Randolph Police Investigating After Laptop Computer Thrown into Reservoir

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 9, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Investigating After Laptop Computer Thrown into Reservoir

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating after a laptop computer was thrown into the Randolph reservoir and later recovered over the weekend.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, a town employee was working at the pumping station at 275 Pond St. at the Great Pond Reservoir, when the worker noticed a blue Subaru sedan parked near the water.

The worker saw a woman near the vehicle throw a small object into the reservoir, making a loud splashing sound. It was too dark to see what the object was. The woman then got in her vehicle and drove away.

Randolph Police were notified and responded, but could not locate anything.

On Sunday afternoon, the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC) Marine Unit dive team responded to the reservoir and recovered the laptop.

The laptop was subsequently taken to the Randolph Police Department to see if it could be analyzed.

At this time, the initial investigation does not indicate any criminal activity, other than the laptop being thrown into the reservoir. Dumping waste and foreign objects into the reservoir is strictly prohibited.

At no time was there any threat to the drinking water in the reservoir.

If anyone saw any suspicious activity in the area of the reservoir over the weekend, they are asked to please call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Association Raises Nearly $10K at 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 2, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Association Raises Nearly $10K at 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

RANDOLPH — The Randolph Police Patrolman’s Union Local 18 and the Randolph Police Association are pleased to announce that their first annual charity golf tournament raised nearly $10,000 over the weekend.

The Randolph Police Association Local 18 Patrolman’s Union Golf Classic was held on Saturday, June 30, at Easton Country Club in Easton.

A total of 44 golfers took to the course and braved 90 degree temperatures to help raise money for the police union’s charitable efforts throughout the year.

The event raised $9,960, which will go to community-centered initiatives throughout the year.

After the tournament, a reception was held in the clubhouse, where dinner and refreshments were served.

A variety of items were made available through a raffle and silent auction, with prizes including Boston Bruins tickets and gift certificates that were donated by several local businesses.

The winners of the tournament each received a trophy, as did winners of the longest drive and closest to the pin competitions.

On behalf of the members of Local 18, President John Bringardner, Officer Kevin Gilbert and Officer Matthew Rodman, the patrolmen would like to thank Easton Country Club, along with all of the participants, volunteers, donors and sponsors for their support of the Randolph Police Department. 

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Randolph Police Charge Man with Propositioning Teenage Girl for Prostitution

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Charge Man with Propositioning Teenage Girl for Prostitution

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested and charged a man who allegedly propositioned a 16-year-old girl, offering her cash in exchange for sexual acts.

GLENN EVERETT, AGE 55, OF MIDDLEBOROUGH, was charged with Engaging in Sexual Conduct for a Fee with a Child Under Age 18. He is expected to be arraigned today in Quincy District Court.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, a 16-year-old girl walked into the Randolph Police station lobby to report an incident that had happened a short time earlier at a bus stop on North Main Street. The girl told police that while she was waiting for the bus, a man, later identified as EVERETT, walked up to her and began talking to her.

EVERETT allegedly propositioned the girl, offering her cash in exchange for sexual acts. She refused. He allegedly continued to pester her and ask her questions before she eventually walked away and attempted to cross the street.

At that time EVERETT walked back to his car and left the area.

Using her cell phone, the victim was able to take a photo of the man who approached her. She provided that photo to police, and through the subsequent investigation over the past several days, EVERETT was identified as the suspect. He was arrested Wednesday without incident.

Chief Pace praised the bravery of the victim in this case.

“The girl was very brave to walk away and even take a picture of the man who approached her, so that perhaps another young girl will not have to go through this same ordeal,” Chief Pace said.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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Randolph Police Department Reminds Residents of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Department Reminds Residents of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

RANDOLPH – Chief William Pace and the Randolph Police Department are reminding residents to be vigilant while behind the wheel this summer to prevent distracted driving-related crashes and fatalities.

State law prohibits drivers from writing, sending, or reading electronic messages, using apps, and browsing the Internet while driving, stopped at a light, or in traffic. Operators under 18 are banned entirely from being on mobile phones and other electronic devices while driving. Those who are cited can pay up to a $500 fine and teenagers can also lose their license for up to a year.

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division recommends that motorists:

  • Turn your phone off and put it where you can’t reach it before driving.
  • Let your friends and family know that you’ll be driving and can’t take their call/text.
  • Pull over to a safe place if you have to make a call or send a text.
  • Start GPS navigation or review maps before you begin driving.
  • Remember to buckle up! Seat belts are your best defense against a distracted driver.

“Distracted driving puts everyone on the road at risk,” Chief Pace said. “If you need to make a call or send a text, take the extra couple minutes to pull over to a safe area to do so. Otherwise, wait until you get to your destination. ”

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety refers to Memorial Day through Labor Day as the “100 Deadliest Days” due to the higher rate of teen driving fatalities and crashes during this time. The organization found that the top three distractions for teens immediately before a crash are:

    • Talking or attending to other passengers – 15 percent
    • Talking, texting, or operating a cell phone – 12 percent
    • Attending to or looking at something inside the vehicle – 11 percent

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PHOTOS: Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

PHOTOS: Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating several incidents of vandalism to motor vehicles that took place Monday night.

At approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, Randolph Police received a report from a resident that multiple vehicles had been spray painted in the parking lot of the Liberty Place apartment complex.

Other reports subsequently came in about similar vandalism to vehicles on North Street, Vesey Road, Beverly Circle and McDevitt Road. As of Tuesday afternoon there had been about 20 vehicles reported damaged. The area where the vandalism occurred was between North Main and North streets.

