Archive | August, 2017

Prosecutor tells jury in Springfield trial that the killing of David Guasp was not an accident, not self defense, but murder

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By Buffy Spencer, bspencer@repub.com Posted on August 31, 2017 SPRINGFIELD — Both the prosecutor and defense lawyer told jurors Thursday that cellphone video of a confrontation between David Guasp and Ricardo Valentin will help prove their arguments. Assistant District Attorney Matthew W. Green told jurors in his closing argument in Valentin’s murder trial that the video will show Valentin […]

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Springfield man denies a dozen crimes connected to June shooting

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Larry Green(Police Photo) By Buffy Spencer, bspencer@repub.com August 23, 2017 SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man denied a dozen violent crimes Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court. Larry Green, 24, of 12 Ranney St., was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail after denying charges that included the shooting of a man on June 1 causing “serious bodily injury.” Green […]

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2,000 Bags of Heroin Along With a Handgun Seized During Drug Investigation

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August 16, 2017 -Holyoke- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of Miguel Sanchez-Martinez, 26, of Holyoke on alleged charges of: Trafficking Heroin 36-100 grams, Possession of a Firearm without an FID, Improper Storage of a Firearm, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. The investigation was carried out by the […]

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Ivan Ramos; Suspect in Holyoke Double Homicide, Turns Himself In

Ivan Ramos; Suspect in Holyoke Double Homicide, Turns Himself In

August 10, 2017 -Holyoke- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today, Ivan Ramos, 19, of Holyoke, wanted in connection to two homicides that occurred in Holyoke on August 7, 2017 has turned himself to authorities at the Holyoke Police Department. On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 1:06 a.m., officers from the Holyoke Police Department […]

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Drug raids in Springfield yield over $1.3 million worth of raw heroin, six firearms and 10 arrests

  By George Graham , The Republican SPRINGFIELD — City, state and federal law enforcement personnel raided four city locations early Monday, arresting 10 men and seizing enough raw heroin to fill more than 450,000 bags. The six-plus kilos of raw heroin, once milled or processed and packaged for resale, would have a “conservative” street value […]

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Suspect Sought in Holyoke Double Homicide

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August 8, 2017 -Holyoke- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today that authorities are actively seeking a suspect, Ivan Ramos, 19, of Holyoke, in connection to two homicides that occurred in Holyoke on August 7, 2017. On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 1:06 a.m., officers from the Holyoke Police Department responded to calls of […]

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Manslaughter indictment for Westfield man accused in heroin overdose

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Derek Webb By Buffy Spencer, the Republican SPRINGFIELD — A Hampden Superior Court grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old Westfield resident on a manslaughter charge in connection with an April heroin overdose death. Derek Webb, of Southampton Road, was indicted Friday. He is also charged with heroin distribution. His superior court arraignment date has not been set. Webb is […]

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Six Kilos of Heroin, Equivalent to 450,000 Bags, and Six Firearms Seized During Simultaneous Raids

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August 8, 2017 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of ten individuals for their suspected involvement in a high level heroin trafficking operation here in Hampden County. In addition to the arrest, authorities seized six kilos of heroin, 4,500 ready-for-sale bags of heroin, six firearms, and four motor vehicles.  The […]

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Investigation into Overnight Homicides Continue

Investigation into Overnight Homicides Continue

August 7, 2017 -Holyoke- On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 1:06 a.m., officers from the Holyoke Police Department responded to calls of shots fired in the area of 570 South Summer Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival officers discovered two individuals on a second floor rear porch at the above address. Responding emergency […]

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Forest Park Summer Basketball League Championship

We are proud to sponsor this youth summer basketball league. the positive relationships fostered between law enforcement and our kids is an invaluable tool towards promoting public safety. thank you to all of the coaches and volunteers who make this possible. By providing an environment for our young people, to be safe and stay healthy, […]

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