A fire broke out in the dunes near Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, late on Monday morning. Emergency services are at the scene in large numbers, including dozens of fire trucks. The emergency services deployed en masse, erring on the side of caution due to the drought, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Kennemerland said to ANP.
The police recently arrested a man on suspicion of complicity in the murder of Amsterdam career criminal Vincent Jalink in Diemen in May last year. The suspect is 27-year-old Gideon G. from Haarlem, was revealed in the Amsterdam court on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
G. is currently in court because, according to the Public Prosecutor, he was planning an assassination in Heemskerk in October last year. He was arrested for involvement in Jalink's assassination two weeks ago.
Earlier in August the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military - broke down a drug line run through postal packages. Four suspects were arrested, the Marechaussee announced on Thursday.
Residents of shelters meant for women who are the victims of domestic violence and forced prostitution in Alkmaar and Heemskerk, are often encouraged to become prostitutes and to convince other women to do so.
The 48 year old man from Heemskerk who was caught with a sailboat full of cocaine in Brazilian waters early this month, has a long history of smuggling. Raymond K., also known as Captain Coke, has been arrested at least 10 times before
A tactical police team in the Netherlands arrested a 25-year-old man in Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, early Tuesday morning. He was suspected of stealing a car used as a getaway vehicle following the murder of an Amsterdam woman while she sat on her balcony. The BMW 320 was used as a getaway vehicle in the fatal shooting of 60-year old Turkish woman, Beyhan Demirci, on Pieter van der Werfstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, police say.
Large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland is sitting without power. The rail traffic in northern parts of the Netherlands has come to a standstill due to this power outage. Many hospitals are also without power.
The police arrested a third suspect for the assault of a 15 year old girl from Beverwijk on Sunday.