Crime

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 24 '18 09:50

A man from Belgium was checked in the Vosges mountains in France on Thursday after Dutch police officers mistook him for Jos B., the man suspected of murdering 11-year-old  in 1998, the Limburg police confirmed to NU.nl.

The Belgian man was not arrested as some media sources reported, only checked to confirm his identity, the Limburg police said.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Aug 24 '18 09:07

A Syrian man was sentenced to two years in prison, four months of which conditionally suspended, for trafficking children through Schiphol. Between December 2016 and February 2018 the man smuggled five children from Greece, through Schiphol and into the Netherlands, AT5 reports.

According to the Public Prosecutor, the man himself is an asylum seeker from Syria. He told the court that he wanted to help separated families by bringing their children to them. He called the trafficking an expression of "charity", according to the broadcaster.

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Aug 23 '18 15:40

A 33-year-old man was arrested in The Hague on Wednesday evening in connection with the disappearance of Nsimire. The 14-year-old girl was afternoon after she'd been

Cannabis plants on a bike rack in Steenwijk, 21 August 2018
Aug 23 '18 14:00

"We sometimes see crazy things", the Steenwikerland police wrote on Facebook after catching a man transporting four large cannabis plants through Steenwijk on his car's bike rack. 

The man was pulled over and his cannabis plants were confiscated, according to RTL Nieuws. He was not arrested. It is now up to the Public Prosecutor to decide whether he will be prosecuted.

"There is a tolerance policy on drugs in the Netherlands", the police said. But the possession of cannabis plants is still illegal. 

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Aug 23 '18 13:10

Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security thinks there should be a discussion on making it mandatory to participate in DNA kinship investigations, he said on Wednesday afternoon after it was revealed that such an investigation led to the identification of a suspect 20 years after the murder of

Police officer looking for witnesses
Aug 23 '18 10:50

Fourteen year old Nsimire from The Hague was found safe and in good health . The police did not say where she was over the past weeks. 

Police officers found the girl after a tip in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon. She was taken to a police station, where specialists spoke to her to find out how she is doing and what she needs.

Dutch police car
Aug 23 '18 10:10

A boy between the ages of 1 and 2 years was found wandering around in Roosendaal on Wednesday evening. The child has not yet been claimed and the police are looking for his parents.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 23 '18 08:27

The Lingewaard town hall, located in Bemmel, will be closed for months due to damage sustained when a during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The public hall and areas behind the counters were destroyed, the Telegraaf reports.

Jos Brech - wanted for the 1998 murder of Nicky Verstappen
Aug 23 '18 08:06

The police received over 200 tips about the possible whereabouts of Jos Brech, the 55-year-old man suspected of murdering 11-year-old  in Brunssummerheide in 1998, Limburg police chief Ingrid Schafer-Poels said on Laat op één. "Most are about his possible whereabouts, or people who think they saw him. We are going to investigate them all urgently."

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Aug 23 '18 07:34

An Amsterdam man died shortly after being arrested on Wednesday. He was arrested on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old woman in district De Pijp. The woman sustained minor injuries, NOS reports.

The stabbing incident happened around 2:45 p.m. The 32-year-old man attacked the woman and fled. A 41-year-old man from Amsterdam went after him and hit him on the head with a hard object.

A police officer in Peru
Aug 22 '18 16:40

A man from the Netherlands was shot and killed in a suburb of Lima, the capital of Peru. The municipality of Miraflores - the rich suburb where the shooting happened - said that the murder was a settlement, ANP reports.

The shooting happened when the victim arrived at his home in Miraflores. Two people rode by on a motorcycle, and the passenger opened fire on the Dutch man before they drove off. He was hit three times in the head. 

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 22 '18 14:40

A man from Schiedam was remanded to 30 days in custody on Tuesday. He was arrested earlier this month for threatening to commit a terrorist attack following the death of PVV city councilor in The Hague , ANP reports.

