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Nazhia Cater pleads guilty in robbery of senior citizen; sentenced to 3-5 years in prison

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July 14, 2021 -Springfield- Recently, Nazhia Cater plead guilty in Hampden Superior Court to a single count indictment charging her with unarmed robbery of a person over 60 years old.  The defendant followed an 87 year old victim as she walked home from the MGM Casino shortly before 11 pm on July 31, 2020.  Evidence in the […]

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District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s SAFE Unit Dismantles Knox Street Posse

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District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s SAFE Unit Dismantles Knox Street PosseEarlier this year, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni formed the Strategic Action and Focused Enforcement Team, which operates out of his office. T… June 29, 2021 -Springfield-  Earlier this year, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni formed the Strategic Action and Focused Enforcement Team, […]

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Springfield homicide victim identified

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June 15, 2021 -Springfield- On Monday, June 14, 2021 at approximately 10:30 a.m., members of the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the One Stop Plaza on Central Street. The victim passed away on scene. He has been identified as Mr. Humberto Santos, 48, of Springfield. Arrested in connection […]

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Springfield homicide victim identified

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June 2, 2021 -Springfield- On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at approximately 4:10 a.m., members of the Springfield Police Department responded to a shots fired call on Lionel Benoit Rd. Responding officers located a victim on Bertil Hammarlof Road. The victim passed away a short time later from his injuries at Baystate Medical Center. He has […]

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Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni formally closes investigation into the homicide of Danny Croteau, citing new evidence against Richard Lavigne

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May 24, 2021 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced the investigation into the murder of Danny Croteau has been officially closed. The investigation began after Danny was found deceased on April 15, 1972, in the Connecticut River in Chicopee, still dressed in his clothes from his previous school day at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart […]

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Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni files lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice

May 19, 2021 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court seeking to compel the U.S. Department of Justice to produce any documents the department used as the basis of its findings in a July 8, 2020 report, which describes the investigation into the Springfield Police Department’s […]

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Daniel Cintron, convicted in child sexual assault case

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May 11, 2021 -Springfield- Daniel Cintron, 31, of Monson, and former Springfield Police Officer, was recently found guilty in a jury-waived trial in Hampden Superior Court on charges of: indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 (two counts), intimidation of a witness (two counts). Following the court’s verdict, he was sentenced to two to three years […]

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Narcotics Investigation Leads to One Arrest

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March 23, 2021 –West Springfield- On March 22, 2021 at approximately 1:57 p.m., David E. Burris of 38 ½ Collins Street, Springfield MA, was arrested on the following charges: Trafficking In Cocaine, Over 36 Grams, Possession of a Firearm Without FID Card (2 Counts), Possession of  Ammunition Without FID Card, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Improper Storage Of […]

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Narcotics Investigation Leads to One Arrest

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March 17, 2021 -Holyoke- On Tuesday, March 16, 2021 detectives assigned to Hampden District Attorney Gulluni’s Narcotics Task Force arrested a suspect for his alleged involvment in an illegal drug trafficking operation out of Holyoke. Arrested in connection with this investigation were: Abner Alejandro, 42, of Holyoke and has been charged with: Trafficking a Class […]

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