Crime

Crime scene
Aug 30 '18 08:30

A body was found in the water near Concertlaan at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Kampen on Thursday morning, the police said on Twitter. Attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. 

The police received a report of a person in the water near Concertlaan in Kampen-Zuid at around 5:00 a.m., according to De Stentor. Officers and the fire department responded to the scene. The person was taken out of the water, and emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim. But it was to no avail.

The victim's identity and cause of death are being investigated. 

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 30 '18 07:46

A 43-year-old man from Lingewaard in Gelderland is in custody on suspicion of preparing for a violent crime "with terrorist intent" aimed against Muslims, the Public Prosecutor said. The man was arrested on May 23rd, but the Prosecutor only announced his arrest on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

The authorities started investigating the man after receiving information that the man thought that violence against Muslims is justified "and would take action to do so", the Prosecutor said. "There was also information that he might have access to a quantity of explosives."

Dutch police Arrest team
Aug 30 '18 07:35

The police arrested thee suspects for trying to assassinate a 31-year-old man from Alkmaar on an industrial estate on Moezelhavenweg near the A5 in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. The victim, an employee of a spy shop, was beaten with a firearm, NOS reports.

 The perpetrators actually wanted to shoot the victim, but their firearm malfunctioned and wouldn't fire. So they beat him with the firearm instead, before fleeing in a stolen Audi Q5. The Alkmaar man was seriously injured.

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Aug 29 '18 15:10

"We have a free democracy, this video is revolting", Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said to NOS about a man threatening to kill PVV leader Geert Wilders in a video on Facebook. The

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Aug 29 '18 14:30

A police officer who ridiculed a female colleague in front of 140 fellow cops during a Christmas party last year, is guilty of dereliction of duty and has to hand in 16 hours of leave, the court in Maastricht ruled. Dressed as Sinterklaas, the officer mocked his colleague's failed relationship in a poem and song, NOS reports.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 29 '18 12:00

Jos B., the man suspected of killing 11-year-old in 1998, had a survival kit with which he could survive in the wild with him when he was caught in Spain on Sunday. "He was prepared to sleep in caves, had a lot of prepared food, fishing tackle and a book about edible plants", inspector Antonio Navarro Acevedo from the Barcelona police told the Telegraaf. 

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Aug 29 '18 08:48

An 18-year-old suspect will appear in the court in Den Bosch on Friday for threatening Frank van der Meijden, mayor of the Noord-Brabant municipality of Laarbeek, with death late last year, NU.nl reports.

The mayor's home in Beek en Donk is under extra security. Whether this was implemented after the threat, is not yet clear. The threat was made on December 21st last year. 

In an interview with Eindhovens Dagblad, the mayor previously said that he regularly faces threats and intimidation. He is known for his strict policy in dealing with illegal practices.

Police
Aug 29 '18 07:38

The police and activists clashed during a , Groningen on Tuesday. The activists are blocking access to a NAM site in the town. Police kept them away from the fence with batons and pepper spray, RTL Nieuws reports.

Plenary meeting hall of the Tweede Kamer, Dutch Parliament's lower house (Photo: Wikipedia/Sisyfus)
Aug 28 '18 18:04

A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with threats made against anti-Islam nationalist political party PVV or the Dutch parliamentary building complex, police announced. The arrest was made at the central train station in Den Haag on Tuesday, a day after the alleged threats were reported to police.

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Aug 28 '18 14:00

A 47-year-old man from Greece was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking in the Zeeland town of Colijnsplaat on Saturday. He was caught smuggling eight people on a sailboat sailing under the Belgian flag, the Koninklijke Marechaussee said on Monday, NU.nl reports.

The eight people were found in the boat's cabin during a check in the port of Colijnsplaat. The Marechaussee - a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military -  believe they come from Albania and were being smuggled to England. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Aug 28 '18 13:10

A third suspect was arrested in connection with a rocket launcher being fired on the Panorama building in Amsterdam in June. The police believe this 45-year-old man from Spijkenisse was the person who fired the weapon, ANP reports.

The man was arrested on his way to work on Tuesday morning. He is in restricted custody, which means that he is only allowed contact with his lawyer. 

