A dead body was found in a home on De Ruyterstraat in Almelo on Sunday night. The police are investigating the cause of death. One man was arrested.
Hackers managed to break into the municipality of Almelo's servers and steal some 20 gigabytes of data. The exact data stolen is unclear, though it is "almost certain" that personal information was among it
Police officers responding to a burglary report in Almelo during the early hours of Sunday, got somewhat less than they expected. The burglar in question turned out to be a neighbor hunting for an annoying mosquito with a flashlight, the Almelo police said on Facebook.
The police seized about 120 cars from a car dealership in Almelo on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into organized cannabis cultivation, the police said in a statement.
The prosecutor for professional football launched an investigation into FC Utrecht striker Ruud Boymans behavior during the away match against Heracles Almelo on Saturday. Boymans is accused of elbowing Heracles defender Mark-Jan Fledderus in the last minute of the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Ministry of Security and Justice plans to close at least eight prisons and three juvenile detention centers in the next six years. Union FNV calls the 1,900 lost jobs accompanying this decision "unacceptable". "Last year State Secretary Fred Teeven that no new closures will follow. Van der Steur is breaking that promise with these announcements", union manager Frans Carbo said
Two young children were injured in Almelo on Saturday when a shepherd dog attacked them
The police arrested a 70 year old shoplifter in a grocery store in Almelo on Friday night. This was the 31st time the elderly man was arrested for shoplifting
A man from Almelo lucky enough to win 666 thousand euros in the New Year's lottery, turned out not to be so lucky after all. He passed away two weeks before the draw, a spokesperson for the lottery confirmed
It is very easy to buy loads of much cheaper fireworks in Germany and smuggle it back to the Netherlands if you time it right. There are hardly any police checks during shit change between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Dutch newspaper AD reports after speaking with several people who did just that.
With the Netherlands' tradition of fireworks over New Year's fast approaching, many pet owners are looking for ways to help ease their pets' anxiety caused by the loud bangs and flashing lights. Veterinarian Erik Dirks from Breda warns pet owners not to give their dogs any medicine with acepromazine as active substance. According to him, these medicines are not dog-friendly
The five Dutch pedophiles arrested in the massive international child pornography case, were all convicted and sentenced to between two years of juvenile detention and five years in prison.
A joint investigation between the Dutch National Police, the American FBI and an Australian investigation team led to the dismantling of a massive child porn site. A total of 303 suspects, 5 of them Dutch, were arrested.
The Dutch Police Union NPB is concerned about increasing violence among asylum seekers as police forces are having to bolster their efforts to maintain peace around refugee reception centres, the union told newspaper AD. They advocate splitting up refugees into groups based on religion, and perhaps also nationality or ethnicity to help calm the situation down.
Two members of motorcycle gang Satudarah were acquitted of sexual exploitation by the court in Almelo on Tuesday.
The police arrested four men in Ommen on Wednesday for importing hard drugs from South America. A substantial amount of cocaine was discovered in a container on the industrial estate De Strangen.
Signal failures on a stretch of railway between Heino and Raalte, Overijssel on Thursday forced national railway NS to cancel train service on the line through much of the afternoon. The two stations are a short distance away from each other on the Almelo to Zwolle route.
Helpful bystanders managed to stop a hijacking in Almelo on Tuesday night. Both of the hijackers, two men from Den Ham aged 18 and 22 years, were arrested.
A woman charged with trying to steal jewelry from hundreds of retirement homes was sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in prison, with ten months probation. The court in Almelo also ordered the woman to pay 45,000 euros in damages to the dozens of elderly victims she is accused of robbed.
The government will very likely stick to its earlier decision not to send ministers to the commemoration of the Armenian genocide on Friday.
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.
Police in Almelo confiscated 1,200 kilograms of heavy grades fireworks in Almelo last Saturday. Two people have been arrested.
The first black professional football player in the Netherlands, Steve Mokone, has died at the age of 82, his former club Heracles revealed on Friday. Known as the "Black Meteor," Mokone was signed in1957 by the Almelo-based team after playing for English team, Coventry City.
Two men accused of beating up two NS train workers appeared in court on Wednesday. The prosecutor demanded a sentence of 15 months in prison, five suspended, for the 30 year old suspect, and nine months imprisonment, four suspended for the 20 year old.