Crime

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.

May 15 '13 08:30

The broadcasting of Opsporing Verzocht, which also paid attention to the two missing brothers Julian and Ruben from Zeist, has yielded the police more than 100 tips. During the police program they asked the public for even more information. This was reported by the NOS.

May 14 '13 09:44

Unknown criminals have attempted to blast an ATM on Tuesday morning 4.00 am at the Bautscherweg in Heerlen (Limburg). The police reported that the robbery was not successful and that the ATM was still intact.

After the unsuccessful blast robbery, the robbers hurried away without any money. There is nothing known about the identity of the robbers.

During the attempted blast a gas escaped, but this led not to any damage and also nobody got hurt.

May 13 '13 10:01

A new search in Geulle (Limburg) by the police, for the missing brothers Ruben (9) and Julian (7), didn’t deliver any results on Sunday. “The brothers have not been found,” the police reported on Sunday evening. Monday the search will continue.

The police started the search because of ‘new information’. Which exact information that was, the police couldn’t say at this time.

Shoes and Tow line

May 3 '13 08:42

The police have no clues yet in the investigation of a dead man who was found on Thursday afternoon on the dirt road Gagelhof, east of the Valkenswaardseweg (N69) in Waalre. The police have said they suspect foul play. 

May 3 '13 08:23

An unidentified man was burned to death due to a short circuit inside an abandoned building on the Mierloseweg in Helmond on Friday. This was according to the police, who suspected that the man had tried to steal copper.

A bystander, who heard a bang around 2:00 am and then saw a fire, alerted the emergency services.

May 3 '13 05:48

A criminal case involving human trafficking and domestic violence ‘failed’ because of a sexual relationship between the police detective and the victim during the case.

May 3 '13 04:34

One quarter of the 53 hotels in Amsterdam that were audited by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment during the crowning violated rules.

May 2 '13 14:56

A grandmother of two kids of 5 and 3 years old received a fine of 130 euro from two city guards because the two children were picking some daffodils.

May 1 '13 15:46

In the night before Queensday and on the day itself the police arrested 135 people. Public drunkenness was the most common offense.

Apr 30 '13 17:14

Just after 4pm a stabbing occurred at the entrance of the Central Station in Amsterdam. One person was brought to hospital with unknown injuries.

Apr 30 '13 00:48

On Monday an attempt was made to blast an ATM in Berkel en Rodenrijs, north of Rotterdam. The machine was intact, according to the police. "It appears to be a failed ATM robbery. We are still investigating what happened."

Near the machine, the police found two cylinders filled with gas, which are standard tools of ATM robbers. There was no trace of the perpetrators. The police took action because the burglar alarm had gone off at that branch of ABN Amro.

Apr 29 '13 16:42

The boy who is suspected by the police for placing the Leiden-shooting threat on the Internet didn’t place the message himself. His lawyer Rens Charité said this.

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