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Police Bust Man In Holyoke Double Shooting That Left 1 Dead Police Bust Man In Holyoke Double Shooting That Left 1 Dead
Brian Gonzalez Is Charged With Killing David Rivera: DA A 27-year-old Hampden County man has been arrested in connection with a double shooting that sent one man to the hospital and left another one dead earlier this month in Holyoke, authorities said.  Brian Gonzalez, of Holyoke, is charged with murder in the slaying of David Rivera on June 1, the Hampden District Attorney’s Office said.  Holyoke police were called to the 400 block of High Street around 2 a.m. to reports of a shooting that happened during an argument. Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, and responders rushed him to Baystate Medical Center with no…
Springfield Man ID'd As Victim In Fatal Holyoke Double Shooting Springfield Man ID'd As Victim In Fatal Holyoke Double Shooting
David Rivera Died Following A Shooting On Saturday, June 1 A double shooting in Hampden County over the weekend sent one man to the hospital and another man to the morgue after an argument turned violent, authorities announced on Monday, June 3.  David Rivera, 31, of Springfield, was identified as the man who was killed in the shooting early Saturday morning in Holyoke, the Hampden County District Attorney's Office said.  Police were called to the 400 block of High Street around 2 a.m. to reports of a shooting during an argument. They found one victim suffering non-life-threatening injuries.  Paramedics took him to Baystate Medical …
Officers Shutdown 'Open-Air' Drug Market In Holyoke: Police Officers Shutdown 'Open-Air' Drug Market In Holyoke: Police
Officers Shutdown 'Open-Air' Drug Market In Holyoke: Police Angry neighbors fed up with crime in their neighborhood called police in Hampden County to demand action. Holyoke police created a task force with the FBI and ATF to do just that, and officers and agents were able to shut down a group of alleged drug dealers, authorities announced.  Holyoke police said they received several complaints about drugs from neighbors in the area of Maple Street. As officers began to investigate, they learned there was an "open-air' drug operation being run out of an apartment at 456 Maple St., officials said.  Police raided the apartment and found large…
Woman Busted In Holyoke Stabbing That Nearly Killed Victim: Police Woman Busted In Holyoke Stabbing That Nearly Killed Victim: Police
Woman Busted In Holyoke Stabbing That Nearly Killed Victim: Police Police in Hampden County have arrested a 31-year-old woman in connection with a back alley stabbing in Worcester last week, authorities said.  Francheska Vazquez, of Holyoke, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon with serious bodily injury, assault to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm), and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), Holyoke police said.  A Good Samaritan flagged down officers patrolling Sargeant Street around 10 p.m. on Oct. 26 to let them know a woman had been stabbed in an alley nearby. Police rushed to the area to …
'Horrific Living Conditions': 3 Kids Removed From Holyoke Home Deemed 'Uninhabitable' 'Horrific Living Conditions': 3 Kids Removed From Holyoke Home Deemed 'Uninhabitable'
'Horrific Living Conditions': 3 Kids Removed From Holyoke Home Deemed 'Uninhabitable' Three children were taken from a Hampden County apartment last week after investigators searched it on a drugs warrant and found the living conditions "horrific," Holyoke police said.  A task force of several area agencies raided the home at 149 Essex Street to search for drugs, but what they found was much worse. Three children were living in squalor without basic necessities, Holyoke police said.  Officers who entered the home said they "were exposed to horrific living conditions," police said in a social media post. Police contacted the Board of Health, who deemed the home unin…
Update - Holyoke Shooting: Infant Dies Shortly After Birth, Mom In Critical Condition Update - Holyoke Shooting: Infant Dies Shortly After Birth, Mom In Critical Condition
