Crime

Jul 3 '13 10:10

More and more travelers must first pay an outstanding fine at Schiphol before they can board the plane.

Jul 3 '13 10:06

Policemen forget nearly 70 percent of the presented information and assignments at briefings. This is evident from a report which will be presented today by Crisislab, a research institute affiliated with the Radboud University. Crisislab examined the operational police briefings.

Jul 1 '13 05:13

The police has arrested four suspects of a burglary on Sunday in Amsterdam.The four men were suspects for a burglary that took place earlier on Sunday evening in Rotterdam. The arrest was not an easy job for the police, who had to do a wild chase on the A20, A4, A12 and A2.

Around half past eight the police received a telephone tip that four suspiciously behaving men moved around a house in Hoogvliet. When officers arrived on the spot, the four went off in a car at high speed.

Jun 28 '13 07:34

The Netherlands handed a Puerto Rican over to the U.S. for allegedly participating in international trading of illegal drugs.

Jun 27 '13 06:21

Amsterdam- an Anti-Zionist rabbi blamed Israel for his attack in the city, JTA reports. Antebi is an Orthodox Jew who has been living in the Netherlands.

Jun 27 '13 02:37

The 47-year-old gunman who shot at three passers-by, from his home at the Pierre Kemp Street in Melick (Limburg) on Wednesday afternoon, was arrested by a SWAT team. The weapon he used was most probably an air gun. The man was transported handcuffed and blindfolded in a police car. During the raid by the SWAT team, shots were heard. The police, however, did  not confirm a shooting during the arrest.

A member of the SWAT team was slightly injured and was treated on the spot by paramedics.

Jun 25 '13 08:39

Amsterdam has identified 2500 ghost citizens during a  2-year investigation of addresses. The investigation of the city also revealed welfare and benefits fraud. This is evident from a coverage on Monday from RTL News.

The municipality compared 58,000 addresses from the municipal administration and addresses of benefits agency UWV. The municipality says that the number of addresses where fraud was determined was rather small, but the fraud amount per address was considerable.

Jun 24 '13 08:23

An Al-Qaeda associated group in North Africa, responsible of kidnapping eight Europeans, says the captives are safe and a video of them will be released in a short time.

Jun 24 '13 04:08

Four Romanians who pretended to be police officers, have been arrested on Sunday in Rotterdam. The police reported that three of them tried to rob a 53-year-old Taiwanese by pressing him a corner while they yelled 'police' and showing him something that looked like a police badge.

Jun 19 '13 09:22

A mass street fight in Rotterdam-Zuid on Tuesday, ended in a stabbing in which two people got wounded. One person has been arrested. That announced the police.

The location of the fight was the Paul Kruger Street. An estimated 15 to 20 people have been fighting with each other. There were also knives drawn. Two people ended up with stabbing wounds. A man was stabbed in the side, another in an arm. Both were treated in a hospital.

The police has no idea what caused the fight.

Jun 19 '13 08:53

CCTVs and observers on fishing vessels, should prevent fish being illegally dumped. State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma , believes that better control is needed to prevent prohibited fish dumps at sea, reports the AD.

Besides better controls of ships' logs, Dijksma also announces that she explicitly wants to see if auditors can sail along and if CCTVs can be used.

Jun 18 '13 06:19

On Monday, six teenage football players and one of the player’s father were found guilty of manslaughter after beating a volunteer linesman to death. The crime has sparked outrage across the football-loving nation.

Jun 17 '13 08:29

In a large taxi control in Amsterdam by municipal officials, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, only two taxi drivers were caught who had no taxi pass with them. In total, spread across 60 sites, 420 checks have been done.

Jun 17 '13 06:41

Yemen’s security officials say that a Dutch couple have disappeared in Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen. They have been missing for three days.

Jun 6 '13 13:00

40 Percent of the civil servants working for the national government, provinces, municipalities and water authorities has encountered the last year violence or aggression during their job. This announced Minister Plasterk (Internal Affairs) today to the House.

For civil servants who deal directly with people, the percentage goes up to 50%. Aldermen and mayors also get their portion of violence and aggression with resp. 50% and 60%. The most unfortunate are people who work for the police (73%) and court bailiffs (92%).

Jun 6 '13 12:54

The father of Ruben (9) and Julian (7) has prepared the murder of his sons and his own suicide, in detail. He started with the preparation when Youth Care announced that his visitation rights with his children would be retrenched dramatically, reported the AD on Thursday.

Fred Teeven
Jun 4 '13 08:13

State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) is seriously threatened. The VVD minister has therefore already a few weeks personal security and his home in Amsterdam is monitored, as sources confirm to De Telegraaf.

The threats have increased considerably since the debate about the deceased Russian asylum applicant Aleksandr Dolmatov and the recently rekindled debate about the criminalization of illegality. The threats seem to come from activists who are against the decisions on political asylum.

Jun 4 '13 08:06

A 12-year-old boy has committed an armed robbery on a supermarket in Venlo. He threatened a female employee with a knife and was able to get money from her.

The police reports that two men, who were present in the store, overpowered the young criminal and handed him over to the police.

Outside the store was a group of four boys, in the age of 12 to 14, waiting for the robber. The police also arrested the group of four, all citizens of Venlo, because they expect that they are involved.

May 28 '13 08:08

The missing volleyball player Ingrid Visser and her partner Lodewijk Severein have probably been killed because of a business conflict. Further, the Spanish police thinks that the couple have been killed in a flat in Molina de Segura, where they seemed to have stayed together with their killers.

May 24 '13 07:30

On Thursday evening, a gunshot victim was found on the roof of a burning gym in Groningen. The wounded man managed to call the police despite the injury.

"The odd thing was," say the police, "when we arrived, the building at Protonstraat was on fire." When the fire brigade arrived, they lifted the man off the roof with a crane. The fire was then rapidly extinguished.

May 21 '13 08:21

The SP wants that tougher actions will be taken against ‘scooter louts’. It must be made possible that Scooters, which drive too fast, can be fined by their number plate. Something which is not possible at this moment.

SP MP Frashad Bashir wil insist on that during a meeting of the House with Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.

May 21 '13 08:08

The aid failed to help the family, whose missing sons Julian and Ruben were found dead on Sunday. Since 2009 the family was known at Youth Care and especially the mother tried to raise the alarm. She feared for the welfare of her sons. This is shown from a reconstruction by NRC Handelsblad.

May 16 '13 08:19

A search for the two missing brothers, Julian and Ruben, by civilians in Zeist, led to much commotion when two crosses were found in the woods near Sparrenheuvel. The police shut off the area and searched the soil with prods but did not find a sign of the boys, who have been missing for more than a week. “The result was unfortunately negative,” said a spokesman of the police.

May 15 '13 08:39

State Secretary Frans Weekers of Finance has survived the debate about the fraud on benefits. The motion of no confidence against Weekers, submitted by the opposition parties CDA, SP, D66, GroenLinks, PVV, 50Plus and the Party for the Animals, didn’t make it. VVD, PvdA, SGP and ChristenUnie didn’t support the motion.

According to CDA MP Pieter Omzigt has Weekers downplayed the fraud on benefits and can the relationship with the employees at the IRS best be described as a disturbed relationship.

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