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Dec 3 '18 14:10

A 17-year-old girl from Rosmalen died in hospital on Monday after being critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Den Bosch early on Sunday morning. A 37-year-old man from Den Bosch was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The girl was cycling across De Harendonkweg at around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday when she was hit by a dark colored Volkswagen Golf. While witnesses tried to help the girl and called emergency services, the driver of the Golf sped away towards Sint Teunislaan. One of the Volkswagen's mirrors was left behind at the scene.

Explosion at sisha lounge Villa Blanca on Schiedamseweg in Rotterdam, 1 Dec 2018
Dec 3 '18 11:40

The police are investigating an explosion at sisha lounge Villa Blanca on Schiedamseweg in Rotterdam on Saturday morning. Investigators call on witnesses to come forward.

Multiple people reported the explosion to the police at around 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. At the scene responding officers found debris littered on the street. The facade of the sisha lounge was severely damaged. No one was injured.

A number of local residents were evacuated from their homes while the police made sure that there was no further danger. 

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Dec 3 '18 10:50

A 31-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Jos Cuypersstraat in Heerlen on Sunday evening. The police responded to the scene at around 6:10 p.m. Two shots were fired at the man, the police said.

A suspect was arrested shortly after the incident. He did not resist, according to the police. 

The victim was taken to hospital. The severity of his injuries is unclear.

A forensic investigation was done at the scene and the police spoke to witnesses and local residents. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. 

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Dec 3 '18 07:28

The Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal team removed an explosive from an ATM on Delflandplein in Amsterdam on Sunday, following a failed ATM bombing early on Sunday morning. The explosive in question had not detonated, NU.nl reports.

400 kilos of fireworks found in two homes on Ambonstraat in Meppel, 29 November 2018
Nov 30 '18 15:50

The police seized around 400 kilograms of "heavy" fireworks during raids at two homes on Ambonstraat in Meppel on Thursday. The fireworks were confiscated and will be destroyed after investigation. Suspects are being questioned, the Meppel police said on Twitter.

A spokesperson for the police called the find "not something you see everyday", speaking to newspaper De Stentor. He could not say more about the find because he is not a fireworks expert, he said.

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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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Nov 30 '18 11:40

A couple in Rotterdam left their toddler and baby home alone on Wednesday night to go to the movies. The situation was discovered when the little girl called the police, the officer who answered the call wrote on Facebook.

"My phone rings, it is an [emergency number] 112 report. I start with 'Good evening police...' but before I could finish speaking I hear a child's voice asking: 'Where's mommy?'", the officer wrote. "I don't know where mommy is." The girl on the line sounds no older than 3 or 4 and there's a baby crying in the background.

Hundreds of kilos of drugs found in a shipment of Christmas decorations in Hazerswoude, 27 November 2018
Nov 30 '18 10:00

Customs officers found hundreds of kilograms of hard drugs during a check at a storage company in Hazerswoude Dorp, Zuid-Holland on Tuesday. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of Christmas decorations, FIOD, the Tax Authority's investigative department, said on Thursday.

The decorations and drugs were set to be shipped to England. The drugs were seized and destroyed. FIOD and the police are investigating.

A FIOD spokesperson could not tell NOS what type of drugs were involved. 

Police Enschede cannabis grow shop murders
Nov 30 '18 09:09

Four men being murdered in a grow shop in Enschede earlier this month may be the result of a conflict over bad cannabis cuttings, sources from the Twente cannabis world told RTV Oost. Three suspects, a 57-year-old father and his two sons aged 30 and 32, bought a batch of cannabis cuttings that turned out to be of poor quality. They went to the grow shop to get their money back and things got out of hand, according to the broadcaster's sources.

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Nov 29 '18 14:10

A 61-year-old man from Capelle aan den IJssel was arrested for the private use of 800 thousand euros in donations to foundation Droom Wens. He used the money on gambling sites, in casinos and for private expenses, RTL Nieuws reports.

FIOD, the Tax Authorities' investigative department, could not say how the man is connected to the foundation. Administration, promotional materials, and collection boxes were confiscated from the man's home.

Egyptian figurine stolen from an Amsterdam museum
Nov 29 '18 11:40

The police arrested a 16-year-old boy for stealing 150 thousand euros worth of museum pieces from a museum in Amsterdam. The young thief was caught when he went to an art dealer with an Egyptian figurine from the 4th century BC asking for more information about the object, the police said.

The teenager was unlucky in his choice of art dealers, because this dealer had previously sold that specific figurine to an Amsterdam museum. She decided to call the museum and ask whether they had lost it, and that turned out to be the case.

