Dutch drug criminals are increasingly involved in making crystal meth. Over the past year, 10 crystal meth laboratories were dismantled in the Netherlands. "A few years ago, we hardly ever saw it", a police spokesperson said to NRC, calling 2018 a "turning point" in the production of meth.
The police unions expanded their labor actions in their conflict with the police about a collective bargaining agreement for officers. From Thursday police officers will no longer collect outstanding fines and other overdue payments, NOS reports.
A 21-year-old man was seriously injured in a stabbing on Lange Nieuwstraat in Tilburg on Wednesday afternoon. The victim lost a lot of blood. He was rushed to the hospital, the police said on Twitter.
The victim and perpetrator got into a quarrel with each other at the intersection of Lange Nieuwstraat and Gasthuisring, according to Omroep Brabant. The fight ended with the stabbing.
On Wednesday the police arrested a man from Tilburg suspected of putting rat poison in his neighbor's kiddie pool. He did so because the sounds of the playing children annoyed him, a community police officer wrote on Instagram.
The man lives in the Reeshof district and was arrested in his home. He will appear in court at a later date.
According to Omroep Brabant, the man is suspected of aggravated assault or attempts thereto and vandalism.
The police are looking for witnesses to a serious sex crime that happened in the vicinity of Hertzorgstraat and Heemstraat between midnight and 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. A 33-year-old woman was forced into a van, held captive and sexually assaulted.
At around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday the police received a report of a woman walking on Ostadestraat and asking bystanders for help. Officers found the woman on the street. She told them that she had been the victim of a sex crime committed by two men.
The body of a woman was found in a ditch along Stevenshofsdreef in Leiden on Monday night. The police arrested two men in connection with her death on Tuesday.
The identity of the woman is not yet known. The police believe she was killed in a crime and that she may have been in the water for some time.
The suspects, age 44 and 50 years both from Leiden, are in restricted custody. That means they are only allowed contact with their lawyers.
The police are looking for witnesses or anyone who has information about this crime.
Four cyclists - two women and two children - were hit by a van on Heikantsepad in Volkel on Tuesday afternoon. The two women were seriously injured, the children sustained minor injuries. The van driver was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.
Four ambulances and a trauma helicopter responded to the scene after the accident. The women were taken to hospital. The children were cared for in the neighborhood, a community police officer said to the broadcaster.
The police's Traffic Accident Analysis department is investigating how the accident happened.
Two Dutch women and a 6-year-old Dutch boy were killed in a shooting in an apartment in New York on Tuesday. The perpetrator was also killed.
The victims are 47-year-old Linda Olthof from Deventer, her young son Jimmy, and a 38-year-old Dutch woman, AD reports. They were shot and killed by American man James Shields, Linda's ex husband. The other victim was his current wife. According to the newspaper, the police believe that Shields shot his son and the two women, and then committed suicide.
Two men who where seriously injured in an explosion and fire in an apartment in Arnhem on Monday, succumbed to their injuries. A third victim was found and is in hospital, the police said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.
So far the police said nothing about the victims' identity. Traces of "drug-related business" were found in the apartment.
A man shot in a restaurant on Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon, succumbed to his injuries overnight, the police confirmed. The victim is a 62-year-old man from Amsterdam, who had a criminal record, NU.nl reports.
The residents of the Rotterdam district of De Esch expressed massive support for the Indonesian student who was raped and seriously injured in front of her home in the neighborhood a week and a half ago. In an initiative organized by two local residents, some 530 cards and messages were written for the young woman, NOS reports.
Two young teenage girls from Leeuwarden have been missing since the weekend. The police and the parents of 13-year-old Emily and 14-year-old Kirsten are very concerned.
The two girls ran away from a treatment center in Leeuwarden at 11:20 p.m. on Friday. Both left on foot and carried a bag with them.
"Unfortunately, our daughters have not yet been found, please keep an eye out for them! We are so terribly worried... Girls where are you? Call me. Big kiss, daddy", Kirsten's dad Sander Wessels wrote on Twitter.
