Traffic accidents throughout the Netherlands cost the lives of seven people over the weekend. Two children, both age 7, are in critical condition after being thrown from a car during an accident on the A50 near Ravenstein on Sunday evening.
A man with 68 thousand euros in cash on him jumped into the Maas river in Rotterdam while trying to get away from the police on Thursday morning, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter.
According to the police, officers addressed the man because he showed suspicious behavior. He could not explain why he had so much cash on him.
"What do you do if you have 68 thousand euros in your pocket, cannot explain this and have the police right in front of you? A man on Prins Hendrikkade only saw one way out", the police tweeted. "With the money, he jumped into the water."
The police discovered a drub lab on wheels in Zevenaar following a tip. Inside a small delivery truck, officers found barrels, drain hoses, masks and a large production boiler, the Zevenaar police said on Twitter.
This mobile drug lab was discovered on Monday, after an observant witness informed the police that drug supplies may be in the truck. When the police found the truck, the driver immediately became nervous. He opened the cargo area at the police's request, the police said.
An explosion in a Vlaardingen apartment building on Friday, in which two people were killed, was a murder-suicide, the police said in a statement. Investigation showed that the 43-year-old man killed his 38-year-old wife, and then caused the explosion in which he died, the police said.
The blast happened in an apartment on Van der Waalsstraat just before 9:00 a.m. on Friday. The explosion blew off the facade of the home, and cased a small fire that firefighters managed to quickly get under control. The bodies of the two residents were found in the wreckage.
Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is committed to fighting drug crime in the Netherlands. And to do so, he thinks that the number of festivals held in the Netherlands should be reduced. There are too many festivals in the country, and the police can't enforce drug law at all of them, he said in an interview with the Telegraaf.
A 42-year-old woman was stabbed to death on the street in Kerkrade on Wednesday afternoon. A 52-year-old man was arrested in Heerlen after a three-hour manhunt. The victim is known as 'Aunt Reagan' in the neighborhood, and the suspect is her ex who has been stalking her for some time, local residents told the Telegraaf.
On Friday the Dutch government will announce a nationwide ban on the strongest consumer fireworks - fireworks that fall in the so-called third category like strips and rolls of firecrackers, sources in The Hague told broadcaster NOS. Both the fireworks sector and the police are dissatisfied with the ban.
The ban will take effect from New Year's 2020-2021, according to the broadcaster. Category three fireworks, which form only a small share of the Dutch market, are already banned in Belgium and Germany.
The Amsterdam police suspended its seventh employee in six weeks. The 55-year-old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of violating his official confidentiality, corruption and computer intrusion, the police said in a statement.
The Amsterdam team for Security, Integrity and Complaints are investigating, under the guidance of the Public Prosecutor, the police said.
The police only released photos and a description of escaped psychiatric prisoner Peter M. last month due to the "media hype", according to the director of the Fivoor clinic in Den Dolder Erik Masthoff. The release of the wanted report was completely unnecessary, he said in an interview with the Volkskrant.
A man was found dead in a home on A.H. Verweijweg in the Zuid-Holland town of Berkel and Rodenrijs on Monday. The police arrested no less than 14 people on suspicion of a criminal offense. Exactly what they are suspected of, the police did not say.
Emergency services responded to the home at around 7:00 a.m., local residents said to the Telegraaf. "I was lying in bed and it woke me up", a neighbor said. "Then I quickly went outside to look and saw that everything was covered in police tape. I was sent away and later men in white suits came."
The police in the Gelderland town of Epe had their hands full on Monday morning trying to catch an escaped kangaroo. The animal was spotted wandering around the N309 highway. "The biped is fast and it has not been possible to catch it", the police said on Facebook.
So far the police managed to identify the kangaroo's owner. Actually catching the Australian marsupial turned out to be the the harder task. The kangaroo is still on the loose.
Motorists driving around Epe are advised to keep an eye out for the kangaroo.
