Crime

Apr 1 '15 17:45

Police have released a sketch of a man witnesses describe as the suspected murderer of Mario Megan Tier, shot dead in his car in Amsterdam Zuid shortly on February 8, shortly after midnight.

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Apr 1 '15 17:40

The lower house of Dutch parliament approved a 13 percent budget cut to the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). The cuts were fiercely contested by opposition parties, but passed with support from the ruling coalition of the conservative VVD and leftist PvdA labour party.

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Apr 1 '15 16:40

Police in Utrecht arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of swindling residents in a solar panel scam. The suspect visited several homes promising to install solar panels, and collecting a deposit in advance for the work.

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Apr 1 '15 16:19

Two men convicted of attacking two NS employees in Almelo in December will each serve several months in prison for the assault. A court in Overijssel entered sentences of 12 months in prison, with three months suspended, for a 30-year-old man from Rijssen, and four months in prison for the 20 year old and from Schiedam.

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Apr 1 '15 14:34

A motorcycle police officer fired his gun at a dark-colored Audi in Amsterdam's Geuzenveld neighborhood early Wednesday morning, reports Het Parool.

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Apr 1 '15 14:14

Specialist police officers and forensic investigators who refuse to give a sample of their DNA for an internal database could be excluded from criminal investigations in the future, Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said on Wednesday in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament.

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Apr 1 '15 10:48

Klaas Otto has resigned as the president of the motorcycle club No Surrender and now wants to make a statement to the police about what he calls an assassination attempt, NOS reports.

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Apr 1 '15 10:20

The FIOD made an extraordinary discovery on Monday in a criminal investigation into money laundering. The tax authorities found a map with different amounts noted on it as well as photos of a forest in the home of a 52-year-old man from Waalwijk.

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Mar 31 '15 17:27

A tactical police team in the Netherlands arrested a 25-year-old man in Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, early Tuesday morning. He was suspected of stealing a car used as a getaway vehicle following the murder of an Amsterdam woman while she sat on her balcony. The BMW 320 was used as a getaway vehicle in the fatal shooting of 60-year old Turkish woman, Beyhan Demirci, on Pieter van der Werfstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, police say.

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Mar 31 '15 16:28

The Dutch royal family will return a 17th century painting to the heirs of a Jewish art collector who owned the painting before World War II. An inquest led by Queen Máxima into the provenance of the family's own collection of artwork discovered the questionable record of two different paintings, the Dutch Royal House revealed on Tuesday.

Mar 31 '15 11:08

The police raided 55 grow shops this past month after the legislation change that criminalizes the preparatory acts for cannabis cultivation, AD reports. The police will continue to tackle those who trade in materials used for cannabis cultivation in the coming months.

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Mar 31 '15 10:50

Bart van U (39) will appear in court on April 24th for the murder of his sister, Lois van U. Van U. is also a suspect in the murder of former minister Els Borst.

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Mar 30 '15 18:46

The owner of the Valkenburg hotel used in the so called "lover boy" prostitution case, claims she is the biggest victim in the incident, AD wrote. Sonja Botterweck says that her hotel's visitor numbers have plummeted after her family hotel was the scene where a 16-year-old girl was forced into acts of prostitution with dozens of men.

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Mar 30 '15 18:34

The Public Prosecutor in the Hague announced on Monday the decision to appeal the sentence a Noord-Holland court imposed on a 46-year old man for secretly taping girls and women in field hockey locker rooms. The 1.5-year sentence, with eight months suspended, is viewed as too low, particularly as the man was recording girls under 18 years of age.

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Mar 30 '15 17:16

New details that are emerging about the death of 18-year-old Lesley Timmer whose body was found in Liège, Belgium in 2010, are showing that he likely did not take his own life.

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Mar 30 '15 16:06

The public prosecutor is calling for sentences equal to life in prison for Adil A. and Anouar B., suspected of murdering friends of a rival gang member, and shooting at their rival as well as two motorcycle police officers with a Kalashnikov rifle. The incident terrorized the Staatsliedenbuurt neighborhood in Amsterdam in December 2012, and left Youssef Lkhorf and Said El Yazidi dead.

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Mar 30 '15 14:34

The four Dutch jihadists who were added to the national terrorist list by Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs today, have been identified as Anis Z., Soufiane Z., Maher H. and Thijs B., RTL reports. All four of these jihadists' assets have been frozen.

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Mar 30 '15 13:55

The Public Prosecutor has called on witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen anything involving a BUK missile in the days before and after the MH17 crash on July 17th last year.

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Mar 30 '15 12:11

Two Romanian men were arrested at the international bus station in Rotterdam on Saturday. 15 thousand euros worth of stolen clothes was found on one of the suspects.

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Mar 30 '15 11:55

The horseback riding school for disabled people, Stichting Paardrijden Gehandicapten IJsselmuiden, was broken in to for the 5th time this weekend, RTV Oost reports.

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Mar 30 '15 11:34

A Connexxion bus driver was assaulted by a passenger at the bus stop on Sportlaan in Amstelveen around 04:30 yesterday morning, AT5 reports. The incident occurred when the bus driver asked the passenger to leave the bus.

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Mar 30 '15 11:06

A 24 old motorist was arrested on Sunday morning for crashing into a house on Rolklaver in Kampen. The man sped away from the accident, but the police tracked him down with his license plate, which fell of the car during the accident and was found at the house.

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Mar 30 '15 10:27

Five Dutch citizens have been arrested in Turkey for illegally trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, the Turkish army report on the Ministry of Defense website. It is not known whether these Dutch people are jihadists or were trying to join a terrorist organization.

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Mar 30 '15 10:12

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs has added four Dutch jihadist to the national terrorist list and has frozen their bank accounts, ANP reports. According to the cabinet, these four jihadists have joined terrorist groups in Syria or Iraq.

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