arrests

Firefighters
May 22 '19 11:50

The police arrested two suspects in connection with a fire at a primary school in Renkum in Gelderland on Tuesday evening. Both suspects are minors, aged 13 and 17 years old, and come from the Gelderland village, the police said on Wednesday.

The fire at the Albert Schweitzerschool broke out at around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, NU.nl reports. Firefighters quickly established that it was arson. The first suspect was arrested at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, shortly after the fire was extinguished. The second suspect was arrested 30 minutes later.

The Dutch police's special intervention service entering a home
May 22 '19 09:20

A 47-year-old man from Syria was arrested in Kapelle in Zeeland on Tuesday on suspicion of committing war crimes and terrorist crimes in Syria. The man is suspected of being a commander of a battalion in terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra, the police said in a statement.

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May 21 '19 09:40

A 33-year-old man from Apeldoorn was arrested on Monday for fraud, forgery and money laundering. According to the authorities, he earned at least 2 million euros by convincing people to invest in Bitcoin mining computers that he never bought, De Gelderlander reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
May 21 '19 09:25

A video of a shooting in The Hague neighborhood of Schilderswijk last week was posted on streaming site Dumpert on Monday night. The video shows a fight breaking out on the street, during which one of those involved fired multiple shots.

The shooting happened on the corner of  Ruijsdaelstraat and Brueghelstraat on May 15th, AD reports. An 18-year-old man later reported to the hospital with a bullet wound. The police arrested three young men, aged 18, 18 and 23, later that same evening for involvement in the shooting.

Spanish police
May 20 '19 16:20

A Dutch man was arrested in Spain on the suspicion that he was planning to have his ex-wife killed. He was caught out when his minor daughter found his plans for the murder on her smartphone, and warned her mother, RTL Nieuws reports.

May 14 '19 08:01

The police and fire department suspect that a large wildfire on the Veluwe in Epe on Monday was deliberately lit. Some 100 by 200 meters of heather burned down. A suspect was arrested after a short search. "We had a good description", a spokesperson for the police said to Omroep Gelderland.

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May 14 '19 07:38

Around a hundred activists occupied a pig farm in Boxtel on Monday in a protest meant to draw attention to animal suffering in the Netherlands. A few dozen farmers also gathered for a counter protest. The police eventually put an end to the action. Dozens of protesters were arrested, NU.nl reports.

Arrest
May 13 '19 11:50

A 40-year-old Dutch man was arrested in Great Britain last week after 35 kilograms of cocaine was found in his truck. The trucker was arrested in North Lincolnshire on Thursday after he and his truck arrived at the Hull port by ferry, RTL Nieuws reports.

The drugs were hidden in the truck's back doors. According to the local authorities, the cocaine has an estimated street value of around 3 million pounds, nearly 3.5 million euros. 

The Dutch truck driver was arraigned and remanded into custody until June 7th, when he again has to appear in court. 

Gold bars seized in DutchMagic dark web coffeeshop investigation
May 10 '19 15:10

The police took DutchMagic, the largest coffeeshop on the dark web, offline at the end of last year, the police said on Thursday. A 42-year-old man from Hoensbroek in Limburg is in custody and more arrests are expected.

According to the police, millions of euros in soft drugs were sold through DutchMagic per year. The transactions were paid for with cryptocurrency and the drugs were sent through the regular mail. 

Police in nature reserve Brunssummerheide where a man and woman were stabbed to death while walking their dogs, 7 May 2019
May 9 '19 11:50

Former students of Leiden University are shocked by the news that their classmate Thijs H. is now suspected of three murders. The two former students, who studied in the same faculty as H. in the 2014/2015 academic year, knew him as soft-natured and friendly, if somewhat of a wallflower, Omroep West reports.

A heavy police presence around Dam Square in Amsterdam before the Champions League semi-final, 8 May 2019
May 9 '19 08:16

The semi-final match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur in the Johan Cruijff Arena, and Ajax's last-second elimination from the Champions League, led to unrest in various places in Amsterdam on Wednesday night. The Amsterdam police arrested a total of around 30 people during the evening, NU.nl reports.

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May 3 '19 07:35

Two people were arrested in a Pathé cinema in the center of The Hague on Thursday. They showed 'threatening behavior' in one of the cinemas, during the film Hotel Mumbai which is about an attack on a hotel in Mumbai in 2008, NOS reports.

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May 2 '19 14:20

A woman was seriously injured in a stabbing in a home on Paulus Buysstraat in Vlaardingen on Thursday morning. A suspect was arrested.