Update - Holyoke Shooting: Infant Dies Shortly After Birth, Mom In Critical Condition This story has been updated. An infant died shortly after being delivered following a Hampden County shooting just before 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4 in in Holyoke at the intersection of Maple and Sargeant Streets. A pregnant woman was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The infant, who was delivered, and needed life-saving medical services, tragically died, according to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, All involved suspects are believed to have been identified and transported to nearby hospitals and are in custody, the DA's Offoce said. …
Smooth-Skinned Criminals: Men Stole $10K In Health, Beauty Products in Holyoke, Police Say Smooth-Skinned Criminals: Men Stole $10K In Health, Beauty Products in Holyoke, Police Say
Smooth-Skinned Criminals: Men Stole $10K In Health, Beauty Products in Holyoke, Police Say Two wanted men were arrested on Thursday, Sept. 21, after Hampden County police said they went on a crime spree stealing thousands of dollars worth of health and beauty items from stores.  Jayson Johnson, 25, and Sequanne Madden, 19, both of Queens, New York, face several charges after being busted by Holyoke police, authorities said.  Officers were called to Stop and Shop on Northampton Street after the store's security saw the men stealing thousands of dollars worth of products, Holyoke police said.  Police arrived as the men spotted them and tried to make a geta…
Man Pulls Gun On 2 In Holyoke, Lands Multiple Drug Charges To Boot: Police Man Pulls Gun On 2 In Holyoke, Lands Multiple Drug Charges To Boot: Police
Man Pulls Gun On 2 In Holyoke, Lands Multiple Drug Charges To Boot: Police A man learned the hard way that you shouldn't pull a gun on people when you allegedly have a car filled with drugs, Western Massachusetts police said.  Donovan Mangua, 32, was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 9, after two men flagged down a Holyoke police officer to say that a man in a Black Acura with tinted windows had pointed a gun at them along Main Street near I-391, Holyoke police said.  The men said the car drove toward Racing Mart.  Police drove to the store and found an empty Black Acura with tinted windows in the parking lot. After a brief investigation, Holyoke police …
Second Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In Holyoke Second Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In Holyoke
Second Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In Holyoke A 29-year-old man from Hampden County was the second person arrested and accused this week of the shooting death of a Chicopee man two months ago, authorities said.  Ryan Navarro, of Holyoke, was arrested Tuesday, July 18, and charged with murder in the May 13 killing of 27-year-old Jasell Camacho, the Hampden County District Attorney said. James Carmenatty, 34, of Holyoke, was arrested days after Camacho was found shot to death in Holyoke, officials said.  Both men are being held without bail.  Related: 'Until We Meet Again': Police ID 27-Year-Old Man Killed In H…
Man's Dirt Bike Ride In Holyoke Could Land Him In Prison For Decades Man's Dirt Bike Ride In Holyoke Could Land Him In Prison For Decades
Man's Dirt Bike Ride In Holyoke Could Land Him In Prison For Decades What started as a traffic ticket for a man caught riding a dirt bike on a public street in Western Massachusetts last week spiraled into multiple charges that could carry years in prison if he's convicted, authorities said.  Kevin Orlick, age 34, of Staten Island, New York, was stopped on July 6 after police spotted him riding a dirt bike in Hampden County on Cabot Street in Holyoke, police said. As officers spoke with them, they learned he was a fugitive with several outstanding warrants from New York, authorities continued.  Complicating his situation, Orlick was carrying 259 ba…
Man Shot, Killed In Holyoke Near Police Department Man Shot, Killed In Holyoke Near Police Department
Man Shot, Killed In Holyoke Near Police Department A man was shot and killed in Holyoke Friday morning, June 23, and police have launched an investigation to find the shooter.  Holyoke police were called to Appleton Street just before 9:30 a.m., suffering a gunshot wound. He died at the scene soon after, authorities said.  Investigators have not released the man's name.  Police have released scant details about the shooting so far.  Holyoke detectives and the Hampden District Attorney's Office is investigating.  Officers ask anyone with information on the shooting to call 413-322-6900.
