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May 29 '14 14:19

A bicycle theft suspect leapt from his balcony on Tuesday in order to escape the police. A mere theft charge turned into a more extensive rap sheet, as police discovered a cannabis farm in his home.

May 29 '14 10:38

A man brandishing a sledgehammer as well as a firearm attacked a police officer on the Hellendaalstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The police officer shot the attacker in the leg.

Royal military Police Vehicle
May 29 '14 10:25

Police shot a 43-year old suspect on Wednesday morning after a police chase on the Tatraweg in Tilburg. The man was wounded, and subsequently arrested.

May 22 '14 13:26

A 14-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and violation. From August of last year, the boy is thought to have performed at least 17 attacks on roads and bicycle paths in the forests between Nijmegen and Malden, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

May 19 '14 13:44

A fake doctor by the name of Fred B. was apprehended in Huissen this morning. Police are still investigating him and his clinic, the Medisch Center Sanit, according to sources from Omroep Gelderland.

May 16 '14 15:26

Two hard criminals convicted or murder and rape, escaped the SDKK prison in Willemstad, Curaçao, on Thursday. They overpowered, abused and subsequently bound two guards before making a run for it.

Human trafficking
May 16 '14 13:45

Police have controlled around one hundred prostitutes in a national anti-human trafficking operation involving 220 policemen. Six arrests were made in this action, some of which are directly related to human trafficking and illegality.

May 16 '14 11:16

The Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) and the police have seized €10 million worth of general goods, property and bank bank balances in an international anti-whitewashing operation. The suspect is a 60-year old man from Rosmalen.

May 16 '14 09:14

Panamanian police investigating the disappearance of two Dutch women there received an anonymous tip on the whereabouts of their bodies.

May 15 '14 09:09

Police and the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) have re-opened investigations into the case around the former owner of the Hofnarretje child daycare center, Albert Drent, sources tell the NOS.

May 13 '14 09:24

An unidentified man jumped on a table during a live broadcast of the news show RTL Late Night on Monday. Police have apprehended the man and taken him to the station. A spokesperson for the police says the man was arrest on a count of threatening, though who he exactly threatened is unclear.

May 13 '14 09:07

Authorities in the Netherlands are not doing enough to tackle the issue of human trafficking. With the information available, the police, Royal Military Police (marechaussee) and labour inspection should be working harder to stem the problem, according to a report from the National Human Trafficking Reporter, which minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice will receive today.

May 12 '14 08:42

The home of Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan was damaged on Sunday night. Unknown vandals broke the windows in the night. Police hope to find the culprits with the help of security footage.

Police sign
May 12 '14 08:10

At an attempted robbery in a home in Utrecht, police and robbers fired shots at each other, the police reports. One resident was lightly injured and brought to hospital, four others were unharmed.

Hell's Angels
May 9 '14 13:57

The minister of Security and Justice, Ivo Opstelten (VVD) wants to tackle motorcycle clubs within the current law, if there is sufficient grounds for this to be possible.

Marijuana
May 9 '14 09:43

The Lanaken city council has decided to tackle the drugs problem by using drones and heat sensing cameras to track down marijuana plantations. The work group also wants a cooperation action from within the euro region and the ability to execute 'morality investigations' into tenants.

May 8 '14 10:17

Police in Arnhem executed several home raids in Arnhem Thursday morning, in a search for possible drug trade. This was done due to a request from foreign authorities. Police will not disclose which country the request came from.

May 7 '14 15:39

A 26-year old man jumped from a second-story window of a police station in Doelen on Tuesday, injuring his leg. He leapt from the building trying to escape arrest, the police reports.

May 7 '14 13:27

German police have found the car belonging to a 66-year old woman who was murdered in Tricht last week. Her 29-year old son was sitting in the car.

Police Van
May 5 '14 12:07

Police in Rotterdam arrested two men who kidnapped a woman on Sunday. Thanks to eye-witnesses, police were able to find the men and take them to the station for questioning.

May 5 '14 09:46

Two men of 17 and 20 years of age were attacked on Saturday night by a group of six men in the North-Holland town of Kudelstaart. Both men had to be brought to hospital with broken bones in the face, the police report on Sunday.

Dam Plein
May 5 '14 09:19

As per tradition, the Netherlands observed two minutes of silence on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. to remember those lost during and after the Second World War. Remembrance Day took place in 15000 locations throughout the country.

Police sign
May 5 '14 08:08

Two groups of people had an argument in a bar on the Vijverstraat in Sint Willebrord, after which some were involved in a series of crashes on the A58 near Breda resulting in two arrests.

May 2 '14 19:33

Police investigating a report of suspicious activity in Tricht, Gelderland found a 66-year-old woman dead in her house. Police have not revealed the cause of death, though they are saying they believe she was the victim of a crime.

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