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Gary Schara Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder in the Homicide of Lisa Ziegert

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Gary Schara September 25, 2019 -Springfield – Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the First Degree Murder guilty plea by Gary Schara, 50, of West Springfield, for the murder of Ms. Lisa Ziegert. Schara was indicted by a Hampden Superior Court Grand Jury on December 8, 2017 on charges of First Degree Murder, […]

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Large Scale Drug Trafficking Organization Dismantled After Investigation

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Johnathan AcevedoJean Carlos Rios-RiveraJonathan Rivera September 23, 2019 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Office partnered with the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team has dismantled a large scale drug trafficking organization after lengthy investigation into the distribution of heroin and cocaine throughout Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. Hampden District Attorney […]

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Terrance Montgomery Sentenced to Life in Prison

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September 17, 2019 -Springfield- Terrance Montgomery was sentenced to life in prison today, after a Hampden County Superior Court Jury found him guilty of second degree murder on Monday   Terrance Montgomery The murder charge stemmed from an incident on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to shots fired call at […]

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Two Suspects Under Arrest in Holyoke Drug Trafficking Investigation

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Edwin Colon-GonzalezAngel Ropue August 16, 2019 -Holyoke-  On August 15, 2019 members of the Hampden County Narcotics Task Force arrested Edwin Colon-Gonzalez, 40, of Holyoke and Angel Roque, 70 of Holyoke after a lengthy investigation into heroin trafficking in the City of Holyoke. Yesterday, at approximately 5:20 p.m., members of the Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce […]

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Springfield Man Victim in Grant Street Homicide

Springfield Man Victim in Grant Street Homicide

August 14, 2019 -Springfield- On Monday, August 12, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Department responded to Grant Street for the report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival to the scene, officers discovered a male victim, later identified as Ramon Guerra, 23, of Springfield. He was rushed to Baystate Medical Center […]

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Springfield Man Victim in Longhill Street Homicide

Springfield Man Victim in Longhill Street Homicide

August 8, 2019 -Springfield- On Wednesday, August 8, 2019 at approximately 12:00 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Department responded to the vicinity of 37 Longhill Street for the report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival to the scene, officers discovered a male victim, later identified as Johnathan Rodriguez, 28, of Springfield. He was rushed […]

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Family of Holly Piirainen Seeks Public’s Help on the 26th Anniversary of Her Disappearance

Family of Holly Piirainen Seeks Public's Help on the 26th Anniversary of Her Disappearance

August 5, 2018 -Springfield- August 5, 1993 at approximately 12:50 p.m. marks the twenty-sixth 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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Amherst Man Victim in Holyoke Homicide

Amherst Man Victim in Holyoke Homicide

August 5, 2019 -Holyoke- On Saturday, August 3, 2019 at approximately 11:39 p.m. members of the Holyoke Police Department responded to the area Appleton, High, and Maple Streets when they heard. What they thought to be, gunshots coming from this vicinity while on patrol. A 9-1-1 call was soon received for a reported gunshot victim […]

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