Almere

Geert Wilders
Apr 3 '17 10:53

The PVV is turning its attention to local governments. Next year the anti-Islam party wants to participate in municipal elections in Rotterdam, Enschede, Almelo, Twenterand and Urk, party leader Geert Wilders announced on Twitter on Saturday. The party will also participate in The Hague and Almere. 

Until now the PVV was only represented in the city councils of The Hague and Almere, according to the Volkskrant. But in December the party announced a change in strategy. The PVV wants to be part of at least five to ten municipalities per province. 

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Mar 15 '17 09:48

Not all polling stations opened on time in the Dutch parliamentary election on Wednesday. Polling stations in Almere, Friesland and Tilburg opened later than expected, due to "key problems". 

Jdesse Boerenveen
Feb 14 '17 14:35

On Tuesday the police arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Jdesse Boerenveen, who was found dead in Gooimeer at Almere-Haven on December 22nd. The suspect, 46-year-old Jeffrey K., is the owner of a garage in Wormerveer where Boerenveen was held hostage and assaulted, Het Parool reports.

The police believe that more arrests may follow.

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Jan 24 '17 14:40

Emergency services in Almere responded en masse on Monday to rescue a seemingly mentally disturbed man who fell through the ice after walking a long distance on a lake in Almere Stad. Divers from the fire department pulled him from the water, the Telegraaf reports.

Eye witnesses told th newspaper that the man walked a long distance on the ice. When police officers called to him to come back to shore, he refused. The fire department and an air ambulance were called in.

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Jan 17 '17 07:51

A very busy morning rush hour is expected due to a combination of slick, icy roads and a continuing power outage in Amsterdam and surrounds. Utilities company Liander expects to have power restored completely around 8:00 a.m. 

Due to the power outage, the matrix boards around the Dutch capital are not working. "We can't put any information above the road", a spokesperson for the Dutch public works Rijkswaterstaat said to RTL. Street lights are also not working. Motorists should extra travel time into account

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Jan 12 '17 12:10

Tensions are heating up among taxi drivers in Almere to a point where some drivers are calling it a taxi war, Omroep Flevoland reports. Taxi drivers are not supposed to interfere in the customer's choice of taxi, but the do so in Almere - threatening and intimidating each other to win a customer, according to the broadcaster.

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Dec 28 '16 11:10

Family members of El-Hasan D. from Amsterdam, who was convicted for involvement in the death of football linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen in 2012, launched a fundraising campaign to help D. raise the money for the compensation he has to pay to his victim's family. D. has to pay some 60 thousand euros in compensation, Het Parool reports.

gele-politiejas
Dec 26 '16 10:10

Two homes in Almere were damaged by explosions on Saturday night. The police believe that vandals with fireworks are behind the damage, AD reports.

Both explosions happened early in the night on Lieven de Keystraat. The police believe that someone stuck a firework on the front window of one of the homes. The window was completely destroyed. Fireworks were also thrown throuhg the letter box.

A window was also damaged at the second home. No one was injured. The police are investigating.

 

Jdesse Boerenveen
Dec 23 '16 14:30

A dead man found in the Almere Haven on Thursday was identified as 40 year old Jdesse Boerenveen, who had been missing since December 1st. It is believed that he was in debt to drug pushers and that they kidnapped him, Het Parool reports.

According to the newspaper, Boerenveen was held in a garage in Wormerveer after his disappearance. A video surfaced of a man and a woman beating him and demanding money from him. On the video the woman can be heard shouting: "Where is my money, dirty crook. You're going nowhere. You are trapped in a dungeon with a few Moroccans at home."

Oct 27 '16 09:09

The police believe that the perpetrators behind the assassination of Ali Motamed in Almere in December last year, may live in Amsterdam. Analysis of telephone traffic revealed that they likely live somewhere in the area south of Gaasperplas to Gein, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht, AT5 reports

Oct 17 '16 15:55

A motorist crashed into the police station in Almere Haven on Saturday because he was angry over a fine he received, the Almere police write on Facebook.

Oct 11 '16 09:53

Police in Almere received several reports about a so-called "killer clown" in the city over the past days. This clown is armed with a knife. According to the reports, he chases and scares children.

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Oct 7 '16 08:55

A 44-year-old man from Almere was arrested by the Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD after an amount of 2 million euros was discovered in an ambulance he wanted to ship to Suriname, Metro reports. He is suspected of money laundering.

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Oct 6 '16 08:29

On Wednesday the Lelystad court sentenced two en to prison for 3.5 and 2 years respectively. They were found guilty of robbing a Connexxion bus in Almere with a knife in June

Oct 4 '16 17:00

The police arrested seven men and one woman during raids across the country early on Tuesday morning. The raids form part of a large scale investigation into cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery.

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Sep 22 '16 12:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences of up to 3 years against two men suspected of robbing a Connexxion bus in Almere at knife point in June. In the Lelystad court on Wednesday one suspect chose to remain silent and the other one denied involvement in the robbery

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Sep 5 '16 13:10

A 32-year-old suicidal Almere man caused massive amounts of damage when he crashed his car into gas station De Andel on the A12 near Gouda on Saturday night. His car hit a gas pump, which caught fire and destroyed a large part of the gas station

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Aug 8 '16 11:55

A Connexxion bus driver was summarily dismissed after he assaulted a female passenger in Almere on Thursday, a spokesperson for the public transport company said

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Aug 5 '16 15:20

A 59-year-old man from Almere was arrested on Thursday for performing careless and unlicensed circumcisions on young boys in the asylum center in Katwijk

Aug 3 '16 15:00

This week Almere is playing host to the European Juggling Convention - a festival for professional and amateur jugglers, acrobats and street performers from all over the world.

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Jul 27 '16 11:20

Refugees who received a residency permit in the Netherlands increasingly have to share living space with other refugees, because Dutch municipalities can not find enough homes to house them all, the Volkskrant reports based on a survey of the 25 largest municipalities in the Netherlands.

Jul 20 '16 09:27

A 10-year-old girl drowned in the Lage Vaart on Johnsonpad in Almere on Tuesday evening. She was playing with her sister and some friends, went too deep and disappeared underwater, a police spokesperson said to ANP.

Beike
Jun 29 '16 08:33

PVV parliamentarian Barry Madlener wants the Almere police to set dogs on those responsible for throwing stones at buses in the city. "They should release the dogs on the Moroccan street terrorists who throw stones at buses", he said during a parliamentary debate on public transport on Tuesday afternoon

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Jun 20 '16 15:20

The police arrested two men in Almere on suspicion of vandalism on Connexxion buses on two separate occasions. The public transporter has been the target of a series of vandalism incidents in Almere for some time.

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