Prostitution Sting: 11 Men Busted Offering To Pay Undercover Springfield Cops For Sex Prostitution Sting: 11 Men Busted Offering To Pay Undercover Springfield Cops For Sex
Prostitution Sting: 11 Men Busted Offering To Pay Undercover Springfield Cops For Sex An undercover prostitution sting in Hampden County earlier this week ended with 11 men being arrested for soliciting sex, authorities said.  Springfield police officers posed as prostitutes on Thursday, June 15, in the High Street area and South End neighborhood, where neighbors had complained of "quality of life" problems such as sex workers and drugs.  The "Anti-John" campaign only lasted about four hours, but police arrested nearly a dozen men on the charge of paying for sexual conduct, Springfield police said.  Those arrested as part of the sting include:  Joel Ot…
Child Rape Conviction: Springfield Man Sentenced To 13-15 Years In Prison Child Rape Conviction: Springfield Man Sentenced To 13-15 Years In Prison
Child Rape Conviction: Springfield Man Sentenced To 13-15 Years In Prison A Springfield man who was accused of sexually abusing a Holyoke child for two years will spend the next 13 to 15 years behind bars, officials announced on Monday, June 12.  Hector Heredia-Alamo was convicted in May of rape of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, the Hampden County District Attorney's Office said.  The sentence is the end of a legal saga that began in December 2020 when Holyoke police arrested the man after a young child told family members that Heredia-Alamo was sexually abusing their older sibling, officials s…
'Innocent Bystander' Killed In Holyoke Mall Shooting: DA 'Innocent Bystander' Killed In Holyoke Mall Shooting: DA
'Innocent Bystander' Killed In Holyoke Mall Shooting: DA One person is dead and a suspect is in police custody following a shooting at a mall in Western Massachusetts this weekend, authorities said. Holyoke Police responded to reports of shots fired at the Holyoke Mall, located at 50 Holyoke Street in Holyoke, just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, according to Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni. (📸: Andrew Patrick) pic.twitter.com/78nL5iYAj7 — Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) January 29, 2023 Upon arrival, officers found an adult male victim who was also determined to be the suspected shooter. He was taken into police custody, …
Police K9 Tracks Down Holyoke Assault Suspect After He Strangled Girlfriend: Cops Police K9 Tracks Down Holyoke Assault Suspect After He Strangled Girlfriend: Cops
Police K9 Tracks Down Holyoke Assault Suspect After He Strangled Girlfriend: Cops Holyoke police are thanking one of their furry brethren for helping them track down a man with a violent history who allegedly strangled his girlfriend earlier this week before running into the woods, authorities said.  The suspect, a 33-year-old man, whose name was not released, reportedly attacked his girlfriend at a home on Kennedy Circle and then ran away. Police chased him into the woods, but whenever they got close, he would see them and continue running, police said.  Massachusetts State Police K9 Unit Trooper John Areche and his trusty K9 partner Tucker heard the call over…
Bicyclist In Holyoke Hit-And-Run Dies At 22: Family Bicyclist In Holyoke Hit-And-Run Dies At 22: Family
Bicyclist In Holyoke Hit-And-Run Dies At 22: Family The 22-year-old Lawrence man who was injured in a hit and run in Holyoke earlier this month has died, his family announced on a fundraiser.  Jorge Meeswee Calderon was hit near the intersection of Cabot and Canal streets just before 8 p.m. on Jan. 5, Holyoke police said. The driver of the vehicle sped away before officers arrived.  Paramedics rushed Calderon to an area hospital, but after days of work, doctors were not able to save him, his family said on a GoFundMe.  Calderon was a North Andover High School graduate who was an up-and-coming barber at Style and Gra…
Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing 18-Year-Old Whose Body Was Found In Connecticut River Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing 18-Year-Old Whose Body Was Found In Connecticut River
Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing 18-Year-Old Whose Body Was Found In Connecticut River A 21-year-old man accused of killing an 18-year-old man and dumping his body in the Connecticut River pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with his killing, reports said. Elijah Melendez, of Holyoke, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in connection with the murder of Elis Vizcarrondo, also of Holyoke, on Monday, Dec. 19, MassLive reports.  Melendez was indicted on several charges including murder, carrying a firearm without a license and possessing a firearm without an FID card, the outlet continued.  Vizcarrondo was found in the Connecticut River in Chicopee after appearing…
Holyoke Man Charged With Shooting Death Of Connecticut Mother Of 4 Holyoke Man Charged With Shooting Death Of Connecticut Mother Of 4
Holyoke Man Charged With Shooting Death Of Connecticut Mother Of 4 A man from western Massachusetts is facing murder charges in connection with the death of a 36-year-old mother of four from Connecticut, authorities said.  Pablo Rivera-Ortiz, age 37, was arrested and charged with the murder of Connecticut resident Desiree Rivera Lopez, of New Haven, on Saturday, July 23, Holyoke Police said. This was after officers responded to a report of a domestic altercation at 35 North Bridge Street just after midnight, police said. Upon arrival, the officer found Lopez had died from a gunshot wound.  "Those of you who knew Desiree knew that her children, c…