There were three young children in the home at the time of the stabbing, according to RTV Rijnmond. They were not injured and were taken to a safe place, the regional broadcaster writes.

The police would not confirm the presence of the children to the Telegraaf. According to the newspaper, the suspect turned himself in to the police. 

Police tape seals crime scene for forensic investigation
May 2 '19 11:50

The police arrested a second suspect in connection with the death of a 72-year-old man in his Lelystad home. Like the first suspect arrested in this case, 35-year-old Michael B. was previously sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric treatment, the Telegraaf reports. 

72-year-old Gerrit Thomassen was found dead in his home on Rode Klif in Lelystad on Sunday. On Monday the police arrested 48-year-old Jan van K. on suspicion of involvement in Thomassen's death.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
May 1 '19 13:10

A 34-year-old man from Vlissingen is suspected of brutally raping at least seven women after taking them on dates. The rapes happened over the past two years. The man made contact with his victims through dating sites and raped them after taking them on a few dates, the Public Prosecutor said during the first pro-forma hearing on this case in the court in Middelburg on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

Police guard in a detention center
May 1 '19 12:20

The Public Prosecutor believes it caught a "big fish" in the distributors of child pornography on the dark web with the arrest of a 26-year-old man from Gorinchem. The court in Rotterdam remanded the man into custody for three months on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

The man was arrested on January 18th. He has been in restricted custody since then, also denied internet access out of concern that he will warn his 'friends'. Child pornography was found on the man's computer, including material of very young children, the Public Prosecutor said.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
May 1 '19 08:20

A 72-year-old man was found dead in his apartment on Rode Klif in Lelystad on Sunday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday evening. Investigators believe he was murdered. A 48-year-old man from Lelystad was arrested. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

Exactly when and how the elderly man died, is not yet clear. The 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in his death.

Fire damaged a building on Hilledijk in Rotterdam, 13 April 2019
Apr 29 '19 15:50

The Rotterdam police arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in a fire on Hilledijk, in which 27-year-old Robert Hendrix was killed on April 13th. The Rotterdam man is suspected of arson, the police said on Monday.

Dutch police car
Apr 29 '19 12:30

A police officer was run over by a fleeing motorist in Maastricht during the early hours of Sunday morning. The officer was treated in hospital for multiple bruises before being sent home to recover. The motorist, a 31-year-old man from Maastricht, was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The police wanted to pull the motorist over for a traffic check on Koningin Emmaplein at around 3:45 a.m. The motorist ignored the signal to pull over and sped away. The police gave chase. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Apr 26 '19 07:28

A red passenger car deliberately crashed into the entrance of the city hall in Hardewijk on Thursday afternoon. The driver was arrested in a home in the city, about an hour after the crash, the Gelderland police said. No one was injured.

The driver crashed the car into the glass sliding doors of the building located on Havendam at around 2:30 p.m., and then fled. The suspect was arrested at around 3:30 p.m., after a large police search also involving a police helicopter.

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Apr 25 '19 16:00

The police arrested a 23-year-old man from Julianadorp on Wednesday evening on suspicion of stabbing a girl and three women while they were jogging or cycling in Castricum, Egmond aan den Hoef and Barsingerhorn in November and January, NU.nl reports.

Apr 25 '19 13:30

Around 40 police officers intervened in a healing ceremony in a home on Nieuwstraat in Eersel, Noord-Brabant, on Wednesday evening. A few weeks ago a 31-year-old man from Hungary died after participating in a similar ceremony. Four people were arrested on Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.

A total of 16 people attended the healing ceremony. The attendees who were not arrested, were taken to another location. 

Crystal meth and metamine found in a shipment of frozen drumsticks at a transport company in De Lier, 17 April 2019
Apr 25 '19 12:40

Last week customs officers found crystal meth and ketamine at a transport company in De Lier. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of frozen chicken drumsticks, which were on their way to England, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

The discovery was made on April 17th. A 32-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering. He was arraigned earlier this week and remanded into custody for another two weeks.

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Apr 25 '19 09:19

The A73 highway near Venray is currently closed towards Nijmegen as the police investigate "substances" found in a crashed car. The car collided with the guardrail during the early hours of Thursday morning. Two people were injured. The occupants of the car were arrested, NOS reports.

The police noticed the car when it sped past them on the highway at high speed. It crashed a short time later. As far as is known, no other vehicles were involved in the accident. Suspicious substances were found in the car. Exactly what substances these are, is not clear.

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