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Rotterdam
Feb 11 '19 11:20

Rotterdam will give more of its Stadbeheer enforcement officers extra investigative powers to tackle nuisance on the streets. These special enforcement officers will be allowed to issue fines for 10 criminal offenses, mainly focused on nuisance, NOS reports.

Currently around 40 Rotterdam enforcers already have these powers. The municipality will now train another 80 enforcers to also write tickets. The expectation is that they can be used from May 1st.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Feb 11 '19 10:30

The police and Public Prosecutor misjudged the risks involved for the family of key witness Nabil B., they admitted for the first time in interviews with four Dutch newspapers. "Our assessment was not such that we suspected an assassination", the Public Prosecutor said to the Telegraaf. "In retrospect you can say that this assessment was not correct."

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Feb 11 '19 09:41

A man was shot and killed on Anna Bijnstraat in Oss on Monday morning. The police cordoned off the street for investigation.

The shooting happened around 8:00 a.m. near a shopping center, according to NU.nl. A trauma helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but the call was canceled once it became clear that the man could not be saved. He died at the scene.

Anna Bijstraat is located in a residential neighborhood in the southwest of the city. 

Ambulance
Feb 11 '19 09:00

A car crashed into the living room of a home in Bladderwijk in Nieuw-Dordtrecht on Sunday evening, lightly hitting a playpen in which a baby was lying, the Drenthe police said on Twitter. The child's father was also in the living room at the time. Both were taken to hospital for examination. 

The car finally came to a halt in the driveway. The home is badly damaged, according to RTL Nieuws. The mother was also at home, but not in the living room at the time of the accident. She remained unharmed.

Crime scene
Feb 11 '19 07:38

Four people were found dead in the water on Berkmeerdijk in Obdam on Sunday. They were identified as four workers for Borst Bloembollen in the town, who were missing since Friday. The police believe they crashed their car into the dike in a tragic accident, NU.nl reports.

The victims are three men aged 20, 21 and 21, and a 47-year-old woman, all from Poland. "Everything points to a tragic accident", a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. 

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Feb 8 '19 14:30

Despite contract protests by the police in which officers stopped issuing and collecting fines, the number of traffic fines issued in the Netherlands in 2018 remained at about the same level as in 2017. Nearly 9.2 million fines were imposed last year, compared to just over 9.2 million in 2017, according to the Ministry of Justice and Security's annual figures, NOS reports.

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Feb 8 '19 13:40

The total number of crimes registered by the Dutch police in 2018 decreased by 6 percent compared to the year before, Statistics Netherlands reports. The number of sex crimes, however, is on the rise. 

The police registered  almost 9 thousand sexual offenses like rape, sexual harassment or -assault last year, compared to 8,400 in 2017. The number of rape reports increased from 1,200 in 2014 to 1,900 last year. And the number of sexual assault reports increased from 1,700 in 2015 to 2,400 last year.

Gavel
Feb 8 '19 10:20

Paul Selier's death after being arrested in Waddinxveen last year, was not caused by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, the Public Prosecutor concluded after investigation. The police officers will therefore not be prosecuted. Selier's family was informed and accept this decision, their lawyer Richard Korver said to RTL Nieuws.

Feb 7 '19 12:40

Two explosives were detonated in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. One damaged two businesses in Amsterdam West. And multiple cars were found damaged after an explosion near Sloterdijk, AT5 reports.

At around 4:30 a.m. an explosive was used in an attempted burglary on Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam West. The buildings of a restaurant and a jeweler sustained damage. The police are investigating and looking for witnesses.

Dutch police car
Feb 7 '19 11:50

A man was injured in a shooting on George Sliekerkade in Amsterdam shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the police said on Twitter. 

The shooting happened at around 11:45 p.m. in IJburg, a residential area built on artificial islands in Amsterdam Oost. The police responded to reports of loud bangs and a man lying in the street, screaming. At the scene they found the 43-year-old man injured. 

Witnesses saw two persons fleeing the scene on a scooter. The police are investigating. 

Crime scene tape
Feb 7 '19 08:50

The police shot and killed a man near Dutch central bank DNB in Amsterdam at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers shot the 31-year-old man from Amsterdam when he came at them with a gun, the police said, NU.nl reports.

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Feb 7 '19 08:10

A teenager and a man were injured in stabbing incidents in The Hague on Wednesday evening. The police believe the stabbings were committed by the same perpetrator and are looking for the man.

At around 7:15 p.m. a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the arm when he caught a man trying to puncture his bicycle's tire on Van Alkemadelaan. The boy called the police and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Fifteen minutes later, at around 7:30 p.m., a jogger was stabbed multiple times on De Mildestraat. The jogger went to the hospital and later called the police.

