police

Police at the scene of a shooting on Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam, 29 Sept 2019
Oct 1 '19 08:39

Three men were arrested in connection with a shooting at a coffee bar on Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam on Sunday night, including the man who was injured in the shooting. Investigators are looking for witnesses and anyone who may have camera footage or photos of the incident.

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Sep 30 '19 16:45

A hand grenade was found outside of nightclub The Box on Mekongweg in Amsterdam-West early on Saturday morning. The area around the club was closed down for some time while the Ministry of Defense's explosive removal department disarmed and disposed of the device.

The grenade was found at around 4:30 a.m. The club was empty at the time, the police said in a statement.

90 Groningen football fans arrested on Scheldeplein in Amsterdam before a match between Ajax and FC Groningen, 28 Sept 2019
Sep 30 '19 14:40

A total of 90 football supporters from Groningen were arrested in Amsterdam before the match between Ajax and FC Groningen on Saturday. According to the police, the Groningen supporters came to Amsterdam to start a fight with Ajax supporters. They were each fined 120 euros and released after the match, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam said to AD on Sunday.

Ribbons and messages praising Derk Wiersum
Sep 30 '19 11:20

The police believe that a white delivery van was used as a getaway car after the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum outside his home on Imstenrade in Amsterdam. Witness statements and video footage showed a white vehicle "similar to a Fiat Doblo" driving away from the area immediately after Wiersum was gunned down on Sepember 18th, the police said on Sunday.

Emergency services at the scene of a failed ATM bombing on Van Limburg Stirumstraat in Amsterdam, 30 Sept 2019
Sep 30 '19 08:11

An explosive was left in an ATM on Van Limburg Stirumstraat in Amsterdam after a failed ATM bombing during the early hours of Monday morning. The Ministry of Defense's explosive removal department is at the scene. The police asked residents of surrounding homes to stay inside.

The police reported the discovery of the explosive at around 7:00 a.m. on Monday. The ATM is located next to a supermarket. 

Dutch police
Sep 30 '19 07:55

The team chief of the Haarlemmermeer police was suspended so that allegations of sexual harassment against him can be investigated. The man is suspected of sexual assault and texting sexual messages to a female police officer working under him, NRC reports based on sources within the police. 

Anja Schouten, the unit chief for the Noord-Holland police, confirmed to NRC that an "exploratory investigation" is ongoing, but would say nothing further. 

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Sep 30 '19 07:30

A 26-year-old man from Rotterdam was seriously hurt in a shooting at a cafe in the center of the city on Sunday night. The victim was rushed to hospital, the police said. Around 10 shots were fired with an automatic firearm, bystanders told broadcaster NOS.

The shooting happened at around 9:30 p.m. at coffee bar Roffa Coffee on Nieuwe Binnenweg. The street was pretty crowded at the time. Witnesses reported seeing a car with Belgian license plates leave the scene after the shooting. 

Liquid cocaine found hidden in a shipment of live fish that arrived at Schiphol, 4 Sept 2019
Sep 27 '19 18:00

An unusual delivery of live fish caught the attention of Amsterdam police hook, line, and sinker. Investigating officers found the aquatic animals swimming around hidden compartments filled with liquid cocaine.

It started on Sept. 4 when police officers on stakeout witnessed dozens of boxes being loaded into vans at Schiphol airport. The delivery vehicles left a holding area for animal cargo and traveled to a storage facility in Amsterdam where the boxes were offloaded, police said.

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Sep 27 '19 17:10

While searching a warehouse on Piusstraat in Tilburg this week, the police found over 550 thousand euros in cash and large amounts of soft drugs. Two suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.

The police raided a property on Piusstraat, on which two warehouses are located, on Wednesday morning. In the one warehouse, the police found nearly 30 thousand joints, 70 kilograms of cannabis, and 20 kilograms of hash. The drugs were seized and removed from the site. There was also a safe, which the police could not get open immediately.

Parakeet arrested with his shoplifting owner in Utrecht, Sept 2019
Sep 27 '19 15:30

The Utrecht police recently made a strange arrest. When responding to a report of shoplifting, the police arrested a man. And his parakeet companion, the police said on Instagram.

"During the arrest we found a sneaky witness with feathers and beak on the suspect's shoulder", the police said. 

Once at the police detention center, the arresting officers realized that they did not have a cell or cage for this newly arrested jailbird. 

Bisnoepersad 'Roy' Hari
Sep 27 '19 14:30

The police in Suriname are looking for two Dutch men of Surinamese descent who disappeared in the country ten days ago. The missing men are Bisnoepersad 'Roy' Hari and Romeo Donk. The local police think that the men's disappearances are connected, and fear that they have been murdered, police spokesperson Humphrey Naarden said to the Telegraaf.

Hari's burnt out car was found outside the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo shortly after his disappearance on September 17th.

