The police arrested a 40-year-old woman from Haarlem on Monday morning on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Halil Erol in 2010. Last week the police arrested a 42-year-old man from Meppel in this case. Both suspects were previously in custody for involvement in Erol's murder, but released due to a lack of evidence.
"We sometimes see crazy things", the Steenwikerland police wrote on Facebook after catching a man transporting four large cannabis plants through Steenwijk on his car's bike rack.
The man was pulled over and his cannabis plants were confiscated, according to RTL Nieuws. He was not arrested. It is now up to the Public Prosecutor to decide whether he will be prosecuted.
"There is a tolerance policy on drugs in the Netherlands", the police said. But the possession of cannabis plants is still illegal.
A man was arrested in Steenwijk on suspicion of human trafficking. He offered passersby sex with an underage girl on parking lot De Ruinen along the N375 in Ruinerwold on Saturday, the police said in a statement on Sunday.
The police tracked the man down based on an anonymous tip, which included the license plate of the man's car, received on Saturday evening. The suspect was found in Steenwijk, along with an underage girl. She was questioned and transferred to a safe place.
A man robbed in Steenwijk on Sunday morning was left blindfolded in his car when the robbers set it on fire. He got himself out of the car just in time, the police confirmed to RTV Oost.
A 38-year-old man from Steenwijk was driving in his home time during the early hours of Sunday morning when he was forced off the road and robbed. The robbers then set his car on fire.
According to the police, this robbery, arson and attempted manslaughter happened around 3:00 a.m. The victim was driving on Meppelerweg towards the roundabout just before the A32 when he noticed a black car parked at the carpool area. The black car pulled onto the road ahead of him, blocking his way.
On Friday the police arrested a 39-year-old woman from Groningen for involvement in the murder of 34-year-old Halil Erol from Steenwijk in 2010. The woman was arrested based on new information received, the police said in a statement. More arrests may follow.
Fires caused by lightning strikes kept the fire departments busy in a number of places throughout the Netherlands on Thursday night.
A large fire in the center of Steenwijk destroyed a former nightclub on Thursday morning. Two adjacent buildings, a restaurant and a home, were evacuated as a precaution.