Crime

Mattijn Lahuis
Aug 6 '18 11:30

The body of Mattijn Lahuis was found in a river in the jungle of Laos on Friday. The 30-year-old man from Amsterdam t on the river on Monday. The Dutch tourist drowned, his family confirmed to newspaper AD.

Lahuis' body was found in the river Nam Tha, a few dozen kilometers downstream from where the kayaking accident happened. His eldest brother identified the body.

Crime scene
Aug 6 '18 10:50

The police found the body of a 31-year-old man from Alkmaar in a lake in the Noord-Holland town of Zuid-Scharwoude during the early hours of Monday morning. The man disappeared underwater in the recreational are Geestmerambacht on Sunday morning, NU.nl reports.

Emergency services responded to the lake on Sunday morning after reports of a man in "distress". According to the police, it was initially uncertain whether someone was in trouble in the water. But in the course of the afternoon, the man's belongings were found in the area.

Aug 6 '18 09:33

The police in Limburg sent a letter of apology to a woman who was raped by a patient of a psychiatric prison who was on unaccompanied leave in December 2016. While being questioned after reporting the rape, the then 21-year-old woman was put under pressure by two sex crime detectives who did not believe her, The Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 6 '18 09:03

The police fined around 25 people for photographing or filming the aftermath of a fatal accident on the A58 highway near Bavel on Saturday. The fines were issued based on license plate numbers. Drivers who had their phones in their hands near the accident can expect a fine, De Gelderlander reports.

Police car in Malta
Aug 6 '18 08:34

Shannon Mak from the Noord-Holland town of Monnickendam was found murdered on Malta on Friday morning. The young Dutch woman was found lifeless between two cars with stab wounds in her neck. Her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Dutch man Jelle R., was arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

An ambulance in Croatia
Aug 3 '18 16:00

Two Dutch were killed in accidents abroad on Friday. A Dutch woman died in the west of Canada after she fell into a river. And a Dutch man died in Croatia after falling from a wall, ANP reports.

The victim in Canada is a woman of around 60 years old. According to local media, her husband stated that she slipped while trying to grab an apple and disappeared under water. A search was launched for the woman, and her body was found in the river by rescue workers a few hours later. A Dutch-speaking police officer and the Dutch consulate provided assistance for the victim's husband.

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Aug 3 '18 14:40

On Tuesday the police recovered seven valuable paintings that were stolen from a resident of Voerendaal. The paintings include works by Mondriaan, Mesdag, Tischbein and V. Kulagina, among others, and are worth hundreds of thousands of euros, the police said in a statement on Thursday. Three suspects were arrested.

Aug 3 '18 13:50

Sex club Continental in the Drenthe village of De Kiel went up in flames during the early hours of Friday morning. As arson can not be ruled out, the police are doing a forensic investigation at the club, ANP reports.

The fire broke out around 2:10 a.m. at the club on Kwekebosweg. The club was closed at the time. As far as is known, no one was injured in the fire.

The building was damaged to such an extent that it must be considered lost. 

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 3 '18 13:00

The police arrested a 77-year-old woman in Brummen, Gelderland on Thursday on suspicion of influencing an underage victim of sexual abuse in Nepal. According to the Public Prosecutor, the woman offered the 15-year-old boy a large sum of money if he changed his statements. She planned to travel to Nepal on Friday.

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Aug 3 '18 11:20

The El Tawheed mosque in Amsterdam-West provided shelter to Muslim extremists, some of whom later joined terrorist organization ISIS, the Telegraaf reports based on . Police sources told the newspaper that the photo shows a director of the mosque with four extremists.

Police officer and paramedic
Aug 3 '18 10:00

The police identified both earlier this week. They were the 33-year-old resident of the apartment on Daphnestraat and a 31-year-old man from Belgium, ANP reports.

Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Aug 3 '18 09:16

An armed robbery at bungalow park De Witte Wieven in Nunspeet sent large numbers of police officers searching the surrounding woods on Thursday night. No one was injured. According to the police, there were two or three suspects and two people were arrested, NOS reports.

