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Hampden District Attorney releases evidence in Holly Piirainen homicide investigation; calls on the public for help

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February  1, 2023 -Springfield-  Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni is asking members of the media and the public at-large for assistance in the homicide investigation of Holly Piirainen who was ten years old at the time of her abduction and murder in 1993. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni stated, “Just a couple weeks ago, on […]

Suspect under arrest for trafficking fentanyl from his Parker Street home in Springfield; over a kilo of Fentanyl seized along with loaded high capacity firearms  

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Michael Brown January 6, 2023 -Springfield- One suspect is under arrest after an investigation in the sale of fentanyl from his Parker Street home in Springfield by District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s  S.A.F.E. Unit. Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I thank the detectives assigned of my office’s S.A.F.E Unit and the prosecutors assigned to my office’s Drug and Gun Unit for their […]

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15 kilos of cocaine, 13,900 fentanyl pills, and a ½ Kilo of raw fentanyl seized in Springfield narcotics investigation

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January 3, 2023 -Springfield- One suspect is under arrest after District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s  S.A.F.E. Unit, assisted by the Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction and Enforcement Team (CINRET), and Homeland Security […]

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Holyoke homicide victim identified

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December 9, 2022 -Holyoke- On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at approximately 8:20 p.m. members of the Holyoke Police Department responded to a reported shooting at the intersection of Pine and Sargeant Streets. When officers arrived they observed signs of firearm(s) having been discharged along road. Shortly thereafter a victim was discovered at the rear of […]

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Composite picture of suspect in the homicide of Shana Price released

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Anyone with information is asked to call (413) 432-9881 December 7, 2022 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni has released a composite sketch of a suspect in the 32 year old unresolved homicide involving Ms. Shana Price in the City of Springfield. Hampden District Attorney Gulluni has retained the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), which […]

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Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club uses forfeiture grant to introduce neighborhood kids to the sport of rowing

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November 29, 2022 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni visited the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC) to tour the club and see first hand how the club has utilized a drug forfeiture grant from the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.   Last year the PVRC applied for and was awarded an $8,500 grant for Hampden District […]

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Donald Mars charged with first degree murder for the 1966 West Springfield homicide of Betty Lou Zukowski

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November 3, 2022 -Springfield-  Donald Mars, 73, of Bedford, Ma, was arraigned today on a charge of first degree murder after being indicted by a Hampden County Grand Jury in connection for his alleged involvement in the 1966 homicide of Betty Lou Zukowski. He is being held without the right to bail with his next […]

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Victim of East Longmeadow crash identified

Victim of East Longmeadow crash identified

October 31, 2022 -Springfield- On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the East Longmeadow Police Department received a call regarding a serious accident on North Main Street near Speight Arden in East Longmeadow involving a motorized bike and a motor vehicle. The operator of the bike,  Mr. Michael Wilson, 62, of Springfield, sustained serious injuries and was […]

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West Springfield homicide victim identified

West Springfield homicide victim identified

Jose Hernandez October 24, 2022 -Springfield- On Thursday, October 20, 2022, members of Hampden County State Police Detective Unit along with the West Springfield Police Department  became aware of a possible homicide victim in West Springfield after officers with Springfield Police Department received information and details of a possible murder in West Springfield. Members of […]

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West Springfield murder suspect under arrest

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Jose Hernandez October 21, 2022 -Springfield- On Thursday, October 20, 2022, members of Hampden County State Police Detective Unit along with the West Springfield Police Department  became aware of a possible homicide victim in West Springfield after officers with Springfield Police Department received information and details of a possible murder in West Springfield. Members of […]

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