Crime

School bags
Feb 5 '19 12:40

The Utrecht police arrested three teenagers on suspicion of mugging school children in Vleuten and Leidsche Rijn. Cycling pupils were mugged multiple times on their way home from school in January. The muggers stole money and belongings, the Telegraaf reports.

Investigation led the police to three boys aged 13, 14 and 16 from Utrecht. They are linked to one of four muggings. Their involvement in the other three crimes is still under investigation. 

Faisal Mssyeh, better known as Feis Ecktuh
Feb 5 '19 09:19

The 31-year-old brother of murdered rapper Feis woke up from his coma, the police announced. The man was seriously injured during the early morning hours of New Year's day in a

ATM
Feb 5 '19 08:57

Banks are increasingly removing their ATMs from Dutch streets due to ATM bombings. People living around ATMs fear for their safety. ING bank alone closed 170 out of its total 508 ATMs in the last two years, the Telegraaf reports. 

Mayoral chain
Feb 5 '19 07:41

Mayor Annemiek Jetten of Vlaardingen received multiple threats, including death threats. The mayor filed six police reports at the end of last year - four times for insult, two times for threats, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Why the mayor was threatened, and by whom, is still under investigation. The threats may be connected to the decision to ban traditional New Year's fires in the municipality, according to the broadcaster. This decision resulted in a flood of criticism on the city government, and the mayor specifically. 

Football
Feb 4 '19 16:20

A 22-year-old man from Etten-Leur was arrested on Sunday night for threatening a 15-year-old boy with a gun. The man threatened the teenager after he scored a goal during a five to five game on Hobodreef in the Noord-Brabant town, the Telegraaf reports.

Man caught with 81 sea bass in Oostburg, 4 Feb 2019
Feb 4 '19 15:30

The Zeeland police arrested a man in Oostburg, in the municipality of Sluis, during the early hours of Monday morning after catching him with 81 sea bass. He was carrying the fish in four large IKEA bags, RTL Nieuws reports.

The man, originally from Rotterdam but currently with no permanent place of residence, told the police that he had caught the fish in Belgium. Since October 2018, it is illegal to catch more than one sea bass for personal consumption. The law was adapted due to the sea bass population declining.

De Nederlandsche Bank
Feb 4 '19 13:00

Dutch central bank DNB issued a warning to Vivat because the insurer is too lax with its screening on terrorism financing. Vivat could face a sanction if the company does not improve the situation quickly, Financieele Dagblad reports based on a letter DNB sent to the insurer.

Arrest
Feb 4 '19 11:20

Two police officers were injured while arresting a man for violating a restraining order against him on Seringenstraat in Leiden during the early hours of Monday morning. The 29-year-old man from Harlingen resisted arrest so violently that the officers felt forced to use pepper spray on him and fire a warning shot, the police said in a statement.

Ambulance
Feb 4 '19 10:30

Two people were found dead in a home on Max Havelaarlaan in Amstelveen on Sunday night. Emergency services responded to the home after reports of a strange smell, the Telegraaf reports.

A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that the two victims seemed to have died of natural causes. It is not yet clear how long the bodies lay in the home.

According to regional media, the fire department responded to the scene on Sunday evening and took carbon monoxide measurements. A short time later, an ambulance arrived. 

new police uniform 1
Feb 4 '19 09:39

The police in The Hague sent two buses carrying ice hockey supporters back to Nijmegen on Sunday due to concerns for public order and safety. Two supporters were arrested, one for incitement and the other for assaulting a police officer, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl.

Firefighting_in_Russia_in_December_2010
Feb 4 '19 08:10

A fire in a flat on Zwaluwenlaan in Vlaardingen left one man dead on Sunday. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the first floor apartment, and was discovered when smoke passed through ventilation ducts and set off smoke alarms on upper floors, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to ANP.

Firefighters found the man's body in the apartment. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. The fire department quickly extinguished the fire and is investigating how it started.

Cat
Feb 1 '19 10:50

A shedding cat may have been the downfall of three men suspected of a burglary in Muiderberg. The three suspects deny having anything to do with the break-in, but their shoes were covered in cat hair. The house that was burgled is home to a cat that sheds a lot, NH Nieuws reports after a tweet from a community police officer.

The resident came home to find her home broken into and the suspects running away. The police gave chase, and finally caught and arrested the trio in Amersfoort.

