Teenager’s murder shocks small town

UPDATED: The coastal community of Varhaug on the windswept shores of Jæren south of Stavanger was reeling this week after a 13-year-old girl was found murdered and then a 17-year-old boy was charged with the crime. The same boy was also reportedly involved in setting fire to the local junior high school less than a […]

13-year-old believed murdered

Police in Rogaland have launched a murder investigation after a 13-year-old girl was found dead at Varhaug in Jæren, south of Stavanger. Special investigators from state crime unit Kripos have been called in. The body of the girl was found on a path near Møllevegen, which lies between a hiking area and a populated area […]

Young Norwegians released from Greek jail

All of the Norwegian teenagers who were arrested after taking part in street fights on the Greek island of Kos last week had been released as of Monday. Conflicting versions remain of what actually led to their arrests. Some witnesses on Kos have told state broadcaster NRK that the fights were arranged in advance, among […]

10 young Norwegians arrested in Greece

Police on the popular Greek island of Kos have arrested 10 young Norwegians on holiday, after they took part in a street brawl and assaulted law enforcement officers. Newspaper VG reported that a man from Poland was also among those being held for violence and disturbing the peace. The Norwegians, all male teenagers, reportedly come […]

Murder victim identified

The charred remains of a body found in the Oslo valley of Maridalen has been identified, police reported over the weekend, but they were still not revealing the victim’s name pending notification of next of kin. Newspapers Aftenposten and Dagbladet reported that the body was that of a white Norwegian man in his 30s. The […]

Ex-neo-Nazi held in new grisly murder

A 55-year-old former neo-Nazi convicted in the execution-style Hadeland murders in 1983, has been arrested again and charged with murdering and burning the body of a new victim on Wednesday. Johnny Olsen, who later changed his name, has denied the charges against him, but the Oslo City Court ordered that he be held in custody […]

Murder shakes a small Arctic city

Police in the far northern Norwegian city of Vadsø are baffled and residents stunned by the murder last weekend of a young Norwegian man, fatally stabbed while on duty at a local grocery store. The assailant is also a young man, one of many who fled Afghanistan and sought refuge in Vadsø three years ago, […]

Police make more hash seizures

Police in both Norway and Denmark have now seized a total of 2.9 tons of hash as part of their ongoing investigation into organized smuggling of cannabis that’s been distributed by gangs in Oslo. Police announced late last month that they’d seized up to 700 kilos of cannabis at various locations in Southern Norway. Now […]

Police reform sets off more unrest

There’s rumbling within the ranks of Norway’s state police. Officers on patrol are setting off alarms over not just inadequate staffing but an actual “ravaging” of their ranks, while criticism is flying over how police chiefs around the country are staying mum. “No comment” has been the main response from the police chiefs, a silence […]

Man ‘imprisoned’ another man for two years

Police in Oppland County have arrested a man in his 60s, and charged him with holding another man against his will for up to two years. The bizarre case was unfolding this week in a courtroom in Gjøvik. The man in his 40s has described the circumstances under which he lived as “hell.” His attorney […]