CRIME & SAFETY
West Springfield Man Found Shot To Death In Springfield Apartment ID'd
Anthony Edwards, 30, of West Springfield, was found dead inside an apartment in the 100 block of Fort Pleasant Avenue, the Hampden County District Attorney's Office said. Springfield police are searching for the shooter. Investigators ask anyone with information on the killing to contact Springfield detectives at 413-787-6355. to follow...
Crackdown on crime reinforces Holyoke’s cycle of poverty (Commentary)
Since Mayor Joshua Garcia started cracking down on crime in Holyoke, police officers have been pulling over cars and stopping pedestrians throughout poorer neighborhoods, arresting drug users, homeless people and adolescents. And while city leaders talk about arresting people who are poisoning our community, police officers more often arrest the...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Spy Camera, Drug Bust, Fraud, Explosion, and Fatal Crash hit Hampden County
This week in Hampden County, Massachusetts, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a shooting resulting in a man's death inside a Springfield apartment, the discovery of a hidden spy camera in another Springfield apartment, the arrest of two individuals with a significant amount of cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop in Palmer, the search for suspects involved in identity and credit card fraud in Agawam, an explosion and subsequent fire in Westfield causing a widespread power outage, and a fatal head-on collision in Wilmington, Connecticut involving a Monson man.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Bust and Stolen Gun Incident in Palmer, Massachusetts
In Palmer, Massachusetts, two incidents occurred this week that raised concerns for public safety. The first incident involved a traffic stop where two individuals were arrested after police discovered a significant amount of cocaine and heroin in their possession. The second incident involved a man who was arrested for waving a stolen gun while on top of a storage container.
Purple ribbons hung in remembrance of pedestrian accident
It has been almost a year since a pedestrian accident killed a 25-year-old woman and her dog. On Saturday her family and friends paid tribute.
12-year-old Berkshire Avenue shooting survivor seeks adopters for huskies
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - One of the survivors of this summer’s Berkshire Avenue murder-suicide in Springfield has one ask for dog adopters this holiday season. “You know, we’ve got a situation here where a family needs our help,” said Lori Swanson, executive director at TJO. Its a...
East Longmeadow Cops Chase Cheeky Check Fraudster
The East Longmeadow Police Department has launched a full-blown manhunt for a crafty counterfeiter suspected of passing a phony check and leaving local business owners in the lurch. The department issued a call to arms via their official Facebook page, sharing a crystal-clear snapshot of the alleged fraudster in action and an earnest plea for the public's aid in apprehending the scam artist.
Agawam Police looking for identity, credit card fraud suspects
Police in Agawam are asking for your help finding two suspects believed to be involved in an identity and credit card fraud case.
Springfield Man on Bail and Wearing GPS Bracelet Arrested on Gun Charges
Springfield police seize the 317th illegal firearm this year, breaking last year's record. A traffic stop leads to the arrest of a 25-year-old driver and a 20-year-old passenger, found with a loaded gun and a GPS ankle bracelet from a previous arrest.
Palmer Fire helps rescue cat that was stuck in culvert
The Palmer Fire Department was called to help assist Animal Control Officers with rescuing a cat that was stuck in a culvert on Gate Street on Saturday.
Chicopee police investigating Friday morning shooting
CHICOPEE — Chicopee Police Department officers are investigating a shooting that took place Friday morning on Meetinghouse Road. Police responded to a call of shots fired at 1:37 a.m. on the road in the Elmer Drive neighborhood, according to police spokesperson Travis Odiorne. Odiorne said there were no victims...
Mass Man Allegedly Among Insurrectionists, Nailed by Nighttime Traffic Stop in Hadley
The arrest of a Massachusetts man for his alleged role in the January 6 insurrection, Daniel Tocci, of Amherst, was made nearly two years after the Capitol riots unveiled Wednesday to be the 32nd individual from New England corralled by the FBI, as reported by MassLive. Tocci was initially stopped...
A former Massachusetts golf pro with political connections accused of stealing $1M while running two municipal courses
A former golf pro in Massachusetts overseeing operations at a pair of municipal golf courses is facing trial for allegedly pulling almost $1 million from the properties. A member of the prosecuting Department of Justice team said Kevin M. Kennedy hatched a plan to dupe employees into funneling money into his personal accounts.
Chicopee Police Alert Residents of Increased Fraud Attempts During Holiday Season
Beware of holiday fraud! Chicopee Police warn residents of a surge in fraudulent calls, posing as Medicare or Amazon representatives, asking for personal and financial information. Always confirm the legitimacy by contacting your provider directly. Stay vigilant this holiday season!
FBI Requests Meeting with Springfield Elections Official Following Voter Fraud Allegations
• The top elections official in Springfield, Gladys Oyola-Lopez, has revealed that the FBI has requested a meeting. • The meeting comes nearly a month after allegations of voter fraud emerged in the city's mayoral race.
Rollover accident on Wolcott Road in Southampton
The Southampton Fire Department was sent to Wolcott Road for a motor vehicle rollover on Friday.
Chicopee police warn residents of rising schemes, Medicare billing and fake amazon calls
The Chicopee Police Department is issuing a scheme alert following a surge in fraudulent activities targeting residents.
Teen, 16, Dies In Dirt Bike Crash In Springfield
The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. in the 300 block of Plumtree Road when the rider hit a curb and a Department of Public Works sign, Springfield police said. Paramedics rushed him to Baystate Medical Center, where he died of his injuries, police said. The teen's name was not released...
Belchertown man seriously injured in Route 9 crash
Belchertown Police are investigating a two-car crash on Route 9 Friday morning that left one person seriously injured.
Weekly Safety Report: Threat at Belchertown Schools, AI Scammers, Police Transparency, and Capitol Breach Arrest
Multiple incidents occurred in Hampshire County, Massachusetts this week. Police presence was heightened at Belchertown schools due to a threatening email. An Amherst expert and attorney highlighted the risks of scammers using AI to deceive investors. A community panel discussed police transparency and accountability. Additionally, a Massachusetts man was arrested for his involvement in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.