Archive | June, 2022

State Senate bill to provide drug traffickers with free, tax payer funded, lawyers to protect their drug money   

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June 23, 2022 -Springfield- Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released the 2021 opioid related fatalities report for the State of Massachusetts. That reported indicted the Commonwealth has suffered the most overdose deaths in its history, 2,290, which is an almost 9% increase over the prior year’s deaths. As we continue to battle through […]

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Erick Buchanon guilty of first degree murder; sentenced to life in prison

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Erick Buchanon June 17, 2022 -Springfield- On June 14, 2022Erick Buchanon, 53, of Springfield, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, after a Hampden County Superior Court Jury found him guilty of first degree murder, in the 2015 stabbing death of Ms. Salina Merritt. On March 11, 2015, the Springfield Police […]

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Two suspects under arrest in Chicopee homicide investigation

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Jose Amaro Thania Rosado June 13, 2022 -Chicopee- On Monday, May 30, 2022 at approximately 5:04 p.m., the Chicopee Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Grattan Street for a report of shots fired.  On scene, responding officers located an adult male who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced […]

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Suspect under arrest in fatal Holyoke accident

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June 6, 2022 -Holyoke- On Sunday, June 5, 2022 at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Holyoke Police Department responded to the vicinity of Route 5 and Belvedere Street for a motor vehicle accident.  The suspect’s vehicle appears to have collided with the victim’s vehicle head on when the suspect’s vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic.   […]

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Jose Rodriguez sentenced to 9.5-11.5 years in prison for armed assault to murder

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June 2, 2022 -Springfield- On Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Jose Rodriguez was sentenced by a Hampden Superior Court Judge in a 2017 armed assault to murder on King Street in Springfield.    Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni stated,  “I would like to thank the Springfield Police Department for their skilled investigation, along with Assistant District […]

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Victim in Chicopee homicide identified 

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Jun 1, 2022 -Chicopee- On Monday, May 30, 2022 at approximately 5:04 p.m. the Chicopee Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Grattan Street for a report of a shots fired.  On scene responding officers located an adult male who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the […]

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Victor Viera-Tirado sentenced to 9 years in prison for assault on elderly victim in his home

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Victor Viera-Tirado June 1, 2022 -Springfield- On Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Victor Viera-Tirado’s guilty plea was accepted by a Hampden County Superior Court Judge in a 2020 assault and battery, and home invasion of a male victim, 91 at the time of the incident, in East Longmeadow.    Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni stated,  “I […]

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