300 kilos cocaine found on a Dutch yacht near Mallorca
Aug 22 '18 14:00

Four Dutch and a German were caught with 300 kilograms of cocaine on a yacht near Mallorca on Sunday. They were arrested by the Spanish authorities, NOS reports.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Aug 22 '18 13:10

Twenty years after the murder of 11-year-old in Brunssummerheide, the Dutch authorities managed to identify a suspect. The suspect is 55-year-old Jos B. from Simpelveld. The police do not know where he is at this time, and placed him on the national wanted list on Wednesday.

Crime scene
Aug 22 '18 12:30

A body was found in the waterway along Weesperzijde in Amsterdam Oost on Wednesday morning. The police cordoned off the area and are investigating.

The body was found in the water near Cafe de Omval, according to Amsterdam broadcaster AT5. Divers from the fire department area also at the scene. 

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances under which the body was found. 

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Aug 22 '18 10:10

A doctor was stabbed at a GP's office in Loosdrecht on Tuesday. He was taken to hospital in unknown condition. A 34-year-old man was arrested after a search, NU.nl reports.

The stabbing happened at a general practice on Eikenlaan. The doctor shouted for help, which was heard by a boy who had just come out of the adjacent dental practice. The perpetrator fled. 

A trauma physician was taken to the scene by helicopter. He stabilized the doctor, who was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 22 '18 08:52

There's been an "important breakthrough" in the investigation into the murder of 11-year-old in 1998, the police announced on Tuesday. A press conference will be held at the Maastricht police station at noon.

Royal military Police Vehicle
Aug 22 '18 08:26

The discovery of a suspicious package triggered an evacuation at the army base in the Gelderland town of Oldebroek on Tuesday afternoon. No explosives were found in the package. The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that forms part of the Dutch military, is investigating, De Stentor reports.

The package was discovered in a building on the base, which also includes the artillery shooting camp in 't Harde, around 4:15 p.m. The building was evacuated and the emergency services were called in. The fire brigade, the Marechaussee and explosive experts were deployed.

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Aug 22 '18 07:45

A car crashed into the town hall of Lingewaard, located in the Gelderland village of Bemmel, during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The car contained two gas bottles, one of which exploded and caused a fire. The driver was killed, according to the police. 

The killed motorist was found "in the vicinity" of the car, a spokesperson for the fire department said to NOS. The fire caused major damage to the town hall. 

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Aug 21 '18 20:14

Trains scheduled to travel to-and-from Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol, and stations in the Amsterdam area were scrapped on Tuesday evening due to "a major disruption in the train traffic control systems," national railway NS said in a statement.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 21 '18 16:00

Four men on Sunday, were released again on Monday. According to the police, they had nothing to do with a suspicious suitcase on a train at the station, NOS reports.

Forensic investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting on De Clercqstraat, 13 May 2015
Aug 21 '18 15:20

The court in Amsterdam sentenced 34-year-old Quincy S. to 25 years in prison for preparing an assassination on a criminal from Almere and killing Youssef El Kahtaoui during a shooting in Amsterdam in May 2015. The Public Prosecutor had demanded life in prison against S., NU.nl reports.

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Aug 21 '18 14:50

A 14-year-old boy was seriously hurt when he was hit by a train in Assen on Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. at the rail crossing on Spoorstraat. The police called it an accident, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Witnesses saw the boy lying on the platform after the accident. "Completely covered in blood, I dared not look any closer", one witness said to the newspaper.

Paramedics and a doctor brought by a trauma helicopter stabilized the boy at the scene and then rushed him to hospital by ambulance. 

Lady Justice
Aug 21 '18 14:00

A 41-year-old former gym teacher from Siddeburen was sentenced on appeal to two years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, for sexually abusing a pupil. The sentence is equal to that previously imposed by the court in Groningen, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The former gym teacher at the Fivelcollege in Delfzijl, which is now the Ems Delta College, had sexual contact with a pupil between 2010 and 2012. The girl was 15-years-old when the relationship started. She eventually reported the man to the police herself. 

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