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Springfield Man Arrested For Possession of Class B Drug, Dirt Bike Seized

By Tamara Anderson – On Friday, May 19, 2023, Springfield Police arrested Michel Perez-Cruz, 23, of Springfield. Perez-Cruz was charged with Negligent/Reckless Operation of a Snow/Recreational Vehicle, Possession of a Class B Drug, Operating a Motor Vehicle in Violation of License Class, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Uninsured Motor Vehicle At about 4:40 p.m., officers with…

Worcester Women Arrested For Trafficking Class B Drug

By Tiffany Williams –  On Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Worcester Police arrested Zoraida Checo of Worcester for trafficking in Class B, 37-99 Grams. The Worcester Police Department Vice Squad, on May 16 executed a court authorized search warrant at a target location in Worcester and of two motor vehicles. Prior to executing the court authorized…

Worcester Police Arrest Male With A Firearm At WRTA Bus HUB

By Tiffany Williams On Friday, May 12, 2023 Worcester Police Arrested Pablo Roman Jr at 60 Foster Street in Worcester for possession of ammunition without FID, carrying a firearm without a license, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.  At approximately 12:18 AM, Worcester Police dispatch received a call that a man was brandishing what appeared to be…

Boston Police Arrest Melo Nunez Of Hyde Park With A Loaded Firearm

By Tiffany Williams – Boston Police on Thursday arrested Rayhan Melo Nunez, 18, of Hyde Park for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Resisting Arrest. While conducting a Firearms investigation, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force observed Nunez, who was the target…

31 People Arrested For Drug Offenses In Northern New Hampshire

By Tiffany Williams – As the result of a federal, state, and local law enforcement investigation in Coos and Grafton counties in New Hampshire, 31 individuals were arrested this week for drug offenses. The coordinated operation targeted the distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine, which resulted in federal charges against 5 individuals for federal drug offenses…

Boston Police and FBI Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Violent Armed Robbery Suspect

Tiffany Williams – Boston Police and the FBI are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a violent armed robbery suspect. This individual is wanted for multiple commercial armed robberies in the Hyde Park and Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston. The latest commercial armed robbery involving this individual was Monday, February 20, 2023, at approximately 9:45…

Boston Police Arrest Juvenile With Loaded Firearm

By Meghan O’Malley – Boston on Wednesday arrested a 15-year-old male for Delinquent to Wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Delinquent to Wit; Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. At about 2:30 PM, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were conducting a firearm investigation in the area of Devon Street and Laredo Street.  “Officers had…

Lawrence Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Distribution

By DJ Harding – A Lawrence man was sentenced in federal court in Boston for distributing more than 100 grams of fentanyl. Rafael Sierra-Baez, 42, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to two years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In November 2022, Sierra-Baez pleaded guilty to distribution…

Boston Man Convicted Of Money Laundering Conspiracy

By DJ Harding – A federal jury convicted a Boston man on March 30, 2023 for his role in a money laundering conspiracy. Mark Anthony Figueroa, 49, was convicted following a three-day trial of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.  U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled sentencing for Aug. 16, 2023.…

Colchester Man Sentenced in Drug Case

By DJ Harding – Carl Martin, 37, of Colchester, Vermont, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Burlington to 48 months of imprisonment following his June 2022 conviction at trial on drug charges the United States Attorney’s Office stated. United States District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered Martin to serve four…

New Haven Man Guilty Of Firearms and Narcotics Offenses

By DJ Harding – Donell Allick Jr also known as D-Nice 24 was found guilty of narcotics offenses by a federal judge in New Haven as announced by Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Allick also pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing firearms following the trial and before the jury passed…

Massachusetts Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years Imprisonment For Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

By DJ Harding – Mikael Canario-Batista, 47, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, United States Attorney Jane E. Young has announced. According to court documents and statements made in court, Canario-Batista was part of a drug-distribution conspiracy operating in Lawrence, Massachusetts that distributed fentanyl into…

Nashua Police Arrest Man Threatening With Firearm

By DJ Harding – At approximately 10 am on March 14th, 2023 Patrol Officers from the Nashua Police Department were dispatched to a convenience store in the south end of Nashua for the report of a Motor Vehicle Accident resulting in a Criminal Threatening with a Firearm. Upon arrival, Patrol Officers discovered that a plow…

