Wanted: Roberto Vasquez

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield Police says 31-year-old Roberto Vasquez is one of those guys who just can’t stay out of trouble.

“He’s been locked up numerous, numerous times by the Springfield Police Department,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney. “Just looking at his paperwork here, he has several restraining orders active against him.”

Many of those restraining orders and warrants come from violent crimes, like the altercation he got into with his girlfriend last September at an apartment near West Street.

“The female victim stated that she has five children with Mr. Vasquez,” says Delaney. “She’s seven months pregnant with his baby, they’ve been having problems on and off and he’s been very violent towards her for several weeks.”

Police say on this particular morning she gave Vasquez some money, which he determined simply wasn’t enough.

“So he started beating her,” says Delaney. “He punched her four times in the head and then pulled a knife out of the kitchen and threatened to kill her.”

The victim told police she tried to get out of the apartment once, but Vasquez managed to lure her back in. Once inside, she says Vasquez became even more violent.

“He threatened to stab her and as he was doing this, he did stab her in the side of the temple,” says Delaney. “He then went a little bit crazy inside the house, throwing things around the apartment.”

Delaney adds, “When he was doing so, he went upstairs to get some of his belongings — this is when the victim took it upon herself to get out, ran next door, the police were called and responded, and Vasquez disappeared.”

If you see Roberto Vasquez, call 9-1-1, or you can send police an anonymous tip.  Just text it to CRIMES or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.

  • chance68

    What’s wrong with this picture? Everything. The woman has 5 babies with the loser and 7 months pregnant with another. Who is paying for the family to eat, get clothed etc.? If it’s you and I it’s a crime.

  • RAW261

    What a shame this piece of crap is able to breed like this, because all the boys grow up to be just like him. The girls will be just like the mother!! Never ending poverty, crime, and abuse.

  • crime

    take her off welfare and he wont want to be around her any more…teach her that feet are meant to stand on while your working…not just holding them in the air all the time…give her kids to a working couple who can provide for them..