One vehicle had 666 spray painted on it and another was painted with a swastika. Two other vehicles were keyed. The rest of the vehicles had black spray paint sprayed along the sides and trunks of the vehicles.

The vehicles appear to have been randomly selected.

The incidents are under investigation and anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

In addition, residents who believe they are a victim of vandalism should report it to the police.

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Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating several incidents of vandalism to motor vehicles that took place Monday night.

At approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, Randolph Police received a report from a resident that multiple vehicles had been spray painted in the parking lot of the Liberty Place apartment complex.

Other reports subsequently came in about similar vandalism to vehicles on North Street, Vesey Road, Beverly Circle and McDevitt Road. As of Tuesday afternoon there had been about 20 vehicles reported damaged. The area where the vandalism occurred was between North Main and North streets.

One vehicle had 666 spray painted on it and another was painted with a swastika. Two other vehicles were keyed. The rest of the vehicles had black spray paint sprayed along the sides and trunks of the vehicles.

The vehicles appear to have been randomly selected.

The incidents are under investigation and anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

In addition, residents who believe they are a victim of vandalism should report it to the police.

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MEMA Issues Advisory on High Temperatures, Potential for Severe Thunderstorms Today

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) would like to advise residents of the attached forecast bulletins from the National Weather Service offices in Albany, New York and Norton concerning the high temperatures and heat indices today and the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

From the National Weather Service in Norton:

Hot and humid conditions are on tap today with our first taste of excessive heat this summer season as heat indices will range from 95-103°F for interior areas of S New England.

  • HEAT ADVISORIES posted which have been expanded to include the city of Boston and surrounding metro-area, as well as the mid CT River Valley.

This in addition to the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon into evening with embedded threats of cloud to ground lightning, strong to damaging winds, and/or brief heavy rain.

  • There is presently a MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms, mainly over northern and western areas of MA and CT.
  • There is also a MARGINAL RISK for excessive rainfall over northern and western areas of MA.

Watches, Warnings and Advisories

Heat Advisory 
Issued: June 18 at 4:17AM EDT
Expiring: June 18 at 6:00PM EDT

Areas affected: Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Suffolk; Western Norfolk

Heat Advisory
Issued: June 18 at 4:17AM EDT
Expiring: June 18 at 6:00PM EDT

Areas affected: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Hampden; Southeast Middlesex; Western Essex

Air Quality Alert
Issued: June 17 at 11:00PM EDT

Areas affected: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Essex; Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Northern Worcester; Northwest Middlesex County; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Worcester; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Hampden; Western Norfolk


Air Quality Alert 

Issued: June 17 at 7:00PM EDT

Areas affected: Barnstable; Dukes; Nantucket; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth


MEMA Operations

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at MEMA Headquarters in Framingham is currently operating at Level 1 (Steady State Monitoring).  MEMA will continue to monitor the forecast and will disseminate Situational Awareness Statements as necessary.

Preparedness and Safety Information

Thunderstorm and Lightning Safety Tips: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/thunderstorm-and-lightning-safety-tips

Extreme Heat Safety Tips: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/extreme-heat-safety-tips

Tornado Safety Tips: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/tornado-safety-tips

Stay Informed

Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.  Massachusetts Alerts is a free app that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit: http://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-alerts-smartphone-app.

Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html

Utilize MEMA’s live weather radar and forecasting tools: http://www.mass.gov/map-resources

Online Resources
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at www.mass.gov/mema
MEMA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA
MEMA Twitter: @MassEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov
National Weather Service/Norton at www.weather.gov/boston
National Weather Service/Albany, NY at www.weather.gov/albany
National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Mass211 at www.mass211.org

Randolph Police Arrest Middle School Student Who Allegedly Wrote Note on Wall Threatening Violence

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Arrest Middle School Student Who Allegedly Wrote Note on Wall Threatening Violence

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that a female student was arrested Thursday afternoon after she allegedly wrote a note threatening violence aimed at Randolph Middle School on a wall of the school.

The JUVENILE FEMALE, AGE 12, is charged with Making a Public Threat. She will be arraigned at Quincy Juvenile Court at a later date. Because she is a juvenile, her identity will not be released.

At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, Randolph Police received a report that someone had written a threatening note on a wall at Randolph Middle School.

Through the subsequent investigation, the JUVENILE FEMALE was identified as the person who allegedly wrote on the wall and she was arrested without incident. She was later released into the custody of her mother.

Police determined that the threat was not credible and school was dismissed in the normal fashion.

A message was sent out to parents from the Randolph Public Schools superintendent’s office notifying parents of the incident.

Chief Pace would like residents to know that all school threats will be taken seriously and that student safety is one of the department’s top priorities.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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Randolph Police Remind Residents of Loud Noise Bylaws Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Remind Residents of Loud Noise Bylaws Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace would like to remind residents about Randolph’s bylaws regarding loud noise ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, and that they apply throughout the day, not just at night.

“The Randolph Police Department wishes everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend as we honor those military members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Chief Pace said. “We recognize that a lot of residents will be hosting parties and we just ask that everyone be respectful of their neighbors and mindful of the noise levels throughout the day and night.”

Residents are asked to refrain from playing music and using loud speakers and public address systems from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.

In addition, the use of loud tools or equipment, such as leaf blowers and lawn mowers, is prohibited from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends.

Randolph Police will typically provide a warning to those who receive noise complaints. If the noise persists or the warning goes unheeded, residents could be subject to fines or be charged with disturbing the peace.

In addition, Chief Pace would like to remind residents that the possession and use of fireworks is illegal in Massachusetts.

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