Crime

Police tape seals crime scene for forensic investigation
Apr 26 '19 10:40

Two Amsterdam coffeeshops targeted with explosives over the past months are located in buildings owned by the same man - 56-year-old entrepreneur Jan Erkelens. He owns more than 10 buildings in Amsterdam where coffeeshops are located, Het Parool reports.

collegas-op-straat
Apr 26 '19 09:50

The police in Amsterdam freed a 30-year-old man who was tied to a fence next to a burning car early on Friday morning. The victim was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. How the man came to be tied to a fence, and how he sustained his injuries, is not yet known, NU.nl reports.

The fire brigade and police responded to the car fire on Tom Schreursweg at around 3:20 a.m. At the scene, firefighters and cops heard the man calling for help. 

The man was not tied up right next to the burning car, but a distance away, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.

Ambulance
Apr 26 '19 08:00

A serious accident in Eindhoven on Thursday evening left nine people injured, four of whom seriously. Three cars were involved in the collision on the crossing of Anthony van Leeuwenhoeklaan and Marconilaan. All victims were taken to hospital, RTL Nieuws reports

The accident happened at around 6:00 p.m. An eyewitness saw that one car ended up on the wrong side of a road and crashed into a small white truck, according to the broadcaster. The road was littered with rubble and a lamppost was pulled from the ground.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Apr 26 '19 07:28

A red passenger car deliberately crashed into the entrance of the city hall in Hardewijk on Thursday afternoon. The driver was arrested in a home in the city, about an hour after the crash, the Gelderland police said. No one was injured.

The driver crashed the car into the glass sliding doors of the building located on Havendam at around 2:30 p.m., and then fled. The suspect was arrested at around 3:30 p.m., after a large police search also involving a police helicopter.

aanhouding-op-straat
Apr 25 '19 16:00

The police arrested a 23-year-old man from Julianadorp on Wednesday evening on suspicion of stabbing a girl and three women while they were jogging or cycling in Castricum, Egmond aan den Hoef and Barsingerhorn in November and January, NU.nl reports.

Gavel
Apr 25 '19 15:10

Senior prosecutors Marc van Nimwegen and Marianne Bloos seriously violated the integrity rules of the Public Prosecution Service with their secret relationship and thereby damaged the entire organization, the Fokkens committee concluded after investigating the relationship. The Public Prosecution Service suspended Van Nimwegen on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.

Apr 25 '19 13:30

Around 40 police officers intervened in a healing ceremony in a home on Nieuwstraat in Eersel, Noord-Brabant, on Wednesday evening. A few weeks ago a 31-year-old man from Hungary died after participating in a similar ceremony. Four people were arrested on Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.

A total of 16 people attended the healing ceremony. The attendees who were not arrested, were taken to another location. 

Crystal meth and metamine found in a shipment of frozen drumsticks at a transport company in De Lier, 17 April 2019
Apr 25 '19 12:40

Last week customs officers found crystal meth and ketamine at a transport company in De Lier. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of frozen chicken drumsticks, which were on their way to England, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

The discovery was made on April 17th. A 32-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering. He was arraigned earlier this week and remanded into custody for another two weeks.

24 Oktoberplein shooting in Utrecht
Apr 25 '19 11:50

Gokmen T., the suspected gunman in a mass shooting in Utrecht on March 18th, assaulted a prison employee a few weeks before the attack on 24 Oktoberplein, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the Volkskrant reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Apr 25 '19 11:00

Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer wants the police to stop making underage suspects spend a night in jail for a minor offense. Minors who are arrested should not only be seen as a suspect, but also as a child, Kalverboer said in a new report, ANP reports.

"It is very drastic for children to be locked up in a cell, especially at night", the child advocate said. "If children are locked up, the police must be able to explain why."

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Apr 25 '19 09:19

The A73 highway near Venray is currently closed towards Nijmegen as the police investigate "substances" found in a crashed car. The car collided with the guardrail during the early hours of Thursday morning. Two people were injured. The occupants of the car were arrested, NOS reports.

The police noticed the car when it sped past them on the highway at high speed. It crashed a short time later. As far as is known, no other vehicles were involved in the accident. Suspicious substances were found in the car. Exactly what substances these are, is not clear.

Matrix signs on the A10 ring road in Amsterdam
Apr 25 '19 07:36

Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat is investigating whether there is a connection between three fatal accidents this past week, in which a total of nine people were killed. In all three cases, the cars collided with so-called matrix signs. Rijkswaterstaat will investigate whether these road signs played a role in the cause of the accidents, AD reports.

