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Two people arrested in late-night scuffle with Northampton police at river park
07-29-2022 6:13 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Police are increasing patrols at the Connecticut River Greenway Riverfront Park off Damon Road in response to complaints of late-night noise, unsafe fires, drinking and litter.About seven hours after the Police Department announced the...


Belchertown man charged with murder in 2021 Springfield shooting
07-26-2022 6:05 PM

By BERA DUNAU

BELCHERTOWN — A Belchertown man was arrested on a murder charge Monday in relation to the 2021 shooting death of Charleen Figueroa in Springfield. According to a release from the Springfield Police Department, Victor Oquendo, 25, was arrested in...


Cara Rintala will face fourth murder trial in Northampton next year
07-15-2022 6:45 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Next fall, Cara Rintala will go on trial for the fourth time for the alleged murder of her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, in their Granby home in 2011.On Friday morning, Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard Carey said the trial will...


Two deny pot-selling charges in alleged illegal grow case in Southampton
04-06-2022 5:58 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Two people charged in connection with an illegal marijuana grow in Southampton pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Northampton District Court while a third suspect is scheduled for arraignment next Monday.Trinity Washburn, 40, and Brandon...


Four men arrested in Easthampton cocaine bust
03-04-2022 4:40 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — Four men have been arrested in connection with an alleged Easthampton cocaine distribution ring.After receiving a number of complaints of suspected “narcotics activity” at 11 Chapman Ave., Easthampton Police detectives launched a formal...


Former district court judge Thomas Estes settles lawsuit, but sides still dispute whether an affair was consensual
02-13-2022 8:37 PM

By LARRY PARNASS

SPRINGFIELD — The former district court judge who lost his job over what he terms a consensual sexual affair has settled a lawsuit against him, seeking “to close this ugly chapter in my life and to focus on the future.”Thomas H. Estes, who formerly...


Judge denies lower bail for 2 in alleged drug syndicate
01-14-2022 5:47 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Two of the 12 people arrested last month in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking syndicate were denied their requests for lower bail on Friday.Jason Nadeau, 40, of Ludlow, and Nathan Ortiz, 38, of Greenfield, had previously...


Police arrest 12 suspects in regional cocaine trafficking operation
12-19-2021 7:48 PM

Staff Report

GREENFIELD — After a seven-month investigation involving more than a dozen law enforcement organizations, police last week broke up an alleged cocaine trafficking syndicate that investigators believe distributed between 100 and 200 grams of cocaine a...


Cara Rintala posts $50K bail in Granby murder case
11-24-2021 11:41 AM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Superior Court Judge Richard Carey granted bail to murder defendant Cara Rintala on Tuesday, about a month after the state’s highest court overturned the 54-year-old’s 2016 conviction for the murder of her wife in Granby.At a hearing...


N.H. man admits stealing $17K in batteries from Big Y
10-22-2021 5:53 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — A New Hampshire man pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $16,794 worth of batteries from 13 Big Y stores in four  Massachusetts counties.Brian Caldwell, 49, of Windham, New Hampshire, was sentenced in Hampshire Superior Court to two years...


Police arrest man in alleged assault of senior citizen
10-01-2021 5:49 PM

AMHERST — An assault on a senior citizen on the sidewalk outside a downtown restaurant led to the arrest of a Rowley man on Monday afternoon.Ian W. Hill, 32, was taken into custody at 5:18 p.m. near Ann Whalen Apartments on Kellogg Avenue, on a charge...


Inmate charged in alleged plot to kill witness, prosecutor
05-21-2021 12:17 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

NORTHAMPTON — A Westfield man accused of killing his 20-year-old girlfriend in their apartment in 2019 was arraigned Thursday on three new charges after allegedly attempting to arrange for the killing of a witness and the prosecutor in his case while...


City man pleads not guilty to 13 counts of possession of child pornography
02-24-2021 2:59 PM

By DAN CROWLEY

NORTHAMPTON — A city man was arraigned and pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Hampshire Superior Court to 13 counts of possession of child pornography in connection with a police raid at his Bridge Road home in September.Philip H. Brocklesby, 58, was...


Boy, 15, shot dead in Holyoke
12-15-2020 5:24 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

HOLYOKE — City residents are mourning a 15-year-old boy who was shot to death during a spate of four shootings Saturday.On Monday, police arrested city resident Angel Gonzalez, 22, on a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of the boy,...


Holyoke man arraigned on charge of killing Agawam man
12-14-2020 7:53 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

HOLYOKE — Police on Friday arrested a city man who has been charged with killing Robert James, a 52-year-old Agawam resident, in October.Police arrested Felix Torres-Rodriguez, 28, after a detective assigned to a road construction detail reportedly...


Authorities arrest five, seize two kilos of fentanyl in western Mass. narcotics ring
12-10-2020 1:52 PM

By DAN CROWLEY

Authorities arrested five men during the past week, including a Belchertown resident, and seized more than two kilograms of fentanyl as part of a lengthy investigation into a drug-trafficking organization, according to the Massachusetts State Police....


Man seeks $850K claiming Northampton police targeted him
11-17-2020 1:55 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

NORTHAMPTON — Before this year, Benjamin Maddison said he had never been pulled over by the Northampton Police Department. But during the first two months of 2020, he said, he was pulled over three times.In addition to filing complaints against...


Northampton man gets 15-20 years in Cruz killing, burning
09-15-2020 5:32 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

NORTHAMPTON — Two and a half years after Daniel Cruz was fatally shot at Meadowbrook Apartments and his body set ablaze in a field in Hatfield, his killer, Nerkin Omar Morales, was sentenced to 15 to 20 years in state prison Tuesday.Morales, 24,...


Florence man held without bail in choking case
09-02-2020 7:29 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man was ordered held without bail last week on an attempted murder charge after he allegedly strangled a family member who ended up in a hospital trauma unit.Cody M. Malone, 25, was charged with attempted murder, strangulation...


Holyoke police arrest three, seize two handguns after gunfire goes through apartment windows
07-30-2020 2:37 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

HOLYOKE — City police arrested three people and seized two handguns after responding to a Tuesday afternoon shooting in South Holyoke during which gunfire went through the windows of three apartments.Police responded to the area of Hamilton and...

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