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Sinterklaas
Dec 6 '19 14:30

Sinterklaas and two blackface Zwarte Piet characters were harassed on Laakweg in The Hague on Thursday evening. A group of young people followed them shouting things like "Get out Zwarte Piet" and "No racism in Laak".

A video of the incident was shared on social media. The young people can be heard shouting, translated from Dutch: "No racism brother. One for all, all for one". One of the young men threw something at Sinterklaas and pushed him, causing him to stumble.

The Sinterklaas and Pieten seemingly ignored the group and just kept walking.

Police
Dec 6 '19 13:40

A man was arrested for abducting his 11-year-old daughter from her primary school in Lelystad on Thursday afternoon, triggering an Amber Alert. The man does not have custody of the child, NOS reports.

The girl and her father were found in the center of Lelystad around 30 minutes after the Amber Alert was issued on Thursday. The girl was in good health, the police said.

Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, canisters on the street
Dec 6 '19 12:00

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Ede on Thursday evening for causing dangerous traffic situations by using laughing gas while driving. The man was using laughing gas while being chased by the police, and even filmed the police chase - all while driving a car, the police said.

Steenstraat and Beestenmarkt in Leiden
Dec 6 '19 08:03

Unrest reigns among students in Leiden after multiple sexual assaults and a rape in the city center in a short time. 22-year-old Lindey van Weers, who just graduated as a nurse, think the city is not doing enough to protect its young women. "On behalf of all the women from Leiden: please do something!" she wrote in an open letter on Facebook, addressed to mayor Henri Lenferink.

Dutch police
Dec 5 '19 17:50

A woman from the United Kingdom recently got a pleasant surprise. The Amsterdam police sent her back her phone that was stolen in the Dutch capital - nearly three years ago.

The woman posted a photo of the returned phone, and accompanying letter from the Amsterdam police, on Twitter on Tuesday.

"My phone was stolen in Amsterdam in February 2017 and I just got a l just got a letter through the post," she wrote. "The Dutch police have found and returned it almost 3 years later. Fair fucking play. Big up."

Spanish police
Dec 5 '19 15:20

Police in Spain are looking for a 29-year-old Dutch man in connection with the fatal shooting of a French man in Cabopino, Marbella. The man in his 60's was gunned down on the street at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday when he was walking to his car, according to local newspaper Diario Sur.

The newspaper said the Dutch suspect, an alleged contract killer, is well known by police in the area, and should be considered “very dangerous.” He was described as being 1.80-meters tall, thin, and having a beard. There was no description of the second suspect involved in the shooting.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Dec 5 '19 14:30

A stabbing in an Amsterdam Noord apartment left one woman dead, police said. A suspect was arrested shortly after the Thursday morning incident, which police said was possibly a domestic violence case.

“A female victim was so badly wounded in the incident that she died [at the scene] from her injuries,” police said. Emergency services were dispatched to a home at Waterlandplein for a reported knifing at about 9:10 a.m., including police two ambulances, and a trauma team in a helicopter.

Phishing
Dec 4 '19 15:20

The police and Public Prosecutor are investigating a case in which a man from Noord-Nederland lost nearly a million euros to a phishing SMS in a single night. This is the biggest phishing case of its kind in the Netherlands so far, NOS reports.

One evening in September the victim received an SMS seemingly from his bank saying that his debit card was about to expire. He clicked on the link in the message, and entered his details on the site it led to. This turned out to be a fake site. When he woke up the next morning, he was nearly a million euros poorer.

Emergency services at the scene of a failed ATM bombing at an ABN Amro cash machine on Van Limburg Stirumstraat in Amsterdam, 30 Sept 2019
Dec 4 '19 14:30

With ABN Amro closing a large number of their ATM's due to ATM bombings, thieves will very likely start targeting ATMs from other banks. "Experience shows that criminals will almost certainly do that", Jos van der Stap, national coordinator for robbery at the police, said to NU.nl.

collegas-op-straat
Dec 4 '19 13:40

A restless night was expected in The Hague on Tuesday after the municipality announced that it will not grant permits for the New Year's bonfires on the beaches of Duindorp and Scheveningen, because the organizers could not meet the requirements. In Duindorp, where riot police had to intervene for three nights before Tuesday, the atmosphere was relatively calm.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Dec 4 '19 11:12

The police are investigating the death of a man at a shelter for asylum seekers on Kazernelaan in Weert on Wednesday morning. 

At around 8:45 a.m. the police and other emergency services responded to the asylum center after receiving a report of a possible fight. At the scene, they found the man's body. He was a resident of the asylum center, according to the police.

"The police are taking multiple scenarios into account and are investigating", the police said. Investigators currently assume the man was killed in a crime. 