Man Charged With Murdering 18-Year-Old Whose Body Was Found In Connecticut River Man Charged With Murdering 18-Year-Old Whose Body Was Found In Connecticut River
Man Charged With Murdering 18-Year-Old Whose Body Was Found In Connecticut River Weeks after the body of an 18-year-old was found in the Connecticut River, authorities arrested someone they believe murdered the beloved man from Western Massachusetts.  Elijah Melendez, age 21, of Holyoke, is being held without bail after he was charged in connection with the murder of Elis Vizcarrondo, also of Holyoke on Monday, July 18, Holyoke Police said.  Police found Vizcarrondo, who appeared to have been fatally shot, dumped in the Connecticut River in Chicopee on Sunday, July 3, police said. Vizcarrondo was reported missing prior to officers finding his body.  PLEASE HELP US…
Man Nabbed For Harassing Woman While Impersonating Holyoke Police Officer Man Nabbed For Harassing Woman While Impersonating Holyoke Police Officer
Man Nabbed For Harassing Woman While Impersonating Holyoke Police Officer A man from Connecticut is facing multiple charges after impersonating a police officer in a Western Massachusetts town, authorities said.  Police responded to a disturbance at 145 Cabot Street around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, Holyoke Police said on Facebook. A male citizen told an officer about a man, later identified as Roberto Ruiz-Montanez, age 51, of Waterbury, who was bothering a woman outside the residence.  The woman said Ruiz-Montanez stopped approached her "in a threatening manner" and tried to get her into a back alley of Maple and Cabot streets, police s…
18 Casings Found On Roadway After Shots-Fired Incident In Holyoke 18 Casings Found On Roadway After Shots-Fired Incident In Holyoke
18 Casings Found On Roadway After Shots-Fired Incident In Holyoke Authorities in Western Massachusetts are looking for answers after multiple bullet casings were found on main road.  Police received several calls of automatic gunfire in Holyoke in the area of 85 Lower Westfield Road around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, Holyoke Police said.  Upon arrival, officers found 18 spend casings on the road. No injuries or property damage was initially reported, police said. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (413)322-6900. Anonymous tips can also be sent in by texting a message to 274637. 
Fight Breaks Out At Key Foods Store In Holyoke Fight Breaks Out At Key Foods Store In Holyoke
Fight Breaks Out At Key Foods Store In Holyoke One man was arrested for fleeing from police and having a loaded gun following a fight with another man at a grocery store in Western Massachusetts. The incident took place in Hampden County around 5:45 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at the Key Foods in Holyoke located at 13 Cabot St. Police responded to the store after receiving a complaint of two men involved in a fight, with one having a gun, said Capt. Matthew Moriarty, of the Holyoke Police. When an officer arrived on the scene one of the men involved, Nelson Cruz, age 29, of Holyoke, fled on foot, Moriarty said. The officer advised respond…
Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Holyoke Ends With Crash In Hampshire County Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Holyoke Ends With Crash In Hampshire County
Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Holyoke Ends With Crash In Hampshire County A suspect was arrested in Western Massachusetts following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle.  Shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, police in Hampshire County received an alert that Holyoke Police in Hampden County and Massachusetts State Police were involved in a pursuit with a stolen vehicle driven by a suspect accused of breaking and entering, according to the Hadley Police Department. Hadley PD officers attempted to deploy tire deflation devices and saw the suspect vehicle leave I-91 North at a high rate of speed and travel over the Coolidge Bridge into Hadley, police said.  …
High-Capacity AR-Style Rifle Recovered In Springfield High-Capacity AR-Style Rifle Recovered In Springfield
High-Capacity Ar-style Rifle Recovered In Springfield Police busted a man with an illegal AR-style assault rifle following an investigation into the illegal storage of firearms at a home in Western Massachusetts. In Hampden County, detectives from the Springfield Police Department's Firearms Investigation Unit, Holyoke police officers, and members of the FBI Gang Task Force arrested 42-year-old Emmanuel Garcia following the execution of a search warrant at a home on the 600 block of Bay Street. According to police, the investigation was launched when a Springfield Police Department detective and a Franklin County deputy sheriff assigned to the…
Police: Duo Nabbed After Showing Gun In Hampden County Road-Rage Incident Police: Duo Nabbed After Showing Gun In Hampden County Road-Rage Incident