A SWAT team, police dogs, a helicopter and multiple police vehicles responded to the bungalow park on Thursday night. A large part of the holiday park, which consists of a few hundred bungalows, was closed down for the search and investigation.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 3 '18 07:29

One person was killed in stabbing in the Overijssel village of Dedemsvaart during the early hours of Friday morning. A suspect was arrested, ANP reports.

The stabbing happened on Beatrixstraat in a residential area. The crime scene is closed off and the police are investigating.

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding the stabbing. 

Mattijn Lahuis
Aug 2 '18 16:00

Dutch man Mattijn Lahuis is missing in the jungle of Laos after a kayaking accident on Monday. His family is trying to raise funds to hire a helicopter to help search for the 30-year-old man.

gele-politiejas
Aug 2 '18 15:10

Thirteen year old Emily and 14-year-old Kirsten, who , have been found. A police officer found the girls on a Leeuwarden street on Wednesday afternoon, the Telegraaf reports.

The two girls walked out of a care institution in Leeuwarden on Friday. Where they were in the days since then, is not clear.

The police thanked everyone who helped look for the missing girls. 

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Aug 2 '18 14:30

Firefighters rescued four children, their mother and a dog from a burning home on Oost-Pietermanstraat in Rotterdam on Thursday morning. The family was trapped on the first floor while a fire raged on the ground floor, RTL Nieuws reports.

The mother and one child was taken to hospital for monitoring, due to concerns about smoke inhalation. The other children were checked over at the scene. An animal ambulance took care of the dog.

Rotterdam police find 1,125 kilos of cocaine hidden in a shipment of frozen fish from Ecuador, 6 July 2018
Aug 2 '18 12:50

A massive shipment fish that the Rotterdam police seized in a drug bust last month, is being donated to zoos and aquariums in the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor announced. It involves thousands of kilograms of hake and cod that were used to hide 1,125 kilograms of cocaine from Ecuador.

Crystal Meth rock
Aug 2 '18 12:00

Dutch drug criminals are increasingly involved in making crystal meth. Over the past year, 10 crystal meth laboratories were dismantled in the Netherlands. "A few years ago, we hardly ever saw it", a police spokesperson said to NRC, calling 2018 a "turning point" in the production of meth.

Police
Aug 2 '18 09:50

The police unions expanded their labor actions in their conflict with the police about a collective bargaining agreement for officers. From Thursday police officers will no longer collect outstanding fines and other overdue payments, NOS reports.

New York Police Department
Aug 2 '18 09:09

A that left two Dutch women, a 6-year-old Dutch boy and an American dead, left the family of victim Linda Olthof from Deventer with a lot of questions.

gele-politiejas
Aug 2 '18 08:37

The police are urgently looking for 14-year-old Nsimire, who went missing in The Hague on Friday. 

According to the police, Nsimire regularly "chills" in the Zuiderpark. She has dark skin color and black hair with black and brown braids, and she usually wears a gray bandana. She is about 1.6 meters tall and has a slim figure. According to the Telegraaf, she was last seen on the Prinsengracht in the center of the city.

detail-afzetlint
Aug 2 '18 08:18

A 21-year-old man was seriously injured in a stabbing on Lange Nieuwstraat in Tilburg on Wednesday afternoon. The victim lost a lot of blood. He was rushed to the hospital, the police said on Twitter.

The victim and perpetrator got into a quarrel with each other at the intersection of Lange Nieuwstraat and Gasthuisring, according to Omroep Brabant. The fight ended with the stabbing. 

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Aug 2 '18 08:00

On Wednesday the police arrested a man from Tilburg suspected of putting rat poison in his neighbor's kiddie pool. He did so because the sounds of the playing children annoyed him, a community police officer wrote on Instagram.

The man lives in the Reeshof district and was arrested in his home. He will appear in court at a later date. 

According to Omroep Brabant, the man is suspected of aggravated assault or attempts thereto and vandalism. 

 

Obama is against winter games boycott
Aug 2 '18 07:50

Police officer, who is suspected of leaking confidential information about PVV leader Geert Wilders, also leaked information about Barack Obama's daughter when she visited the Netherlands, according to the Public Prosecutor. Which of the former American president's daughters is involved is not known, ANP reports.

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