Man Wanted For Fatal Nightclub Shooting Added To State's Most Wanted List: Police Man Wanted For Fatal Nightclub Shooting Added To State's Most Wanted List: Police
Man Wanted For Fatal Nightclub Shooting Added To State's Most Wanted List: Police A man accused of shooting and killing a rival in a Lawrence nightclub parking lot is the latest addition to the state's most wanted criminals. Franklin M. Laras, 27, is wanted on charges of murder and firearm offenses following the Christmas Eve 2023 shooting of Edward Javier-Perez at the Energy Lounge in Lawrence, Massachusetts State Police said.  Related: One Of Massachusetts Most Wanted Captured In Worcester Investigators said Laras and Javier-Perez got into an argument in the Broadway club before Laras approached Javier-Perez and shot him with a pistol. He's been on th…
Mass IRS Agent Busted Filing Fake Tax Returns: Feds Mass IRS Agent Busted Filing Fake Tax Returns: Feds
Mass IRS Agent Busted Filing Fake Tax Returns: Feds The only certainty in life is death and taxes, but that doesn't stop people from trying to cheat them. A Swampscott woman hired to stop tax cheats is now accused of being one herself, police said.  Ndeye Amy Thioub, 67, was indicted on Wednesday, April 17, on three counts of filing false tax returns and three counts of filing false tax returns as an employee of the United States, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Thioub joined the IRS in 2006 and worked as an investigative auditor. Put simply it was her job to root out anyone who didn't give the government its due.&nbs…
Missing Mass Woman's Body Found On Remote New York Trail After Weeks Of Searching Missing Mass Woman's Body Found On Remote New York Trail After Weeks Of Searching
Missing Mass Woman's Body Found On Remote New York Trail After Weeks Of Searching The weekslong search for a 40-year-old woman who went missing near a remote hiking trail in Massachusetts near the border with New York ended earlier this week after hikers found her body on a trail in New York. She had been missing for nearly a month  Fae Morgana Barbone, age 40, was reported missing from Williamstown, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 7.  She was last seen in Maine, where she had an “interaction” with a police officer, according to Williamstown Police. Sightings of the woman have also been reported in North Adams and the Carolinas. Police said the grizzly …
No Bail For Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Western Mass Girlfriend: DA No Bail For Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Western Mass Girlfriend: DA
No Bail For Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Western Mass Girlfriend: DA A Springfield man charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death before cutting himself, authorities said.  Jason Chapdelaine is charged with murder and was ordered held without bail for allegedly killing a mother of two on Sunday, April 14, Hampden County authorities said.  A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf during his arraignment.  Eileen Monaghan, 48, of Chicopee, was found dead around 1:30 a.m. She had been stabbed, police said.  Hampden County Sheriff's Office Chapdelaine was found nearby at the 200 block home on South Water Street home, bleeding from wh…
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman From Region Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman From Region
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman From Region Authorities are asking the public for help locating a missing Connecticut woman who has been missing for two weeks. According to Connecticut State Police, Troop L, 44-year-old Litchfield County resident Elizabeth Gyurko of the town of Litchfield, was last seen in Fairfield County in the Danbury area on Sunday, April 7. Police said Gyurko was wearing black jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. She is described as 5 feet, 89 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Connecticut State Police at 860-626-7900 and reference case number 2400148…
I-84 Crash: Massachusetts Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child I-84 Crash: Massachusetts Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child
I-84 Crash: Massachusetts Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child A woman from Massachusetts has been arrested after she allegedly drove drunk and crashed on a Connecticut interstate with her 1-year-old child in the car. The Hartford County crash happened on Saturday, April 13 in the town of Southington, according to Connecticut State Police. Just before 7:30 p.m. that day, 36-year-old Elizabeth Silva was reportedly driving drunk, heading west on I-84 near exit 28 when police said she rear-ended another vehicle, which then spun and crashed into a third car. The three people in the first car Silva hit — a 20-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man, and a 58-…
