Crime

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Dec 23 '19 18:49

Police in Eindhoven said they were looking for a group of boys as young as 12 for the unprovoked assault of a man walking near the Woensel shopping center last week. The victim, Bart Jansen, said he was viciously attacked because he is a homosexual.

Since the Wednesday attack, he said he has cried several times, wondering what he has done to deserve to be a target. "That people can hate you so much for who you are. That hurts a lot.”

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Dec 23 '19 15:53

A teenaged boy was seriously wounded in a stabbing incident in Drachten, Friesland, on Sunday night. Two teens were later arrested, and separately a police officer was hurt in the ensuing aftermath in front of a local bar.

Paramedics and police were dispatched to the Zuidkade in Drachten at around 9 p.m. The young victim was in front of a bar, and was treated by paramedics before being transported in serious condition to a hospital.

Ridouan Taghi
Dec 23 '19 13:24

Dutch authorities said their counterparts in Morocco were essential to the eventual arrest of fugitive suspected crime boss Ridouan Taghi.

Fred Westerbeke
Dec 23 '19 12:01

The head of the national cases division of the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) is being put forward by top cop Erik Akerboom to become the Chief of Police in Rotterdam. If appointed by Royal Decree, Fred Westerbeke will take over on April 1.

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Dec 23 '19 08:12

An investigation was ongoing into a weekend mystery where a dead body was found inside a car fished out of the Nieuwe Maas river. Police in Rotterdam say they arrested the driver of the car, a 38-year-old Rotterdammer, who managed to escape the vehicle despite having a stab wound.

It was not immediately clear how or when the car wound up in the water, but the Rotterdam driver emerged from the water between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Sunday. He was taken to an area hospital by ambulance, police said.

Sexual assault suspect biking in Amsterdam
Dec 20 '19 17:00

Police in Amsterdam are looking for a man suspected of the repeated sexual harassment and assault of young women and girls. Investigators think the man may be responsible for at least a dozen attacks over a period of nearly twenty years.

Security camera footage of the man was released on Friday. One of the alleged assaults is shown in the video.

Ridouan Taghi with a sketch aged to show what he may look like today
Dec 20 '19 16:30

Six people arrested on Monday over ties to alleged crime boss Ridouan Taghi were released from custody this week. Five of them, reportedly including Taghi’s sister, were set free on Thursday.

Police at gold theft in Rotterdam, Coolsingel
Dec 20 '19 15:56

A person of interest arrested as part of an investigation into a massive amount of missing gold was released from custody, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said. Gold bars worth millions of euros went missing earlier this year, which authorities revealed as they raided a safety deposit box business in the heart of Rotterdam.

Lady Justice in Netherlands
Dec 20 '19 12:37

Organizations in the Netherlands that promote a threat to the democratic way of life in the Netherlands should be more easily banned from operation in the country, said Sander Dekker, the Minister for Legal Protection. He introduced legislation on Friday to contravene "radical or extremist organizations" which "seriously threaten society or wish to overthrow legal order," the Ministry of Justice and Security said in a statement.

Police scene Amsterdam ATM explosive
Dec 20 '19 11:04

An explosive device found on an ATM in Amsterdam prompted a heavy overnight response from police in the capital city. Two suspects were at large, and the unexploded ordinance was detonated in an isolated area without incident.

It is the first known incident of an explosive found or used at an Amsterdam cash machine since the machines were largely shutdown overnight. This measure was meant to prevent thieves from using explosives and combustible gas as a method for breaking the machines open and stealing the cash inside.

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Dec 20 '19 08:35

Two people were injured in a stabbing at an center for asylum seekers in Oisterwijk on Friday morning. One of the two victims was transported to an area hospital under police guard, a witness at the scene told broadcaster Omroep Brabant.

The other victim had a leg injury that was treated at the scene. The witness told the broadcaster there was a “large puddle of blood.”

The stabbing was reported shortly before 6 a.m. at the center on Kievitsblekweg in the Noord-Brabant town. The motive for the incident was still unknown a short time later.

Dutch police car
Dec 20 '19 07:15

A rush hour collision between a police vehicle and a civilian auto left one man hurt Thursday evening in Doetinchem. The victim was seriously wounded and transported to an area hospital after he was pulled from the wreckage by fire fighters.

The crash happened when a passenger car attempting to turn from Bedrijvenweg to Europaweg was struck by a police vehicle responding to a dispatch call. The police car's emergency lights and siren were activated at the time of the incident, newspaper AD  and broadcaster Omroep Gelderland reported.

