Archive | October, 2017

Prosecutor: ‘Time to protect Holyoke, protect community, from this menace’

Jose Santiago(Police photo) By Buffy Spencer, SPRINGFIELD – Assistant District Attorney Janine M. Simonian wanted a judge to sentence Jose Santiago to a total of 25 to 35 years in state prison, saying he has ” been terrorizing the community for over two decades.” “It’s time to stop Mr. Santiago’s destructive behavior. It’s time to protect […]

Shanna Sharples Under Arrest in Connection with Child Endangerment

Sharples, Shanna

October 4, 2017 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of Shanna Sharples, 38, of Westfield. She has been charged with: Child Endangerment, Improper Disposal of a Body, and three counts of Obstruction of Justice. On Thursday, May 5, 2017, Detectives from the Westfield Police Department contacted the Massachusetts State Police Detective […]

Daniel Leary motor vehicle homicide conviction upheld by state court in West Springfield crash that killed David Laduzenski

Leary, Daniel

 By Buffy Spencer, WEST SPRINGFIELD — The state Appeals Court has upheld the 2013 conviction of Daniel Leary for motor vehicle homicide by reckless or negligent operation while under the influence of alcohol. David Laduzenski, 29, a Somerville resident and West Springfield native, was home visiting family and friends when he was hit while standing in a friend’s driveway […]


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