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Statement from Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan on the verdict in  the killing of George Floyd, April 21

Jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial did the right thing Tuesday in unanimously holding him accountable for the killing of George Floyd. The... more ››

Fatal motorcycle crash in Belchertown

Jason Zolendziewski, 37, of Belchertown,has died after his motorcycle crashed into a guardrail on Amherst Road in Belchertown on Wednesday... more ››

Staff changes at the NWDA

DA’s office announces retirements, promotions, job changes in outreach units

April 13, 2020
NORTHAMPTON – The office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan announces changes in its... more ››

Northampton man arraigned in fatal October 2020 crash in Westhampton

Thomas Hanley, 77, of Northampton, was arraigned virtually this afternoon, Friday, April 2, in Northampton District Court on one count of... more ››

Belchertown man arraigned in connection with Nov. 12 shooting

Ixadrian Aponte, 18, of 25 Depot St. in Belchertown, was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court via videoconference today on firearm... more ››

Two deceased in Colrain

A Franklin County man and woman in their 30s were discovered by police, Saturday morning, March 20, deceased in the water near the... more ››

Virtual training aimed at increasing reporting and charging of the crime of stalking draws 200

An  estimated 8 percent of women and 2 percent of men have been stalked at some time in their life; it’s an alarming crime that poses... more ››

Northampton man pleads guilty in June 2020 crash

Christopher Durham, 26, of Northampton, pleaded guilty in Northampton District Court today, March 1, to multiple charges in connection with... more ››

***UPDATED*** Charlemont man arraigned in connection with Northampton bank robbery, held as dangerous

David Jones, 38, of Charlemont was arraigned by teleconference in Northampton District Court today on a charge of armed and masked robbery... more ››

Interactive Zoom events on how to avoid scams open to public

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office Consumer Protection Unit is sponsoring tw

Guilty plea in connection with 2018 cockfighting ring

Miguel Rodriguez, 59, of Holyoke, appeared in Northampton District Court today, Thursday Feb. 18, and pled guilty to owning, possessing and... more ››

Florence woman to be arraigned March 24 in connection with Jan. 30 crash

Maleaha Aquadro, 25, of Florence, is scheduled to be arraigned March 24 in Northampton District Court on Operating Under the Influence of... more ››

DA's offices to notify some OUI defendants they may be entitled to seek a new trial based on unreliable breathalyzer results

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office will this week be mailing letters to approximately 3,100 persons who were convicted of... more ››

Orange man arraigned in connection with stabbing

James Gonzalez, 29, of Orange was arraigned in Orange District Court today on multiple charges in connection with an incident in Orange... more ››

Judge denies request by former Granby woman convicted of murder to be released from prison pending appeal

A judge has denied a request by Cara Rintala to be released from prison pending her appeal from a 2016 conviction for first degree murder... more ››

Orange man to be arraigned on armed assault to murder and other charges

A 29-year-old  Orange man has been charged with multiple crimes, including armed assault to murder and several counts of assault and... more ››

DA's Office Receives Anti-Violence Grant Funding

DA's Office receives anti-violence grant funding announced by Baker administration todayThe Northwestern District Attorney's Office has... more ››

January 15 incident in Orange

The Orange Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit attached to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office are... more ››

DA's office warns of proliferation of scams

Consumers have reported to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office Consumer Protecti