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Dec 20 '19 07:00

The Dutch government is implementing a large number of rules, regulations, and law changes at the stroke of midnight on January 1. Below is a summary of changes made in the category Justice, Security and Defense:

Dec 19 '19 18:40

3FM and the Red Cross' annual Serious Request: The Lifeline fundraiser kicked off on Wednesday. Until December 24th, teams of 3FM DJs will walk from Goes to Groningen, stopping along the route for events and performances to raise money for the victims of human trafficking. 

Police
Dec 19 '19 17:50

Two more teenaged boys were arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 64-year-old man who was withdrawing cash from an ATM. A 16-year-old boy from Hoofddorp held by police earlier this week was released from custody.

Cocaine captured at Rotterdam port, December 2019
Dec 19 '19 17:00

Four separate shipments of cocaine were found by Customs officials at the Port of Rotterdam over the past week. All told, officials captured 1,457 kilograms of cocaine, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said.

All of the cocaine made its way to the Netherlands from Brazil. The drugs were later destroyed, the OM said.

It started on December 12 when Customs officers found 450 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of grit used in the concrete industry. Another 500 kilograms of the drug was found frozen inside barrels of concentrated fruit pulp.

Arrest
Dec 19 '19 16:10

A 33-year-old Hungarian fugitive was arrested in Rotterdam after allegedly fleeing his home country where he was to serve a ten-year prison sentence. The man was captured by police in Rotterdam on Tuesday.

He was convicted in Hungary of “a sexual offense involving a minor,” Dutch police said. He was also sentenced for the possession of child pornography.

Police did not say how the man was discovered in the Netherlands. Hungarian officials asked the Fugitive Active Search Team in the Netherlands to find and arrest the convicted criminal.

Ahmed Aboutaleb
Dec 19 '19 15:20

The government is working on creating room for mayors to be able to warn each other about criminal entrepreneurs, without violating confidentiality obligations or privacy legislation.

Gavel
Dec 19 '19 14:30

The Rotterdam ban on sexual harassment on the street - sometimes also referred to as the cat-calling ban - is contrary to freedom of expression, the court in The Hague ruled on Thursday. It is not up to municipalities to restrict this freedom, only parliament and the Senate can decide to do so, the court ruled, NOS reports.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Dec 19 '19 13:17

The court in Rotterdam sentenced Rahiied A. to 20 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for killing five patients by giving them overdoses of insulin. In four cases the court convicted the Rotterdam nurse of murder, saying that there is enough evidence to prove he killed these women by administering insulin without medical necessity. In one case he was convicted of manslaughter.

Football
Dec 19 '19 10:20

Football club Telstar released a statement on Wednesday, distancing itself from the behavior of its fans in a cup match against Ajax. During the match, fans shouted racist slurs at Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, NU.nl reports.

Several people said on social media that spectators shouted "banana" at Onana, among other things. During the match Telstar said that it took note of events. The club released a statement afterwards.

Ridouan Taghi with a sketch aged to show what he may look like today
Dec 19 '19 08:36

The authorities in Dubai deported Ridouan Taghi to the Netherlands on Wednesday. The man considered to be one of the most wanted criminals in the Netherlands arrived on chartered plane, under guard of the Dutch police, during the early hours of Thursday morning, the Public Prosecutor said.

Crime scene
Dec 19 '19 08:04

Police officers rescued a 3-year-old boy from the Noord-Willemskanaal in Tynaarlo, Drenthe on Wednesday. The toddler was rushed to hospital in serious condition. A 39-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested for possible involvement, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The child is also from Utrecht. Whether the arrested man is his father, is not yet known. 

The police responded to a report of someone being in the canal near Heidenheim in Tynaarlo at around 5:45 p.m. A police spokesperson could not tell the newspaper how the boy ended up in the water. 

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Dec 19 '19 07:47

An ATM bombing caused a massive amount of damage on the corner of Deventerstraat and Regentesselaan on Thursday morning. "Luckily no one was inured, but the destruction is enormous", the Gelderland police said on Twitter.

The area around the bombing was cordoned off, according to Omroep Gelderland. The bombing happened at an SNS Bank ATM at around 4:45 a.m. The blast ripped off part of the office building's roof and facade. Whether the perpetrators managed to steal any cash, is not yet clear.

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