13.3 kilos of meth and 1.2 kilos of cocaine found in an apartment on Kees Pijlstraat in Rotterdam, 30 Jan 2019
Feb 1 '19 10:00

The police found over 13 kilograms of crystal meth and 1.2 kilograms of cocaine in an apartment on Kees Pijlstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday. A 35-year-old man was arrested.

Officially the apartment is registered as vacant, but patrolling police officers previously noticed signs of someone living there. At the time, no one was home. When the police returned on Wednesday, they found a 35-year-old man who claimed to live in the apartment. 

collegas-op-straat
Feb 1 '19 09:11

A young woman who seemed to be abducted in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening, was found safe and sound, the police said on Twitter.

A witness called the police about a possible kidnapping on Paul Krugerstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening. The police looked at surveillance camera footage and saw the woman being pushed into a car by two men. The police immediately launched an investigation.

A child writing
Feb 1 '19 08:53

School system Magister was hit by a DDoS attack on Thursday evening. As a result, tens of thousands of pupils from hundreds of Dutch schools were unable to access their rosters, homework assignments and results. "It's a rough attack", a Magister spokesperson said to RTL Nieuws.

The school system went offline at around 6:00 p.m. Magister called in a specialized company to "suppress" the issue, and they managed to get the system back online at around 10:00 p.m. 

Belgian police officers
Feb 1 '19 08:23

Three men who were on Tuesday are all from the Netherlands. Two came from Eindhoven, the third from Valkenswaard, the Belgian Public Prosecutor confirmed to Omroep Brabant.

Belgian newspaper Belang van Limburg reports that the three men were in their early 20's. The Belgian authorities believe they died in their sleep after breathing toxic fumes. 

Police tape seals crime scene for forensic investigation
Jan 31 '19 16:10

Gym3 in Amstelveen was closed by order of mayor Bas Eenhoorn after an . The gym will remain closed pending the police investigation into the explosion, Het Parool reports.

According to the owners of Gym3, this will be for one month at the most. On Facebook they promise to do everything they can to arrange temporary alternatives for all their members.

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Jan 31 '19 15:20

The Dutch government wants airlines to share information about their passengers with the government in future. This data is necessary in the fight against "terrorism and serious crime", Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, AD reports. 

Brandweer fire department Volkswagen
Jan 31 '19 12:50

New footage surfaced of a in The Hague that leveled a building on Sunday. The footage was recorded by a surveillance camera.

The video shows a blast with a large flame, followed by the building's facade collapsing. 

Texting while cycling
Jan 31 '19 12:00

Those caught texting while cycling after July 1st will face a fine of 95 euros. The Council of Ministers will discuss of Infrastructure and Water Management on Friday, sources in The Hague confirmed to NOS after reports in AD.

A pileup involving 25 to 30 cars on the Zoetermeer off-ramp on the A12 highway, 31 Jan 2019
Jan 31 '19 11:10

Two people were hospitalized after a massive pileup on the A12 off-ramp to Zoetermeer on Thursday. Between 25 and 30 cars collided with each other, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to NU.nl.

The Zoetermeer and The Hague region faced icy and slick roads on Thursday morning, which caused several minor accidents and traffic jams. The police can not yet say whether iciness on the road also caused this pileup.

The off-ramp was cordoned off and the police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Police officer at a train station
Jan 31 '19 08:25

Train traffic on the Arnhem-Utrecht route was disrupted on Wednesday afternoon due to a suspicious situation on a train. A man was arrested around 2:00 p.m. on a train at Veenendaal-De Klomp station. The man shouted that he had a bomb, witnesses said to Omroep Gelderland.

Exactly what happened is not clear. A police spokesperson told the Gelderlander that they received a report that the man wanted to hurt people. 

Jan 30 '19 14:50

Two men, aged 21 and 24, were sentenced to 137 days in prison for a fake attack on Zwolle rapper Makka. The two threatened Makka on the street with a firearm, but it later turned out that the attack was faked and arranged by the rapper himself, NOS reports.

Flags of the Netherlands and Iran
Jan 30 '19 13:10

So far the investigation into the murder of electrician Ali Motamed in Almere in 2015 revealed no link to Iran, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday in a proforma hearing against the - the man suspected of ordering Motamed's assassination, NOS reports.

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