Western Mass Mom Of 2 Allegedly Killed By Boyfriend ID'd As Sheriff's Assistant: DA Western Mass Mom Of 2 Allegedly Killed By Boyfriend ID'd As Sheriff's Assistant: DA
Western Mass Mom Of 2 Allegedly Killed By Boyfriend ID'd As Sheriff's Assistant: DA A 48-year-old Hampden County woman who was found stabbed to death in Holyoke next to her boyfriend was the executive assistant to Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, authorities said.  Eileen Monaghan, of Chicopee, and a mother to two daughters, was found on Sunday, April 14, around 1:30 a.m. in a home on South Water Street after police were called for suspicious activity, officials said.  Police found Eileen on the ground next to her boyfriend, Jason Chapdelaine, who was suffering from stab wounds, police said. Investigators later ruled those cuts were self-inflicted.  …
CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old
CT Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To 13-Year-Old A Connecticut man has been accused of sending explicit images to a girl in the Midwest. Detectives at the Jackson Police Department in Missouri determined Litchfield County resident Carter Denlinger, of Bridgewater, sent Snapchats to the 13-year-old in their jurisdiction. Connecticut State Police detectives then joined the investigation, and an arrest warrant was issued in Missouri. Denlinger, age 25, was located in Bridgewater on Friday, April 12, and taken into custody as an extradition arrest, state police said. He is being held on a $1 million dollar bond and is due to …
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old From Region As Victim On I-84 Stretch Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old From Region As Victim On I-84 Stretch
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old From Region As Victim On I-84 Stretch A 32-year-old has been identified as the victim of an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the westbound side in Hartford. A 2012 Honda Pilot EXL was driving near the entrance ramp to I-91 when officials say it hit a pedestrian before stopping in the left lane. The pedestrian, identified as Litchfield County resident Raphael Rodriguez, of Torrington, suffered severe life-threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead, according to …
Mass Mom Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old Child Mass Mom Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old Child
Mass Mom Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old Child A 25-year-old woman has been arrested after her 3-year-old son was found dead in Chelsea over the weekend, authorities said. New, updated report - Jennifer Prudencio Of Chelsea Went To Bar, Let Child Die: DA Jennifer Prudencio, of Chelsea, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment of a child, the Suffolk County District Attorney said on Tuesday, April 9.  Police were called to Prudencio's Spencer Avenue apartment on Sunday morning, where they found her son Yael Guardado-Prudencio, 3, unresponsive.  Officers did not say how the child died.&…
Alleged Massachusetts Fugitive Discovered In Connecticut After Unrelated 911 Call: Police Alleged Massachusetts Fugitive Discovered In Connecticut After Unrelated 911 Call: Police
Alleged Massachusetts Fugitive Discovered In Connecticut After Unrelated 911 Call: Police A man accused of domestic violence and strangulation in Massachusetts was caught in Connecticut when the cops were called on him for a different reason. The Tolland County incident occurred in the town of Stafford on Friday, April 5, according to Connecticut State Police. On that day, a School Street resident called the authorities on 30-year-old Marcus Lopez to report that he was unwelcome at the home. While police were investigating Lopez, who hails from Stafford, they discovered he had a felony arrest warrant in his name in connection to an alleged domestic assault and strangulation…
Man Charged With Shooting Teens In Worcester Man Charged With Shooting Teens In Worcester
Man Charged With Shooting Teens In Worcester Worcester police have busted a man they say shot and wounded three teenagers over the weekend.  Jordany Alejo, age 19, of Arlington Street in Worcester, faces three counts of armed assault to murder in connection with the Sunday evening shooting, Worcester police said in a social media post.  Today, Worcester Police Detectives arrested nineteen-year-old Jordany Alejo, of Arlington St, on charges in connection with the Clarkson St shooting. He is charged with 3 counts of Armed Assault to Murder. — Worcester PD (@WorcesterPD) April 8, 2024 Police were called to the Clarkston St…
3 Teens Shot, Wounded In Central Mass; Police Asking For Tips 3 Teens Shot, Wounded In Central Mass; Police Asking For Tips
