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Dutch police crime scene tape
Nov 22 '18 08:10

An explosive was found at a nightclub on Van der Hagenstraat in Zoetermeer on Wednesday evening, the police said on Twitter. Defense's explosive disposal team dismantled it on site.

The police closed down the area around the club at around 9:30 p.m., according to ANP. The Defense team removed the explosive from the site after making sure it would not detonate. 

Where the explosive came from, is not yet clear. The police are investigating.

Anti-terrorism drill
Nov 22 '18 07:27

The Dutch authorities will be holding large anti-terrorism exercises in various locations in the Netherlands on Thursday. This "realistic exercise" will be based on a terrorist attack and the consequences thereof, and will involve a large number of participants, the police said.

gele-politiejas
Nov 21 '18 13:50

A stabbing at a home on Dahliastraat in Veghel left one person dead and another injured on Tuesday. The injured person was arrested in hospital.

Police officers responded to the home at around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They found the first victim in front of the home. Attempts to resuscitate the victim were to no avail. The second victim was found inside the home and taken to hospital, where he was arrested. According to the police, he was conscious and his injuries don't seem to be very serious.

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Nov 21 '18 11:10

The police arrested a 51-year-old from Schiedam for involvement in the murder of mental health director in Berkel en Rodenrijs on January 1st, 2014. The arrest is the result of an investigation "that never stopped", the police said, according to NU.nl.

Police action against motorcycle gang Caloh Wagoh, 21 November 2018
Nov 21 '18 10:20

The police arrested two leaders of Caloh Wagoh on Wednesday morning and are currently raiding over 40 locations linked to the outlaw motorcycle gang. The two leaders, men aged 48 and 70, were arrested in Mijdrecht and Leiden. They're in custody for questioning, the police said in a statement.

The raids are being done by police units Den Haag, Midden Nederland, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Oost Nederland. SWAT teams were deployed in various locations. This major police action, involving over 800 police officers, forms part of a larger investigation into undermining crime. 

Police Enschede cannabis grow shop murders
Nov 21 '18 09:30

The police released photos of four men murdered in a business premises in Enschede last week. Investigators hope that the public can provide more information about the victims, specifically why they were in the building on Van Leeuwenhoekstraat together and why they were all shot to death, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. 

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Nov 21 '18 07:55

The police tracked down 900 Instagram accounts on which illegal fireworks are sold. These accounts will be taken down in cooperation with Instagram over the coming days, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. The police are working on identifying the persons behind the accounts.

Shooting incident on Krugerplein in Amsterdam Oost, 12 November 2018
Nov 15 '18 10:30

The police are looking for witnesses of a shooting incident on Krugerplein in Amsterdam Oost on Monday evening. A 45-year-old man was injured.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. When police arrived at the scene, no victim or perpetrator was in sight. The victim later came forward.

According to the police, a group of people were on Krugerplein, close to a cafe, shortly before the shooting. Investigators would like to talk to these people as they may have information that can give clarity about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

gele-politiejas
Nov 15 '18 08:50

Theo Vervelde, the 73-year-old man who found on Tuesday afternoon, also found an identity card with the remains. He is therefore convinced that the remains are human, he said to De Gelderlander.

detail-afzetlint
Nov 14 '18 15:30

Two of the four men who were on Tuesday were arrested in June after a large amount of cannabis was found in the same building, the police confirmed. The police believe that all four men were shot to death, NU.nl reports.

The victims were identified as a 43-year-old man from Enschede, a 34-year-old man from Hengelo, a 27-year-old man from Hengelo, and 62-year-old man from Arnhem.

Nov 14 '18 08:59

The access control systems at police stations in the Netherlands are "super vulnerable" - access passes can easily be copied, sources told newspaper AD. 

In this way malicious parties can gain access to offices where police firearms are stored, evidence rooms, or even locker rooms where police uniforms are kept, according to the newspaper. Uniforms were previously stolen during a burglary at a police station in Haren. "It is super vulnerable", a source said to AD. "And that at a time when we know that criminal organizations want to frustrate the police."

Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Nov 14 '18 07:45

Skeletal remains were found in a forest plot on the corner of Zomerweg and Zutphen Emmerikseweg in Humelo on Tuesday. The police launched a large investigation. Whether the remains are human, is not yet clear, the police said to De Gelderlander.

