Zaandam councilor Juliette Rot pressed charges of threats and intimidation against a group of Turkish-Dutch young people from the Poelenburg neighborhood after they interrupted an interview she was giving about vandalism at a local supermarket
A swastika and racist phrases were spray painted onto the window of a Vomar supermarket in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg somewhere between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The police opened a case of vandalism
A camera man and reporter for SBS6 program Hart van Nederland was threatened by a group of Turkish youths in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg on Thursday. The news team was working on a story about nuisance and harassment at a nearby shopping center when the young men confronted them
The police fired a warning shot on the Piet Heinkade in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning while arresting a "potentially armed and dangerous suspect" who was involved in an earlier violent incident in Zaandam, the police said in a statement on their website.
So far the police made three arrests in the investigation into the murder of a 50-year-old man from Leiden in June of this year, the police announced in a statement on Tuesday. The latest arrest, that of a 30-year-old man from Amsterdam, was made on Tuesday morning.
A 3-year-old boy died in Zaandam on Monday after he ended up in the waters of the Zuidervaart. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him and he was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late to save him, the police said on Twitter.
The Public Prosecutor asked the Rotterdam court on Thursday to acquit a Syrian asylum seeker suspected of involvement in a terrorist organization
Refugees who received a residency permit in the Netherlands increasingly have to share living space with other refugees, because Dutch municipalities can not find enough homes to house them all, the Volkskrant reports based on a survey of the 25 largest municipalities in the Netherlands.
Turkish-Dutch who openly support Fethullah Gulen received serious threats after a failed attempted coup in Turkey last week, the Volkskrant reports based on conversations with threatened Gulen supporters.
Wendel Meijer, kidnapped from Zaandam on July 5th, was released, his lawyer Sebas Diekstra and his siblings announced on Thursday night. According to his sister, Meijer was assaulted during his time in captivity
Soufyan Essabaouni (21), kidnapped from Zwanenburg on July 7th, has been found, the police confirmed on Thursday. The young Amsterdam man's family also confirm that he is back home
The police received 15 tips regarding the abduction of Wendle Meijer and Soufyan Essabaouni since Tuesday night's broadcast of Opsporing Verzocht, in which more information on the case was revealed and a reward was offered
The police offered a 25 thousand euro reward for the tip that leads to the solution of the kidnapping cases involving 36-year-old Wendel Meijer from Landsmeer and 21-year-old Soufyan Essabaouni from Amsterdam. The reward was announced on an episode of Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The kidnapping of Amsterdam man Soufyan Essabaouni and Landsmeer man Wendle Meijer may have been preceded but at least one other abduction
Soufyan Essabaouni was not the intended target when he was kidnapped from a parking lot in Slotervaart on Thursday, Het Parool reports. According to the Dutch newspaper, he was mistaken for his cousin Mohammed, whose car he was driving and who is a business associate of Wendel Meijer - kidnapped from Zaandam on Tuesday.
Soufyan Essabaouni, missing from Amsterdam since Thursday July 7th, was likely kidnapped, according to the police. The police also believes that his kidnapping is connected to another abduction - that of Wendel Meijer in Zaandam on Tuesday.
The last 75 inmates in the Bijlmerbajes prison in Amsterdam were taken to their new home in Zaandam by bus on Wednesday. The Amsterdam prison is now empty and ready for demolition.
A Syrian asylum seeker who was arrested last year because he told other asylum seekers in a Zaandam shelter that he was a fighter for ISIS and Al-Qaeda, may bee innocent. Behavioral scientists consider it likely that now 19-year-old Mohanned B. told these stories to survive, Dutch newspaper AD reports based on expert reports.
A man and a woman were arrested at a McDonald's restaurant in Zaandam on Wednesday afternoon for suspicious behavior in the bathroom, the police announced. Several warning shots were fired during the arrests.
Two men were injured in a shooting incident in a home on Brandaris in Zaandam on Thursday afternoon. The police are looking for witnesses.
A despairing asylum seeker set himself on fire at the Zaandam asylum shelter on Wednesday evening while shouting about his children. He was saved from life-threatening injury by other residents of the camp in the Burgemeester in't Veldpark
The Public Prosecutor demanded up to 42 months imprisonment against two defendants suspected of smuggling Syrian asylum seekers from the Middle East to Europe in the court in Zwolle on Tuesday
Two people were killed in four separate stabbings across the Netherlands on New Year's Eve and New Year's morning. Several people were arrested.
The police and judiciary believe that the orders for the assassination of Amsterdam criminal Lucas Boom and attempted assassination on another Amsterdam criminal Peter R. came from the same place