An explosion, followed by a fire, in a top floor apartment on Daphnestraat in Arnhem left two people seriously injured on Monday night. A search was launched for a third person who may be hurt. The two victims were taken to hospital with burns, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland Midden said to RTL Nieuws.
One person was seriously hurt in a shooting in a restaurant on Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. The police are looking for one suspect, who fled the scene. The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m.
The suspect is a short man, around 1.6 meters tall, between the ages of 35 and 40 years old, with a muscled posture. He was wearing red and black striped shorts and a blue shirt, and carried a black bag with him.
The police discovered 13 kilograms of crystal meth, a firearm and silencer and ammunition while searching an apartment in Zuidwijk in Rotterdam on Thursday last week. A 52-year-old man from Colombia was arrested. The street value of the drugs is more than 2 million euros, the police said on Monday.
Officers noticed the apartment because it is registered as uninhabited, yet movement was observed inside and there were reports of people going in and out with large bags.
The Pride festival is currently happening in Amsterdam. "Pickpockets are extra active during this period", the police warn, calling on party goers to be extra alert and take measures against this type of theft.
According to the police, pickpockets use different methods during the day and night. By day, they make use of the crowds, which mean that targets don't always notice when someone bumps into them and the pickpocket can then just disappear into the crowd.
A 61-year-old woman was injured in a stabbing at a shelter on Poeldijkstraat in Amsterdam early on Monday morning. She was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, Het Parool reports.
A man was arrested in connection with the stabbing shortly after 5:00 a.m. The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The shelter on Poeldijkstraat is part of a HVO-Querido care program. The care organization offers shelter to homeless people, but also people who are waiting for another home, according to the newspaper.
Two men, aged 33 and 43, were found dead in an assisted living home on Reinevaartsstraat in Tilburg on Saturday. The cause of the men's death is not yet clear, NU.nl reports.
The two victims were found in different rooms in the home. Paramedics responded to the home when one of the victims was found unresponsive. When the paramedics could not determine the cause of his death, the police were called in.
The second victim was found in another room while emergency services were still in the building.
At night the Amsterdam city center devolves into "lawlessness" to such an extent that the police can no longer handle it, Amsterdam Ombudsman Arre Zuurmond said to Trouw. The police confirmed his findings to the newspaper.
After multiple complaints from local residents, especially residents around the Red Light District and Leidseplein, Zuurmond decided to rent a home in the Red Light District to experience the situation for himself.
One of the two Dutch who were seriously injured during an attack in Munster in April, passed away. The 56-year-old man from Albergen succumbed to his injuries, his family confirmed to RTV Oost.
The man had been kept in a coma for months and underwent dozens of surgeries. His girlfriend was also injured in the attack, sustaining multiple fractures.
A fisherman found a human torso in the Waal river near Brakel in Gelderland just before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. The police are investigating.
"The forensic doctor's estimate is that the torso was in the water for weeks, maybe months, Frank de Valk, spokesperson for the Oost-Nederland police, said to De Gelderlander. The torso was taken to the Forensic Investigation Center in Elst, where it is being examined.
So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim, not even if it was a man or a woman. No body parts that could be connected to the torso were found.
Mayor Femke Halsema of Amsterdam is making an "ultimate attempt" to convince the lower house of Dutch parliament to hire more police officers. She is discussing this matter with Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security, the Telegraaf reports.
Halsema toured Amsterdam's Red Light District during the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the newspaper. She denies that there is complete "lawlessness", as Amsterdam's ombudsman Arre Zuurmond said in previous reports. "But it is true that there are far too few enforcers and officers."
Four bicycle tourists were killed and three were injured in a traffic accident in Tajikistan, in Central Asia. Among the dead is a 56-year-old Dutch man, and his 58-year-old wife was wounded, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NOS reports.
The other three tourists killed are two Americans and a Swiss, a spokesperson for the Tajik Ministry of Home Affairs said to the broadcaster.
The Dutch police rescued children from sweltering cars in two separate incidents on Thursday. Both incidents were reported to Veilig Thuis, the hotline for domestic violence and child abuse, ANP reports.
Two children were taken from a hot car parked at a supermarket in Ter Aar, Zuid-Holland. The kids' father, a 38-year-old man from Kaag en Braassem, was arrested.