Eight police cars and the forensic investigation department were at the scene early on Tuesday evening. The investigation was halted at around 8:30 p.m., with a few officers staying behind to guard the area. The police will continue investigating on Wednesday morning. 

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Nov 14 '18 07:28

Four men were found killed in a business premises on Van Leeuwenhoekstraat in Enschede on Tuesday. According to the police, initial investigation showed that they were killed by violence. The identity of the victims are still under investigation.

The police responded to a report of an incident at the building around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They found the bodies inside. The building and area around it were closed down as a crime scene for forensic investigation.

Crime scene tape
Nov 13 '18 13:40

The police believe that five shooting incidents in Eindhoven and Best this year may all be linked. Investigators think they may be the result of a conflict in the drug world that got out of hand, was revealed on detection program Bureau Brabant on Monday, Omroep Brabant reports. 

Police tape seals crime scene for forensic investigation
Nov 13 '18 07:37

Two people were found dead in an apartment on Beethovenstraat in Sittard on Monday evening. The victims' identity and cause of death are still under investigation. "We take multiple scenarios into account", a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.

Police officers found the two bodies around 8:00 p.m. The apartment was closed down as a crime scene. Technical detectives performed investigations in the apartment, as well as the staircase of the four floor apartment building.

The police are also speaking to local residents. 

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Nov 12 '18 14:30

A 21-year-old man was arrested for involvement in the murder of 51-year-old Henk Baum from Nistelrode. Baum, who had a criminal record, was in the Noord-Brabant town of Schaijk on March 22nd. 

Police guard in a detention center
Nov 12 '18 13:40

Three porters of the W Amsterdam hotel were arrested for selling drugs to guests at the hotel. They were caught in an undercover police action. The three were dismissed with immediate effect and will appear in court on Friday, AT5 reports.

Anti-Zwarte Piet activists block footbridge to Mediapark in Hilversum, 12 Nov 2018
Nov 12 '18 10:20

A group of anti-Zwarte Piet protesters occupied a footbridge to the Mediapark in Hilversum on Monday morning. They call on broadcaster NTR to use only so-called Chimney Pieten with soot marks on their faces in the Sinterklaasjournaal, instead of Pieten with completely black faces, NU.nl reports.

detail-afzetlint
Nov 12 '18 08:53

 Some 13 gunshots were fired at a group of young people standing at the Afrikaanderplein in Rotterdam during the early hours of Saturday morning. As far as is known, no one was hurt. But bullets did hit a parked van and a parked car, AD reports.

The group of young people were standing on the corner of Paul Krugerstraat and Bothastraat at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. They heard a shot, saw a man with a firearm, and then the man started shooting at them, they told newspaper AD. They ran away. 

Amsterdam Pride canal parade, 5 Aug 2017
Nov 12 '18 08:23

A group of seven men in the Netherlands, was considering Amsterdam Pride as a possible target, the main suspect said to RTL Nieuws reports based on information from multiple s

SWAT team entering a home - 7 men arrested for planning a terrorist attack, 27 Sept 2018
Nov 12 '18 08:03

Members of a group in the Netherlands, received terrorism training at a holiday park in Weert on the day of their arrest. The training consisted of learning to use handguns and Kalashnikovs and fitting bomb vests, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research and information from multiple sources.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Nov 9 '18 12:00

The driver of a delivery van wreaked havoc on De Cotelaer in Barneveld on Thursday night. The man drove his van through a garden, crashed into a garage and damaged a car, and the reversed into the facade of a villa across the street multiple times, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The man was arrested and taken to hospital. 

The same delivery van was recently involved in an incident in Putten, sources told the broadcaster. It then crashed into a fence. 

Dutch police car
Nov 9 '18 11:10

The police released footage of a man wanted for assaulting a 6-year-old boy in a supermarket on Mercatorplein in Amsterdam West on September 7th. Investigators hope the public can help identify the man, Het Parool reports.

The police gave the man a week to come forward. Because he didn't, surveillance camera footage showing the man's face was now released.

gele-politiejas
Nov 9 '18 10:20

The police released footage of the detonation of a hand grenade at a liquor store in Amsterdam Zuidoost, and a shooting and hand grenade being thrown at a home in Diemen. Investigators believe that the two incidents may be connected, AT5 reports.

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