BREDA/WILLEMSTAD (19-04-06) – Geoffrey van Cromvoirt is the son of a former policeman. His father, Willem, was eighteen years policeman in the Dutch town Breda when he decided (end 1997) to start his own business, according to the Dutch newspaper BN/De Stem.
On 1 January 1998 he started Video Camera Beveiliging (beveiliging means security), a firm which aimed at the security of companies with video systems.
In 1999, his father decided to move to the Dutch Antilles. According to an ex-colleague, he started at first on Bonaire by the name VCB Security.
Meanwhile the company operates at several places on the Antilles. On Aruba it’s one of the larger security companies. The Holiday Inn is one of their customers, the hotel Natalee Holloway disappeared on 30 May 2005.
On 6-27 the NETHERLANDS newspaper “Brabants Dagblad” wrote:
“…Paul van der Sloot fought twenty years long (from 1973 until 1993) with local residents against the construction of a southern motorway, that had to go partly over the estate of the Van der Sloot family. Paul van der Sloot stood his ground and fought civil servants and politicians that had proposed and produced the faulty plans for the new motorway in the Counsil of State….”
According to maps of the Netherlandsl, Boxtel is about 25 miles from Breda. I wonder if the two men ever had contact or knew of each other in the NL?
Diario: How was he not brought in front of the judge as usual? Geoffrey’s detention has to do with drug possession as well!
Diario; April 19, 2006
Di con no a trece normal dilanti na Huez Comisario?
DETENCION DI GEOFFREY TIN DI HABER CU POSESION DI DROGA TAMBE! Sospechoso nobo ta worde representa pa Abogado Mr. Eline Lotter-Homan
How was he not brought in front of the judge as usual?
Geoffrey’s detention has to do with drug possession as well!
New suspect is represented by attorney mr. Eline Lotter-Homan
ORANJESTAD(AAN): When any native son is detained, and has to be presented in front of the Judge Commissioner, according to the rules, the detained is brought to the Justice Building.
But what happened Tuesday? This was not the case. The new detainee in the Natalee’s case, Geoffrey van Cromvoirt, was not brought to the Court Building! Why? Because he is Dutch…because of this they want to protect him? This is what some people called and asked DIARIO. More than clear, the newspaper told them they better call and ask the Public Prosecutor.
Why did they not follow normal procedure in such a situation? If the case was that an Aruban was detained, would they not have brought him to the Court Building no matter what the cost?
Finally, in the afternoon hours, a Judge Commissioner went to the Noord police station, where the 19 year old detainee was presented. Here, the Judge Commissioner reviewed the detention formalities, and decided that the detention was conducted legally, and the prolongation of the detention for 8 days as asked by the prosecutor is valid.
When exiting, prosecutor mr. Karen Janssen had a smile on her face. This shows in a silent way that they are happy with the decision.
(Read the full translation at GetaGrip)
Amigoe; April 20, 2006: Holloway-detainee also suspected of drug dealing
ARUBA Ã¢â‚¬” On Tuesday afternoon, the Public Prosecutor (OM) confirmed that Geoffrey van Cromvoirt was arrested last Saturday in the current investigation on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The only statement made by the OM in a press report is that Van Cromvoirt “is suspected of facts that can be related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and drug dealing”.
First Joe Tacopina, Joran Van der Sloot’s attorney, made it an all day event going on pretty much every news show stating that his client had no connection to Geoffrey van Cromvoirt. Then the attorney for Deepak and Satish Kalpoe stated that his clients have no connection to Geoffrey van Cromvoirt. Not to be out done, the family of Geoffrey van Cromvoirt came out today and said that their son had noting to do with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
The family of a 19-year-old arrested in the case of missing U.S. teenager Natalie Holloway said he had nothing to do with her disappearance last year.
The family of Geoffrey van Cromvoirt also said in a statement released Wednesday by his lawyers that he is not friends with any of the people previously detained in an investigation that has gathered forced in recent days with new searches and witness interviews.
Geoffrey van Cromvoirt had his first court appearance yesterday in conjunction with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The outcome of the hearing was not made public, which in the long process of this case has been one of the issues. An open forum. However, prosecutor Karin Janssen seemed pleased with the outcome.
The chief Aruban prosecutor was smiling as she emerged from a police station on Tuesday, but refused to say whether the judge had agreed to her request to keep the man in custody for at least eight days while authorities continue their investigation of him in Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.
But the prosecutor, Karin Janssen, signaled her agreement with the outcome of the hearing, telling reporters, “I never smile when I’m angry.”
Amigoe: April 19, 2006
ARUBA Ã¢â‚¬” Last Saturday, the police has arrested the 19-year old Geoffrey van Cromvoirt in the case of the American student Natalee Holloway, who disappeared while vacationing in Aruba. Van Cromvoirt was taken before the examining magistrate today, but at the time this newspaper went to press, it was not known yet whether his detention was extended.
The recent arrest in Aruba of GVC has even took the parents of Natalee Holloway by surprise. They were unaware of the name prior to him being taken into custody. What has been a consistent problem in the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is trying to separate the rumor from reality. The information coming out about GVC and any ties to Natalee are no different.
With so many rumors and theories coming out of Aruba, including one that places Natalee Holloway and Gottfried Van Cromvoirt near each other the night Holloway disappeared, Holloway’s parents spoke out on Tuesday to try to clarify the specifics.
Holloway’s father, Dave Holloway, has hired an attorney to help the family try to separate fact from rumor after almost 11 months of trying to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Natalee Holloway Disappearance: Geoffrey van Cromvoirt (GVC) Also Held on Suspicion of Dealing Illegal Drugs
In an investigation and prosecution that has already had one too many twists and turns. Prosecutors in Aruba state that Geoffrey van Cromvoirt is also being held in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, is also suspected of dealing drugs.
Today’s court appearance is the first for the Dutch man since his arrest as a suspect in the Alabama teen’s case.
A statement from prosecutors says he’s “suspected of criminal offenses that may be related to the disappearance” of Holloway, and also “of offenses related to dealing in illegal narcotics.”
Karen Janssen will present her dossier (witness statements) to the first judge of impression from Curacao on Tuesday in regards to holding Geoffrey van Cromvoirt in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
(CNN) — A man arrested in connection with Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance has been ordered to remain in custody for another eight days, authorities on the Caribbean island of Aruba announced Monday.
The 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday before a judge, Aruban prosecutors said in a written statement.
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