Crime

Sep 4 '13 01:48

The ten main suspects, involved in the Quote 500-gang robberies are on trial this week. On Tuesday they faced a sentence of up to 6 years in prison.

Sep 3 '13 03:03

There are possibly still some twenty SS men alive who never were convicted for crimes, committed during World War II. The Simon Wiesenthal Center comes to this conclusion after a poster promotion in German cities.

Sep 3 '13 02:59

The main suspects in the so-called Quote 500-gang did not respond to questions from the court in The Hague on Monday.

Sep 1 '13 01:28

A woman managed to escape two kidnappers who wanted to rape her Saturday morning in Tienray, says a police report.

Aug 29 '13 04:58

Colleagues from Romania will reinforce the Amsterdam police team to tackle pickpockets, writes Mayor Eberhard van der Laan in a letter to the council. The aid consists of the exchange of information about the perpetrators.

Aug 28 '13 03:17

Cases against drug smugglers who are arrested at Schiphol will be handled through the new speedy trial method, starting September 1st.

Aug 28 '13 01:45

A driver who was loading and unloading goods in Beverwijk on Tuesday around 18:50 hours was robbed and briefly abducted by five men wearing balaclava, according to a police announcement.

Aug 26 '13 03:17

Thanks to an observant 6-year-old boy in the De Thij district, the police in Oldenzaal managed to arrest two car thieves.

The boy woke up at half past six in the morning, and looking out his window, he saw two men break into the car of a neighbor. He immediately told his father, who called the police and gave them a good description of the thieves.

The police found a car nearby with two men, a 38-year-old man from Enschede and a 33-year-old man from Dronte, who matched the description. They were immediately arrested.

Aug 23 '13 05:27

The police arrested on Thursday afternoon a 29-year-old citizen of Zwolle on suspicion of killing the Ermelose Tara Dorgelo (27). The Ermelose Tara was found Sunday afternoon wrapped in plastic in the Nieuwe Vecht near Zwolle. Tara Dorgelo and the man knew each other.

The suspect was heard Thursday evening, but he has made ​​no statement. About the motive of the man who also might have dumped the victim in the Nieuwe Vecht, is therefore still unknown. The police can not say anything about how the woman was killed, or the time when she was murdered.

Aug 22 '13 08:21

A British teenager residing in Heraklion, Crete was detained for trafficking hallucinogenic mushrooms through an organized operation by prosecution officials.

Aug 22 '13 04:47

An investigation team is investigating the death of a 27-year-old woman from Ermelo since Wednesday.  Her body was found floating in the water of the Nieuwe Vecht on Sunday, near Zwolle. The police investigation in the next few days will include a thorough trace evidence  in the vicinity of the site where the body was found, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

A passerby saw a package floating near a houseboat in the Nieuwe Vecht and called the police. It turned out to be a body wrapped in plastic.Therefore it was immediately clear for the police that this was a crime.

Aug 21 '13 06:48

The police closed on Tuesday five cannabis nurseries in Veendam, Wildervank and Oude Pekela. In total eleven people were arrested by the police. 

The largest plantation was in a former bicycle shop at the J. Kamminga Street in Wildervank. There the police found 725 plants and 23 kilograms of harvested hemp. When officers entered, five people were busy cutting the ripe harvest hemp tops, the police said.

Aug 20 '13 09:40

An Amsterdam court locked up six people arrested on Monday for stealing cash and other personal things at the crowded Gay Pride festivity on August 3. They will remain behind bars for a maximum of 10 weeks.

Aug 19 '13 05:15

The police been has been very busy again this weekend with accidents, stabbings and shootings. Here is an overview.

Crime

On Sunday, the police of The Hague arrested three men and a woman in connection with the discovery of a dead man early Sunday morning. The body was laying in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the Schilderswijk, the Hague.

Police suspect that the man was killed. The identity of the victim is not yet known.

Aug 14 '13 09:42

On Monday, a Romanian art specialist said she assisted authorities to find the suspects of the  (thought to be burned) from a Dutch museum following her assessment of two paintings last year.

Aug 13 '13 16:57

The alleged burglar who orchestrated the recent heist at the Rotterdam Kunsthal says he will return five of seven stolen artworks if he is tried in a Netherlands court instead of one in Romania.

Aug 12 '13 04:48

Romanians are ashamed of the Kunsthal Art Heist. “Our country is disgraced in the world by culture barbarians.” And: “This will have implications for the accession of Romania to the Schengen countries.” With this Romanian media headlines characterize the effects of the robbery of seven masterpieces from museum the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in October of last year.

On Tuesday the perpetrators of the 'art heist of the century' will show up for the first time in court in the Romanian capital Bucharest. One of the six suspects is still on the run.

Aug 11 '13 11:52

A runner from Elst was mishandled by two moped riders in a tourist cycle path between Rhenen and Veenendaal.

Aug 10 '13 17:21

The mystery over a girl from Utrecht who had been missing since Thursday morning is finally uncovered.

Aug 10 '13 10:14

A man was seriously injured after being stabbed on Friday evening in a small North Brabant town.

Aug 8 '13 05:01

At the Palace of Justice in Den Bosch a so called powder letter was received on Wednesday. Which substance was in the letter, is not yet clear. The letter is now at the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) for investigation. Police are investigating where the letter came from and who sent it.

The Palace of Justice was not evacuated and all sessions could continue.

Aug 8 '13 04:58

There is sufficient evidence to assume that Evedasto Lifante, the former owner of Murcia volleyball club CAV, has played a role in the murder of volleyball star Ingrid Visser and her partner Louis Severein.

This was announced by the court in Molina de Segura on Wednesday. The two Dutch were probably killed on May 14, in a remote villa in the vicinity of the southern Spanish city.

Aug 8 '13 04:53

Two women were arrested at Schiphol, trying to smuggle a large sum of money abroad. They had 300,000 euro in cash hidden in their underwear. This was reported by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) on Wednesday.

The women were on their way to Brazil and were caught during a security check. The IRS has confiscated the money. The smugglers have been arrested. Pending the investigation, the IRS will not disclose the nationality of the women. The two were arrested, among other, on suspicion of money laundering.

Aug 7 '13 10:30

Three men from Heerlen have been arrested because they would have been guilty of human trafficking.

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