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Nov 29 '18 08:07

The police dropped over 16 thousand investigations this year because they did not have enough detectives available to investigate them. These involve crime reports which had a good chance of being solved, because there were leads the police could follow, NOS reports based on figures requested from the police.

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Nov 29 '18 07:32

A possibly illegal cigarette factory was discovered in a warehouse in Susteren where on Tuesday night, the police said. Whether there is a link between this factory and the people being tied up is currently under investigation.

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Nov 28 '18 10:10

A SWAT team arrested 12 people after a family party got out of hand in Rijen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A fight broke out and there are reports that a gun was fired. The police are investigating, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Nov 28 '18 09:19

Six men were found tied up in the warehouse of a transport company in Susteren, Limburg on Tuesday night. The police were led to the warehouse by a blood covered man. Exactly what happened in the building, and why the six men were tied up, is not yet clear, NOS reports.

The blood-covered man showed up at a home on Baakhovenerweg at around 10:40 p.m. asking for help. Before arriving at the home, he had crashed a car with Polish license plates through the gate of the warehouse, according to the broadcaster. The car ended up in a meadow and the man could drive no further.

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Nov 28 '18 07:56

The police arrested a third suspect in connection with the murder of four men in a business premises in Enschede earlier this month. The suspect is a 30-year-old man from Twente. He is suspected of involvement in the murders, the police said.

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Nov 27 '18 15:50

An 18-year-old woman was injured while jogging in the village of Egmond aan den Hoef on Monday evening. She was deliberately hit by a car and stabbed in the chest, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The young woman was jogging over Rinnegommerlaan around 7:40 p.m. when she was hit by a dark colored car "out of nowhere", the police said. The driver rolled down the window and stabbed the victim in the chest, before driving off in the direction of Zeeweg.

200 kilos of illegal fireworks found in Terschuur, 26 Nov 2018
Nov 27 '18 12:30

The police discovered 200 kilograms of illegal fireworks during a check in the Gelderland village of Terschuur on Monday. A 28-year-old man from Poland was arrested, the police said in a statement.

Police officers noticed a somewhat battered car showing technical defects on the Uilengoor parking lot at around 11:00 a.m. The car also seemed to be heavily loaded - it was slumping through its axles, the police said. The officers decided to check the vehicle and found that the trunk was full of illegal fireworks.

Flowers left outside a home on C.J.K van Aaltstraat where a man was found stabbed to death on 1 September 2018
Nov 27 '18 11:40

A 24-year-old Moroccan man was arrested in the south of France on suspicion of stabbing a 44-year-old man to death on C.J.K. van Aaltstraat in Amsterdam in September. The man will be extradited to the Netherlands this week, Het Parool reports.

Police Enschede cannabis grow shop murders
Nov 27 '18 07:45

Two men from Hengelo were arrested on Monday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of four men in Enschede earlier this month. The two are also suspected of a serious violent crime committed in Hengelo, the police said in a statement.

The incident in Hengelo happened on November 7th. A man was assaulted, threatened with a firearm and shots were fired, the police said. The suspects are 32 and 57 years old. They were arrested in a house in Hengelo and on the A1 near Enter.

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Nov 27 '18 07:22

A 14-year-old boy's hand got injured when his Zandvoort home was shot at. He was asleep in bed at the time. The police are looking for witnesses, Het Parool reports.

It is not clear whether the boy was hit by a bullet, or hurt by something else like shattering glass.

The shooting happened at a home on Dr. C.A. Gerkestraat at around 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning. 

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Nov 26 '18 15:00

A man died on the A50 highway near Wolfheze during the early hours of Monday morning. The man survived a car crash, only to be hit by a truck after he got out of the wreck, he Telegraaf reports.

The man's car crashed into a guardrail at around 1:00 a.m. The car eventually came to a stop in the middle of the highway. Bystanders helped the man out of the car. The man then walked across the highway, and was run over by a truck. He died at the scene.

The highway in the direction of Arnhem was closed until 4:30 a.m. 

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Nov 26 '18 13:20

Emergency services in Leiden rescued two students from a construction crane during the early hours of Monday morning. The two young men were stuck in the crane on a construction site on Wassenaarsweg. Passersby reported them to the police at around 1:30 a.m., NU.nl reports.

Why they climbed into the crane, and why they couldn't get back down themselves, is not clear. Both the police and fire brigade responded to the scene. The street was closed down.

Police tape seals crime scene for forensic investigation
Nov 26 '18 09:10

Two men were injured in a shooting in a home on Amerstraat in Breda on Saturday. Mayor Paul Depla ordered the home locked down on Sunday after an amount of soft drugs was also found in the home, ANP reports. 

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