The municipality of Rotterdam placed the 43 sisha lounges in the city under stricter supervision, following complaints from residents and an explosion at a sisha lounge in Rotterdam West in December. Earlier this week the police announced that the explosion at Villa Blanca was an attack, NOS reports.
An explosive caused a large amount of damage at a gym on Zetterij in Amstelveen during the early hours of Friday morning. The police believe someone deliberately set off an explosive at the gym, Gym3, which is located on an industrial terrain, the Telegraaf reports.
The explosion happened around 2:30 a.m. It shattered the gym's windows and badly damaged the interior and facade of the building. No one was injured, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper. No one was in the building when the explosion happened.
There were slightly fewer incidents of violence against police officers this past New Year's than a year ago, according to definitive figures from the police requested by data platform LocalFocus. The preliminary figures showed a completely different picture, saying the violent incidents against cops doubled, NU.nl reports.
The police arrested a sixth suspect on Wednesday for assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Spijkenisse. Like the other five suspects, the boy arrested on Wednesday is underage and from Spijkenisse, NU.nl reports.
The police confiscated a massive 266 thousand pills for erectile dysfunction in a warehouse in the Limburg town of Swalmen on Wednesday. The warehouse was searched based on an anonymous tip, the Roermond police said on Facebook.
It took officers hours to count the bills, which are from various brands, the police said. The trade and possession of such large amounts of medical drugs is punishable under the Medicines Act, according to the police.
The police are investigating where the pills came from. So far no arrests were made.
One person died in a fire in a mobile home at a campsite in Meerlo, Limburg. The police are still trying to identify the victim.
Emergency services responded to the fire on Peschweg around midnight on Wednesday, according to NU.nl. Firefighters found the victim's body while extinguishing the fire.
The cause of the fire is still unknown. The police are investigating and call on witnesses to come forward.
The employees of special reception locations for problem causing asylum seekers have major trouble with a growing group of residents who have addiction- or psychological problems. The employees can not manage the antisocial or criminal behavior of these residents, the Inspectorate for Justice and Security said, RTL Nieuws reports.
Four mean were assaulted by groups of young people who threw snowballs at their cars in separate incidents on Tuesday. The assaults happened in Velserbroek, Beverwijk, Vught, and Beunignen, NU.nl reports.
A woman was found seriously injured on Chestertonlaan in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Wednesday. A suspect was arrested in the area, the police said on Twitter.
The police responded to the scene after a report of a stabbing. Whether the woman was actually stabbed, the police did not say.
Exactly what happened is not yet clear. The police are investigating.
The Penta College in Spijkenisse and the Spijkenisse football association suspended a number of teenagers due to an assault on another teenager. Videos of the assault were shared on social media on Monday night. The videos show a boy being attacked by a group of other teenagers.
The attack happened on Friday, according to NOS. The 14-year-old victim sustained a broken nose, a torn earlobe and multiple bruises. The police since arrested five underage boys from Spijkenisse. One of the young suspects' home is getting extra protection as a precaution.
A person was injured in a shooting on Rousseaustraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Tuesday evening, the police said on Twitter.
The victim was taken to hospital. The person was conscious and not in critical condition, the police said according to Het Parool.
The shooting happened on the street. So far nothing is known about the circumstances surrounding it. The police are investigating.
A suitcase found on the banks of the Zuider IJdijk on Saturday contained the torso of a woman, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. Investigators are still trying to identify the victim.
According to the police, the woman was between the ages of 20 and 50. She wore a black dress and black shirt. There are no tattoos or scars on her torso. Investigators are currently trying to match the victim to women in various missing person databases, but so far with no success.
On Tuesday afternoon a SWAT team arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in a shooting in Helmond on Monday, in which two girls aged 2 and 15 were injured. Based on the initial investigation, the police "strongly take into account" that the shooting was related to a conflict in the Helmond drug world.
The police arrested a second suspect in the investigation into the murder of Kemal Zengin in front of his home in Venlo in August 2017. The 27-year-old man from Rotterdam is suspected of involvement in stealing the car that was used in the shooting, the police said in a statement.
A hand grenade was found in a the front yard of a home in Echt on Tuesday morning. Half an hour later, another grenade ws found in the front yard of a home in Holtum. The resident of the Holtum home is a member of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, the police confirmed to NU.nl. The resident of the Echt home does not belong to a motorcycle gang, but a member of such a gang lives on the same street, NU.nl reports.
Three police officers were injured on Monday afternoon while they were arresting a 30-year-old man in Waalwijk. Two officers in training noticed the man on Stationsstraat because he was hitting cars with a stick. When they asked a third officer for help in arresting him, the man turned on them.
A 2-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet during a shooting in Helmond on Monday, is still in hospital, the police said on Monday night. A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of involvement in the shooting, has since been released. He had nothing to do with the incident, NU.nl reports.
Emergency services responded en masse to the marina at the Nederrijn in Wageningen on Sunday after two reports of a rowboat capsizing. Rescue workers searched for possibly missing rowers in the water for hours, but found nothing, De Gelderlander reports.
A 14-year-old boy was injured in a stabbing incident in the asylum center on Kievitsblekweg in Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant, on Sunday. He was taken to hospital. The perpetrator, another boy, can't be found and has therefore not been arrested yet, NU.nl reports.
The two boys got into a fight at around 2:30 p.m. The victim was stabbed in the face. The police are investigating and already spoke to multiple witnesses.
Human remains were found in a suitcase along the banks of the Zuider IJdijk in Amsterdam on Saturday morning. The victim has not yet been identified. On Sunday the police searched in and around the canal. "It's a crime scene. We want to investigate if we find something that is interesting to our investigation", a police spokesperson said to Het Parool.
Emergency services found the body of an as yet unidentified person after a large fire in three homes in Hillegom on Thursday. The police are working on identifying the victim, NU.nl reports.
The fire started in the homes on Stationsweg early on Thursday morning. Most residents managed to get out safely. Initially two persons were noted as missing, but one was later found. It is not yet clear whether the body found is that of the still missing resident.
A 50-year-old man died in the Friesland village of Nieuwhorne on Thursday after he crashed into the wall of his own farmhouse while trying to flee from the police. The police responded to the farm after a report of someone trying to take their own life, NOS reports.
A taxi driver who seriously injured a 9-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Amsterdam on Thursday morning, turned himself in to the police later that day. .He was arrested, Het Parool reports.
The accident happened at the intersection of Admiraal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat. Shorty before this hit-and-run, the taxi driver also hit a cyclist. The cyclist wasn't injured.
Continuing the trend of past years, the number of registered crimes in the Netherlands dropped in 2018. The police registered a total of 766,638 crimes, a decrease of 6.1 percent compared to 2017. However, the police note that the decrease is slowing down. "The decline seems to have come to an end in the last six months", the police said.