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Oct 31 '18 07:37

A large fire broke out in covered shopping passage Proosdijpassage in the heart of Deventer on Wednesday morning. Multiple apartments were evacuated and five people were taken to hospital, four for smoke inhalation, the fifth with a broken leg, AD reports.

The fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. in the shopping passage between Lange Bisschopstraat and Strommarkt. Fire brigades from a wide area responded, due to the vulnerability of the inner city. When they arrived, the entire ceiling of the passage was already on fire. 

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Oct 30 '18 13:30

Police officers in Gouda encountered an ungrateful passenger on Monday night. The officers loaded a stray dog out of the rain and into their car, only to be chased out of the car by that same dog.

"Last night we helped with catching a stray dog. When the boxer was hot and dry in the car, he showed his teeth and decided that the officers were no longer welcome", the Gouda police said on Twitter.

The officers had to wait outside, in the rain, for the animal ambulance to arrive.

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Oct 30 '18 09:16

The police are investigating a shooting incident, possibly involving an automatic firearm, at a bar on Spijkerlaan in Arnhem, the Arnhem police said on Twitter. 

The shooting happened during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The bar was closed at the time, and no one was hurt.

Two possible suspects were seen leaving the scene on a scooter. 

The police call on witnesses to come forward. 

Police enter the home of a suspect of vandalism and arson in Noordwijk, 29 Oct 2018
Oct 30 '18 08:44

Six young people were arrested for multiple incidents of vandalism and arson in the Zuid-Holland town of Noordwijk this past summer. A total of 60 police officers took them out of their beds in Noordwijk, Voorhout and Leiden at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the police said in a statement. 

The suspects are between the ages of 16 and 23. Five of them were arrested on suspicion of arson and vandalism, the sixth for complicity thereto. Two are also suspected of drug dealing. 

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Oct 30 '18 07:29

A cyclist was killed by a falling tree on Hakvoortseweg in Hilvarenbeek on Monday afternoon, the police said in a statement.

The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. during pruning work, according to the police. The man was cycling by when a tree fell on him. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

The Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment was informed about the accident, the police said. 

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Oct 30 '18 07:20

An hours long search for a missing boy on the IJsselmeer had a happy ending on Monday night. The 13-year-old from Urk was found alive and well on Houtribdijk near IJsselmeer, the Coast Guard said on Twitter.

The boy took a sloop onto the IJsselmeer from Urk early on Monday evening, according to NU.nl. When he did not return home, a large search involving a helicopter and multiple lifeboats from rescue organization KNRM was launched. The coast guard, a few fishing cutters, the fire brigade and the police also helped in the search. 

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Oct 29 '18 16:00

A Dutch man was shot dead in the center of the Spanish resort of Torremolinos on Saturday evening. The victim is drug criminal Hamza Z., considered one of the main players in the drug war in Utrecht and surroundings, the Telegraaf reports.

The man was dining in a restaurant near the beach when a masked man entered the establishment and shot the Dutch man in the head and upper body. He died in hospital. The perpetrator fled in a white van. Witnesses told local media that the entire assassination took no more than two minutes.

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Oct 29 '18 10:10

Two cyclists were killed in a collision with a drunk driver on the corner of Van De Spiegelstraat and Kloetingseweg in Goes early on Sunday morning. The motorist, a 19-year-old man from Kloetinge, was arrested shortly after the accident. A breathalyzer test showed that he was under the influence of alcohol, the police said in a statement.

Oct 29 '18 07:51

The police are looking for 16-year-old Danielle from Groningen. The teenage girl has been missing since Friday. She was last seen in Arnhem, according to the police.

Danielle is 1.8 meters tall with strawberry blonde hair and green-brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black sneakers, black skinny jeans and a black winter jacket with a hood.

The police call on anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward. 

Forensic investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting on Rechthuislaan in Rotterdam, 28 Oct 2018
Oct 29 '18 07:37

A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the Rotterdam district of Katendrecht, in the south of the city, on Sunday. Exactly what happened is not yet clear.

A person was arrested shortly after the incident on Rechthuislaan, but was later released because he was not involved in the shooting, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter. 

The police believe the gunman fled on the back of a scooter. A burning scooter was found on Schulpweg. Whether it was used in the shooting, is under investigation.

Oct 26 '18 14:10

The police believe that a group of Moroccan criminals had help from a corrupt Tilburg police officer in 2014, the Public Prosecutor said in the criminal case against the former dog handler on Thursday, ANP report.