Spanish police
Feb 6 '19 16:10

An 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped by his father in Eindhoven in June, was found in Barcelona. The child is currently in the care of the Spanish foster system while awaiting his return to the Netherlands. One suspect was arrested, NU.nl reports.

The boy's father is still nowhere to be found, the Spanish police and Dutch Public Prosecutor reported. The child was found in a home in Spain with someone else. This person was arrested.

English bulldog
Feb 6 '19 15:10

The police are investigating footage made during a dog show in Eindhoven this weekend that shows men touching female dogs on their genitals. The footage was recorded by animal protectors from House of Animals, who went to the dog show undercover and gave the footage to the police and RTL Nieuws.

The video shows at least three men touching three different English bulldog bitches on their genitals. "These are sexual acts and it is bizarre that this is done to calm a dog for such a show", Karen Soeters of House of Animals said to the broadcaster. 

Enforcement officer in Amsterdam, 7 May 2017
Feb 6 '19 13:30

Enforcement officers in Amsterdam will soon be equipped with bodycams, mayor Femke Halsema agreed with the unions. The enforcement officers working in the city center will also receive extra support from the police, effective immediately, the municipality announced in a press release.

Dutch police officer
Feb 6 '19 08:37

Last year the police received 43 complaints from citizens who felt that they were ethnically profiled - targeted based on their ethnicity or skin color - by a police officer. That is three fewer complaints than in 2017, the police said in a statement. 

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Feb 6 '19 07:31

A woman was stabbed to death in a home on Zonsraat in Nijmegen on Tuesday evening. A 50-year-old man was arrested as a suspect, the Nijmegen police said on Twitter.

The stabbing happened around 6:45 p.m. At this stage the police can not say anything about the victim's age or her relationship with the suspect, as her identity still has to be officially confirmed. The motive for the stabbing is still unclear.

The police are investigating. 

262 weapons surrendered to Rotterdam police during no-questions-asked action, 4 Feb 2019
Feb 5 '19 13:30

Over the past two weeks 262 weapons, including 60 firearms and 650 kilos of ammunition, were handed in to the Rotterdam police. The no-questions-asked surrender action came from a Rotterdam citizens' initiative intended to reduce the number of firearms in Rotterdam and its surroundings, NOS reports

School bags
Feb 5 '19 12:40

The Utrecht police arrested three teenagers on suspicion of mugging school children in Vleuten and Leidsche Rijn. Cycling pupils were mugged multiple times on their way home from school in January. The muggers stole money and belongings, the Telegraaf reports.

Investigation led the police to three boys aged 13, 14 and 16 from Utrecht. They are linked to one of four muggings. Their involvement in the other three crimes is still under investigation. 

Faisal Mssyeh, better known as Feis Ecktuh
Feb 5 '19 09:19

The 31-year-old brother of murdered rapper Feis woke up from his coma, the police announced. The man was seriously injured during the early morning hours of New Year's day in a shooting that left his brother dead.

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Feb 5 '19 07:58

The Rotterdam region and the Flevopolder are true hotspots for speed traps, according to app Flitsmeister's top 10 list for the places in the Netherlands where mobile speed cameras were most often mounted in 2018, AD reports.

Flitsmeister is a smartphone app that warn users when they approach a mobile or permanent speed camera. The app does this based on information provided by the users themselves, among other things. Flitsmeister also provides information on traffic jams, accidents and stationary vehicles.

Mayoral chain
Feb 5 '19 07:41

Mayor Annemiek Jetten of Vlaardingen received multiple threats, including death threats. The mayor filed six police reports at the end of last year - four times for insult, two times for threats, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Why the mayor was threatened, and by whom, is still under investigation. The threats may be connected to the decision to ban traditional New Year's fires in the municipality, according to the broadcaster. This decision resulted in a flood of criticism on the city government, and the mayor specifically. 

Man caught with 81 sea bass in Oostburg, 4 Feb 2019
Feb 4 '19 15:30

The Zeeland police arrested a man in Oostburg, in the municipality of Sluis, during the early hours of Monday morning after catching him with 81 sea bass. He was carrying the fish in four large IKEA bags, RTL Nieuws reports.

The man, originally from Rotterdam but currently with no permanent place of residence, told the police that he had caught the fish in Belgium. Since October 2018, it is illegal to catch more than one sea bass for personal consumption. The law was adapted due to the sea bass population declining.

Arrest
Feb 4 '19 11:20

Two police officers were injured while arresting a man for violating a restraining order against him on Seringenstraat in Leiden during the early hours of Monday morning. The 29-year-old man from Harlingen resisted arrest so violently that the officers felt forced to use pepper spray on him and fire a warning shot, the police said in a statement.

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