A 32-year-old man died in a playground in Assen on Saturday after he was accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl. Five men were arrested in connection with his death, but were later released. Various media sources identify the man as Martin, a deaf gardener. His colleagues do not believe the sex crime accusation.
A 75-year-old Dutch man was arrested in Brazil in March for sexually abusing a 2-year-old child. The suspect is a known pedophile who was convicted in Brazil 15 years ago for child sex abuse and sentenced to four years in prion, RTL Nieuws reports.
The suspect lives in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza. He contacted the Dutch embassy for assistance.
In a major investigation into so-called criminal facilitators, the FIOD uncovered a large network of drug, weapons and anabolic steroids traffickers. Six people from Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland were arrested over the past months. The FIOD seized 450 thousand euros in cash and bank balances, and over a million euros worth of ecstasy, steroids and medicines, AD reports.
The police arrested two men, a 63-year-old father and his 39-year-old son, in Appeltern and Wijchen on Tuesday for exporting drugs abroad by sending them through the mail. While searching the older suspect's home, the police found around 10 kilograms of ecstasy - a total of around 25 thousand pills, the police said in a statement.
A man was shot by the police in the center of Assen on Tuesday afternoon, after the police responded to a report of three men walking around with a firearm. The man was hit in the groin and arm, but is in a stable condition, the police said, NOS reports.
Local residents, fellow pupils and teachers were rocked by the death of a 15-year-old girl, who was stabbed to death in her home on Bildersdijkstraat in Breda on Monday afternoon. Locals described the HAVO pupil as a "sweetheart" who was always cheerful.
The police recovered a Porsche in Apeldoorn which was taken on test drive from a company in Enter and never returned. The suspect who took the expensive car for a test drive was arrested at the scene, the police said on Facebook.
The car dealership in the Overijssel town called the police at around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday to report that the car had been stolen. "Intense investigation" led the police to Apeldoorn, where the car was found, the police said.
The test driver was arrested.
A Dutch couple was arrested in Spain on Saturday for illegal possession of weapons of war, the Spanish police said on Friday. During a check at the border between Spain and France, the Spanish police found an arsenal of "extremely dangerous" weapons in the couple's van, the police said, AD reports.
A 10-year-old boy was stabbed and injured in a home on Trezoriersdreef in The Hague on Sunday afternoon. He was taken to hospital for treatment. His 48-year-old mother was arrested as a suspect. She too was injured and taken to hospital, the police said in a statement.
The police arrested a 33-year-old German man in a stolen car on the N280 near Roermond after a high speed chase on Thursday morning. The chase ended when the stolen car crashed into the back of a police car, and both vehicles came to a damaged halt, the police said in a statement.
Following a report from the German police about an ATM bombing in Heinsberg, the Dutch police took position on the N280 near the German border. At around 4:45 a.m., the officers saw a German Audi driving towards Roermond at high sped and gave chase.
The police arrested a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run involving a pram in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. The suspect is the owner of the car that hit the pram and left the scene, though whether he was also the driver at the time of the accident is still being investigated, NU.nl reports.
The accident happened at the corner of Jan van Galenstraat and Jan Tooropstraat at around 2:50 p.m. on Monday. The driver of the car fled after the accident.
The Amsterdam police will investigate how information about the arrest of mayor Femke Halsema's 15-year-old son leaked to newspaper De Telegraaf. The investigation will be conducted by the Security, Integrity and Complaints Office of the Amsterdam police unit, AD reports.
A 25-year-old Dutch woman was gang raped in Spain over the weekend, she reported to the police. She is currently receiving psychological aid. "She is doing well medically, but it is a terrible event with great emotional impact", a police spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.
Two childminders from Brunssum were again arrested for the death of a 5-month-old baby that was in their care in October 2017. Their arrests were prompted by the final report on the cause of the baby's death, the Public Prosecution Service said to 1Limburg.
"We are still studying [the report], but it gave us enough reason to arrest both people again", a Public Prosecution spokesperson said to 1Limburg. He would not say what the report contained.
A 39-year-old cyclist was hit by a car on Claes de Vrieselaan in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. He died in hospital a short time later. The motorist that hit him fled the scene of the accident, but the police managed to arrest him later, the police said in a statement.
The hit-and-run happened at around 9:30 p.m. The cyclist was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to hospital. The man succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema's son was arrested in July. He was caught in connection with an armed burglary, and police officers in the city fear that the case will be covered up, the Telegraaf wrote on Wednesday. That is not what happened, the mayor argued in a public letter and translated below.
A man was arrested in Den Haag Centraal on Friday for wearing a balaclava in the station. But the arrest was unjustified, the police in The Hague said on Twitter on Monday.
The arrested man was a demonstrator. He was wearing a balaclava as a counter-protest for a pro-burka protest happening on the Malieveld, according to the Telegraaf. He walked into the station, and was quickly addressed and taken away by police officers, according to the newspaper.
The police arrested three men in a Hilversum warehouse on Monday after finding 32 kilograms of crystal meth. The drugs, with a street value of some 3.2 million euros, were hidden in a magnet that came from Mexico and entered the Netherlands via Schiphol, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The arrested suspects are a 47-year-old man from Almeer, a 32-year-old man from Amsterdam, and a 43-year-old man from Uithoorn. The crystal meth was seized and destroyed.
The police and customs officers in the port of Rotterdam made two large cocaine busts over the weekend. They found a total of 1,250 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of produce and a shipment of fruit concentrate, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
Two Dutch men were arrested at the Sziget festival in Hungary over the weekend on suspicion of drug dealing. Local news site 444 called the arrest the "biggest drug bust ever" at the festival.
A total of 451 bottles of narcotics, 128 grams of cannabis and a kilogram of ecstasy pills were confiscated from the 21- and 22-year-old suspects, according to NU.nl. The drugs have a street value of around 15 thousand euros. The police also found over 500 price lists on the suspects and at the festival, 444 reports.
A 38-year-old man died after being stabbed on Jacob Schorerlaan in The Hague on Thursday afternoon. A 17-year-old boy was arrested as a suspect.
The police responded to the street at around 1:30 p.m., after multiple reports of a stabbing. At the scene they found the critically injured man. First responders provided aid on the street and the man was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Two men from Moldavia were arrested in Ter Apel on Wednesday morning on suspicion of human trafficking. The Koninklijke Marechaussee found that they were transporting 10 people in their van, all also with Moldovan nationality.
None of the people in the van had valid border crossing documents, prompting suspicions of human trafficking, the Marechaussee said on Facebook. The driver and passenger in the front seat were arrested. They are in custody and will be arraigned on Friday.
The police arrested a 38-year-old man in the Tilburg district of Wandelbos on Wednesday morning. The man never returned from leave from a penitentiary institution in Hoogvliet. A loaded firearm was found in his car, AD reports.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee found a total of 23 migrants hiding in trucks at Hoek van Holland on Tuesday. Two truck drivers were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, the Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, said on Facebook.