A 37-year-old man from Beverwijk was seriously injured when he was briefly abducted in his hometown on Saturday night. A total of four suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement. Witnesses report shots being fired.
The police responded to a report of a man being forced into a delivery van on Melis Stokelaan in Beverwijk at around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. Responding officers spotted a delivery van on Beneluxlaan. When the driver noticed the police, he sped off. The police gave chase.
The residents of an apartment building on Jakob Goldsmidstraat in Oss were woken by an explosion on Monday morning. The blast caused "considerable damage to the facade of one of the apartments", a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant. As far as is known, no one was hurt.
The explosion happened at around 4:30 a.m. on Monday. What exactly exploded, is being investigated. The police spokesperson could not tell the broadcaster if this was an accident or a crime. "But a few things have happened."
An 18-year-old girl who went missing from Epe during the early hours of Saturday morning, was found dead in the outskirts of Oene on Sunday afternoon. She died in an accident - no crime was committed, the Gelderland police said on Twitter.
The young woman never came home after a party in the Gelderland town. She was last seen at around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, according to NU.nl.
Police in the Dutch province of Limburg cast a wide net to snare as many criminal suspects as possible in a major stop-and-search operation targeting drivers and vehicle passengers on Thursday. Among the 17 people arrested during the day were suspects taken into custody for human trafficking, weapons charges, and drug charges.
One person was found with over 18 thousand euros in cash, and was detained on suspicion of money laundering. “Another driver stood out for carrying a large amount of chemicals used in the preparation and production of hard drugs,” police said.
Police continued their search on Thursday for a missing University of Amsterdam student who disappeared when she was pregnant. Sumanta Bansi has not been seen since February 2018, and her disappearance was not reported to authorities until November of that year.
The emergency services never practiced a scenario in which emergency number 1-1-2 is completely unreachable, as happened last week Monday. The police considered the chance of this situation occurring to be minimal, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security wrote in a letter to parliament. A third person died during the outage. The person went into cardiac arrest in The Hague and emergency services took longer than usual to reach them, NOS reports.
A person was killed in a shooting in Houten, Utrecht on Thursday night. The shooting happened at around 11:00 p.m. in parking lot Schonenburgseind, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.
The victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car when someone opened fire on the car, RTV Utrecht reports. A woman was behind the wheel of the parked car, according to AD. Bystanders heard her screaming. As far as is known, she was not hurt.
Witnesses told the newspaper that one perpetrator fled from the scene, possibly on a scooter.
The driver of a Stint cargo bike involved in a fatal collision with a train in Oss last year, is not to blame for the accident in any way. Four kids were killed in the crash. All witness statements show that she did everything in her power to prevent the collision between the Stint and a train, the police and Public Prosecutor said in their interim report on the investigation into the fatal collision, AD reports.
A man was critically injured in a shooting on Westkousdijk in the Delfshaven borough of Rotterdam on Wednesday evening. He was sitting in the back of a moving car when someone opened fire on him. The driver of the car was unharmed. The police are looking for the perpetrator or perpetrators, AD report.
The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He was hit in the neck, according to the newspaper. Emergency services received calls about the incident shortly after 6:15 p.m., immediately dispatching police, ambulances, and a helicopter carrying a medical trauma team.
Police in Enschede arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after he was found in the middle of the night by a three-year-old boy. The boy awoke late Monday night to the sound of loud footsteps in the garden behind his house.
“He thought there were maybe animals or monsters there. However, it was a wild, strange man,” police said in a statement.
Authorities praised the boy for alerting his mother to the suspicious person. She saw he was carrying a television and an electric bike and quickly called emergency services.
A man was stabbed on Plein '40-'45 in Amsterdam West on Tuesday. The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries. A 33-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested shortly after the stabbing, the police said in a statement.
The police are struggling to identify a woman found naked and killed in a meadow in Westdorpe, a few meters away from the Belgian border, on June 22nd. Despite receiving and investigating 95 tips in this case, the police still don't know who the woman is. "Somebody has to miss her", the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Teusday.