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Posted on April 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM by Jeffrey Rudinski
In March of 2014 K-9 Officer Joe Brewer responded to a B&E into a Wilbraham residence. K-9 Officer Brewer conducted an initial investigation obtaining possible suspects in the case. The B&E was subsequently investigated by Det Rudinski. After a lengthy investigation, Det Rudinski obtained an arrest warrant for Derick Bucknam 32 of New York & Massachusetts. Several Social Media sites were utilized in the investigation which led to photos of Mr Bucknam with stolen items, and assisted in determining his whereabouts. On 04/25/14 Det Rudinski sought the assistance of Ludlow PD in searching a residence in there town. Det Rudinski with the assistance of several Ludlow Police Officers were unable to locate Mr Bucknam in the home, however, believed he was hiding. Mr Bucknam subsequently surrendered to Police when a Ludlow Police K-9 unit was about to be deployed. Det Rudinski was able to locate several stolen items within the residence, including items from a different Wilbraham B&E. Mr Bucknam is currently being charged with B&E and receiving stolen property over $250.00. Agawam, Springfield and Ludlow police assisted throughout the investigation, which is on going.