A suspect accused of randomly stabbing four exercising women from a moving vehicle in separate incidents was convicted on Monday. Rene V., 24, was sentenced to six years in prison and additional mandatory treatment at a psychiatric facility.
Three teenagers were convicted on Tuesday, accused of creating a fake social media profiles to request nude photos of students. The two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were convicted of pretending to be a teacher, who later found the fake profile portraying him and reported it to authorities.
Rene V., a 24-year-old man suspected of stabbing four jogging women from his car, was caught because a previous victim in Schagen wrote down the license plate number of his car, was revealed during the trial against V. on Thursday, AD reports.
The incident in Schagen happened in June last year. The female victim was jogging when a honking car came driving at her, the driver making obscene gestures towards her. He slapped her through the open window as he drove pass. She was not injured, but wrote down the license plate number and called the police.
The police arrested a 32-year-old man from Winkel in the investigation into a 17-year-old girl's fatal MDMA overdose. The man is suspected of selling the drugs to the minor girl, the police said in a statement.
Exactly 25 years ago today, 18-year-old student Tanja Groen disappeared without a trace in Maastricht. Even after all this time, her mother Corrie Groen hopes that someone will come forward with information about what happened to her youngest daughter. "You never know if someone will open their mouth", she said to RTL Nieuws.
Around midnight on August 31st, 1993, first year student Tanja left a party at her student association in Maastricht to cycle to her room in nearby Gronsveld. She never arrived there. No sign of her, not even her bicycle, was ever found.
Four Dutch and a German were caught with 300 kilograms of cocaine on a yacht near Mallorca on Sunday. They were arrested by the Spanish authorities, NOS reports.
Around ten people were injured in an overcrowded nightclub in the Noord-Holland town of Schagen on Thursday night. Panic arose on the second floor of nightclub Alpha when someone became unwell in the massive crowd. The club was evacuated for a time, local safety office Veligheidsregio Noord-Holland-Noord said on Twitter
One victim was taken to hospital with pain in the chest. Seven to ten people sustained minor injuries and were taken to a nearby fire department barracks to be checked over by paramedics.
A group of regulated cannabis cultivation activists gathered in Amsterdam in early March to debate what regulated cultivation would look like in public. The general feeling seems to be one of cautious optimism, since the Dutch parliament approved a D66 initiated motion to regulate cannabis cultivation with a close majority. This would mean that cannabis will no longer need to be 'smuggled in through the back door' anymore, and instead can be openly produced under government supervision, enabling quality control.
A fire raged in an institution for young people with mental disabilities in Schagen early on Monday morning. Firefighters managed to get it under control within the hour. No one was injured, ANP reports.
The fire started on the ground floor of a residential unit of the Prinsenstichting in institution De Schar. Residents were evacuated and given shelter in a gym on the grounds. The cause of the fire is still unclear.
Eight people were injured in a fire at an instituion for young people with intellectual disabilities in Schagen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. They were all treaed for smoke inhalation, four of them were hospitalized AD reports.
The fire started around 1:20 a.m. in complex Schar in Schagen. Firefigters responded en masse. An hour later the entire complex was evacuated, with residents taking shelter in a back building. By 2:30 a.m. the fire was under control.
The cause of the fire is unclear.
The police rescued a 21 year old man from the CineMagnus cinema in Schagen at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday after he fell asleep on the toilet.
The Dutch government paid millions of euros in subsidies to the owners of illegally placed windmills. One such owner in Schagen, Noord-Holland received 3.2 million euros in subsidies
Six people were injured in an accident involving a runaway horse and two horsed-drawn carriages at the folklore festival in Schagen on Thursday afternoon.