Blandford, MA Crime & Safety


Shots fired in Pittsfield neighborhood

PITTSFIELD — At least two homes were hit by gunfire at about 3:30pm Monday, moments after children got home from school. “The girl across the street, she had just gotten in the door and she didn’t hear it, thank God, because she’s there by herself for a little bit. It’s very scary,” said a neighbor.

Woman groped by physical therapist told ‘it’s your word against his’ by Cooley exec., police report says

A Florence woman who reported being groped by her Cooley Dickinson Hospital physical therapist, leading to his conviction last month on indecent assault charges, is suing both the man and the hospital. According to her account recorded in a police report, when she informed the Northampton hospital of the inappropriate behavior by one of its therapists, a hospital executive responded that “it’s your word against his.”

Thieves are targeting tow trucks across Connecticut

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Security footage from Jay’s Automotive in Manchester shows a stolen car pulling into the lot, a man getting out, hopping into a rig, and then driving away. Earlier in the day, the same thing happened in the Enfield area, according to Jay Pitchell, who owns the business. “There has been nine […]

South Windsor PD arrest man for chaining pitbull without food or water

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — South Windsor police arrested a man on animal cruelty-related charges on Tuesday. Just after 12:30 p.m., South Windsor officers said they arrested 40-year-old Damien Addington of East Hartford on an active arrest warrant. The charges stem from an incident back in August of 2022, when South Windsor police responded to […]

Ludlow man charged after threatening, assaulting police while resisting arrest

LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A Ludlow man has been arrest and charged after he assaulted police officers with a large dog and threatened to kill them Sunday night. According to Ludlow Police Chief Daniel Valadas, their department received a complaint from a woman around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd. She asked officers to help with “an out-of-control male” at a home on Miller Street, which is in the area of Oak Knolls Circle.

Ludlow man held without bail after siccing dog on police: Officer bit in altercation

LUDLOW — A local man accused of siccing his dog on police is being held without right to bail and his dog is in quarantine pending a vicious animal hearing. Bradley V. Caverly, 25, was arrested Sunday night and charged with four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, four counts of threatening to commit murder, five counts of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, said Police Chief Daniel Valadas.

Holyoke man sentenced in CT court for unlawful possession of firearms

BRIDGEPORT, Connect. (WGGB/WSHM) - On Tuesday, a Holyoke man was sentenced in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for unlawfully possessing firearms. According to court documents, 25-year-old Tevin Gonzalez was involved in shooting and fire-bombing incidents in and around Springfield. He was...
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Man faces manslaughter charges for deadly 2021 crash

ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) - A man who admitted to state police that he drank alcohol before a deadly crash last year now faces a manslaughter charge. Dominic Michael Grassetti, 25, of Feeding Hills, MA, was charged on Monday with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle for the Nov. 12, 2021 crash.