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Northwestern district attorney’s office rules Ware police not at fault in crash that killed Barre man

Thursday, June 18, 2015

WARE — The Northwestern district attorney’s office Thursday ruled that an officer did not violate the Police Department’s written policy on vehicle pursuits in a September 2014 incident that ended with a crash that killed a Barre man. Dean Latulippe, 26, of Barre, was killed in the crash in the early morning hours of September 6, 2014. “The brief pursuit of Mr. Latulippe’s vehicle, as well as the decision to …

Richard R. O’Riley of Ware identified as victim of truck accident at I-91 work zone

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The man killed in an accident at a work site on Interstate 91 at Exit 15 in Holyoke has been identified as Richard R. O’Riley, 51, of Ware. State Police are continuing to investigate the crash that killed O’Riley when he was hit by a dump truck about 3 a.m. Wednesday. According to police reports, the dump truck, which was contracted by a …

Matthew Brace of Ware sentenced to 2½ years for holding glass shard to girlfriend’s throat

Friday, May 15, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Ware man was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in the Hampshire County House of Correction after he admitted that he held a shard of glass to his girlfriend’s throat while saying, “How would you like it if I killed you?” in September, and then asked her to lie about it. Matthew R. Brace, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of assault …

New York man shot by Ware police officer pleads guilty to assault and battery on public employee

Friday, May 8, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The New York man who received life-threatening wounds when he was shot by a Ware police officer in September will get out of jail in a few days after admitting in court Friday that he drove his car at the officer during a traffic stop. As …

Bail reduced for NY man shot in Ware while allegedly trying to run down officer

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge Thursday reduced bail for the New York man who was shot by a Ware police officer he was allegedly trying to run down with his car. Judge Mary-Lou Rup set bail for Sajid Dacres, who uses an alias of Quinton Avant, …

Man shot while allegedly trying to run down Ware officer arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court

Monday, December 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The case of a New York man who was shot by a Ware police officer he was allegedly trying to run down with his car was moved Monday to Hampshire Superior Court. Judge Mary-Lou Rup ordered Sajid Dacres, who uses an alias of Quinton Avant, held …

Devon McNabb of Northampton placed on probation after pleading guilty to possession of heroin, unlicensed firearm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 34-year-old Northampton man told Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson Tuesday that he was grateful for a “second chance” as he was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to three charges. Devon …

Judge denies request to reduce bail for Sajid Dacres, charged with attempted murder of Ware police officer

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The New York man charged with trying to run down a Ware police officer — who then shot him twice — shook his head Friday as a Hampshire Superior Court Judge denied his attorney’s request that he be released or that his bail be lowered. Sajid …

Ware officer: ‘That guy wanted to kill me.’ Shooting victim: ‘We reached for the glove box where we had a gun’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Ware Police Officer Aaron DeSantis told investigators he believed his life was in danger when he fired two rounds from his service weapon and struck the driver of a car who stared him down and tried …

Sajid Dacres of New York arrested in hospital after he was shot during traffic stop in Ware

Friday, September 26, 2014

A New York man who was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday in Ware was arraigned in his hospital bed Friday for allegedly driving his car at a police officer, who then fired his weapon at the car. Sajid Dacres, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges of armed …

Person hospitalized after Ware police officer fires weapon during traffic stop

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WARE — The Northwestern district attorney’s office and State Police detectives continue investigating an incident Tuesday night when a Ware police officer fired his weapon at a car that was fleeing a traffic stop. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Thursday that a person who was riding in …

Police officer fires gun during traffic stop in Ware

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — State and Ware police are investigating a shooting involving an officer during a motor vehicle stop on Route 32 in Ware at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office. The district attorney’s office said in a statement issued shortly after 11 p.m. …

Former inmate gives thanks for help received at Hampshire County Jail

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Former Hampshire Jail and House of Correction inmate Frederick Venne stood before 200 people Wednesday and thanked his ex-jailers. “I owe where I am today to the Hampshire sheriff’s office,” Venne said. “I needed help and …