A man accused of sharing nude footage of the Dutch women's handball team without their permission was convicted by the court in Leeuwarden on Friday. He was sentenced to a one month suspended jail sentence and 80 hours of community service, with two years of probation. He will serve the month behind bars if he violates the terms of his probation, the court said.
A man stabbed a police officer at a home in Drachten on Sunday night. The suspect was shot by the police. Both police officer and suspect were taken to hospital for treatment, the Friesland police said on Twitter.
The police responded to the home on Nachtegaalstraat after a report of domestic violence. At the home, the man attacked the police officer with a knife. The officer sustained minor injuries, the suspect was seriously hurt, a police spokesperson said to NOS.
The police shot a man in his leg in Drachten on Thursday night. The suspect was shot as he tried to flee arrest, the Friesland police said on Twitter. He was one of 10 suspects arrested during raids in Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe. The reason behind these raids were not disclosed.
The shooting incident in Drachten happened on Lavendelheide. The injured suspect was taken to hospital for treatment. An extensive trace evidence investigation was done around his Volkswagen, according to the Leeuwarder Courant.
A teenaged boy stabbed in front of a Drachten cafe on December 22 died of his injuries a week later. The 16-year-old had been taken to the hospital in serious condition following the stabbing in the Friesland town.
Soon after the violent incident, a 14-year-old boy from Drachten and a 15-year-old boy from Gorredijk were taken into custody. Police have not revealed a motive for the stabbing.
A teenaged boy was seriously wounded in a stabbing incident in Drachten, Friesland, on Sunday night. Two teens were later arrested, and separately a police officer was hurt in the ensuing aftermath in front of a local bar.
Paramedics and police were dispatched to the Zuidkade in Drachten at around 9 p.m. The young victim was in front of a bar, and was treated by paramedics before being transported in serious condition to a hospital.
Two people were killed in house fire on Handwerkerszijde in Drachten during the early hours of Thursday morning. Seven people were taken to hospital by ambulance for examination, NU.nl reports.
A number of people fled to the roof of the home during the fire. They were rescued. Whether they sustained any injuries is not clear.
The fire started at around 2:45 a.m. and firefighters now have it under control. The cause of the fire is not yet know. The home can be considered lost.
So far nothing is known about the identity of the victims. The police are investigating.
A man from Drachten is suspected of posting nude images of the Dutch women's handball team, recorded at sauna Oase in Nederasselt, online. He hasn't been arrested yet, but the police confiscated various digital data carriers from him, the police said on Monday.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee is calling for more supervision and security at small airports in the Netherlands, Trouw reports. The lack of supervision at the 11 smaller airports in the country makes them vulnerable to drug- and human trafficking, according to the newspaper.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security.
There were no major incidents during New Year's celebrations across the Netherlands, according to initial reports from regional emergency services. So far only Rotterdam reports a sharp increase in the number of incidents.
The police arrested a 49-year-old man on the A7 between Drachten and Groningen on Tuesday afternoon for playing his saxophone behind the wheel. The man had the saxophone lying on the steering wheel. He wasn't blowing into it, but was playing the valves with his fingers, the police said, according to NU.nl.
Police officers noticed the man because of his driving behavior - he was driving at less than 90 kilometers per hour, close behind a truck and was not driving in a "flowing line", according to the police. The police therefore decided to pull him over.
The Friesland police arrested a 20-year-old man from Drachten after 23 dead dogs and 4 dead rabbits were found in a warehouse in Holwerd where he traded puppies from, AD reports.
The man offered sick and neglected puppies for sale on Marktplaats, and sold them with false ownership papers. The police also found nie live puppies and 16 adult dogs in the warehouse on Grandyk. The dogs were rescued and transferred to a shelter address.
The Dutch fire department established "elite teams" of firefighters specially trained to deal with major incidents, like explosions, collapsed buildings and complicated fires. A total of 140 specialist firefighters were trained over past months to support the regular firefighters where their knowledge and experience lack
A total of five people were injured in various stabbings across the Netherlands on Saturday night and during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police reported stabbings in Schiedam, Eindhoven, Helmond and Drachten.
On Thursday the court in Leeuwarden sentenced Folkert F. to institutionalized psychiatric care for causing an explosion in his Drachten apartment in December last year
The police raided a total of 11 addresses in the northern parts of the Netherlands on Monday as part of a major investigation into cannabis cultivation and trafficking and money laundering. Three cannabis farms with a total of 3 thousand plants were discovered and dismantled.
The police are raiding various addresses in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe on Monday as part of a major investigation into money laundering and drug trafficking in the north of the country. So far four suspects were arrested
A member of the Friesland branch of D66 youth movement Jonge Democraten, threatened PVV leader Geert Wilders with death on Twitter. "Geert Wilders come to Drachten once. I'll put a bullet through your cunt head", Mohamed Mahir, former treasurer of the youth movement, tweeted.
An explosion in an apartment building on Nachtegaalstraat in Drachten on Sunday night left one person injured and the residents of all 39 apartments evacuated. The wounded person was taken to the hospital with burns, the severity of his injuries is unknown.
The teenager that caused a commotion at Rotterdam Central Station by barricading himself in a Thalys train in September, is once again in custody. He was arrested for attempted shoplifting in Oude Pekela, Groningen, during which he bit a clerk
A 43 year old man was arrested in Drachten on suspicion of involvement in the murder of his ex-girlfriend during the course of Thursday night.
Drachten police "arrested" a sheep that had strayed from its farm, into the high way, and hindering traffic flow on the N31, Friday morning.