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Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Feb 14 '19 15:50

A 59-year-old man suspected of a fatal shooting in Oss on Monday, died in hospital on Thursday, the police confirmed. The man was found severely injured in his home on Monday afternoon, after he came into the picture as a suspect.

The police believe the man attempted to take his own life.

Football
Feb 14 '19 15:00

Former football player Yassine Abdellaoui says that the bullets that hit him in Amsterdam last week was meant for his brother-in-law. "They must have thought I was him", he said to EenVandaag from his hospital bed.

Feb 14 '19 13:20

Over the past days the police ran an online awareness campaign to show Dutch young people how their experimental behavior can "turn into cybercrime" with just one click. Nearly 10 thousand young people clicked on links to learn how to steal game money on Fortnite, hack into an Instagram account, or buy a DDoS attack targeting their school. Instead they ended up at the police campaign site - "You're just one click away from cybercrime". 

Handcuffs
Feb 13 '19 16:00

The driver of a delivery van threw around 7 kilograms of heroin out of his vehicle's window while driving on the A2 in Limburg early on Wednesday morning. The police saw the man throwing the package out of the car and arrested him, 1Limburg reports.

The police pulled the van over near Maasbracht. While inspecting the car, officers also found a block of hash.

The heroin has a street value of between 20 and 40 euros per gram. The man therefore threw between 140 thousand and 280 thousand euros of drugs out of the car.

Child with teddy bear
Feb 13 '19 07:30

A 4-year-old girl witnessed three robbers assault her father in their home in Drouwenerveen, Drenthe late on Sunday evening. The robbers were dressed as a police SWAT team, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

The father, a 38-year-old man, was seriously injured and is still in hospital. He was in the living room with his daughter when the robbers forced the front door and came into their home. Care was arranged for the girl. The robbery made a big impression on her, the police said.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Feb 12 '19 16:20

A 13-year-old girl from Amsterdam is facing some trouble from her parents and the police on Tuesday. After her father reported her missing on Monday evening, the police found her driving her parents' car on the A4 highway, NOS reports.

While searching for the missing child, police officers noticed an inexperienced driver swerving across the A4 highway near Hoofddorp. "Between 90 and 120 kilometers per hour", a police spokesperson said to NOS. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Feb 12 '19 14:40

The victim of a fatal shooting in Oss on Monday morning was identified by local media as 43-year-old Hakan Zatsan. The man had no criminal record, owned a company that specializes in the development and repair of cleaning systems, and also sponsored clothing for the youth of TOP Oss for years. "Hakan was a very sweet, hardworking man who would not hurt a fly", a family member said to Brabants Dagblad. 

Drug dealer
Feb 12 '19 10:10

The Amsterdam municipality, police and prosecutor are expanding the city's Top 600 list - used to curb young criminals - to include drug criminals and perpetrators of excessive violence. The impact of drug trafficking on public life is increasing in Amsterdam neighborhoods, said Mayor Femke Halsema, NOS reports.

Feb 12 '19 07:50

A 59-year-old man was arrested for a fatal shooting in Oss on Monday morning. The police raided the suspect's home on Molenweg in the Noord-Brabant city on Monday afternoon and found the man seriously injured inside. The police believe he tried to commit suicide, Omroep Brabant reports.

The man emerged as a suspect during the investigation into the shooting on Anna Bijnstraat, in which a 43-year-old man was killed. According to the broadcaster, the victim and suspect have had a business conflict for some time.

Rotterdam
Feb 11 '19 11:20

Rotterdam will give more of its Stadbeheer enforcement officers extra investigative powers to tackle nuisance on the streets. These special enforcement officers will be allowed to issue fines for 10 criminal offenses, mainly focused on nuisance, NOS reports.

Currently around 40 Rotterdam enforcers already have these powers. The municipality will now train another 80 enforcers to also write tickets. The expectation is that they can be used from May 1st.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Feb 11 '19 10:30

The police and Public Prosecutor misjudged the risks involved for the family of key witness Nabil B., they admitted for the first time in interviews with four Dutch newspapers. "Our assessment was not such that we suspected an assassination", the Public Prosecutor said to the Telegraaf. "In retrospect you can say that this assessment was not correct."

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Feb 11 '19 09:41

A man was shot and killed on Anna Bijnstraat in Oss on Monday morning. The police cordoned off the street for investigation.

The shooting happened around 8:00 a.m. near a shopping center, according to NU.nl. A trauma helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but the call was canceled once it became clear that the man could not be saved. He died at the scene.

Anna Bijstraat is located in a residential neighborhood in the southwest of the city. 