Nashua Police Arrest Eight Individuals On Drug Crimes

By DJ Harding During the week of March 13th, 2023 members of the Problem Oriented Policing Unit,  Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Hudson Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Agency-Bedford NH Office participated in a coordinated round-up operating under Operation Granite Shield where eight individuals were arrested for various drug crimes, crimes frequently associated with…

Large-Capacity Ghost Gun Seized By Springfield Police Detectives

By DJ Harding – On Tuesday March 14th at approximately 6:00 p.m, members of the Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) seized a large capacity Ghost Gun and arrested 18-year-old Bryan Rodriguez on the 100 block of Beacon Circle. For the past several weeks, FIU Detectives have been conducting an illegal firearms investigation with Rodriguez…

David Rivera of Springfield Arrested For Carrying A Firearm Without A License

By Linda Kester – On Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Police in Springfield, Massachusetts, arrested David Rivera, 21, of Springfield. Rivera has been charged with carrying a firearm without a license and carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a public way. “On Tuesday, March 7th, detectives assigned to the Firearms Investigation Unit received information that…

Waterbury, Connecticut Police Investigating A Homicide On Hill Street

By Linda Kester – Police in Waterbury, Connecticut Sunday night were investigating a fatal shooting in the area of 300 Hill Street. A male victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Waterbury Police detectives at 203-574-6941.

Meriden Man Charged with Cocaine Trafficking Offenses

By DJ Harding In Meriden Connecticut Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, and Meriden Police Chief Roberto Rosado have announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging Miguel Acevedo,…

Bridgeport Man Charged With Illegal Gun Trafficking

By DJ Harding Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, announced that Daquan Lamont Wright, 26, of Bridgeport, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with illegal gun possession and trafficking offenses. Following his arrest, Wright appeared…

New York Man Indicted for Firearms and Narcotics Trafficking

By DJ Harding Jason Lebberes, 31, of Tuckahoe, NY was indicted on one count of distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; one count of transferring a firearm to an out-of-state resident; and one count of transferring a machine gun. Lebberes was arrested in New York this morning and appeared in federal court in the…

Tilton Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Drug and Firearms Offenses

By DJ Harding Jared Stottlar, 43, of Tilton was sentenced to 144 months of imprisonment today for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in connection with drug trafficking offense, United States Attorney Jane E. Young According to court documents and statements made in court, during an investigation law enforcement learned…

Boston Police Arrest Stephen Freeman of Boston for Murder

Derek Campbell – Thursday night the Boston Police Department arrested Stephen Freeman, 33, of Boston for Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. Freeman was taken into custody in the area of Shawmut Avenue and Hammond Street. On Sunday, February 14, 2023,…

Vermont State Police Arrest Fugitive Wanted For Rutland, Vermont Murder

By Tiffany Williams – On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Vermont State Police arrested Trayvon Kisling, 18, of Staten Island, New York. Kisling has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree aggravated domestic assault, and obstruction of justice.  On November 7, 2022 police in Rutland, Vermont at approximately 4:15 p.m. responded to the area of State Street…

Jennifer Wood Of Boston Arrested In Westminster, Vermont For OUI

By Marilyn Maldonado – On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Jennifer Wood, 40, of Boston Massachusetts was arrested by Vermont State Police for suspicion of driving under the influence. At about 10:52 PM Wednesday night, Trooper James Conway III with the Vermont State Police responded to the area off I-91 in Westminster, Vermont for a report…

Boston Police Arrest Wanted Fugitive For Murder

By Tiffany Williams – In Boston Monday, members of the Fugitive Unit with the Boston Police Department arrested Dion Pelzer, 30, of Boston for the murder of David MacDonald. “Officers were searching for the suspect when they received a radio call to assist Tufts Medical Police with a removal,” said Boston Police. “Officers responded to…

Bridgeport Convicted Felon Arrested For Dealing Firearms Without A License

By Tiffany Williams – On Monday, Daquan Lamont Wright, 26, of Bridgeport, Connecticut was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and dealing in firearms without a license. During an ongoing investigation it was determined that Wright was illegally selling firearms without a license. Because Wright was previously convicted in state court…

