Mobile forensic unit
Jun 4 '20 16:50

An extensive investigation was launched at a home in Haaksbergen on Thursday, in connection with the death of a baby. The mother and her partner showed up at a hospital in Enschede with their dead baby during Easter weekend. The circumstances were so suspicious that the doctors alerted the police, NOS reports.

Gurneys in a hospital corridor
Jun 4 '20 12:40

A 24-year-old man was arrested for working at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in Den Bosch as a nurse without having the proper qualifications to do so. "The suspect monitored patients and possibly administered them medication without having any qualifications to perform these actions," the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said on Thursday. The man is in custody on suspicion of fraud, forgery and theft.

Thousands of people gather on and along the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam for a Black Lives Matter protest. June 3, 2020
Jun 4 '20 09:05

There was some unrest in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening after the local authorities ended a demonstration against racist police brutality about half an hour before it was scheduled to end. The police had to intervene in a few incidents of vandalism. Two people were arrested, one for throwing a firework at a police officer, RTL Nieuws reports.

A mobile forensics lab from the Amsterdam police
Jun 4 '20 07:24

A car crashed into a terrace in Gennep in Limburg on Wednesday evening, injuring six people. The driver, a 19-year-old man from Ottersum, left the scene of the crash. He was later arrested in Cuijk. 

The incident happened at a terrace on Zandstraat at around 10:00 p.m. One person, the owner of the cafe, was taken to hospital, Omroep Gelderland reports. She is not in critical condition. The other five victims sustained minor injuries. 

2,500 kilograms of crystal meth found in Rotterdam, June 2019
Jun 3 '20 14:50

Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with 2,500 kilograms of methamphetamine found in a warehouse in Rotterdam last year - the biggest meth bust in Europe to date. The suspects are also linked to a crystal meth labs found in Wateringen and The Hague, the police said in a statement.

Jun 2 '20 11:00

The police recently detained 15 convicts which together had to serve a total of 22 years in prison and transferred them to a penitentiary. The coronavirus and measures to curb its spread made it somewhat easier to track these fugitives down, the police said. 

Jun 1 '20 15:10

A police officer was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of "committing crimes, including money laundering and the possession of narcotics", the police said in a statement. The officer is also suspected of serious dereliction of duty. 

The suspected officer worked in the Noord-Nederland unit. In addition to being arrested, the officer was also suspended. The investigation against them is ongoing.

"The police are not making any further announcements at this time."

Police at the scene of a shooting at the Verbindingsdam in Amsterdam's Oostelijk Havengebied, 31 May 2020
Jun 1 '20 13:30

A 28-year-old woman was injured in a shooting at the Verbindingsdam in Amsterdam's Oostelijk Havengebied on Sunday morning. A 29-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the shooting on Monday, according to AT5.

Man arrested in Rotterdam with €525 thousand in a shopping bag, 27 May 2020
May 29 '20 17:30

A 51-year-old Brazilian man was arrested in Rotterdam on Wednesday after he was found to be carrying 525 thousand euros in a large shopping bag. He was taken into custody on charges of money laundering, police said on Friday.

Acting on a tip, police went to the area around the Argonautenweg in the city’s 110-Morgen neighborhood. That’s where they saw the suspect getting into a car with the large shopping bag.

“Then the man was stopped in his car, and the big shopper appeared to be full of money,” police said in a statement. The money was counted and taken into evidence.

Two suspects were arrested after a police chase resulted in a crash. The chase took place shortly after a fatal shooting in Rotterdam. May 29, 2020
May 29 '20 09:06

An early morning shooting in Rotterdam left one man dead in front of a home there. Two people were seen fleeing the scene of the crime, and police said they were captured by authorities a short time later.

It happened just before 7:10 a.m. on Bramentuin in Rotterdam-IJsselmonde, where the gunshot victim succumbed to his injuries. The man died at the scene despite efforts from first responders to resuscitate him.

Police officers on the street
May 27 '20 11:10

Two people were injured in a shooting on Retersbekerweg in Klimmen, Limburg on Tuesday evening. Three people were arrested, including the two who were injured, the police said in a statement. One person was still at large, police added.

The shooting happened at around 7:00 p.m. The police are investigating exactly what happened that led to the dispute. "A fight between two families was probably the reason for the incident," the police said.

Crystal meth lab found inside a truck pulled over on the A12 near Arnhem, 25 May 2020
May 26 '20 16:50

The police found a "nearly complete" crystal meth laboratory in a truck pulled over on the A12 highway near Arnhem on Monday, along with a quantity of meth, chemicals, and drug waste. "The lab was already in production, but was apparently being moved," the police said. The truck driver, a 40-year-old man from Beuningen, was arrested.