Climate strike on Koekamp in The Hague, 27 September 2019
Sep 27 '19 13:48

Thousands of kids, young people and adults flooded to Koekamp in The Hague on Friday afternoon to protest for a more effective climate policy. By around 1:00 p.m., when the protest was set to start, The Hague Central Station was completely packed with people. "Stay calm and follow the directions of NS personnel", the police advised on Twitter. 

Flowers at Derk Wiersum's office
Sep 27 '19 10:29

After the murder of defense attorney Derk Wiersum in front of his Amsterdam home last week, the city is offering extra security to a large number of people. Many also connected to the case around alleged drug gang leader Ridouan Taghi. This extra security is necessary, but comes at the expense of Amsterdam's police capacity, mayor Femke Halsema and Jan Pronker of the Amsterdam police said in a city council debate on Thursday.

Police guard in a detention center
Sep 27 '19 07:50

A minor was arrested on Thursday night on suspicion of setting a very large number of fires in the Gelderland village of Zuilichem over the past months, the police said in a statement. The girl was arrested in her home on Boogerd just before 10:00 p.m., according to Omroep Gelderland. 

Dutch police
Sep 26 '19 15:00

A team chief of the Leiden police was placed on leave after she called public attention to racism, abuse of power and bullying within the police organization this summer. She was sent home because her criticism caused "too much internal tensions" at the police unit Den Haag, which covers Leiden, NRC reports.

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Sep 26 '19 14:10

Three people sustained minor injuries in a stabbing on a terrace on Grote Markt in Groningen on Wednesday evening. A 67-year-old Groningen man was arrested and a weapon was confiscated, the Groningen police said the following morning.

Several ambulances were deployed to the scene when the police received a report of a stabbing with multiple victims. The police later confirmed that the three victims sustained only minor injuries, including two "bystanders who tried to overpower the suspect."

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Sep 26 '19 08:40

The police want 445 extra police officers for a Narcotics Unit aimed at tackling organized crime, is stated in provisional plans from the judiciary and police that Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is currently considering, AD reports.

Man caught speeding in Rotterdam tells cops he had to "pee really badly", 24 Sept 2019
Sep 25 '19 14:30

An urgent need to pee resulted in a speeding fine for a man in Rotterdam on Tuesday. He was caught driving a top speed of 130 kilometers per hour in a 70 km/h zone, the Rotterdam police said on Facebook.

The police spotted the car on Abram van Rijckevorselweg speeding towards Krimpen. The man was pulled over. He acknowledged to the police that he was "gloriously in the wrong", but added that he had to "pee really badly" and that was why he was speeding.

Police at Derk Wiersum shooting scene
Sep 25 '19 11:10

The police are still no closer to catching the man who gunned down defense lawyer Derk Wiersum in front of his home in the Buitenveldert neighborhood of Amsterdam last week Wednesday. On Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday, the police called on witnesses to come forward, especially people who noticed anything out of the ordinary in the neighborhood in the weeks before the shooting. 

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Sep 25 '19 08:35

The Dutch man who is suspected of murdering an 11-year-old girl in Romania and who died in an apparent traffic suicide on Monday, was being watched by the police before his death, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service confirmed.

25,000 ecstasy pills sent to an Austrian couple by mistake
Sep 24 '19 14:40

A couple from Linz in Austria received a quite remarkable wrong delivery. Instead of the clothing they ordered from the Netherlands, they received a package containing 25 thousand ecstasy pills, worth around 500 thousand euros, the Austrian police announced on Monday.

The couple returned the package of ecstasy pills to the post office, who called the police.

Dutch police officers arrest a suspect
Sep 23 '19 17:00

A lesbian couple was assaulted at a terrace in Rotterdam on Friday. One of the women managed to chase after the perpetrator and lead the police right to him. A 34-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested, the police said.

The woman and her wife were having something to eat at a terrace on Lijnbaan on Friday afternoon when a man started making obscene gestures and comments at them. At first they ignored him, but after "umpteenth annoying remark" one of the women decided to reply, the police said in a statement.

Netherlands police uniform
Sep 23 '19 11:56

The police are investigating a possible explosive found at a business in the Utrecht neighborhood of Leidsche Rijn on Monday morning. Photos from the scene shows a hand grenade taped to the door of clothing store Mon Amis on Parijsboulevard.

The possible explosive was discovered early on Monday morning, AD reports. The Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal department removed the device from the scene and is investigating whether it is a real grenade.

Ambulance
Sep 23 '19 07:52

Six young people were hospitalized on Sunday evening after they used ecstasy at youth care institution De La Salle in Boxtel. "One of them is in bad shape", the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.

Ambulances were deployed to the youth care institution at around 7:30 p.m. when the first of the group of young people became unwell. They were rushed to a hospital in the area. The police are investigating where they got the drugs. 

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