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Aug 28 '18 12:20

The police arrested two men in Limburg for suspected involvement in the during the early hours of Sunday morning, the Public Prosecutor in Verviers said on Monday. Belgium will request their extradition, De Limburger reports.

That brings the total number of arrested suspects to three. 36-year-old Dutch man Ivo T. was arrested in Belgium on Sunday morning.

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Aug 28 '18 11:30

The number of Dutch politicians who reported being threatened increased significantly last year. The special police team that deals with threats against politicians received 331 reports last year, compared to 239 in 2016, the Public Prosecutor announced.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 28 '18 08:09

Jos B., the 55-year-old man suspected of involvement in the murder of 11-year-old in 1998, will be extradited to the Netherlands, a Spanish court ruled on Monday afternoon. This should happen within the coming days, ANP reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 28 '18 07:50

The police shot a man on Verdilaan in Naaldwijk on Monday evening. The man was waving a knife and shouting at bystanders at a supermarket, a police spokesperson said to AD. The man was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

The incident happened at an Albert Heijn supermarket. The man would not listen to police instructions. To get him under control, the police had to shoot at him multiple times, the spokesperson said to the newspaper. A police dog was also used. 

A trauma helicopter was deployed to help the injured man. He was rushed to hospital. 

50 kilograms of chocolate confiscated on A2 near Geleen, 25 August 2018
Aug 27 '18 14:00

The police confiscated 50 kilograms of chocolate from a foreign car on the A2 highway near Geleen on Saturday. The three people in the car were arrested, the police said on Twitter.

The chocolate was packed into cooler-bags. The three people in the car could not give the police a believable explanation of where the chocolate came from or where they were going with it.

750 grams of hash found buried in city partk Osdorp in Amsterdam, August 2018
Aug 27 '18 13:10

The police arrested a young man last week who was caught burying 750 grams of hash in city park Osdorp in Amsterdam. A passerby noticed the young man burying a bag under a pile of grass pollen and warned the police, the Amsterdam Nieuw-West Zuid police said on Facebook.

When officers arrived at the scene, the young man had already left. They did find the bag however, and discovered that it contained 750 grams of the soft drugs.

Aug 27 '18 12:30

A 23-year-old woman was arrested at an Albert Heijn store in Eindhoven on Sunday morning. She is suspected of stabbing a colleague in the leg at the store, De Stentor reports.

The woman was arrested around 9:10 a.m. at the AH XL. She stabbed her 44-year-old colleague earlier in the morning. The victim was taken to hospital.

Why the woman attacked her colleague is not yet clear. The police are investigating. 

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Aug 27 '18 11:40

A police officer was shot and killed in Spa in Belgium during the early hours of Sunday morning. A Dutch man was arrested as a suspect. He was seriously injured. At least one more perpetrator is still at large and being sought by the Belgian police, NOS reports.

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Aug 27 '18 08:54

A hand grenade exploded at sisha lounge Down Town on Leenderweg in Eindhoven during the early hours of Saturday morning. The sisha lounge was closed at the time and no one was hurt, though the building sustained some damage, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma  will meet with the police and Public Prosecutor on Monday to discuss whether the sisha lounge should be closed after the explosion.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 27 '18 08:04

's parents are "very relieved" by the , the man suspected of murdering the 11-year-old boy in Brunssummerheide in 1998. B. was arrested in Spain on Sunday.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 27 '18 07:45

Jos B., a 55-year-old man suspected of involvement in the murder of 11-year-old in 1998, was arrested in Spain on Sunday afternoon, the police confirmed on Sunday evening. He is currently in a Spanish cell and will be extradited to the Netherlands shortly, the police said.

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Aug 24 '18 16:20

Caught speeding in the Netherlands lately? There's a good chance that you won't be getting a fine. Police officers participating in labor actions for a better collective bargaining agreement are deleting speed camera photos as part of the actions, RTL Editie reports. 

Officers from Oost-Brabant say they already deleted some 5,600 photos from speed cameras. According to Maarten Brink of the police unions' national action center, the officers in the other nine police units deleted similar numbers. So a total of around 50 thousand speeders will not be getting fines. 

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 24 '18 15:30

The police received over a thousand tips in the investigation into the murder of 11-year-old in Brunssummerheide in 1998. Around 75 percent of the tips are about the possible whereabouts of , NOS reports.

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