The Spanish police seized 1 ton of cannabis and 580 marijuana plants when busting a gang suspected of trafficking drugs to the Netherlands, May 2020
May 22 '20 11:10

The Spanish police dismantled a drug ring suspected of smuggling huge amounts of cannabis, mainly to the Netherlands. A total of 40 people were arrested in the Spanish provinces of Malaga, Almeria, and Murcia. Two Dutch truck drivers were also arrested. About a ton of cannabis and 580 cannabis plants were seized, the Guardia Civil, the Spanish police, said in a statement. 

Enforcement officer in Amsterdam, 7 May 2017
May 22 '20 09:33

Two enforcement officers were attacked by a group of young people on the beach in IJmuiden on Thursday afternoon. One was taken to hospital with an injury to his face. The police arrested two suspects and are looking for a third.

May 22 '20 08:27

Another gay couple was attacked in Amsterdam Oost on Thursday evening. One man was stabbed with a piece of glass, injuring his arm. Three teenagers were arrested, the police said on Twitter.

The incident happened on J.C. van Epenstraat. According to AT5, the victims were in a canoe when the perpetrators started shouting insults at them due to their sexual orientation. When they went to the side to address the teens, they were attacked.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Designer clothes seized from a 21-year-old Groningen man suspected of a large number of phishing scams, 18 May 2020
May 21 '20 11:10

The police arrested a 21-year-old man from Groningen on Monday morning on suspicion of various cases of online payment fraud. Among other things, he is suspected of scamming a Noord-Holland man out of 1.1 million euros with a phishing SMS last year. 

"Love is for all" written outside a Lidl store in Amsterdam where a gay couple was verbally attacked on 18 April 2020
May 20 '20 20:51

A 21-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested for harassing a gay couple as they walked hand-in-hand to a supermarket in Amsterdam on Easter Sunday, April 12. He is the third suspect to be arrested, the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws. 

14 Dutch arrested for smuggling 1,400 kilos of cocaine found in a warehouse in Antwerp, April 2020
May 19 '20 09:51

A batch of 4,200 kilograms of cocaine seized by the Belgian police in the port of Antwerp last month, is the reason for multiple buildings being shot at and an explosion in Rotterdam over the past days, newspaper AD reports based on "multiple source within and outside the criminal environment". 

Emergency services at the scene of an explosion on Jagthuisstraat in Rotterdam, 18 May 2020
May 18 '20 07:23

There was an explosion at a home on Jagthuisstraat in Rotterdam early on Monday morning, the Rotterdam police said. The building had already been vacated due to an apparent shooting which took place at the location last Thursday. There were no injuries in either incident, and multiple suspects were arrested in Amsterdam over the explosion.

May 13 '20 12:00

The police are investigating whether a fatal accident in Reuver last month, in which a 12-year-old girl was killed and her mother seriously hurt, was caused by an illegal street race, the police confirmed to L1 after several sources told the news agency that a street race was taking place at the time of the accident.

The accident happened on Rijksweg at around 9:15 p.m. on April 24. The girl was cycling with her mother when both were hit by a car. Mother and child were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The girl succumbed to her injuries in hospital a few days later.

Bas Vijzelaar
May 12 '20 19:50

The police arrested a second suspect on suspicion of involvement in the murder of 33-year-old Bas Vijzelaar, whose body was found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal near Breukelen in mid-March. The police are investigating what role the 29-year-old man from Utrecht played in Vijzelaar's death, the police said in a statement.

"Love is for all" written outside a Lidl store in Amsterdam where a gay couple was verbally attacked on 18 April 2020
May 11 '20 08:51

A gay couple was harassed and assaulted by a group of people in Amsterdam Oost, their lawyer Sebas Diekstra said on Twitter on Monday.  This was the second time that this couple was attacked in Amsterdam - they were also harassed over Easter weekend. According to the lawyer, the attack was again prompted by them walking hand-in-hand. 

National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam
May 5 '20 15:30

The police arrested two men on Monday evening for shouting near Dam square in Amsterdam during the national commemoration for war victims on Remembrance Day, a police spokesperson confirmed to The men did not actually interrupt the ceremony at the National Monument, the spokesperson said.

The two men were arrested at around 8:15 p.m. on Monday. They are suspected of making noise during the commemoration and insulting police enforces when they were confronted.

Dutch police car
May 4 '20 17:10

Two persons suspected of an attempted ATM bombing in Germany were arrested in Weert  in Limburg during the early hours of Monday morning. An explosive was found in the car the suspects used, the police said in a statement. The explosive was safely disposed of by the police's explosive removal department.


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