Houten

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Jul 5 '19 07:21

A person was killed in a shooting in Houten, Utrecht on Thursday night. The shooting happened at around 11:00 p.m. in parking lot Schonenburgseind, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.

The victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car when someone opened fire on the car, RTV Utrecht reports. A woman was behind the wheel of the parked car, according to AD. Bystanders heard her screaming. As far as is known, she was not hurt. 

Witnesses told the newspaper that one perpetrator fled from the scene, possibly on a scooter. 

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Nov 30 '18 14:10

The police arrested 12 people in the Netherlands for involvement in the production and export of drugs to Scandinavia. A 13th suspect was arrested in Peer, Belgium. The suspects are 12 men and a woman between the ages of 32 and 16 years. They were arrested on Monday, but the police only announced the arrests on Thursday.

The police searched buildings in Utrecht, Vleuten, Woerden, Maarssen, Houten, Almere, Waardenburg, Lopikerkapel and Aalsmeer. 

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Oct 1 '18 14:00

A 19-year-old man from IJsselstein was seriously injured when he crashed his car during a police chase in Houten early on Sunday morning. He was taken to hospital after being resuscitated at the scene, RTL Nieuws reports.

The police tried to pull the man over for a traffic check on Rondweg in Houten around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday. The man drove his car into a lamppost, then backwards into a police car, and then sped away. 

On De Rede, the man hit the sidewalk. His car flipped and crashed into the water. 

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Apr 11 '18 13:40

The police arrested two 30-year-old men on Wednesday morning on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Alexander Gillis in Zaandam in 2014, NU.nl reports.

The suspects were arrested in Houten and Purmerend based on new information that surfaced in the investigation into this assassination. The suspects will be arraigned on Friday.

Flowers and messages left at a community center in Amsterdam's Oostelijke Eilanden where 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi was killed on 26 January 2018
Feb 7 '18 09:21

The car used in a fatal shooting at a community center in Amsterdam on January 26th, was stolen in Houten on January 5th, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night. 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi, who worked as an intern at the community center on Grote Wittenburgerstraat, was killed in the shooting. Two others were injured.

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Oct 30 '17 08:17

Asbestos was released during a large fire on industrial terrain Liesbosch in Nieuwegein on Sunday night. On Monday morning a number of roads around the terrain, including the N408 in both directions, are closed to the public, as the authorities investigate how far the asbestos spread. 

The fire started in a warehouse on Ravenswade, which used to be a distribution center for supermarket chain Albert Heijn, according to news wire ANP. Firefighters had the fire under control around 1:00 a.m. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.  

Wellant College
Oct 26 '17 09:08

Michael P., the man suspected of murdering 25-year-old Anne Faber, followed a gardeners course at a night school in Houten and was allowed to leave the Altrecht psychiatric institution in Den Dolder to attend classes, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the school, Wellant College, knew nothing of his background.

P. was admitted to the institution in Den Dolder as the last part of a long prison sentence he got for raping two teenage girls in Nijkerk. The clinic was preparing him for a gradual return to society. 

Gavel
Oct 18 '17 16:40

Two 23-year-old men were sentenced to six years in prison for selling hard drugs on the ark web. Thijs V. from Houten and Mike W. from Muiden were found guilty of selling at least 400 thousand euros of drugs, mostly MDMA, over a period of eight months, RTL Nieuws reports.

The two men hid the drugs in peanut butter bottles and greeting cards and then sent them by post to customers around the world. "They made every effort to carry out their trade in a refined manner", the court in Midden-Nederland said, according to the broadcaster.

Police
Jan 26 '17 17:31

A police officer is now under suspicion of causing the death of a 68-year-old homeless man arrested in Amersfoort, Utrecht last week. The homeless man was taken into custody for public intoxication at about 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, and the officer is accused of pushing him hard into a jail cell in the same city later that evening.

The homeless man died on Wednesday, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

The prosecutor said the suspect was not cooperating when he was pushed. He then fell and hit his head, the prosecutor's office confirmed.

Police
Jan 16 '17 12:45

A 30-year-old man from Nijkerk died during the early hours of Monday morning after he was arrested at a traffic check, the police said in a statement. The man resisted arrest, according to the police.

The man was pulled over around 00:45 a.m. due to his driving. This happened on the Spaceshuttle in Amersfoort. The man ignored the police signals to pull over and sped off. He was eventually brought to a stop and arrested on Langestraat. He resisted arrest.

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Aug 5 '16 08:46

Couples living in so-called VINEX neighborhoods split up less often than couples who live elsewhere in the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday. Contrary to popular belief, VINEX couples stay together for longer.

Mar 21 '14 19:45

All around the Netherlands calls go out for a recount of the votes. In several cities victories are gained, or losses are suffered by a difference of just one vote.

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