Randolph Police Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect After Morning Raid

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect After Morning Raid

ANGEL ABYMAEL ORTIZ, AGE 22, OF MATTAPAN

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested and charged a Mattapan man today in connection with a shooting that occurred last week.

ANGEL ABYMAEL ORTIZ, AGE 22, OF MATTAPAN was arrested and charged with:

  • Armed Assault With Intent to Murder
  • Assault and Battery by Means of Discharging a Firearm
  • Attempted Assault and Battery by Means of Discharging a Firearm
  • Carrying a Firearm Without a License
  • Possession of a Loaded Firearm
  • Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Dwelling

ORTIZ was arrested this morning following a raid at his Mattapan home that was conducted in cooperation with the Boston Police Department.

On Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:28 p.m., Randolph Police responded to a report of a shooting on Alfred Terrace. Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old Randolph man who had been shot and suffered injuries that were considered serious but not life-threatening.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the victim had been shot while riding in a vehicle, and a more in-depth investigation led Randolph Police to identify ORTIZ as a suspect.

ORTIZ was taken into custody without incident, and he was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Quincy District Court.

Randolph Police are continuing to actively investigate the shooting.

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Randolph Police to Participate in No-Shave November

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police to Participate in No-Shave November

RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace announces that the Randolph Police Department will be participating in No-Shave November to raise money for servicemen and women, veterans and their families.

For 30 days, Randolph police officers will be permitted to grow beards and goatees in exchange for donating $100 to Home Base, a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital that works to help service members, veterans and their families heal from invisible wounds — like traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder — regardless of their financial means or discharge status.

Home Base reported that in 2016, 500 first responders across 21 cities in Massachusetts raised more than $50,000 through the No-Shave November campaign.

“We’re thrilled to be raising money for Home Base and supporting service members and their families through a fun initiative like No-Shave November,” Chief Pace said. “I anticipate that many members of the Randolph Police Department will grow out their facial hair for this worthy cause.”

Residents who would like to support Home Base can do so by making a donation at homebase.org.

A ceremonial shave off will occur on Nov. 30, and the total donations from officers and community members will be sent to Home Base.

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Randolph Police Investigating Shooting

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Investigating Shooting

RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that left one man with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police believe that the victim and suspects were known to each other and that this was not a random act of violence.

Police responded to a location on Alfred Terrace at 7:28 p.m. Monday for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old Randolph man who had been shot in the upper leg. The suspect was treated at the scene and transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton with injuries that are considered serious but not life-threatening.

A second man who was with the victim was not injured.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was shot while riding in a motor vehicle. The victim and second man bailed out of the vehicle on Mill Street and made their way to Alfred Terrace.

Officers located a firearm on Moulton Terrace and observed three males running from that location. Investigators also found a quantity of marijuana at the scene on Alfred Terrace.

The Randolph Police Department is actively investigating this incident. Anyone with any information or who may have seen something suspicious is asked to call the police department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Officers and Firefighters Become First Certified Ceremonial Guardsmen in the U.S.

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Officers and Firefighters Become First Certified Ceremonial Guardsmen in the U.S.

RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace and Fire Chief Richard Donovan are pleased to announce that members of the police and fire honor guards completed training to become the first certified ceremonial guardsmen in the U.S.

From Sept. 25-29, Randolph police officers and firefighters attended a course with John Marshall, known as the “DrillMaster,” to learn the proper techniques of ceremonial drill. The training took place at the Municipal Police Training Committee’s headquarters in Randolph.

“The Randolph Police Department’s Honor Guard has been a key component of this department since its creation in 1984,” Chief Pace said. “Working with John Marshall gave us the opportunity to learn new skills and refine our practice to operate at the ceremonial level. I’m extremely pleased we’re now the first certified ceremonial guardsmen in the U.S.”

Following the course, police officers and firefighters were presented with a ceremonial guardsmen shoulder tab patch during a graduation on Sept. 29. Graduates include:

Randolph Police: Commander John Hamelburg, Commander David Avery, Lt. Anthony Marag, Detective Sgt. Christine Morse, Detective Sgt. Jason Fisher, Detective Christopher Jones, Detective Richard Brewer, Officer Billy Lok, Officer Steven Rosa, Officer Kevin Gilbert, Officer Matthew Rodman and Officer Craig Staffier.

