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Arrest made in July 18th Holyoke Homicide

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On Monday, July 18, 2022 at approximately 2:11 a.m. the Holyoke Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the area of the 30-40 block of North Summer Street. When officers arrived on scene a male gunshot victim was located and treated by emergency medical personnel. He later succumbed to his injuries and passed away. […]

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Victim in Holyoke Homicide Identified

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July 20, 2022 -Holyoke- On Monday, July 18, 2022 at approximately 2:11 a.m. the Holyoke Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the area of the 30-40 block of North Summer Street. When officers arrived on scene a male gunshot victim was located and treated by emergency medical personnel. He later succumbed to his injuries and […]

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Victim in Springfield homicide identified

Victim in Springfield homicide identified

July 12, 2022 -Springfield- On Sunday, July 3, 2022 at approximately 3:30 a.m. the Springfield Police Department responded to a call for shots fired, a shot spotter activation, and a report of a group of people fighting  near the intersection of Terrence and State Streets.  On scene, responding officers observed damage to several vehicles, which […]

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Victim in Springfield homicide identified

Victim in Springfield homicide identified

June 30, 2022 -Springfield- On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Springfield Police Department responded to the 100 block of Genesee Street for a reported gunshot victim.  On scene, responding officers located an adult male who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Baystate Medical Center where […]

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Use of breathalyzer tests in prosecutions to resume in Hampden County

Use of breathalyzer tests in prosecutions to resume in Hampden County

June 30, 2022 -Springfield- Beginning July 1, 2022, the use of breath tests, commonly known as a breathalyzer, as evidence in criminal prosecutions will resume in Hampden County. Arrests occurring through local and state police departments will again involve the admission of breath test evidence in cases of individuals charged with the operation of a […]

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Suspect under arrest in Chicopee fatal shooting

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June 27, 2022 -Chicopee- On Saturday, June 25, 2022 at approximately 3:56 p.m., the Chicopee Police Department responded to the 600 block of Chicopee Street for a report of shots fired.  On scene, responding officers located an adult male who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency medical procedures were performed on scene […]

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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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