Worcester, Massachusetts Man Arrested for Drug Distribution

By Darryl Harding Jr. – On March 6th, two plainclothes officers were operating an unmarked police cruiser outside McGovern Package Store on Millbury Street. The two officers at about 3:00 PM. saw what they believed to be a drug deal that happened outside the store. The buyer was followed from the scene and arrested at…

Austin Lee Dillon Of Dorchester Arrested By Boston Police For Murder

By Tiffany Williams – On Monday. March 6, 2023, Boston Police arrested Austin Lee Dillon, 38, of Dorchester for Murder, and Carrying a Firearm Without a License (3rd Offense). On Saturday, March 4, 2023, at approximately 3:31 p.m., Boston Police officers responded to 109 Weaver Way in Roxbury for a report of a person shot. …

Boston Police Arrest Suspect In Double Stabbing

By Tiffany Williams –  On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Boston Police responded to the area of 189 Blue Hill Avenue for a report of a person stabbed.  Upon arrival officers did locate a victim with a laceration to the neck. As officers were rendering medical aid to the victim, additional officers responded and a second…

Multi Agency Drug Investigation Leads To Drug Trafficking And Firearm Arrest In Boston

By Tiffany Williams – On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Boston Police arrested Alexis Troncoso-Jimenez, 34, of Hyde Park for Trafficking Class A Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Cocaine, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Fugitive from Justice. While conducting an ongoing drug investigation, members of the Boston Police…

Worcester Man Charged With Possession of a Machine Gun

By Tiffany Williams –  At the United States District Court in Worcester on Tuesday, Jose Rivera, 24, of Worcester was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun. At his initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy, Rivera was detained pending a hearing set for March 10, 2023.  The…

Worcester Police Investigating 3 Separate ShotSpotter Activations

By Tiffany Williams – Worcester Police are investigating three separate shooting incidents that happened early Sunday morning. The three separate ShotSpotter activations were at 500 Park Ave, 2 Glenwood Street, and 25 Jefferson Street. Katie Daly, a spokesperson for the Worcester Police Department said there were no injuries reported at all three ShotSpotter activations. Daly…

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Boston Double Shooting Tuesday Night

By Tiffany Williams – On Tuesday night at about 7:35 p.m., officers with the Boston Police responded to the area of 59 Wilrose Street for a ShotSpotter activation. As officers were responding, they were informed by dispatch of calls to 9-1-1 of shots fired in the area.  Upon arrival, officers located two males suffering from…

Calvin Dedrick Of Roxbury Arrested With 2 Firearms In Boston

By Tiffany Williams – Calvin Dedrick, 53, of Roxbury was arrested by Boston Police on Sunday, February 19, 2023. Dedrick has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Stop for a Police Officer.  At approximately 8:30 AM, officers assigned to District…

Shane J. Sawicki Of Wethersfield, Connecticut Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charges

By Tiffany Williams – On Thursday at the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, Shane J. Sawicki, 28, formerly of Wethersfield, Connecticut pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine. An investigation conducted by the DEA revealed that Sawicki was connected to a drug trafficking organization in Illinois that was…

Bridgeport, Connecticut Police Investigating Fatal Shooting On William Street

By Marquise Washington – Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut are investigating a Monday’s afternoon shooting in the 900th block of William Street.  Around 2:20 p.m. Bridgeport Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 900th block of William Street and located an adult male who was shot multiple times. The victim, who has been identified as…

Bangor, Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing A Firearm

By Tiffany Williams – Jonathan Birtz, 39, of Bangor, Maine pleaded guilty Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Bangor to theft of a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer. In July 2021, Birtz stole a .380 caliber pistol from Main Street Pawn in Lincoln.  Security footage showed Birtz reaching over the counter to take…

2 Men Charged In Murder of Transgender Woman

By DJ Harding A five-count federal indictment was unsealed charging two South Carolina men with hate crime and obstruction offenses. The two men who are charged are Daqua Ritter, 26, and Xaiver Pinckney, 24. The indictment charges Ritter with a hate crime for the murder of a transgender woman because of her gender identity; using…

Jordan Kadlec Arrested By Fall River Police On Gun And Drug Charges

By Tiffany Williams – On Saturday, Police in Fall River, Massachusetts arrested 32-year-old Jordan Kadlec for possession of a firearm without an FID, carrying a large capacity firearm, possession to distribute class A drug, possession to distribute class B drug, possession of ammunition without an FID card, and possession of a large capacity firearm in…