Candle
Apr 24 '19 16:00

Four young men who were killed in an accident on the A12 highway in The Hague on Wednesday morning, are all connected to one family. The victims are three men from a Dutch-Turkish family, and a Dutch man in his 20s who was in a relationship with a woman from the Turkish family, Omroep West reports.

Explosion at a hotel on Lagedijk in Zaandijk, 24 April 2019
Apr 24 '19 10:10

There was an explosion in a hotel on Lagedijk in Zaandijk during the early hours of Wednesday morning. No one was injured. The police suspect that this was a targeted action.

At around 2:25 a.m. someone put something down at the hotel, which then exploded, the police said in a statement. The person was dressed in black and fled on a scooter with no license plates after the blast.

Guests of the hotel were evacuated and given accommodation elsewhere in the area. 

Brandweer
Apr 24 '19 08:26

A fire truck responding to a wildfire between Baarn and Hilversum, crashed in Baarn on Tuesday. The fire truck collided with a passenger car and landed on its side. A total of five people were hurt, RTL Nieuws reports.

There were two people in the passenger car, and four firefighters in the truck. All four firefighters were taken to hospital, a spokesperson for the fire department said to the broadcaster. One of the people in the passenger car was unhurt, the other was also taken to hospital by ambulance.

busje-forensische-opsporing
Apr 24 '19 08:17

The police found human remains during a search in Soest on Tuesday in the investigation into the disappearance of 52-year-old Miranda Zitman. Whether the body is that of the missing woman, is not yet known, NU.nl reports.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Apr 24 '19 07:29

Four people died in an accident on the A12 highway near Prins Clausplein in The Hague during the early hours of Wednesday morning. At Ypenburg station, the car carrying the four victims ended up on its side and crashed into a traffic portal, NU.nl reports.

Multiple ambulances as well as a mobile medial team responded to the scene. The A12 was closed in both directions near the Prins Clausplein junction, until around 6:00 a.m. The highway was released after the heavily damaged wreck was removed.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Apr 23 '19 16:10

The Supreme Court approved agreements the Public Prosecutor made with two key witnesses in the so-called Passage process - a large lawsuit revolving around a total of seven assassinations committed between 1993 and 2006, NU.nl reports.

Forensic team performs a trace evidence investigation at a crime scene
Apr 23 '19 14:30

A 56-year-old man was arrested in Soest on Tuesday in connection with a missing person case. The police are performing investigations in a home in the city, RTL Nieuws reports.

Thus far the police refused to say what missing person case the man was arrested for, or what his suspected involvement is.

A forensic team was seen entering the home and a forensic investigation container was placed in the street, according to the broadcaster. 

Gavel
Apr 23 '19 11:10

A 16-year-old boy who went to his Roermond school heavily armed last year, tried to murder two people, according to the Public Prosecutor. The boy will therefore be charged with double attempted murder, De Limburger reports.

The reception area of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Apr 23 '19 08:57

Monique Allen, 54, was one of 310 people killed in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday. "She was the best wife, the best mother", her husband Lewis Allen said to BBC.

Crime scene
Apr 23 '19 07:50

A body was discovered in the Maas river in the Limburg town of Meers on Monday night. The police are investigating.

So far it is not yet clear whether the victim died in an accident or a crime, the Limburg police said on Twitter. Their identity is also not yet known. 

The police responded to a report of a body seen near Koevaart at around 7:00 p.m. on Monday, according to RTL Nieuws. After a search, including with a police helicopter, the victim was found. 

Aerial photo of the Colombo, Sri Lanka coast
Apr 23 '19 07:35

Another two Dutch people were identified on Monday as victims of attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday. That brings the total number of Dutch victims killed to three, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

The 48-year-old woman and 12-year-old girl, believed to be mother and daughter, died in a suicide bombing at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo - the same bombing in which the other Dutch victim,a 54-year-old woman, was killed, NU.nl reports.

Crime scene tape
Apr 22 '19 16:50

Reports of a possible explosive in a parking lot in a residential area in Maarssen sent emergency services responding to the Utrecht town en masse on Monday morning. But it turned out to be a false alarm, NU.nl reports.

The Ministry of Defense's explosives disposal experts later determined that the object was in fact a weed grinder shaped like a hand grenade. 

After the discovery, the police closed down a large part of the Kamelenspoor neighborhood. The street was released again after the explosives experts determined that the "explosive" was harmless.

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