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Crime Files: Rafael Davila


SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  (WGGB) – Springfield police say Rafael Davila was the mastermind behind a home invasion last week. Police say it was in retaliation for his father being stabbed the week before at Dickinson and Trenton Streets.

“Two kids, 11-year old kids were fighting and the fight drew a crowd.  In that crowd was a 43-year old male.  He didn’t like what he saw and broke up the fight.  A Delvonte Nichols didn’t like that so he went over and stabbed the 43-year old good Samaritan for breaking up the fight,” explained Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney.

Witnesses helped police id Delvonte Nicholas as their suspect.  Knowing cops were on his trail Nichols went into hiding, but the victim’s son Rafael Davila and a friend found him first hiding on Ranney Street.

“They did a home invasion, an armed home invasion at that house at 10 o’clock at night in retaliation for what he did to the father.  So with Jonathan Santiago he stabbed Nichols several times,” added Delaney.

When cops got there they knew Nichols was who they were looking for so he was arrested at the hospital.

Jonathan Santiago was arrested a few days after but Rafael Davila is still on the loose.

Police believe Davila is still in Western Mass so keep your eyes open in case you cross paths with this wanted criminal, your tip could help land him behind bars.  If you have any information about Rafael Davila you’re asked to call police or text them an anonymous tip at CRIMES (274637) and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.

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  • Bret

    Way to go stupid! This isnt the ole west, you will get caught and now do time. However noble the actions you performed were, the percentage of finding a criminal is so high that it makes doing the act not worth it. But if your like so many of these criminals, that instant gratification out ways freedom. Dont drop the soap

  • kseries

    He did what he did to protect his FAM…. Hope the boys never catch him….he aiint no criminal…

    • notaspfldresident

      Criminal= somebody acting illegally: somebody who has committed a crime

      That is your boy Mr. Ride or Die now facing time for Home Invasion and attempted Murder. I hope you will be visiting him in jail.

      Funny how the story gets all twisted up. Now the 43 yr old was breaking up the fight. Yeah right, everybody in SPFLD loves a good fight.

    • HSERIES JACK

      word i feel the same way i would of did the same thing spd dont do shit they suck ass hope they never catch u bro u know who this is i def would of did the samething

  • Mike

    He did what he had to do.. The SPD is a joke they too worried about street racers and 1am curfews I would of did the same thing.. I ride or die for my nigga ..

  • kseries

    My nigga Ralfy … Hope everything turns out good.. I know u aiint do this.. Get a good lawyer… Cuz SPD is corrupted……

  • Leo

    I agree SPD is very corrupt all they care about is Lining their own pockets

  • Uncle

    They better find him before Delvantes family does. He wont be safe on the streets or in jail. Very big family…

  • http://wggb.com lovepink

    To “bret” and “notaspfldresident” I think u guys should find something better to do with yourselves than cmment on somethin or someone u know nothing about. And to “uncle” I feel that’s a threat. The same way u or delvantes family doesn’t like what happened to him, how do u think rafael felt when his father got stabbed 4 no good reason what’s so ever.. you would’ve done the same thing rafael did for his father. And that’s cute how they snitch and now theyre saying rafael better hide, I mean that’s obviously how they got rafael as their suspect. And coming from someone who knows that “43 year old” he was breaking up the fight!! ..last thing is rafael shouldn’t have saw delvonte before the police did. They should’ve done there job, it didn’t take a”mastermind” to find him..

  • kseries

    I really dont think this was Ralfy… Cuz he wont get his hands dirty…. “mastermind” lmbo…. The SPD is retarded…. They suck at everything….. All they good for is harresin us in our hondas….. Mad cuz they can get dragged by a civic…. U CAN WIN THIS CASE RALFY. show these clowns u aiint scared and show ur face for something u didnt do…..
    My VTech goes
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