Police: Duo Nabbed After Showing Gun In Hampden County Road-Rage Incident Two Western Massachusetts men were arrested following a road-rage incident in which the two allegedly showed a gun. The incident took place around 10:20 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Hampden County when Holyoke Police officers responded to a report of road rage involving two area men in a silver Infiniti who reportedly showed a gun during the altercation. When police responded to the area they spotted a car matching the description and attempted to stop it on Westerfield Road, but the driver sped away, police said. The driver, identified as Pedro Perez, age 32, of West Springfield, lost contr…
Duo Nabbed On Weapon, Drug Charges At Motel In Hampden County Duo Nabbed On Weapon, Drug Charges At Motel In Hampden County
Duo Nabbed On Weapon, Drug Charges At Motel In Hampden County Two men are facing weapon and drug charges in the region after being busted by police in Western Massachusetts. West Springfield Police detectives launched an investigation into alleged drug activity at the Econo Lodge motel on Elm Street earlier this year after receiving multiple tips. Police said the investigation led to a search warrant being issued by a Springfield District Court judge for Chicopee resident William Villegas, who was already wanted on an outstanding warrant. Detectives from the West Springfield Police and Holyoke police departments, Franklin County Jail and FBI executed…
Police ID Victims In Western Mass Triple-Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Police ID Victims In Western Mass Triple-Fatal Wrong-Way Crash
Police ID Victims In Western Mass Triple-Fatal Wrong-Way Crash The victims of a triple-fatal wrong-way crash on Route 91 have been identified by Massachusetts State Police. The victims of the crash which took place in Hampden County have been identified as Judith Keating, age 65, and Michelle Swaller, age 65,  both of Milford, Connecticut, and Wallace Sherman Jr. of Gloversville of Fulton County in upstate New York, state police said. The crash took place around 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, when a Subaru with only the driver inside was traveling the wrong way on I-91 in Holyoke hit another vehicle head-on, state police said.  The second vehicle,…
Two Killed In Wrong-Way Driver Crash In Hampden County Two Killed In Wrong-Way Driver Crash In Hampden County
Two Killed In Wrong-Way Driver Crash In Hampden County Two people were killed after a wrong-way driver hit another car head-on on a busy stretch of I-91. The crash took place in Western Massachusetts around 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, in Hampden County when a Subaru with one occupant, traveling the wrong way on I-91 in Holyoke in the area of the 13.8-mile marker, was involved in a crash with another vehicle, said the Massachusetts State Police. Both drivers were determined to be dead at the scene; the passenger of the second vehicle is in critical condition after being removed from the vehicle with hydraulic tools, state police said. The facts an…
Multiple Stabbed By Holyoke Woman, Police Say Multiple Stabbed By Holyoke Woman, Police Say
Multiple Stabbed By Holyoke Woman, Police Say A Western Massachusetts woman was arrested after allegedly stabbing multiple people. The incident took place on Sunday, August 1 around 12:30 a.m., in Hampden County when Holyoke Police responded to the area of Main and Appleton at the Racing Mart Convenience store. According to Holyoke police, two officers entered the parking lot area of Racing Mart, activated their emergency lights, and announced their presence.  Officers spotted a woman, later identified as Katherine Vazquez, yelling, making threats, and walking with a knife in her hand, said ​Captain Matthew Moriarty. &n…
Holyoke Woman Arrested For Biting Police Officer During Fight, Police Say Holyoke Woman Arrested For Biting Police Officer During Fight, Police Say
Holyoke Woman Arrested For Biting Police Officer During Fight, Police Say A woman was arrested after allegedly getting into a fight with another woman and then biting a police officer in Western Massachusetts. The incident took place around 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 16 in Holyoke. A Holyoke Police dispatcher reportedly observed a physical altercation between two women on Elm Street in Holyoke. When officers arrived, several people began to walk away from the area. While officers were investigating the initial call, Maria Ruiz, age 35, of Holyoke, started another fight with a woman at the scene, said Capt. Matthew Moriarty. An officer took position between th…
Holyoke Man Busted For Trafficking In Heroin, Police Say Holyoke Man Busted For Trafficking In Heroin, Police Say
Holyoke Man Busted For Trafficking In Heroin, Police Say Following a months-long investigation by a task force, a Western Mass man was busted during a search of his residence for allegedly trafficking in heroin. Donivan Brooks, age 28, was the target of the investigation led by the Massachusetts State Police, along with the Holyoke Police, and numerous other agencies. The warrant was served on Brooks around 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, at his Holyoke residence. Seized during the search included: A safe containing one clear plastic knotted bag of white powder suspected to be cocaine (approximately 18 grams), a clear plastic bag of a substance suspe…