According to the Prosecutor, the officer gave the criminals police system information about the whereabouts of a rival. The information was used to put pressure on the rival's family. Attacks were carried out at the homes of the man's uncle, father and girlfriend in Nieuwegein in quick succession.

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Oct 26 '18 10:00

The police identified the woman on Monday as the 47-year-old resident of the home. A 31-year-old man arrested for involvement in her death is still in custody on suspicion of murder or manslaughter.

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 26 '18 09:09

A 64-year-old man who was  in Rotterdam on October 17th, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, the police said in a statement.

The man was gunned down at close range while sitting in his car. He was hit by multiple bullets. A passenger in the car escaped unharmed.

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Oct 25 '18 11:10

A man fell into a wood chipper in Dongen, Noord-Brabant on Thursday morning. The machine was not turned on and the man survived, though he was injured. He is still in the wood chipper, NU.nl reports.

The incident happened at around 9:50 a.m. at a pallet company on Industriestraat. The wood chipper is located at a height in a type of silo, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.

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Oct 25 '18 10:20

Arson may be involved in a in Groningen's Eemshaven on Wednesday morning. The police started an investigation into the cause of the fire, at the request of the captain, RTV Noord reports.

The ship will remain in the harbor during the investigation. A planned six days long trip was therefore canceled. 

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Oct 25 '18 07:39

The police found what they believe is a hand grenade at Bijlmerplein in Amsterdam during the early hours of Thursday morning. They responded to the scene around 4:00 a.m. after a report of shots being fired, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

On Bijlmerplein they found no injured person, but did find a possible grenade on the street. Defense's explosive disposal team is at the scene, NU.nl reports. The police are waiting for the team to finish its work before they can start a trace evidence investigation.

Shooting on the corner of Oudedijk and Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 24 '18 14:10

The police released footage of a suspect fleeing the scene of a last week in which a 64-year-old man was critically injured. The police believe this was an attempted assassination in the criminal underworld and hope the public can help identify the perpetrator.

This case was discussed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

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Oct 24 '18 13:28

The Amsterdam police found a hand grenade in front of an hotel on Korte van Eeghenstraat, near one of the entrances to Vondelpark, during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Ministry of Defense's explosive disposal department dismantled and removed the device, the police said in a statement.

A hotel employee heard a noise at the hotel's front door around 2:30 a.m., according to the police. When he went outside to check what was going on, he found the grenade.

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Oct 24 '18 12:30

An explosive was found at a business premises on Lemelerbergweg in Amsterdam Zuidoost during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The police can not yet say what type of explosive was involved, NU.nl reports.

Police officers responded to a report of an explosive on the street at around 3:00 a.m. At the scene the officers indeed found an explosive. Defense's explosive disposal service was called in to make sure the explosive wasn't going to blow up so that forensic investigators could do a trace evidence investigation at the scene.

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Oct 24 '18 08:42

Former TV presenter Frank Masmeijer, suspected of trafficking cocaine through the port of Antwerp, was arrested in a hotel in Breda on Tuesday. According to Masmeijers' Dutch lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops, Belgium recently issued an arrest warrant for his client in connection with the drug trafficking case, NU.nl reports.

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Oct 24 '18 08:14

The body of a man was found on Oosterstraat in the city of Groningen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The police are investigating the man's identity and cause of death, and call on witnesses to come forward.

The body was reported to the police around 3:15 a.m. The area where the man was found was closed down as a crime scene, the Groningen police said on Twitter. 

"We do not yet know what happened and who it concerns. If you have information that may be of interest to us, please let us know", the police said. 

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Oct 23 '18 15:00

The police arrested two Amsterdam residents, aged 62 and 69 years, on suspicion of international drug trafficking on Tuesday morning. The two are suspected of a large number of drug transports to Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom, NU.nl reports. 

Police officers also searched three homes, including one in Belgium. 

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Oct 23 '18 10:50

A woman was killed in a violent crime, the police confirmed. A 31-year-old man from Culemborg was arrested. He was the person who told the police where the woman was to be found, De Gelderlander reports.

At this stage nothing further is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances of her death. The police were in the home on Herenstraat investigating all day on Monday. 

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Oct 23 '18 09:07

A 41-year-old woman was injured after she fell from a third floor balcony of an apartment building on Hogeweg in Venlo on Monday morning. The resident of the involved apartment, who was at home at the time of the fall, was arrested as a suspect, 1Limburg reports.

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