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Three Held After Armed Home Invasion

Police- Armed RobberyHOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – Three men were arrested Friday night after police say they broke into a Holyoke apartment and threatened the residents with guns.

According to Holyoke police, the men broke down a door and entered the home at 68 Cabot Street. Police received the call just after 6:30pm, and were able to responded quickly enough to apprehend the three suspects, and recover two handguns.

28-year-old Julio Romero of Springfield has been charged with home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition without an FID card and two counts of carrying a firearm without a license. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

21-year-old Johnathan Britton of Ludlow has been charged with home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without an FID card, carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a firearm without a license. He is also held on $50,000 bail.

21-year-old Domienique Gomez of Springfield has been charged with home invasion, and had a previous warrant for his arrest. He had no firearm charges, and was not held on bail.

All three will be arraigned in Hampden District Court on Monday.


  • dontcrankmeoff

    Why aren’t the alleged victims under arrest? A quick search of the apt would turn up the drugs and cash the gunman were after. We all know that’s what it’s about, because nobody does a home invasion in a poor neighborhood like that unless it’s a drug dealer.

    • alpinequeen

      Aren’t you special?

  • dontcrankmeoff

    I’ll Explain how laws keep guns from criminals. I know a LOT of people (don’t get smart AL) with criminal records that I am thankful do not have guns, because if it were handy they would have used it. The big reason is a stolen gun is not easy to come by, you need to “know people” that YOU can trust, and who trust you, and that means being buddies with the lowest of the lowlifes. The problem with buying a stolen or illegal gun is that the buyer knows you DON’T have a gun but have cash, and that HE has guns and needs cash. I think any reasonable person can see the problem with that. That’s why the majority carrying guns are the worst of the worst on the streets. You can’t walk down the street and buy an illegal gun, that cannot be said for legal guns that are available to many people who then resell them. They are also often stolen from them in robberies and B&E’s.
    Laws to keep people from getting legal guns certainly do keep guns off the street in the real world. The harder a gun is to get, the less will be freely available for easy access by criminals. I can name a dozen people with relatively short criminal historys that I am thankful cannot own guns legally, and I am certain have no idea where they would even go to start to look for a illegal weapon. If they could go to a gun shop and legally purchase one easily like gun kooks want, trust me they would several, probably several dozen. Trust me, nobody wants that.

    • dontcrankmeoff

      And if we are talking assault rifles, nobody in America but the military and police should own a gun like this, designed for one thing, killing humans. there simply is no reason an individual needs to own this weapon.

    • alpinequeen

      Are you that paranoid you feel the need to preface your comments with a “warning” to me?

  • dontcrankmeoff

    Assault rifles kill children, many more in those types of shootings than if they were not available, especially since most are legally owned by the shooters, or available through family members making them accessible to mentally ill people. This has nothing to do with gun laws, and it seems to me a legal gun owner with nothing to hide would welcome the scrutiny. Of course in the real world gun owners are the most paranoid people alive, and that’s pretty scary all by itself.

    • alpinequeen

      You’re pretty scary.

  • dontcrankmeoff

    No mass does NOT have the toughest laws. Ct is far tougher even before the shootings at Sandyhook. Until recently they arrested people with CCW permits for CCW.

    • alpinequeen

      Wrong again! The top five states with the strictest gun laws with the “Brady number” are as follows…

      #5 – Connecticut (58)
      #4 – New York (62)
      #3 – Massachusetts (65)
      #2 – New Jersey (72)
      #1 – California (81)

  • bobby86

    How ever you are that’s making comments five times in a row and no one else is saying anything, maybe you should take a step back and figure out why your arguing with yourself and stop. Obviously your not a lawyer you have no clue about the first thing in law. Leave it to the experts!!!!! Doosh!!!!!!! Next time you wanna make racisist comments about people, meet me some time so I can put a end to that.

    • alpinequeen

      He thinks he’s a shotgun.

  • PacoR1

    Hey dontcrankmeoff what sexual position guarantees you a dumba$$ child guessing you don’t know so ask your mother :-)~