Zaandam

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Oct 18 '17 12:40

In a big mistake, the Dutch police put a picture of the wrong woman on a wanted list in March. The police apologized to the woman, and her picture was removed from all official channels, RTL Nieuws reports.

In the wanted post the police, called for information about the perpetrator of a so-called chat scam in Zaandam. A chat scam is when a perpetrator talks his or her way into your home and then steals from you. But the woman pictured in the wanted post, had absolutely nothing to do with the crime.

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Aug 7 '17 13:55

The police chased two suspects of an ATM bombing down and arrested them in Huizen during the early hours of Monday morning. The ATM bombing happened earlier that night in Emsdetten, Germany - abut 50 kilometers from Enschede, NU.nl reports.

Gavel
Jul 25 '17 10:55

Two teenage boys that were to death in April, are suspected of manslaughter, the Public Prosecutor said in the court of Haarlem on Monday. If premeditation can be proven, the 16-year-old and 18-year-old boys will be charged with murder, regional broadcaster NH reports. 

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Jul 12 '17 09:13

An increasing number of Dutch prisons are taking part in an experiment in which certain prisoners are given more freedom of movement and responsibility. The idea is to prod prisoners into becoming more self-sufficient. But the prison guards are worried that the experiment is only giving the detainees more freedom to conduct their criminal business within the prison walls, they said to newspaper AD.

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Jul 12 '17 08:25

One person was injured and two people were arrested in what seemed to be a street fight in Zaandam on Tuesday night. Witnesses report that shots were fired, but the police could not confirm this, ANP reports.

The incident happened at 11:00 p.m. on Perim street. Exactly what happened is unclear. The police are investigating.

Whether the injured person had gunshot wounds is also unclear. He was taken to hospital and is not in life threatening danger, according to the news wire. 

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Jul 3 '17 12:25

A 25-year-old woman was caught using a baby to smuggle drugs and two cellphones into the prison in Zaandam. The contraband was hidden in the baby's diaper, the police said on Sunday. She and a 28-year-old accomplice were arrested.

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Jun 16 '17 14:56

The police chased down and arrested a suspect of a shooting in Zaandam on Friday in the Coen tunnel in Amsterdam. Two other suspects managed to escape and are still on the run, NU.nl reports.

The shooting happened on Dodonaeusstraat in Zaandam. No one was injured.

The suspects fled after the shooting and the police launched a manhunt. Their getaway car was spotted and eventually forced off the road in the Coen tunnel in Amsterdam. Two suspects managed to escape on foot. The third was arrested. 

The police are still searching for the remaining two suspects.

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May 5 '17 08:08

The Public Prosecutor demanded 3 years in prison against two men accused of blackmailing 32 men with sex tapes. According to the Prosecutor, the suspects secretly recorded their victims, who believed they were having webcam-sex with a woman through a dating site, AD reports.

Police
May 1 '17 11:08

Authorities in Zaandam arrested two teens in connection with the stabbing death of 16-year-old secondary student Nick Bood. The victim, from Assendelft, Noord-Holland, was stabbed on the A.F. Savornin Lohmanstraat in neighboring Zaandam around 11 p.m. on Saturday while visiting the city’s local nightlife area with his stepbrother.

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Mar 28 '17 11:30

On Tuesday morning the police arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of in Utrecht on January 12th. Chengachi was gunned down in the doorway of his apartment building on Faustdreef in Overvecht.

Geert Wilders
Mar 8 '17 09:42

An animal shelter in Zaandam canceled a work visit from PVV leader Geert Wilders on Thursday out of fear for the safety of their employees, a spokesperson for the PVV said. According to him, it has to do with an announced demonstration by anti-fascists, NOS reports.

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Feb 14 '17 15:45

Five men were arrested in Zaandam for possessing and dealing hard drugs, the police said on Tuesday. This investigation was launched after the police received multiple reports of drug problems from an apartment in a building on Peperstraat.

The police searched the apartment and found a firearm and a quantity of hard drugs packaged for sale. The investigation led officers to the five men in question. 

Four of the suspects were arrested and released after questioning. A 25-year-old from Zaandam is still in custody. The drugs were confiscated and destroyed.

Massive power outage in Amsterdam, photo shows one block with electricity while the rest of the city is dark, 17 Jan 2017
Jan 17 '17 07:08

An early morning power outage in parts of Noord-Holland left hundreds of thousands without electricity and failures on the Dutch rail system on Tuesday. The problem started before 4:45 a.m. causing the lights to go dark in 364,000 households across Amsterdam, Zaandam, Oostzaan and Landsmeer, Dutch utility Liander confirmed on Twitter.

The cause of the outage was not revealed. Workers successfully restored power to 164,000 households by 6:30 a.m. An hour later there were about 88,000 customers without electricity, Liander said.

Oct 19 '16 09:11

A whirlwind did serious damage to the Twiske mill at the West lakes near Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon. Photos show that the mill lost its top completely - the sails broke off and the cap was badly damaged.

Oct 13 '16 14:55

The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined, ANP reports.

The detainees are suspected of, among other things, disrupting peace, breaking curfew, breaking the ban on assembly, violence, intimidation, sedition, defamation and destruction of property.

The unrest was caused by a group of young people that posted video blogs on YouTube of them vandalizing property or harassing bystanders.

aanhouding-op-straat
Oct 13 '16 14:05

The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined

Sep 22 '16 09:17

Ismail Ilgun, the young vlogger who made headlines in recent weeks because of his videos about young people causing trouble in the Zaandam neighborhood Poelenburg, apologized for his behavior on Facebook. "I confess that I showed stupid behavior and posted certain things online that is should not have, but it should never have gone this far", he writes.

Gavel
Sep 16 '16 16:10

The court in Haarlem ordered four parents of former students of De Roos primary school to stop calling the school a terrorist organization. Should they fail to do so, they will be fined 1 thousand euros per violation, up to a maximum of 10 thousand euros

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Sep 16 '16 15:10

The police arrested a number of people in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg on Thursday. Exact numbers are still unclear, but at least four people were arrested, a police spokesperson said to ANP.

Sep 16 '16 07:43

Zaanstad Mayor Geke Faber survived a vote of no confidence during a debate on Thursday night about the unrest in the Zaandam neighborhood Poelenburg, The vast majority of the city council voted against deposing Faber, only DZ and POV voted in favor

Sep 15 '16 11:50

Unknown perpetrators tried to set a fire at the Vomar supermarket in the Poelenburg neighborhood in Zaandam on Wednesday night

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Sep 14 '16 08:26

On Tuesday night the police arrested another three people in the Zaandam neighborhood Poelenburg, the Noord-Holland police said on Twitter. This brings the total number of people arrested in the neighborhood this week up to 12.

Sep 13 '16 11:30

A Facebook event was created calling on volunteers to "catch rats" in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg. The event description strongly refers to a group of young people causing trouble in the neighborhood.

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Sep 13 '16 11:00

The police arrested multiple people in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg on Monday night. The exact number of arrests are unclear, as are reason they were arrested. The Volkskrant reports that four troublemakers were arrested. According to the Twitter account of police officer Mike Koenekoop, 8 arrests were made.

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