On the morning of Thursday, April 15, a burned-out car was found in the wooded Mežaparks district of Rīga, which is most likely related to the murder of soccer agent Romāns Bezzubovs in Purvciems the previous morning.
In Rīga's Purvciems district, a person has been shot dead on Wednesday, April 14, according to information from the State Police.
So far 22 persons who have shown false or invalid Covid-19 tests have been caught by border guards, State Border Guard said April 12.
A Latvian man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison in the United States after admitting 40 counts of fraud and related crimes.
Latvian border guards have identified fake Covid-19 test results for the first time since the introduction of the state of emergency, Latvian Border Guard press representative Kristīne Pētersone told LETA April 6.
Police observations show that the number of Covid-19 safety rule breaches doubled over the Easter holiday, Latvian Television reported April 5.
As part of the criminal probe into the so-called 'digital TV' case, charges have also been brought against the Transport Ministry's former state secretary Nils Freivalds and Lauris Dripe, the former head of the Latvian State Radio and Television Center (LVRTC), the LETA newswire reported March 23.
Former Latvian Prime Minister and now one of Latvia's richest individuals, Andris Šķēle has been indicted in connection with a long-running fraud and corruption case, the LETA newswire reported March 22.
Officers of the State Police (VP) stopped a truck on the Daugavpils highway near Jēkabpils last week, in which a record haul of hashish was seized, State Police (VP) public relations specialist Gita Gžibovska told LETA.
The State Border Guard, in cooperation with the State Police and the State Revenue Service, has ceased large-scale illegal activity of a Latvian tourism agency in illegally arranged tourism visas to Europe for Uzbek citizens, the Border Guard said March 11.
Latvian State Police are appealing for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in Germany who may come from the Baltic states.
Latvian State Police released pictures March 1 of men they wish to interview in connection with the attempted murder of a border guard in 2020.
On February 24, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB), Latvia's dedicated anti-graft force, performed criminal procedural activities in Ventspils municipality within the framework of a previously initiated criminal proceeding, including at Ventspils City Council, KNAB said in a statement February 25.
After 12 years of court hearings, the court of first instance delivered a judgment in the high-profile Aivars Lembergs trial on Monday, February 22.
For well over a decade, a case has been making its way at a painfully, sometimes farcically, slow pace through the Latvian legal system. It involves one of the country's best-known figures, the populist politician, businessman, mayor and alleged 'oligarch' Aivars Lembergs.
Vehicle rental company City Bee Lithuanian customers' personal information has been hacked, the company said February 17. City Bee Latvia said that local users' data are safe.
The situation with violating pandemic restrictions is calming down, State Police Chief Armands Ruks told Latvian Television February 15.
A criminal group has started to operate in Rīga, whose aim seems to be getting a few portions of takeaway food in the loot, Latvian Television reported February 9.
On Sunday, February 7, the first batch of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines was delivered to Latvia. However, the vaccines appear to have been stored at colder temperature than required, the State Agency of Medicines said in a statement February 8.
In 2020, 48 persons were recognized as victims of human trafficking in Latvia, according to a report by the Ministry of Interior February 5.
Fraudsters have been sending false emails with invitations on vaccination against Covid-19, the Health Ministry (VM) said February 1.
On the night from Saturday to Sunday, January 31, State Police caught 1,189 curfew breakers, according to a statement by the police.
On the night from Friday to Saturday, police caught 1,504 people breaking curfew, Latvian Television reported January 30.
The trial of former Latvian central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs has taken another twist with a key witness moving to retract sworn statements he had previously given, reported Latvian Television January 26.
Police this week interrupted a party in an apartment in Rīga with 16 exchange students celebrating their arrival in Latvia, which ended in hefty fines for everyone, Latvian Television reported January 28.
The Latvian Corruption perceptions index (CPI) increased by one point last year, Latvian Radio reported January 28.
DPD Latvia delivery service draws attention to a new fraud scheme and warns about fraudsters attempting to obtain card data on behalf of the company, DPD said January 27.
Fewer curfew violators were caught over the weekend, but it doesn't mean the police has time to idle, Latvian Television reported January 25.
One of the highest-profile criminal cases of recent years came to a dramatic conclusion January 21 with the acquital of former Latvian railways chief Uģis Magonis and Estonian businessman Oleg Ossinovski on bribery charges, Latvian Radio reported.