3 Teens Shot, Wounded In Central Mass; Police Asking For Tips Three teenagers — two women and one boy — were shot over the weekend in Worcester, authorities said.  Police were called to the Clarkston Street area to reports of gunshots on Sunday night, April 7, but more emergency calls were placed soon after announcing that multiple people were hurt, Worcester police said.  Officers found two 18-year-old women and a 17-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived just before 9:15 p.m. They provided first aid at the scene, and paramedics rushed them to an area hospital, police said.  Their names and conditions were not re…
Dead Goats, Chickens: More Than 160 Sick Animals Seized From Mass Woman's Home, DA Says Dead Goats, Chickens: More Than 160 Sick Animals Seized From Mass Woman's Home, DA Says
Dead Goats, Chickens: More Than 160 Sick Animals Seized From Mass Woman's Home, DA Says A 77-year-old Middlesex County woman has been charged after police found 162 animals inside her home, some of which were dead, while many others were malnourished, sick, or covered in bugs, police said.  Ruth Maxant-Schulz, 77, of Ayer, was charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty following a police raid at her home, the Middlesex District Attorney said on Monday, April 8, after her arraignment.  Officers were called to her Taft Street home on Feb. 20 and found several animals roaming outside the house.  However inside, things were much less bucolic. Police returned several…
Stray Bullet Hits Home In Belchertown Neighborhood — Again Stray Bullet Hits Home In Belchertown Neighborhood — Again
Stray Bullet Hits Home In Belchertown Neighborhood — Again Neighbors in a Hampshire County community were once again rattled after a stray bullet struck a home for the second time in a year, police said.  The latest shooting happened on Mountain View Drive in Belchertown on Friday afternoon, March 29, when a bullet shattered a sliding glass door, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  No one was at home at the time of the shooting and there were no injuries reported. The family returned home that evening to find the broken glass.  Police found the bullet and sent it to the State Police lab for testing and identification.…
Springfield Woman ID'd As Fatal Shooting Victim In West Springfield Springfield Woman ID'd As Fatal Shooting Victim In West Springfield
Springfield Woman ID'd As Fatal Shooting Victim In West Springfield Police have identified the woman who they found shot and bleeding in a West Springfield parking lot as a 43-year-old Springfield woman.  Angela Mercado was found shot just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in a parking lot on Riverdale Road, West Springfield police said. Officers were sent to the area after receiving 911 calls about a disturbance.  They found Mercado bleeding from a bullet wound, and paramedics rushed her to Baystate Medical Center, where she died of her wounds.  Roman Holguin, age 37, of Springfield, was charged with murder in the killing and is being h…
(Update) Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Western Mass Woman (Update) Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Western Mass Woman
(Update) Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Western Mass Woman Update: Police arrested and charged a 37-year-old Springfield man with shooting and killing a West Springfield woman on Wednesday morning, April 3.  Roman Holguin is charged with murder in the shooting of a woman found on Riverdale Road.  Original: Police in Hampden County are investigating after a woman was shot and killed on Wednesday morning, April 3.  The shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. in the 500 block of Riverdale Road in West Springfield, police said. Officers were called to the area for a report of a disturbance.  When they arrived, they found a woman …
Men Attempt To Carjack Western Mass Police Detective, Get Free Ride To Jail Instead: Police Men Attempt To Carjack Western Mass Police Detective, Get Free Ride To Jail Instead: Police
Men Attempt To Carjack Western Mass Police Detective, Get Free Ride To Jail Instead: Police Two men who attempted to steal a car from a plainclothes Springfield police detective left empty-handed, but did end up getting a free lift to jail. Dannie Abrew, 20, and Devin Abrew, 19, both of Springfield, face multiple felonies following the incident on Friday, March 29, Springfield police say.  A plainclothes detective was sitting in his car in the area on Reed Street around 8:15 p.m. when he heard a metallic tap on his driver's side window. He turned to see Danne Abrew pointing a gun at his head while Devin circled the unmarked police car, authorities said.  The detective s…
Blake Scanlon Given Life In Prison For Stabbing Girlfriend To Death: DA Blake Scanlon Given Life In Prison For Stabbing Girlfriend To Death: DA
Blake Scanlon Given Life In Prison For Stabbing Girlfriend To Death: DA Blake Scanlon, the 27-year-old Westfield man found guilty of killing his girlfriend, will spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction last week.  A judge sentenced Scanlon to life without parole for the 2019 stabbing of Alexis Avery, the Hampden County District Attorney said on Tuesday, April 2. The couple had an infant child together.  A jury found him guilty last week of stabbing Avery multiple times on Jan. 13, 2019.  Police were called to the home they shared on White Street after Scanlon called 911 to report he had been attacked. Police found Aver…
