Amsterdam is again the most unsafe municipality in the Netherlands, according to newspaper AD's crime meter for 2017. Common crime decreased across the Netherlands last year. The number of reported burglaries, theft, robberies and assaults fell by a total of 13 percent.
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.
A car carrying three suspected burglars crashed in Germany after a high-speed police chase. Bot the Dutch and German police chased the suspects down the A12, RTL Nieuws reports.
The suspects started their flight when the police wanted to pull them over for a traffic check in Arnhem on Wednesday night. The Dutch police gave chase, joined by the German police once the suspects crossed the border.
At the Rees exit, a few kilometers after the border at Zevenaar, the car went off the road and crashed. All three suspected burglars were unhurt.
At least eight people were injured in a serious accident involving three trucks and one car on the A12 highway at the Oud-Dijk junction in Zevenaar on Tuesday morning. The A12 highway from the German border in the direction of Arnhem is closed while the scene is being cleaned up. Cleanup is expected to take until 1:00 p.m., the police said on Twitter.
Some 30 thousand households in Zevenaar, Doesburg, Rijnwaarden and surrounds were without water for nearly 24 hours due to "bad luck", according to water company Vitens, the Gelderlander reports.
Thousands of residents in the Gelderland municipalities of Doesburrg, Arnhem, Rheden and Rijnwaarden are advised to boil their tap water before drinking it, following a persistent fault in the water system. Showering and washing with the water is safe, the Telegraaf reports.
A Gelderland police officer was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing a then 12-year-old boy and for making and possessing child pornography. The 49-year-old man's 41-year-old partner received the same sentence, but with one year conditionally suspended
The police arrested seven men and one woman during raids across the country early on Tuesday morning. The raids form part of a large scale investigation into cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery.
The last otter known to live in Gelderland was killed on August 27th when she was hit by a car on the hard shoulder of the A12 between Duiven and Zevenaar.
Employees working at the four asylum application centers in the Netherlands are regularly confronted with aggressive behavior from the asylum seekers. They have to deal with harassment, verbal abuse, threats and sometimes even physical violence.
The police discovered a large amount of baby formula as well as a large amount of cash in a van on the A12 near Zevenaar. The two men in the van, both German aged 35 and 44 years, were arrested
Thieves attempted to rob an ATM from ING on the Grietsestraat in Zevenaar with explosives Friday morning. As this failed, the culprits rammed the building with a car, leaving the bank with a lot of damage, Omroep Gelderland reports.
A confused, knife-wielding man, who caused the temporary City Hall in Zevenaar to be evacuated around 12:30 Friday afternoon, was finally arrested by an assault team around 15:15. The man threatened to hurt himself for reasons yet unknown.
Police patrolling the highway in Zevenaar arrested a 23-year-old Frenchman driving with 86 kilos of the stimulant khat. The Marechaussee military police made the bust Tuesday on the A-12 in Gelderland near the German border.
The Dutch Food and Consumer Authority seized 800,000 euros from bank accounts of four companies suspected of fraud with eggs . The companies are located in Zevenaar, Sint Anthonis, Ooststellingwerf and Leudal
A 43-year-old Hungarian was arrested in Alkmaar Tuesday, suspected of human trafficking. Earlier this week, three Limburg locals were already arrested on suspicion of the same, announced the Public Prosecution Thursday.
The fire on an industrial estate in Zevenaar is not set according to police. Presumably a technical problem caused the fire.