At least six underage boys were forced into prostitution by two men in the Utrecht neighborhood of Overvecht over the past years, the Public Prosecution Service confirmed to NU.nl after a report in De Telegraaf. Not all of the suspects' victims have been identified yet, and there may be hundreds of victims, the newspapers write.
A woman who jumped out of a 4th floor window with her 2-year-old child in Overvecht on Thursday night, called for help through that same window on Sunday, neighbors told the Telegraaf.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment building on Othellodreef, near Utrecht Overvecht station. Both mother and child survived, but their current condition is unknown.
A woman and her 2-year-old child were both seriously injured in a fall from a 4th floor apartment in Overvecht on Thursday night. The woman jumped out of the window with the child in her arms, the police confirmed to the Telegraaf on Friday morning.
Mother and child were rushed to hospital. Their current condition is unknown. "It's a miracle that both survived", a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment building on Othellodreef, near Utrecht Overvecht station. Bystanders found the woman and child in some bushes.
An 81-year-old woman was hit by a stray bullet while sleeping in her bed on Japuradreef in the Utrecht neighborhood of Overvecht just after midnight on Monday. The bullet was fired "probably with automatic firearms" in a shooting that left two other men injured, one of them seriously, the police said in a statement on Monday.
The elderly woman was "immediately transported to hospital and is doing well under the circumstances", the police said.
Two men were injured in a shooting in Utrecht just after midnight on Monday. Both victims were taken to hospital. One of them has "serious injuries", the Utrecht police said on Twitter. The perpetrator is still at large.
The shooting happened around 00:20 a.m. n Sabadreef. Multiple shots were fired. The perpetrator fled in a car. The police are investigating what happened and speaking to witnesses. According to newspaper AD, at least 28 bullet casings were found after the shooting.
The municipality of Utrecht discovered an unlicensed shopping mall in a parking garage in Utrecht Overvecht on Wednesday, the municipality said in a statement. 77 storage units in the garage were being used for business purposes. The municipality found six sisha lounges, several garage companies, multiple goods repair shops, a gym and a hair salon.
The police arrested two women and two men in connection with the death of an 58-year-old woman in Overvecht, Utrecht. The woman was found murdered in her home in Overvecht on October 26th. The suspects are the woman's two daughters and their husbands, AD reports.
Investigators quickly determined that the victim did not die a natural death. How exactly she died was not revealed, as the investigation is ongoing. The woman's daughters and sons-in-law came up in the investigation as the last people to see the victim.
A prosecutor lost dozens of pages containing highly sensitive information about a drug case on the street in Utrecht. Copies of these documents are now making the rounds in the city. An anonymous source shared the original documents with DUIC.
The handwritten pages contain reports of tapped conversations and observations about a large drug case involving several members of the same Dutch-Moroccan family in Utrecht. The reports extensively discuss the trade of three men in the family. They also contain suspects' names, addresses, phone numbers and travel information.
On Tuesday morning the police arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Hakim Chengachi in Utrecht on January 12th. Chengachi was gunned down in the doorway of his apartment building on Faustdreef in Overvecht.
The suspects, a 30-year-old man from Amsterdam and a 24-year-old man from Zaandam, were arrested in their home towns at 5:00 a.m. this morning. Their homes were searched, the police said in a statement. More arrests may follow.
On Saturday the police arrested two men in Huizen after a long car chase. The suspects had two automatic firearms in the car with them. Sources of newspaper AD claim that they were on their way to assassinate a man, after they shot and killed the wrong man last week.
The suspects were spotted on Faustdreef on Saturday night. The police found them suspicious and decided to pull their car over. Instead of pulling over, the men sped off and the police gave chase. They were eventually arrested in Huizen.
A shooting in an apartment building in the Utrecht neighborhood of Overvecht left one person dead early on Thursday morning. The circumstances surrounding the shooting is still very unclear, NOS reports.
The shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. in an apartment building on Faustdreef. According to the broadcaster, it happened on the porch of an apartment.
The police are doing a trace evidence investigation at the apartment.
A 22-year-old man was injured in one of two shootings in Rotterdam on Sunday night. A third shooting happened in Utrecht
The Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD is currently searching the alFitrah mosque in the Utrecht neighborhood Overvecht in connection with a fraud investigation
Utrecht is the first city in the Netherlands to start integrating asylum seekers into society from their first day in the city. The city wants to put an end to the current practice of asylum applicants being moved about and integration starting late. "When you arrive in Utrecht, you stay in Utrecht", GroenLinks alderman Kees Diepeveen said to the Volkskrant. "This creates peace. For school-age children, being dragged around is very dramatic."
The municipality of Utrecht is removing the street sign for Bantoedreef in Overvecht as quickly as possible because it describes the Bantu people as "Afrikaans negervolk", which translates to "African Negro people". In colonial times the word "volk" could also be translated to "tribe".
There is no evidence that the alFitrah mosque in Overvecht is financed by a terrorist organization, the Utrecht municipality announced in answer to questions from council members
An information evening about an emergency shelter for 400 asylum seekers devolved to the point of rioting and fighting in Overvecht in Utrecht on Monday night. At least one person was arrested
A 61 year old Utrecht man was arrested after walking into the police station and telling officers that there was a dead body in his car.
The man who wanted to blow up his flat on Nigerdreef in Utrecht in April, wanted to commit suicide. The 43 year old man told the court in Tuesday that he did not want to harm anyone, NU reports.
A man in Utrecht who threatened to blow up his own apartment was removed from the residence close to noon on Thursday and is in custody, RTV Utrecht reports. The incident was first called in around 9:40 a.m. that day from Nigerdreef in the Overvecht neighborhood.