Nearly 90 people were arrested in Gouda yesterday for arguing over the presence of blackfaced Zwarte Piet characters at the city’s annual arrival of Sinterklaas celebration. Those taken into custody were a mix of protestors and Zwarte Piet supporters, police told broadcaster Omroep West.
On Monday the police arrested a 28 year old resident of Emmen for threatening a 35 year old man with a chainsaw.
On Tuesday morning the police arrested a man suspected of involvement in the robbery and assault of three people in Rotterdam who thought he was selling baby formula.
On Monday night the police stopped a car in Maastricht for a traffic control check and found a large amount of money.
The police arrested a 24 year old man from Groningen of Saturday September 13th, for having about 600 kilograms of fireworks in his possession.
A man was arrested at Utrecht Centraal for having a fake machine gun with him.
In Bergen op Zoom, a 35-year-old employee of ING has confessed to aiding a fraud action that stole an estimated €1.5 million from several clients, the NOS reports.
In The Hague, police arrested a 29-year-old man in his home Tuesday on suspicion of his involvement in the jihadist forces in Syria. According to the police, he is also suspected of possessing incendiary texts. The man is one of several arrested by the police for traveling in or out of Syria.
According to German Authorities, a grow shop in The Hague's Mandarijnstraat was the epicenter of the biggest ever credit fraud case of The Netherlands, in which €30 million was stolen in one night, De Telegraaf reports.
After discovering ads for weapons and ammunition online, police in Dussen, Noord-Brabant, found that a 51-year-old father and his 20-year-old son were sitting on an entire arsenal of weapons dating back to the Second World War, hidden in their home. They have been arrested.
A homeless man threw hot soup in the face of a police officer after hearing that he would not be allowed to sleep at the police station in Den Bosch, RTL Nieuws reports.
A habitual bike thief in Amsterdam has picked the wrong bike to steal for the third time in a row. The 48-year-old recidivist stole one of the police's 'bait bikes' on Sunday, resulting in his immediate arrest.
The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is on its way back to The Netherlands after being seized by the Russian coastguard in Murmansk in September of last year, De Volkskrant reports.
A member of the notorious Italian 'Ndrangheta' mob has been arrested in a large-scale sting operation directed at mafia operations in Europe. The 46-year old Marc B., who runs a restaurant in Amsterdam, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement in the mafia, including the delivery of cocaine to the Ndrangheta, De Volkskrant reports.
During an alcohol control in Den Haag on Sunday morning, a car was stopped at a checkpoint. In an attempt to evade the control, however, the driver drove off. A policeman was dragged alongside the vehicle for several dozen meters, the police report.
A 46-year-old man was shot dead at a shopping center in Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday. The police have arrested a 37-year-old man in relation to the incident.
A 50-year old man from Dorst has been arrested for illegally killing a rabbit. During the arrest, the police discovered an air rifle and a dead rabbit in the back of the suspect's vehicle.
Police in Eindhoven arrested a 53-year-old man Tuesday afternoon in relation to a case of assault in which a 73-year-old man from the same neighborhood broke his hip.
A family bicycling through Vught were hit by a drunk driver on Saturday evening. One of the cyclists had a two-year-old boy on the back. The boy was left with a head injury after the collision.
Four people were arrested in Heerlen and Geleen this week, in suspicion of working together to prostitute underage girls. The police also arrested a client of the prostitutes, who are around the age of 15.
A 52-year-old driver was arrested on Monday evening in Nijmegen in connection with a hit-and-run crash, and abandoning his two grandchildren in his wrecked car. Police had sought the perpetrator since the incident on May 19th, which had also resulted in a 28-year-old man, from Nistelrode, Noord-Brabant, being injured.
A man brandishing a sledgehammer as well as a firearm attacked a police officer on the Hellendaalstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The police officer shot the attacker in the leg.
A 14-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and violation. From August of last year, the boy is thought to have performed at least 17 attacks on roads and bicycle paths in the forests between Nijmegen and Malden, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
An unidentified man jumped on a table during a live broadcast of the news show RTL Late Night on Monday. Police have apprehended the man and taken him to the station. A spokesperson for the police says the man was arrest on a count of threatening, though who he exactly threatened is unclear.