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Aug 13 '18 07:54

Three homemade explosives were thrown at the Turkish consulate on Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday night, causing a small fire. No one was injured. A 34-year-old man was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspect is a Dutch man, according to Tolga Orkun, the Turkish consul general in Amsterdam. The police could not confirm this to RTL.

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Aug 13 '18 07:39

A 27-year-old woman from the Netherlands died in the Australian city of Melbourne on Sunday after she was hit by a car. According to the Australian police, the car was stolen a week ago. The driver fled the scene of the accident, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NU.nl.

The woman was cycling when the car hit her. The car also hit various other vehicles, but the Dutch victim was the only person who got hurt. Emergency services tried to save her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene. 

Suspect wanted for fatal shooting on Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam, 30 July 2018
Aug 10 '18 16:00

The police released surveillance camera footage of the suspected gunman in a fatal in Amsterdam late last month. 

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Aug 10 '18 11:50

The police broke multiple car windows at the RAI in Amsterdam, where the World Dog Show 2018 is taking place, to rescue overheating dogs. Multiple dog owners were fined 750 euros for leaving their pets in the hot car, ANP reports.

While the heatwave is over in the Netherlands, temperatures in a parked car can still quickly rise to 40 degrees, the police said. This can cause to overheat and even die. Police officers will perform extra checks at the RAI over the weekend to make sure no dogs are left in cars.

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Aug 10 '18 11:00

A detainee set a matrass on fire in his cell at a police station in Meppel on Thursday afternoon. The smoke set off the fire alarm and police officers had to leave the station on Eendrachtsraat. When the fire brigade arrived, the fire was already extinguished, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The fire starter was arrested earlier on Thursday for theft. According to the police, he was searched multiple times before being put in the cell, but still managed to smuggle a lighter in by hiding it in one of his body cavities. The suspect was transferred to the detention center in Assen.

Aug 10 '18 09:03

The National Police plans to impose financial sanctions on a dozen high-ranking police officers and former police officers for dereliction of duty. The officers in question regularly accepted concert- and football tickets from former Amsterdam police commissioner, who was dismissed earlier this year for the misappropriation of police funds, NRC reports.

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Aug 10 '18 08:37

Mayor Pauline Krikke of The Hague is meeting with the top of the police and Public Prosecution Service on Friday about the death of PVV city councilor Willie Dille. "We will sit down an then look again at what the situation is", Krikke, who cut her vacation short and r, said to RTL Nieuws.

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Aug 9 '18 15:40

An Ommen resident had a very unexpected visitor on Wednesday afternoon. An elephant wandered into his garden and started eating his pear tree. The man called the police, and after convincing them that he was not joking, police officers responded to the scene. 

"On the way to the address - in the outskirts of Ommen - we wondered how in heavens name we were supposed to catch an elephant. This was a first for us", the Ommen police said on Facebook. 

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Aug 9 '18 14:00

A suspect was arrested in connection with the assassination of infamous Delft criminal Karel Pronk. Pronk was t outside coffee house Het Kalf on Kalverbos in Delft on Tuesday.

A car was seen driving away from Kalverbos after the shooting. The driver of the car, a 28-year-old man from Delft, was arrested on Insulindeweg a short time later. He is in custody for questioning, according to Omroep West.

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Aug 9 '18 12:20

A motorist tried to hit a enforcement officer in Den Bosch with his car shortly after he was fined for illegal parking. The municipality's enforcement officer managed to get out of the way in time and was not hurt, ANP reports.

The officer "miraculously" managed to jump out of the way just in time as the car came at him at high speed, the police said. 

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Aug 9 '18 11:30

A disruption at telecom provider Tele2 over the weekend turned off hundreds of ankle monitors. The disruption started late on Friday morning. By Sunday morning, all ankle monitors were again connected with the control room, the Ministry of Justice and Security said, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 9 '18 09:24

The Hague city councilor Willie Dille committed suicide on Wednesday, newspaper AD reports based on sources.

Earlier on Wednesday Dille posted a video on Facebook in which she claimed that she was  people on March 15th last year - the day of the municipal elections. The perpetrators wanted her to keep quiet in the city council, Dille said. 

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Aug 9 '18 07:55

The body of Marloes Idzerda was found in a wooded area in Soest on Wednesday after two days of searching. The 44-year-old woman from Amersfoort disappeared on Sunday. 

