Archive | August, 2018

Victim of Springfield Crash on East Street Identified

Victim of Springfield Crash on East Street Identified

August 31, 2018 -Springfield- On Thursday, August 30, 2018 the Springfield Police Department responded to a crash involving a single passenger vehicle and a pedestrian in the vicinity of East Street and Bowles Park in Springfield. The victim of the crash, who was a pedestrian and working as a crossing guard at the time of […]

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Investigation into Fort Pleasant Avenue Homicide Continues

Investigation into Fort Pleasant Avenue Homicide Continues

August 30, 2018 -Springfield- On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at approximately 11:39 p.m. officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to the vicinity of 66 Fort Pleasant Avenue for a shot spotter activation. Upon arrival officers located a victim in front of 60 Fort Pleasant Avenue suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Responding officers immediately […]

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Victim of Maple Street Homicide Identified

Victim of Maple Street Homicide Identified

August 27, 2018 -Holyoke- On August 26, 2018 officers from the Holyoke Police Department responded to 256 Maple Street in Holyoke on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival responding officers located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound who was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as Mr. Mark Diaz, […]

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Stewart Weldon Arraigned on Three Charges of Murder

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Victims’ families look on as Stewart Weldon pleads not guilty to 3 counts of murder, 49 other chargesSPRINGFIELD — About 20 family members of victims, some in tears, were in the courtroom Monday as Stewart Weldon denied three counts of murder and 49 other charges in Hampden Superior Court. Judge Michael K. Callan ordered Weldon […]

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Victim of Waldorf Street Homicide Identified

Victim of Waldorf Street Homicide Identified

August 27, 2018 -Springfield- The Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit continues to investigate a fatal shooting which occurred early Saturday morning on Waldorf Street in Springfield. The victim of the shooting was transported to Baystate Medical Center where he passed away several hours later on Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Mr. Larry Lewis, […]

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Stewart Weldon Indicted on Fifty-Two Charges by Hampden County Grand Jury

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August 16, 2018 -Springfield- Stewart Weldon was indicted today by the Hampden County Grand Jury on fifty-two (52) counts including three (3) counts of Murder, eight (8) counts of Strangulation, nine (9) counts of Aggravated Rape, two (2) counts of Rape, five (5) counts of Aggravated Kidnapping, four (4) counts of Kidnapping, and two (2) […]

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US Rep. Richard Neal, Hampden County officials discuss policy solutions, challenges to addressing opioid crisis

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US Rep. Richard Neal, Hampden County officials discuss policy solutions, challenges to addressing opioid crisis U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, met with local law enforcement, addiction treatment and health care officials this week to discuss how federal lawmakers can better help address the opioid crisis — an epidemic which has claimed more than 300 lives […]

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Springfield man who forfeited $10,000 bail when he cut off GPS gets 14 years in his latest gun case

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Springfield man who forfeited $10,000 bail when he cut off GPS gets 14 years in his latest gun case SPRINGFIELD — A 32-year-old city man has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison after pleading guilty in his latest gun case. Hampden Superior Court Judge John S. Ferrara last week adopted the agreed-upon recommendation […]

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Victim of Springfield Crash on Parker Street Identified

Victim of Springfield Crash on Parker Street Identified

August 6, 2018 -Springfield- On Saturday, August 4, 2018  the Springfield Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Parker Street and Sunrise Terrace in Springfield. The victim of the crash, who was a driver in one of the vehicles, has been identified as Mr. Christopher Martin, 48, of Springfield. The crash […]

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Family of Holly Piirainen Seeks Public’s Help on the 25th Anniversary of Her Disappearance

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August 1, 2018 -Springfield- August 5, 1993 at approximately 12:50 p.m. marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Holly Piirainen of Grafton, she was ten years old at the time. Holly’s family is asking members of the public who may have any information regarding her disappearance or subsequent murder to please come forward with […]

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