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

Jose Santiago(Police photo) By Buffy Spencer, bspencer@repub.com 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, bspencer@repub.com 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 […]

Victim of Accident on Breckwood Blvd in Springfield Identified

Victim of Accident  on Breckwood Blvd in Springfield Identified

September 25, 2017 -Springfield- On Sunday, September 24, 2017 the Springfield Police Department responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on Breckwood Boulevard in Springfield. The victim of the crash has been identified as Mr. Nathaniel Acevedo, 13, of Springfield. The crash remains under investigation by the Springfield Police Department and the Motor Vehicle Homicide […]

Half Kilo of Cocaine, $19,000 and a Handgun Seized During Drug Trafficking Investigation

Matias, Tiana

September 21, 2017 -West Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today several arrests made by the Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce. The suspects, arrested on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, are suspected to have been involved in the trafficking of cocaine. Arrested were: Publio Berrios, 39, Jesus Hernandez-Ortiz, 29, Tiana Matias, 32, all of West […]

Investigation into Chicopee Homicide Continues

Investigation into Chicopee Homicide Continues

September 12, 2017 -Springfield- The investigation into the death of Mr. Jafet Robles, 33, of Springfield continues after the deceased’s remains were discovered early Monday morning by employees of the City of Chicopee. Investigators are asking for anyone who may have information regarding this investigation to anonymously utilize Text-A-Tip, text the word CRIMES (2-7-4-6-3-7) and type the word SOLVE into […]

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