Crime

Jan 8 '14 16:04

The court in the German Hagen ruled Wednesday not to convict the Dutch war criminal, Siert Bruins, for murder.

Jan 8 '14 15:11

A 3-year-old boy was kicked in the face by a man, Tuesday, in Amersfoort. The toddler sustained bruises and scratches in his face and is pretty shaken up, reported the police.

Jan 8 '14 10:49

The identities of as many as 150 people were stolen by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability in a government-backed online identification system. Each victim's' identity was stolen through the DigiD programme, where bank account numbers may be changed to reroute money being sent for tax refunds and social benefits, a Ministry of the Interior spokesperson told NOS.

Jan 8 '14 04:58

Reports of a man on a train claiming he had a gun and threatening another passenger temporarily stopped all train traffic around Leiden Tuesday evening. One suspect was reportedly in custody, a police spokesperson said.

Jan 8 '14 04:34

The Royal Military Police is investigating a 31-year-old Peruvian man, who was arrested Friday at Schiphol, on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Jan 7 '14 19:01

The evacuation of a home, containing several World War II items, on the Tielensstraat, is going to take longer than planned

Jan 7 '14 18:05

Reacting to the news of a conspicuous street assassination in his neighborhood, Amsterdam Nieuw-West President Achmed Baâdoud is working with the council there on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming "killing machines."

Fred Teeven
Jan 7 '14 16:40

The Netherlands has signed a memorandum of understanding MOU with Rwanda that will allow the kingdom to extradite Rwandan war criminals.

Jan 7 '14 16:16

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has adjusted its travel advisories on Egypt following the death of a 53-year-old Dutchman who was vacationing in Hurghada.

Bikes in Amsterdam
Jan 7 '14 12:20

In Amsterdam, bicycle theft is a big social problem and number of robberies increased in recent years.

Jan 7 '14 11:57

A cat got her head blown off by fireworks on Sunday.

Jan 7 '14 04:32

Police arrested four youth who may have something to do with blowing up a parking meter in Rotterdam on New Year's Eve. They are suspected of attempted manslaughter and causing an explosion.

Jan 6 '14 19:56

Seven people suffered hearing loss on New Year's Eve in Hilversum when somebody threw heavy fireworks in their midst. The police announced Monday they are investigating the incident.

Jan 6 '14 16:04

Police removed ten malnourished and badly kept dogs from the care of a man in Oss on Monday; it was the umpteenth time.

Jan 6 '14 15:28

The Netherlands expressed concerns to Egypt about the poor conditions in which Dutch national Ahmed Diini is being detained, wrote the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Diini's lawyer, André Seebregts.

Jan 6 '14 04:36

Curaçao will have access to a Dutch unmanned aircraft in the coming months to address a wave of raids. The Ministry of Defense is sending the "Raven" at the request of the Justice department on the island.

Jan 6 '14 04:34

A 36-year-old man, who is suspected of committing at least 45 crimes in the past month in Limburg, was arrested Sunday morning.

Jan 6 '14 04:33

Two Netherlands based Internet security firms reported that Yahoo's advertising servers have distributed malware to hundreds of thousands of users over the last few days. It appears Yahoo's advertising network has been attacked by malicious parties who hijacked the network.

Jan 6 '14 04:32

A burglar who broke into a home on the Kasteellaan in the night from Saturday to Sunday, was caught in the act by the 89-year-old resident.

Jan 6 '14 04:31

The man who was shot dead Saturday night on the Slauerhoff street in Amsterdam, is a 39-year-old native. He was assassinated.

Royal Dutch Army Convoy
Jan 5 '14 17:06

The Dutch Army is being deployed in Amsterdam Noord to counteract an increase in burglaries there, the mayor said. Speaking on the television program Buitenhof, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan confirmed the Army worked with police in Noord in December, helping to bring burglaries there down 30 to 50 percent.

limburg grenade
Jan 5 '14 12:50

A 41-year-old man in Geleen, Limburg, was arrested by police after threatening people in a bar with hand grenades. Investigators searching the man's home later discovered several World War II relics that briefly shut down part of his neighborhood on Tielensstraat.

Jan 5 '14 11:33

One man was killed in a brazen street shooting in Amsterdam Saturday night where several shots were reportedly fired. The man died at the scene after being briefly revived by paramedics, police said.

Jan 4 '14 12:09

A 14-year-old boy is still in critical condition after shrapnel from an early New Year's Day explosion hit him in the head. The boy was standing more than 40 meters away from a group of people who blew up a parking meter using fireworks.

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