The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police stopped a 17-year-old driver on Reykjanesbraut highway in Reykjavík late last night speeding at 196 km per hour (121 miles per hour), which is more than double the speed limit of 80 km per hour.
Senior police officer in Selfoss Oddur Árnason stated on Friday that emergency services were very surprised to find the man, whose car a witness saw run into Öxará river in Selfoss the previous evening, alive.
Up to 100 people, search and rescue volunteers, police officers and firefighters, took part in a search for a vehicle a witness observed running into the Ölfusá river in Selfoss, South Iceland, between 10 and 11 last night. They searched through the night but with no luck.
Two men were arrested in Akureyri, North Iceland, today on suspicion of having thrown a gas bomb, or a Molotov cocktail, at a vacant vehicle outside a private home at 4:30 this morning. Yesterday evening, a masked individual tried to break into the house.
The heads of the Reykjavík police and the Icelandic Coast Guard met with the Judicial Affairs and Education Committee of the Icelandic Parliament yesterday to answer questions about the import of roughly 300 submachine guns from Norway.
The police were called to a store in Reykjavík earlier this week in response to a report of peculiar behavior of a young man. The man, who was only wearing pants and socks, had lain down to sleep in the store. He later began to converse with the seat of the police car.
The public’s faith in politics and banks seems not to have been restored in Iceland since the 2008 economic collapse. In a new survey by MMR, 54.7 percent of respondents stated they had little faith in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, and 66.8 percent had little faith in the banking system....
A police report on protests in Iceland 2008-2011 recently made public included names and other personal information by mistake. The information had been blackened out in the hard copy of the report in line with the law but could still be read under bright light.
The Icelandic Coast Guard plans to use 100 of the 250 submachine guns sent from Norway over the last year on board its ships and in spare parts.
Colonel Dag Aamoth, press spokesman for the Norwegian Armed Forces, released a statement yesterday saying that the Norwegian Armed Forced had sold the Icelandic Coast Guard 250 MP5 submachine guns for NOK 625,000.
Snorri Magnússon, chair of the Police Federation of Iceland, said in an interview with mbl.is that the police force in Iceland has had machine guns for many years but needed to renew its stock of weapons.
Chief Superintendent Jónas F. Bjartmarz said in an interview with news magazine Kastljós on national broadcaster RÚV last night that he was responsible for ordering the 210 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns from the Norwegian army.
The 200 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns which, as reported this morning, will be placed in every police car in Iceland, were a gift from the Norwegian police.
A police officer in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, has been suspended while accusations against him of defrauding tourists are being investigated. The officer is believed to have fined drivers, mostly foreign tourists, for speeding, asking for cash and keeping the money.
The man suspected of killing his wife on Saturday night says he is not guilty. He is undergoing psychiatric evaluation. Police say that they think the woman was strangled.