Woman Busted With 74 Lbs Of Pot At Boston Airport Said She Didn't Know What Was In Luggage: DA Woman Busted With 74 Lbs Of Pot At Boston Airport Said She Didn't Know What Was In Luggage: DA
Woman Busted With 74 Lbs Of Pot At Boston Airport Said She Didn't Know What Was In Luggage: DA A 28-year-old woman who tried to smuggle nearly 75 pounds of marijuana from the United States into London was arrested in Boston on Saturday, March 30, while waiting on her connecting flight, authorities said.  Nalexus Palmer, of Clinton Township, Michigan, had flown from Detroit to Boston with the drugs in two large suitcases before US Customs and Border agents detected the vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, the Suffolk County District Attorney said.  A judge ordered her held on a $3,000 bail on Monday.  Palmer told police that she did not know the drugs along with two AirTag…
One Of State's Most Wanted Captured In Central Mass: Accused Of 2023 Brockton Killing One Of State's Most Wanted Captured In Central Mass: Accused Of 2023 Brockton Killing
One Of State's Most Wanted Captured In Central Mass: Accused Of 2023 Brockton Killing A teenager who was considered one of the most wanted people in the state following a 2023 murder that police say he committed was captured in Worcester on Monday, April 1, authorities announced.  Kahmari T. Price, age 17, was wanted for a fatal shooting in Brockton on Feb. 26, 2023, and has been on the run since, State Police said. Troopers, Worcester police, and Brockton officers tracked him to a home on West Boylston St. and arrested him without issue after 9:30 a.m.  Price is accused of shooting Mark Boyd, 33, of Brockton, in the head near North Main Street. Investigators did n…
Cape Cod Toddler Attacked By Dog Airlifted To Boston Hospital Cape Cod Toddler Attacked By Dog Airlifted To Boston Hospital
Cape Cod Toddler Attacked By Dog Airlifted To Boston Hospital A 2-year-old child is undergoing emergency treatment at a Boston hospital after they were attacked by a dog on Sunday, March 31, authorities announced.  Wellfleet police said a pit bull mix bit the toddler just after 2 p.m. at a home on East Hill Road.  Paramedics rushed the child to Cape Cod Gateway Airport, where a MedFlight pilot awaited to take them to Boston.  The child's injuries are not considered life-threatening. Police did not say how the dog was connected to the child. 
Fatal Crash: 25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-91 In Region Fatal Crash: 25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-91 In Region
Fatal Crash: 25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-91 In Region A victim has been identified after a fatal three-vehicle overnight crash on a Connecticut roadway. It happened in Hartford County at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, March 20 on I-91 in Rocky Hill. A 2024 Volvo 999 was traveling southbound, north of Exit 22S, in the center lane of three, and a 2018 Acura TLX Tech was traveling directly behind in the center lane, Connecticut State Police said. For an unknown reason, the Acura collided with the rear of the Volvo, and a third vehicle, a 2018 Acura TLX Tech A-Spec, collided with the other Acura. The Acura TLX Tec…
Man's Months-Long Neglect Led To Western Mass Mother's Agonizing Death, DA Says Man's Months-Long Neglect Led To Western Mass Mother's Agonizing Death, DA Says
Man's Months-Long Neglect Led To Western Mass Mother's Agonizing Death, DA Says A Hampden County man has been charged with a "galling" crime after he left his ill mother in a bed for months without moving her, causing severe infections and illness that led to her death, authorities said.  David Reed, 59, of Southwick, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, a caretaker permitting serious bodily injury to an elderly or disabled person, abuse/neglect/mistreatment to an elderly or disabled person, the Hampden County District Attorney said. He was arraigned last week and was being held on a $25,000 bail. David Reed is accused of causing the death of his 79-yea…
Police ID Man Who Stole Car With Baby Inside In Western Mass Police ID Man Who Stole Car With Baby Inside In Western Mass
Police ID Man Who Stole Car With Baby Inside In Western Mass Police have identified the man who sparked a statewide Amber Alert when he stole a vehicle in Western Massachusetts, on Friday morning, March 29, that had a 3-year-old baby inside.  Vadim Vorobyov, age 52, of Springfield, is charged with kidnapping, child endangerment, and fugitive from justice in Connecticut and is also expected to be charged with kidnapping, child endangerment, and motor vehicle larceny in Massachusetts, State Police said.  Vorobyov stole the running car when he came across it outside of a home on Exchange Street in Chicopee around 8:40 a.m., police said. T…
Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting In Hadley: DA Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting In Hadley: DA
Man Gets 8 Years In Prison For Botched Kidnapping, Shooting In Hadley: DA A Connecticut man who tried to kidnap a Western Massachusetts man at gunpoint on New Year's Eve 2022, but shot him instead when the man fought back, will serve eight years behind bars, authorities said.  New Haven County Marc A. Veturis, 29, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty on Thursday, March 28, to multiple felonies linked to the shooting, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  The charges come from a Hampshire County incident on Mill Valley Road in Hadley.  The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported at the time that the victim, a 59-year-old Hadley business owner, h…
Central Mass Kid's Magician Gets 6 Years For Smuggling Child Porn Into US: Feds Central Mass Kid's Magician Gets 6 Years For Smuggling Child Porn Into US: Feds
Central Mass Kid's Magician Gets 6 Years For Smuggling Child Porn Into US: Feds A Worcester County, Massachusetts, magician who has performed in the area for 20 years was sentenced Thursday, March 28, to six years behind bars for having child sexual abuse material in his luggage after returning from an overseas flight, authorities said.  Scott Jameson, age 47, of Sutton, pleaded guilty in November 2023 to illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place and one count of transportation of child pornography, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. He had faced potentially decades in prison for the charges.  Action Pour Les Enfants, a Cambodian child-protection group, …
Mass Victims Scammed Out Of $2.2M By NJ Couple In Bogus Lottery Scheme: Cops Mass Victims Scammed Out Of $2.2M By NJ Couple In Bogus Lottery Scheme: Cops
Mass Victims Scammed Out Of $2.2M By NJ Couple In Bogus Lottery Scheme: Cops A couple from Secaucus is facing a litany of charges after scamming residents in multiple states out of more nearly $2.2 million, police said. Akeem Lee and Majda Hodzic-Lee called victims in Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, Kansas, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Nebraska, saying they'd won the "Publishers Clearing House Lottery," Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. In exchange for the vehicles and large sums of money the victims were told they won, they were required by Lee and Hodzic-Lee to send cash, money orders and/or gift cards for taxes, fees and IRS …
Man Charged With Fire That Destroyed Mass Country Club Man Charged With Fire That Destroyed Mass Country Club
Man Charged With Fire That Destroyed Mass Country Club A Massachusetts was arrested Thursday, March 28, and charged with setting a blaze last year that demolished a Dartmouth country club.  Shawn Medeiros, 31, of New Bedford, is charged with burning a building, the State Fire Marshal's Office said.  Medeiros is accused of setting the May 7, 2023, blaze at Hawthorne Country Club around 1:30 p.m. It took two hours to get the blaze under control.  Fire investigators knew right away that the blaze appeared to be intentionally set.  Authorities did not speculate on any potential motive for the arson.  The club was a …
Worcester Spa Shooter Charged In Second Shooting; Victim ID'd Worcester Spa Shooter Charged In Second Shooting; Victim ID'd
Worcester Spa Shooter Charged In Second Shooting; Victim ID'd A 31-year-old Leicester man who was charged with killing a woman inside a Worcester spa in November has been indicted with trying to kill someone last summer Marcel Santos-Padgett was indicted with murdering Yueping Zhang, 34, at Angie’s Body Work Spa at 383 Pleasant St. on Nov. 23, 2023, the Worcester District Attorney's Office said. Investigators had withheld Zhang's name until now.  A grand jury also indicted him with possession of a loaded firearm not at home or work, and possession of a firearm not at home or work along with the murder indictment.  He's now charged…
Ex-Harvard Glee Club Leader, Princeton Queer Alum Trustee Busted With Child Porn: Cops Ex-Harvard Glee Club Leader, Princeton Queer Alum Trustee Busted With Child Porn: Cops
Ex-Harvard Glee Club Leader, Princeton Queer Alum Trustee Busted With Child Porn: Cops A man affiliated with several music organizations at Ivy league universities including Princeton has been charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said. Roy "Trey" Farmer, 53, was arrested and charged Friday, March 22 with possession of child sexual abuse material, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office. Farmer is a 1993 graduate of Princeton University and has been involved with several university-related groups, currently serving as president of both the Princeton University Glee Club Foundation and Queer Princeton Alumni, according to multiple online bios and…