into pieces and dumped into the Twente canal with over 100 kilograms of heroin and 100 kilograms of cocaine, according to the information, AD reports.

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Jun 3 '19 07:57

A man assaulted a woman and her 9-year-old son with a hammer on a Steenbergen street. He also threatened the woman with a knife and kicked her 3-year-old son. A 44-year-old man from Kruiningen was arrested, RTL Nieuws report.

The incident happened at around 8:20 p.m. on Friday. The woman and the older boy were both hit on the head with a hammer. Bystanders tried to overpower the man, but he managed to escape. He was later arrested in his Kruiningen home. 

Missing child
Jun 3 '19 07:42

Over 1,600 children disappeared from asylum centers in the Netherlands over the past 4.5 years, NRC reports based on figures from the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA and Nidos, the organization that has custody of all unaccompanied foreign minors in the Netherlands. These kids left the asylum centers and their current whereabouts are unknown, the newspaper writes.

Dutch police officer
Jun 3 '19 06:30

A 50-year-old bicyclist was shot in the leg on Saturday afternoon in Eindhoven. The victim, from Nuenen, was cycling on a path along the Wolvendijk at about 4 p.m. when he suddenly discovered he was wounded.

He was treated at an area hospital and released later that day, police said. In the ensuing investigation, evidence technicians found “several projectiles from a firearm” not far from where the victim was found.

Handcuffs
Jun 3 '19 06:00

Two people were arrested in connection with a shooting in Rotterdam that left a resident from the city injured. The seriousness of the man’s wounds was not revealed by police. The 27-year-old was hospitalized following the crime.

The shooting took place just after 9 p.m. on Friday at the Jagthuisstraat. Police found the victim near the intersection with Beukelsdijk.

Over a dozen guns seized from a home on Troelstrastraat in Rotterdam, 30 May 2019
Jun 3 '19 05:30

Police dispatched to the scene of a home on Troelstrastraat in Rotterdam found over a dozen guns, some cash, and also a small quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia on Thursday night. A call to emergency services requesting assistance at the house brought authorities to the scene, and two men took off running when the officers were spotted.

One of the two, a 29-year-old from The Hague, was captured and held by authorities. A 26-year-old man from Rotterdam with minor facial lacerations was also taken into custody when he refused to identify himself, police said.

Esther Paul, found murdered on the shore of the Veluwemeer near Biddinguizen on 30 Apr 2017
May 31 '19 17:50

The Public Prosecutor dropped the case against two men suspected of the murder of Esther Paul from Almere in 2017. There is not enough evidence to convincingly tie Mike J. and his son-in-law Victor K. to the 43-year-old woman's murder, the Telegraaf reports. 

Ivana Smit
May 31 '19 17:00

Alexander and Luna Johnson, the American couple who was present when Dutch model Ivana Smit died in Malaysia in December 2017, is taking legal action to try and stop Ivana's family from accusing them of involvement in her death. "We are innocent, but have been under fire for a year and a half due to a smear campaign. Enough is enough", the couple said to newspaper AD.

Crime scene
May 31 '19 09:27

The police in Maastricht are searching for a student who jumped from the Wilhelminabrug into the Maas with a second student on Friday morning. One student made it to shore, the other is still missing, the police said to the Telegraaf.

The two jumped off the bridge at around 8:15 a.m., according to eye witnesses who called the police. One of the students made it to shore a short time later, but the other disappeared under water. The police are looking for the second student with all their might. Ships in the area have also been informed.

Ewold Hold
May 31 '19 09:01

Dutch man Ewold Horn was killed on Friday morning while trying to escape his hostage takers in the Philippines, the Philippine military said in a statement. The Dutch birdwatcher has been a hostage of terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf for years.

"I am shocked by this terrible outcome, and express my sympathies to Ewold's family," Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok said in a statement about the Groningen man. "I have also been in contact with the family. I am going to ask my Filipino counterpart for further clarification.” 

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