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Donald Mars pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the 1966 West Springfield homicide of Betty Lou Zukowski

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May 2, 2024 -Springfield-  Donald Mars, 75, of Bedford, Ma, plead guilty at a change of plea hearing  to a charge of manslaughter after being indicted in November 2022 by a Hampden County Grand Jury for his involvement in the 1966 homicide of Betty Lou Zukowski. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni stated, “Sadly, Betty Lou’s […]

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Kenneth Arroyo sentenced to 12-13 years in prison after being found guilty of raping multiple children

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April 25, 2024 -Springfield- On April 23, 2024 Kenneth Arroyo, 41, of Chicopee was sentenced by a Superior Court Judge to 12-13 years in state prison, followed by three years of probation after guilty findings stemming from charges of: Aggravated Rape of a Child (two counts), Indecent Assault and Battery over 14 (two counts), Indecent […]

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Suspect arraigned in West Springfield homicide investigation; victim identified

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Roman Holguin April 4, 2024 -Springfield- On Wednesday, April 3, 2024at 10:48 a.m. officers from the West Springfield Police Department respond to the 500 block of Riverdale Road for a report of a disturbance. On scene, responding officers discovered a female in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound and rushed her to Baystate Medical […]

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Long time Sycamore Street gang member arrested on gun and drug charges

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March 7, 2024 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s SAFE Task Force has arrested a longtime member of the notorious Sycamore Street Gang, Eric Lumpkin, 44, of Springfield. Lumpkin was identified as a mid-level narcotics trafficker in the Springfield area and has been the subject of a narcotics investigation for the past several months. Hampden District […]

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Misael Sanchez found guilty of manslaughter while operating under the influence for 2018 fatal Parker Street crash; sentenced to 7-10 years in prison

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February 6, 2024 -Springfield-  On Friday, February 2, 2024 a Hampden County Superior Court Jury found Misael Sanchez, 39, of Springfield, guilty of manslaughter while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. On the same day a superior court judge sentenced Misael Sanchez to 7-10 years in prison on the charge stemming from a August 2018 fatal motor vehicle crash on Parker Street […]

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Warner Donaldson found guilty of armed robbery while masked for 2021 convenience store robbery; sentenced to 17-23 years in prison

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January 30, 2024 -Springfield-  On Friday, January 26, 2024 a Hampden County Superior Court Jury found Warner Donaldson, 50, of Springfield, guilty of armed robbery while masked, assault with a dangerous weapon, and larceny under $1200. On the same day a superior court judge later sentenced Warner Donaldson to 17-23 years in prison on the charges stemming from a February 2021convenience store robbery on the 500 block […]

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Hampden County Grand Jury indicts suspects in fatal Holyoke shooting which killed an infant

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December 20, 2023 -Springfield- A Hampden County Grand Jury has returned indictments charging Alejandro Ramos, John Luis Sanchez, and Kermith Alvarez with the murder of an infant in a shooting in Holyoke on October 4, 2023. The indictments will now send the case to Hampden Superior Court where the alleged suspects will be tried. Along with […]

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Operation High/Schools Out dismantles rival drug trafficking organizations in Springfield’s High, School, and Union Streets area; 20 suspects under arrest and 20 firearms seized

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December 19, 2023 -Springfield-  In the Summer of 2023 the High, School, and Union Streets area of Springfield erupted in a wave violence making this area one of the most dangerous areas in the City of Springfield.  From July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 the Springfield Police Department received 118 Shot Spotter activations in […]

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Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni elected President of Massachusetts District Attorneys Association

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November 16, 2023 – In a unanimous vote by the Commonwealth’s district attorneys, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni has been elected as the President of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association (MDAA). This is the second time District Attorney Gulluni has been elected president of the association, the first coming in November of 2019. He has […]

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Groundbreaking Emerging Adult Court of Hope graduates two participants in its third graduation

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  November 2, 2023 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s Emerging Adult Court of Hope (EACH) graduated two participants today, Zayanah Dickson, 24, of Springfield, and Joel Arroyo Collazo, 24, of Springfield, on Thursday, November 2, 2023. Both participants had been facing several serious charges but instead choose to participate in the EACH program in […]

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