A portion of a 2,000-kilogram illegal fireworks bust in Enschede. Nov. 26, 2019.
Dec 3 '19 18:00

Police in the Netherlands made two separate stops that led to a combined discovery of over 2,700 kilograms of illegal fireworks. Roughly two thousand kilograms was found after a 29-year-old in Enschede was found carrying boxes of the explosives to his car.

The man was quickly detained, allowing police to open an investigation into how he obtained the fireworks. That led police to two separate locations where the illegal material was discovered.

Multiple people arrested in an illegal arms trade investigation in Zeist and Capelle aan den IJssel, among others, 3 Dec 2019
Dec 3 '19 17:10

The police arrested eight people on Tuesday morning as part of a large investigation into illegal arms traders who allegedly distributed hundreds of weapons over the last four years, the Rotterdam police said on social media and in a press conference later in the day. There were 14 raids as part of the police operation, including two business properties and a dozen homes.

aanhouding-op-straat
Dec 3 '19 11:08

A total of eight men between the ages of 18 and 26 years were arrested in Rosmalen and Den Bosch early on Tuesday morning. They are suspected of gang raping at least three teenage girl in separate incidents at a garage company in 's-Hertogenbosch, the police said in a statement.

Dutch police officers arrest a suspect
Dec 3 '19 07:27

For the third night in a row, the Duindorp neighborhood of The Hague was restless. Some 13 people were arrested for throwing stones, public violence and insult, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. Footage on social media shows fireworks exploding near riot police officers. Calm returned around midnight. 

Eindhoven Airport
Dec 2 '19 11:14

A suspicious package was found in the arrival hall of Eindhoven Airport on Monday morning. The Ministry of Defense's explosive removal department is at the scene to investigate, the Oost-Brabant police and the Koninklijke Marechaussee said on Twitter.

The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security, confirmed the Defense experts' arrival at the airport at 10:57 a.m.

Part of the arrival hall is cordoned off to keep travelers at a safe distance. 

Brandweer fire department Volkswagen
Dec 2 '19 09:37

One person was killed in an explosion on a factory site on Kwinkweerd in Lochem on Monday morning, the Gelderland police said on Twitter. The cause of the explosion and the identity of the victim are not yet known.

The explosion happened in a sea container at the Twentsche Kabelfabriek, according to emergency services reports. The company manufactures electricity and fiber optic cables. Part of the site was cordoned off by police tape and screens were placed around the sea container, wrote Omroep Gelderland.

Police guard in a detention center
Dec 2 '19 09:23

The police have no indications that a 35-year-old man arrested for stabbing three teenagers in The Hague on Friday had a terrorist motive. What the man's motive was, is not yet clear. But the police are not treating this as a terrorism investigation, NU.nl reports.

200 kilos of illegal fireworks found in Terschuur, 26 Nov 2018
Dec 2 '19 07:51

Traders in illegal fireworks are increasingly making use of drug routes to bring their products into the Netherlands, according to the police. The bigger chance of fireworks sent by mail being intercepted, means that these traders are looking for other ways to distribute illegal fireworks, the police said, NOS reports.

Netherlands police uniform
Dec 2 '19 07:23

The riot police were deployed to the Duindorp neighborhood of The Hague on Sunday night. The neighborhood was restless until around midnight, with waste bins being set on fire and a bus stop being vandalized. This was the second night of unrest in Duindorp, NOS reports.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Nov 30 '19 18:34

Police in the Netherlands arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with the stabbings of three teenagers on the Grote Marktstraat in Den Haag. The man, with no fixed address, was being taken to a police station where investigators planned to interrogate him, Den Haag police said in a statement.

No suspected motive was released immediately after the arrest. Earlier on Saturday, authorities went so far as to say, "The precise nature of the incident is currently unclear."

Arrest
Nov 30 '19 09:00

Over the past months the police arrested a 14 teenagers and a 19-year-old man from Leiden and its surroundings in an investigation into sexual extortion. So far 28 victims reported to the police that teenagers were extorting them, threatening to post sexual photos of them online if they don't pay them money, the police said in a statement.

The victims range in age between 14 and 48 years. The police believe there are many more victims, and that this group of teenagers extorted around 100 thousand euros from the victims.

collegas-op-straat
Nov 29 '19 14:45

The mayors of the municipalities of Veenendaal, De Bilt and Utrechtse Heuvelrug want the Ministry of Defense to take over some police duties to fill the gaps caused by the national shortage of police officers. They want soldiers to help with patrolling and security, the mayors intended to say in a motion during the members meeting of the Dutch municipalities association VNG, NOS reports.

Feyenoord host Rangers in 2019-20 Europa League Group G
Nov 29 '19 11:54

The police arrested or detained a total of 42 people around the football match between Rotterdam's Feyenoord the Glasgow Rangers on Thursday. In addition to the fans who went to watch the match in De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, hundreds of Scottish football supporters also gathered in Amsterdam.

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