Randolph Fire: Capt. Paul Frew, Lt.Timothy Sproules, Firefighter Patrick Sullivan, Firefighter Anthony Phinney, Firefighter Peter Kourafas, Firefighter Kristopher Kronillis, Firefighter Joseph Gordon, Firefighter Robert Shiavone Jr. and Firefighter Stephen Connors Jr.

Marshall is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who spent 14 years with several honor guard units at bases around the world. He created the first responder ceremonial guardsman training and certification program this year in an effort to establish standards for the first responder honor guard units around the country.

During the course, the trainees learned firing party procedures for firing the Three Volley Salute, how to carry a casket and how to properly move the casket in and out of a vehicle. They also learned proper techniques for folding the American flag that is placed on the casket, the proper methods for presenting and posting the colors, and the ways to use rifles, shotguns, handguns, (police) and axes (fire) for the different ceremonial elements.

“We want to thank John for giving us the needed skills to perform as ceremonial guardsmen,” Chief Donovan said. “We look forward to being able to represent Randolph and any other communities in need of honor guard services.”

The Randolph honor guard members will serve during funerals, memorial services and events like the Fourth of July parade.

“Randolph police and fire officials are fully trained and ready to handle any kind of situation,” Marshall said. “They did a fantastic job during the course and were an outstanding group of people with which to work.”

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Randolph Police to Participate in the Pink Patch Project

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police to Participate in the Pink Patch Project

 

 

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department will be participating in the Pink Patch Project by selling pink uniform patches in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Originating in southern California, the Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between public safety agencies throughout the county designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support cancer research organizations.

Beginning in October, Randolph Police will be selling a pink version of the department’s uniform patch for $10 each, payable by check or money order. Checks should be made out to, “Randolph Police Department: Pink Patch Project.”

All patch sale proceeds will be donated to Boston hospitals that provide care for patients battling breast cancer. Randolph Police plan to assist the hospitals with purchasing items used during treatment to make patients more comfortable, such as heated blankets, lotion, headwear and other items.

Those who wish to purchase a patch can do so at the Randolph Police Records Department during business hours, as well as at dispatch or by mail, by sending a check to:

Randolph Police Department
Attn: Officer Kevin Gilbert
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

In addition to selling the department patches, Randolph Police officers will have the option of wearing it as part of their uniform during October and November.

“We are so honored to participate in this campaign to help raise awareness and provide some comfort to those battling this terrible disease,” Chief Pace said. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer and we want to do everything we can to make a difference in those people’s lives.”

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Randolph Police Investigating Alleged Home Invasion

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Investigating Alleged Home Invasion

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively investigating an incident that occurred Tuesday morning.

At 10:51 a.m., police responded to a Boylston Street home for a report of a home invasion in which two masked individuals entered the home and fled with cash. However, after officers conducted a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the residents of the home were specifically targeted based on their suspected involvement in a prostitution scheme, and that the suspects and at least one of the victims may be known to each other.

The Randolph Police Department does not believe that the suspects in the home invasion — two black males in their early 20s — are a danger to the community at-large. They allegedly fled the scene in a gray Ford Focus with red letters/numbers on the license plate.

As part of the investigation, police are continuing to interview the residents of the home. 

“I want to assure residents that there is no threat to the general public,” Chief Pace said. “However, we are aggressively investigating this incident and working to locate and apprehend all individuals involved.”

The incident remains under investigation by the Randolph Police Department. The home has been secured, and Randolph Police detectives are in the process of obtaining a search warrant to aid in the investigation.

This is a breaking news update. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

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*MEDIA ADVISORY* Randolph Police Department Logistics For Wake of Boston EMS Captain Robert Haley

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

Randolph Police Department Logistics For Wake of Boston EMS Captain Robert Haley

RANDOLPH —  The wake for Boston EMS Captain and Randolph resident Robert Haley will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Cartwright Funeral Home in Randolph from 4-8 p.m.

Captain Haley, who was instrumental in coordinating the Boston EMS response to the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, passed away Friday after battling an illness. The 35-year veteran Emergency Medical Technician retired last month.