Idzerda was last seen on Sunday. She was reported missing during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Her car was found on Oude Leusderweg in Soest on Sunday.

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Aug 9 '18 07:41

A man was stabbed to death outside an apartment building in the Elderveld district of Arnhem on Wednesday evening. One suspect was arrested, NOS reports.

The victim died at the scene. The suspect was injured, so he was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are still unclear. The police closed own the crime scene and are investigating. 

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Aug 8 '18 15:40

The police reprimanded a man in Zandvoort on Tuesday for letting an 11-year-old girl drive a sports motorcycle on the crowded Boulevard Barnaart.

The girl was sitting on the bike between the man and the gas tank as they drove over the boulevard. At one point the girl took over steering the bike, and the man put his hands on her shoulders.

"The girl thereby controlled the 1000 cc sports bike and drove over the busy boulevard in the direction of Bloemendaal", the Zandvoort police said on Facebook. "Both were also only dressed in swimwear and flip-flops."

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Aug 8 '18 14:57

PVV city councilor in The Hague Willie Dille posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday in which she said that she was gang-raped by Muslims in March last year. The 53-year-old politician looks tired and emaciated in the now-removed video, newspaper AD reports. The PVV released a statement asking that Dillie be left in peace.

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Aug 8 '18 14:20

Two men in Tilburg late last month, died as a result of drug abuse, the police announced based on blood tests. The police concluded that the men's deaths were an accident and closed the case, ANP reports.

The two men, aged 33 and 43 years, were found dead in their separate rooms in the assisted living home on Reinevaarstraat on July 28th. Both had a history of drug abuse. 

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Aug 8 '18 13:30

Two men on a stolen speedboat were arrested on the Gooimeer in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning after a chase involving a police boat and a police helicopter, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

At around 3:30 a.m. on Monday the police received a report that a speedboat was stolen at IJburg and was sailing at high speeds towards Gooimeer. A police boat gave chase, and was soon joined by a police helicopter that happened to be in the area. 

€150,000 watch stolen from a tourist in Amsterdam
Aug 8 '18 12:40

A tourist nearly lost a watch worth 150 thousand euros to muggers in Amsterdam on Sunday night. The police arrested two suspects and were able to recover the expensive watch, AT5 reports.

The tourist was in the vicinity of Dam square when he was mugged. The robbers took the watch and fled. 

A motorcycle officer spotted one of the suspects shortly afterwards. The suspect resisted arrest and tried to throw the watch away. Fortunately for the victim, the officer saw it happen and the watch was retrieved. The second suspect was arrested after a short search.

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in Schijndel, 25 April 2018
Aug 8 '18 09:29

The police arrested a second suspect in the murder of Daan Hoefs in Schijndel in April. The 63-year-old man from Schijndel was arrested in Grave on Monday. He is the father of a 29-year-old man arrested two days after the fatal shooting, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Aug 8 '18 08:20

Fourteen year old has been missing for a week and a half. Her family is desperate to find her, her father said in a "Please help us find our girl. We are broken without her."

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Aug 8 '18 07:29

A 25-year-old man from Amsterdam was injured in a shooting incident at an apartment building on Kleiburg in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Tuesday evening. Two men were arrested.

The shooting happened around 11:00 p.m. The injured man was taken to hospital. A spokesperson for the police could not say how badly he was hurt, Het Parool reports.

An 18-year-old man and a 29-year-old man was arrested in the vicinity of the shooting a short time later. The police are investigating their involvement. 

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Aug 7 '18 14:26

A man was killed in a shooting near a coffee tent on Kalverbos in Delft just before noon on Tuesday. The victim is notorious Delft Criminal Karel Pronk, witnesses told newspaper AD, though the police have not confirmed this.

According to witnesses, between three and five shots were fired at the coffee tent around 11:50 a.m. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim on the pavement, but he died. No arrests have been made.

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Aug 7 '18 09:44

The police arrested a total of 38 people during Amsterdam Pride this past weekend, including 17 pickpockets. Six people were arrested for assault, eight for other types of theft, four for sailing under the influence of alcohol, and one for being unable to identify himself. Four of the detainees are suspected in "LGBTQ-related cases", the police said in a statement. 

Four police officers sustained minor injuries while arresting a group of four suspects of theft. The suspects were in possession of multiple phones and bank cards.

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