A drug manufacturer from Zeewolde was placed under 24-hour police security on Saturday. Jan Willem Popma's company Ace makes chloroquine, an old malaria medicine that had a positive effect on a number of Covid-19 patients. Now Popma is getting increasing visits from "vague types", not only at work but also at his home, he said to EenVandaag.
Two hand grenades found around the Grote Markt in Almere on Thursday were rendered harmless by explosives experts, police said. The popular district was evacuated at the start of the business day after the first grenade was found outside an ABN Amro bank branch on Koopmanstraat at about 8:30 a.m.
A second grenade was spotted just steps away from the bank, at the Saint-Tropez shisha lounge on the popular square. Emergency workers kept the area clear until 1:30 p.m., police said on Twitter.
The appeal in the case against Michael P. for the rape and death of Anne Faber will start in the court of Arnhem on November 29th. This will be a so-called directing session - the case will not yet be dealt with in substance. During this hearing P.'s lawyers and the Public Prosecutor can make any investigation demands known, ANP reports.
Anne Faber's family had the chance to speak in court on Tuesday during the second day of the trail against her suspected murderer Michael P. "Anne, full of joy, only 25, so innocently out on a bike ride. The perpetrator destroyed everything. Her life, our lives and the lives of everyone who loved her", the young Utrecht woman's father said in court, NOS reports.
"Honestly, I think I should have the right to punish the perpetrator myself. I have such pain in my heart", Anne's father continued. "Anne is the most precious and vulnerable thing in my life, along with my son Rogier."
Michael P., the man charged with the murder of 25-year-old Anne Faber from Utrecht, stabbed her to death after raping her on September 29th last year, was revealed in a pro-forma hearing in this case on Friday. P. himself was not present at the hearing, NU.nl reports.
Parties in at least Maastricht, Venray, Beek, and Zeewolde demanded that the votes in the municipal elections on Wednesday be recounted, NU.nl reports.
In principle, votes are only recounted if mistakes were made or there is evidence of fraud. In all four these cases, parties want the votes recounted over the division of city council seats - the difference between two parties in each municipality is so minimal that an extra vote or two could mean an extra seat.
In Maastricht, the D66 is two votes short of an extra seat.
As the investigation into Anne Faber's murder continues, the police are getting an increasingly clear picture of what happened to the 25-year-old Utrecht woman in the time between when she left home to go cycling on September 29th and when her body was found on October 12th. Murder suspect Michael P. told the police that he crossed paths with Anne when he crashed into her with his scooter, according to the Telegraaf.
Michael P., the man suspected of murdering Anne Faber, first hid her body in another place before moving it to a wooded area in Zeewolde, where the police found her, AD reports based on sources close to the investigation.
The court remanded Michael P. into custody for another 90 days on Thursday. The Zeewolde man is suspected of involvement in the murder of 25-year-old Anne Faber from Utrecht. According to the court, there is currently not enough evidence to keep P. in custody for more than three months, NU.nl reports.
Missing 25-year-old Anne Faber was found dead in the woods on holiday park Horsterwold in Zeewolde on Thursday afternoon. Her body was taken to the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague for investigation. At around 9:00 p.m. the police announced on Twitter that their investigation at the scene was done and the area is open to the public again.
The search for missing 25-year-old Anne Faber from Utrecht continues in a nature reserve in Zeewolde on Thursday. The police started searching the area on Wednesday, but had to stop when darkness fell. 27-year-old suspect Michael P. will be arraigned on Thursday afternoon, NOS reports.
Two technicians were injured when a windmill in Zeewolde they were working on caught fire on Wednesday afternoon. They sustained injuries on their hands, AD report.
The fire started around noon. The fire department responded en masse. Ambulances were also deployed to treat the technicians.
The police arrested four people and seized 1 million euros in cash in an investigation into providers of smartphones that encrypt communication data. Investigators believe the suspects sold these encrypted phones to criminals, RTL Nieuws reports.
The encryption makes it harder for the authorities to listen in on conversations or read text messages from a distance. This trait makes encrypted phones extremely popular among criminals who want to hide their communication from the police.
The police identified a body found in a home in Zeewolde on Wednesday. The victim is a 48-year-old man. He was the resident of the home on Noorderiland, the police said.
Two suspects were arrested in connection with the man's death. One of the suspects was turned in at a police station by his father.
At this stage the police can not comment on the cause of the man's death or the circumstances surrounding it.
One of two suspects arrested in connection with a dead body found in a Zeewolde home on Wednesday, was turned in by his father. The father took his son to the police
The police found the body of a man in Zeewolde on Wednesday. He died under suspicious circumstances. Two suspects were arrested
More than half of Dutch mayors feel that the government is not supporting local communities in the asylum crisis, leaving municipalities to fend for themselves, according to a survey done by Binnelands Bestuur among 75 mayors.
A man in Zeewolde got quite a fright when the fox he was filming suddenly decided to turn its attentions on the man.
Solar energy in the Netherlands has shown a strong increase since 2011. Of the 10 largest Dutch cities, Tilburg produces the most solar energy per resident. Amsterdam generates the most solar power overall.
The court in Leeuwarden has reversed Spyker's bankruptcy during an appeal. Victor Muller managed to produce an amount of 4.3 million euro with which the most acute debts can be paid. The court therefore decided that administrator Henk Pasman was too hasty in applying for bankruptcy.
The court in central Netherlands ruled on Wednesday that sports car builders Spyker must evacuate their factory in Zeewolde within 7 days and must pay over 152 thousand euro in rental arrears.
Three people were arrested on Monday in an investigation into money laundering in the Central Netherlands region. This was done in collaboration with Defense and Customs.
In Zeewolde, entrepreneur Bart Elbers has found a new way to make make the experience of eating fruit just a little more special, and spiritual too. He has partnered up with a fruit farmer to bring 'Buddha pears' to the market, Omroep Flevoland reports.
At least fifteen containers filled with chemical waste were discovered dumped in the middle of a forest in Zeewolde, Flevoland Thursday morning, including a 20-liter barrel leaking an unknown substance. Police suspect the waste could be from an illegal meth lab.