North Carolina Man Found Guilty Of Murdering 3 Men In Hamden, Connecticut

By Marquise Washington – On Thursday at the United States District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut a federal jury found Edward Michael Parks, also known as “Lee” and “Trouble,” 36, of Raleigh, North Carolina, guilty of two counts of kidnapping resulting in death, and one count of witness tampering by killing. In November 2015, Parks was…

2 Adults And 1 Infant Shot In Worcester

By Tiffany Williams – Worcester Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting in the area of Harlem St.  At about 10:45 p.m. officers responded to ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival officers officers were informed that shots were fired and and adult female, adult male, and an eleven-month-old infant were being treated at an area hospital. The…

2 Shot, 1 Dead In Boston On New Year’s Day

By Marquise Washington – Boston Police are investigating an early New Year’s Day double shooting, with one person dead. Around 5:56 a.m. Sunday officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 1601 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan.  Responding officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The…

NYPD Officer Stabbed, Suspect Shot Near Times Square

Marquise Washington – Saturday night an NYPD officer was slashed by an individual armed with a large knife.  Around 10:00 p.m, at 8th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street, this individual swung at the officers who was on the street, striking this officer with the blade. The officer was taken to an area hospital with…

Leader Of Connecticut Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 12 Years

By Tiffany Williams – At the United States District Court in New Haven, Connecticut on Wednesday, Tajh Wiley 27, of Norwalk, Connecticut also known as “Yung,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to 144 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release.  On July 13, 2022 a jury found Wiley…

2 Shot, 1 Dead In Waterbury, Connecticut Shooting

By Joyce Harris – Police in Waterbury, Connecticut are investigating a double shooting with one person dead. Around 8:30 Monday night Waterbury Police responded to the 200 block of Walnut Street where officers located two people who were shot.  Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Waterbury Police at 203-574-6941.

Worcester, Massachusetts Couple Indicted For Sex Trafficking

By DJ Harding – Arrested on December 16th 2022 a Worcester couple by the names Kiersten (29) and Moises (30) Soto were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking , one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, and one count of traveling or using interstate facilities to promote unlawful…

4 People Shot In Hartford, Connecticut On Christmas Morning

By Marquise Washington – Police in Hartford, Connecticut are investigating three separate Christmas morning shootings. Around 1:00 a.m. Police located a male in his 30s shot on Allyn Street. He was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  On Chadwick Street around 4:30 a.m. a man and a woman were shot. They were taken…

Two Teens Arrested In The Fatal Shooting Of Post University Basketball Player

By Tiffany Williams – A 16-year-old  from Pennington, NJ, and a 17-year-old Hopewell, NJ, were arrested on Friday in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Philip Urban. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that both teens were arrested, and both were charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, and weapons offenses.  The teens will are currently being…

New Britain, Connecticut Man Sentenced To 70 Months For Cocaine Distribution

By Marquise Washington – At the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday Rigoberto Mateo-Silva, 30, of New Britain, Connecticut was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. On July 20, 2022, Mateo-Silva pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and…

Hartford, Connecticut Man Sentenced To 90 Moths For Fentanyl Distribution

By Marquise Washington – On Thiursday, at the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, Jose Miguel Vega-Rivera, 50, of Hartford, Connecticut was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea to 90 months of imprisonment. In November, 2021, Vega-Rivera pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. “In February 2021, the Drug Enforcement…

Derek Coulson Of Bridgeport, Connecticut Sentenced To 39 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

By Marquise Washington – On Tuesday, Derek Coulson, 36, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to 39 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, In October 2021, Coulson pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. In January and February 2021, Coulson…

Connecticut College Basketball Player Killed Over The Weekend In New Jersey

By Marquise Washington – On Saturday night, Philip Urban, 20, of Manalapan, New Jersey was shot in Hopewell Township. Urban, a freshman basketball player at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut found by police at the Hopewell Valley Nature Preserve around 7 p.m., slumped over in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Urban, was taken to…

Boston Gang Member And Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

By Rebecca McGregor – On Thursday, December 15, 2022 by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin sentenced Damian Cortez, 34, of Quincy, Massachusetts to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In June 2022, Cortez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled…

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