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Chicopee homicide under investigation; Suspect under arrest

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September 13, 2021 -Chicopee- The Chicopee Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding a stabbing victim Friday, September 10, 2021 around 6:55 p.m. on Peloquin Drive. When officers arrived, they discovered a victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. He was transported to Baystate Medical Center where he later succumbed to his […]

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Investigators seek public’s help in Jafet Robles homicide case on the anniversary of his passing

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September 10, 2021 -Chicopee- The Hampden District Attorney, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, and the Chicopee Police Department’s Detective Division are renewing their call for the public’s assistance into the investigation of the 2017 homicide of Mr. Jafet Robles on the four year anniversary of his passing […]

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Tamon Byrd and Haliendrew Flores charged with murder in Holyoke homicide investigation

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August 26, 2021 -Holyoke- The Holyoke Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting in the area of Walnut Street on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at approximately 9:24 p.m. When emergency response personnel arrived a male victim was located and  appeared to be suffering from a gun shot wound. He was transported to Baystate […]

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Lamont Johnson guilty of aggravated rape of three children; sentenced to 16-18 years in state prison

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August 11, 2021 -Springfield- Recently, a Hampden County Superior Court Jury found Lamont Johnson guilty on charges of: Aggravated Rape of a Child (three counts), and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Child Under 14. He has been sentenced to 16-18 years in state prison. The charges stemmed from an investigation conducted by […]

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

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By: Jim Leydon 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.  […]

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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… By: Jim Leydon June 29, 2021 -Springfield-  Earlier this year, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni formed the Strategic Action and […]

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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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