Ambulance
Feb 11 '19 09:00

A car crashed into the living room of a home in Bladderwijk in Nieuw-Dordtrecht on Sunday evening, lightly hitting a playpen in which a baby was lying, the Drenthe police said on Twitter. The child's father was also in the living room at the time. Both were taken to hospital for examination. 

The car finally came to a halt in the driveway. The home is badly damaged, according to RTL Nieuws. The mother was also at home, but not in the living room at the time of the accident. She remained unharmed.

Crime scene
Feb 11 '19 07:38

Four people were found dead in the water on Berkmeerdijk in Obdam on Sunday. They were identified as four workers for Borst Bloembollen in the town, who were missing since Friday. The police believe they crashed their car into the dike in a tragic accident, NU.nl reports.

The victims are three men aged 20, 21 and 21, and a 47-year-old woman, all from Poland. "Everything points to a tragic accident", a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. 

agent-spreekt-automobilist-bij-verkeerscontrole
Feb 8 '19 14:30

Despite contract protests by the police in which officers stopped issuing and collecting fines, the number of traffic fines issued in the Netherlands in 2018 remained at about the same level as in 2017. Nearly 9.2 million fines were imposed last year, compared to just over 9.2 million in 2017, according to the Ministry of Justice and Security's annual figures, NOS reports.

new police uniform 1
Feb 8 '19 13:40

The total number of crimes registered by the Dutch police in 2018 decreased by 6 percent compared to the year before, Statistics Netherlands reports. The number of sex crimes, however, is on the rise. 

The police registered  almost 9 thousand sexual offenses like rape, sexual harassment or -assault last year, compared to 8,400 in 2017. The number of rape reports increased from 1,200 in 2014 to 1,900 last year. And the number of sexual assault reports increased from 1,700 in 2015 to 2,400 last year.

Gavel
Feb 8 '19 10:20

Paul Selier's death after being arrested in Waddinxveen last year, was not caused by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, the Public Prosecutor concluded after investigation. The police officers will therefore not be prosecuted. Selier's family was informed and accept this decision, their lawyer Richard Korver said to RTL Nieuws.

Feb 7 '19 12:40

Two explosives were detonated in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. One damaged two businesses in Amsterdam West. And multiple cars were found damaged after an explosion near Sloterdijk, AT5 reports.

At around 4:30 a.m. an explosive was used in an attempted burglary on Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam West. The buildings of a restaurant and a jeweler sustained damage. The police are investigating and looking for witnesses.

Dutch police car
Feb 7 '19 11:50

A man was injured in a shooting on George Sliekerkade in Amsterdam shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the police said on Twitter. 

The shooting happened at around 11:45 p.m. in IJburg, a residential area built on artificial islands in Amsterdam Oost. The police responded to reports of loud bangs and a man lying in the street, screaming. At the scene they found the 43-year-old man injured. 

Witnesses saw two persons fleeing the scene on a scooter. The police are investigating. 

Crime scene tape
Feb 7 '19 08:50

The police shot and killed a man near Dutch central bank DNB in Amsterdam at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers shot the 31-year-old man from Amsterdam when he came at them with a gun, the police said, NU.nl reports.

collegas-op-straat
Feb 7 '19 08:10

A teenager and a man were injured in stabbing incidents in The Hague on Wednesday evening. The police believe the stabbings were committed by the same perpetrator and are looking for the man.

At around 7:15 p.m. a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the arm when he caught a man trying to puncture his bicycle's tire on Van Alkemadelaan. The boy called the police and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Fifteen minutes later, at around 7:30 p.m., a jogger was stabbed multiple times on De Mildestraat. The jogger went to the hospital and later called the police.

Spanish police
Feb 6 '19 16:10

An 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped by his father in Eindhoven in June, was found in Barcelona. The child is currently in the care of the Spanish foster system while awaiting his return to the Netherlands. One suspect was arrested, NU.nl reports.

The boy's father is still nowhere to be found, the Spanish police and Dutch Public Prosecutor reported. The child was found in a home in Spain with someone else. This person was arrested.

English bulldog
Feb 6 '19 15:10

The police are investigating footage made during a dog show in Eindhoven this weekend that shows men touching female dogs on their genitals. The footage was recorded by animal protectors from House of Animals, who went to the dog show undercover and gave the footage to the police and RTL Nieuws.

The video shows at least three men touching three different English bulldog bitches on their genitals. "These are sexual acts and it is bizarre that this is done to calm a dog for such a show", Karen Soeters of House of Animals said to the broadcaster. 

Enforcement officer in Amsterdam, 7 May 2017
Feb 6 '19 13:30

Enforcement officers in Amsterdam will soon be equipped with bodycams, mayor Femke Halsema agreed with the unions. The enforcement officers working in the city center will also receive extra support from the police, effective immediately, the municipality announced in a press release.

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