Randolph Police expect a large turnout for the wake, and wishes to advise mourners and residents to be prepared for delays on roads surrounding the funeral home at 419 N. Main St. While roads will remain open, the Randolph Police Department strongly urges commuters and motorists to plan their travel and to avoid the area surrounding the funeral home.

Members of the news media seeking to cover the wake should park on the north side of Nelson Drive and should be in place by 3:30 p.m. in order to minimize obstructions for mourners. Cameras will not be permitted on funeral home grounds.

Members of Boston EMS will participate in a walk-by to honor Captain Haley in front of the funeral home at 6:30 p.m., and will begin lining up at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to pay their respects beginning at 4 p.m.

Captain Haley’s funeral will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. at the St. Bernadette Church in Randolph, and he will be buried at the Cedar Grove Cemetery at 920 Adams St. in Dorchester. No cameras will be allowed inside the church.

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Randolph Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Home Invasion on Elderly Resident

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Home Invasion on Elderly Resident

RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested a juvenile after a violent daytime home invasion that left a 75-year-old woman injured.

As a result of an investigation, a 17-YEAR-OLD RANDOLPH BOY has been arrested and faces the following charges:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Rob a Person over 65 Years of Age
  • Breaking and Entering in the Daytime Placing a Person in Fear
  • Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person

At 10:10 a.m. Thursday, the Randolph Police Department received a call from a resident reporting that she had been attacked in her home. Officers responded immediately and broadcast a description of the suspect to all officers and surrounding law enforcement agencies.

An investigation determined that a young male suspect forced his way into the home by cutting a sliding screen door with a knife. Once inside, the suspect encountered the 75-year-old resident, who was home alone, and demanded money from her. The suspect then pushed the elderly victim to the ground.

The victim screamed, and the suspect fled.

Randolph Police Officer Officer Vardy Duperval, who was working a detail, encountered an individual matching the suspect’s description about one mile from the scene, and the suspect was positively identified soon afterward.

The victim was treated at her residence by Randolph Fire Department paramedics.

The suspect is being held at the Randolph Police Department and is expected to be arraigned later today at Quincy District Court.

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

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Four Randolph Police Officers Set to Participate in Racial Intelligence Training

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 31, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Four Randolph Police Officers Set to Participate in Racial Intelligence Training

RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace reports that four members from the Randolph Police Department will participate in a course led by the Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement Academy (RITE Academy) next month.

The RITE Academy offers a unique form of cultural diversity training that equips officers with techniques to better enhance their work by identifying and removing implicit biases and improving verbal skills among officers.

Additionally, the RITE Academy teaches participants to use emotional and social intelligence to improve communication with the public, and in turn, de-escalate 95 percent of service calls.

Commander David Avery, Detective Michael Tuitt, Officer Casey L’Italien and Officer Billy Lok will attend the training during the first week of August in Henderson, North Carolina. Afterward, the four will conduct training annually for all Randolph Police Officers.

“The RITE program is a valuable course for members of the Randolph Police Department to take because it gives them important tools needed to respond to modern challenges we face in our profession,” Chief Pace said. “De-escalation tactics are key skills to have when responding to any situation, so I foresee this portion of the training to be particularly valuable.”

The program incorporates much of Former President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Policing strategy and has three main goals:

  • Teach critical components of emotional and social intelligence
  • Increase departmental morale
  • Build and foster community trust

Sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the RITE Academy prioritizes the officer’s wellness and enhances community policing, both of which are vital to the success of modern law enforcement agencies. Additionally, officers with better communication skills are more equipped to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations when needed.

The RITE Academy was co-founded in 2015 by Linda Webb and Randy Friedman and has received the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) national seal of approval, the highest standard of police training.

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*Update* Randolph Police Release Description of Suspects Involved in Home Invasion

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*Update* Randolph Police Release Description of Suspects Involved in Home Invasion

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is releasing an updated description of the three suspects involved in today’s armed home invasion.

One suspect is described as a Vietnamese male in his early 20s, wearing grey sweatpants and a red and white striped shirt. The other two suspects are both described as Hispanic males in their early to mid-20s with arm tattoos, wearing plain white t-shirts and sweatpants.

Earlier today, Randolph Police were called to a residence on Highland Avenue for a report of a home invasion. Upon arrival, police learned that three males forced their way into the residence and demanded money, ransacking the home.

This incident remains under active investigation by Randolph Police and the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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