On call status for the Office of Media Relations

Be advised, the Massachusetts State Police Office of Media Relations will be functioning in an on-call capacity today at 3:00 p.m., and continuing in that capacity until 7:00 a.m. Monday morning, October 28th. If you have any media related inquiries during that time frame, please contact our Communications Section at 508-820-2121 and they will contact…

Fugitive Who Caused Death of North Carolina K9 Captured in Springfield

In August, a person was violently robbed by a man with a gun in Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro Police quickly identified the suspect as TAFARI ASANTI HENDERSON-SAMUELS, 25, who was out parole for firearms violations at the time of the robbery. On the night of August 16, Greensboro Police located HENDERSON-SAMUELS and attempted to arrest…

Traffic Stop in Bernardston Leads to Discovery of Trafficking Weight of Heroin; One Flees on Foot, One Arrested

Early yesterday morning, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Trooper Scott Bouttell, who is assigned to the State Police Shelburne Falls Barracks, was patrolling I-91 northbound when a registration query revealed the registered owner of a 2017 Toyota Camry travelling ahead of him, had a suspended driver’s license. Trooper Boutell subsequently stopped the vehicle on I-91 northbound,…

Holyoke Man Arrested Trafficking Cocaine and Heroin in Holyoke

Last evening, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Trooper Robert Berrena, who is assigned to the Troop B Community Action Team, was on patrol in the city of Holyoke, when he stopped a GMC Yukon on Beech Street after observing the SUV travelling down the roadway without any lights on. The driver was identified as EUGENIO G.…

UPDATE: Multi-Vehicle Crash Leaves Man Dead in Cheshire

The 61-year-old man from North Adams who was killed yesterday in a crash on Route 8 in Cheshire is identified as Anthony Emard. The remaining facts and circumstances are currently under investigation. No further information will be released at this time. The other two drivers involved will not be identified while this is an active…