RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department has filed additional charges against a Weymouth woman who allegedly stole dozens of valuables from elderly residents in multiple communities throughout Norfolk County.
ANNE ROSE FLEURANT, AGE 36, OF WEYMOUTH, is facing these additional charges out of the following communities:
Larceny from a Building
Receiving Stolen Property
Larceny from a Building (Three Counts)
Receiving Stolen Property (Two Counts)
Because the case is an ongoing identity theft investigation, the charges were taken out by the Randolph Police Department on behalf of the Cohasset, Quincy, and Weymouth police departments. The case remains under active investigation.
The charges were filed in Quincy District Court and FLEURANT was issued a summons to appear for arraignment on June 1.
FLEURANT allegedly stole from residents at numerous senior assisted and independent living communities throughout the area.
In Randolph, she is charged with Identity Fraud, Receiving a Stolen Credit Card and Improper Use of a Credit Card following her arrest on March 29.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim in this case or would like to claim stolen property should call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212 and ask for Detective Marc Abramson (ext. 135) or Detective Christopher Jones (ext. 122).
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag and the Randolph Police Department report that the last of 24 dogs and puppies seized in an August animal cruelty case is currently up for adoption and in need of a new home.
Benjamin, a 2-year-old Pitbull-type dog, is currently up for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Benjamin was one of four dogs and 20 puppies seized on Aug. 4 after the dogs were found to allegedly be living in severe unsanitary conditions without adequate access to food and water. A Randolph man was charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty in the case.
All of the dogs were taken in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston at their facility in Dedham.
Since then, all of the dogs and puppies have been adopted by loving families, with the exception of Benjamin.
“When Benjamin arrived at ARL, staff noted that while extremely friendly, the young dog lacked socialization, focus, and basic manners. He was excitable, jumpy, mouthy, and reactive to walking on a leash,” said ARL spokesman Mike DeFina. “Over the past two months, ARL’s behavioral staff and volunteers have worked extensively with Benjamin, and he has made tremendous strides maintaining focus and working on his manners.”
ARL is looking forward to finding Benjamin his new home and is committed to providing behavioral council and advice for his new family once he’s home. To see Benjamin’s profile and for information about adopting him click here.
“I’m so happy to see that almost all of the dogs in this case have been adopted and are in homes where they will receive the care and love they need,” Chief Marag said. “Hopefully Benjamin finds his forever home soon and we can a fully happy ending in this case.”
RANDOLPH — The Randolph Police Department and the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) Law Enforcement Department recently collaborated on an animal cruelty case that resulted in the removal of 24 dogs and puppies from a Randolph home.
Representatives from The Animal Rescue League of Boston and the Randolph Police Department will be available to speak to members of the media about the case on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Additionally, two of the puppies will be in attendance at the media availability.
While the dogs are not currently up for adoption, they are with foster families and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will soon be looking for new homes for the dogs.
Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m.
ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center, 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham
Randolph Police Sgt. Robert LeGrice
Randolph Police Detective Kevin Gilbert
Randolph Police Officer Matthew Rodman
Animal Rescue League of Boston Communications & Media Relations Officer Mike DeFina
Animal Rescue League of Boston Law Enforcement Senior Investigator Lt. Alan Borgal
On Wednesday, Aug. 4 at approximately noon, Randolph Police officers responded to a home on Bossi Avenue after receiving a report that a male resident at the home had threatened a person who was doing work at the residence.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the suspect, later identified as URIE LOUISSAINT, AGE 28, OF RANDOLPH, who consented to a search of his home.
Officers entered the home and found its interior to be in a state of squalor with animal waste throughout. Inside the home, officers located four adult dogs and 20 puppies allegedly living in unsanitary conditions without adequate access to food and water.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department was immediately contacted and responded to the scene, coordinating with ARL Field Services to remove the dogs and transport them to ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center.
In all, one male and three female dogs that are approximately two to four years of age, and 20 puppies ranging from two to four months old — all believed to be Pitbull-type dogs — were removed from the home.
ARL’s shelter medicine team has examined the dogs. One puppy, a 4-month-old male, was determined to have a broken leg and will remain in ARL’s care until healed. Umbilical hernias have been detected in some of the dogs, which will require surgery before adoption and some of the animals have heart murmurs.
The dogs have been placed into foster care and are not currently available for adoption. It is expected that most the dogs will be ready to find new homes within a few weeks and an announcement will be made by the ARL.
“The Animal Rescue of Boston cannot commend Randolph Police and Animal Control enough,” stated ARL Law Enforcement Senior Investigator Lt. Alan Borgal. “Everyone involved in this situation demonstrated a high level of professionalism, compassion and the steadfast commitment to removing these animals from the residence quickly and getting them the care they needed.”
Randolph Police Commander Robert Emerson said, “We are pleased to have been able to remove these animals from the poor conditions they were living in. I would like to thank the ARL Law Enforcement and Field Services teams for their quick response and assistance at the scene, as well as the shelter medicine teams and foster care network for their dedication to caring for the dogs. I would also like to praise our responding officers who were called to the house on an unrelated issue and noticed that the situation the animals were living in was not acceptable.”
LOUISSAINT was charged with 24 counts of Animal Cruelty and one count of Threats to Commit a Crime. He was issued a summons to appear in court and will be arraigned at a later date at Quincy District Court.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce that members of the Randolph Police Department gifted an 8-year-old girl with a violin and one year’s worth of lessons during a small ceremony March 25.
Sergeant Daniel Zaiter, Officer Rich Lucey and Officer Shawn Palmer met Kristen while responding to an incident in town recently. Due the circumstances of the incident, the department will not be releasing specific details about the call.
In talking with Kristen and trying to comfort her, the officers discovered that she used to play the ukulele for fun and hoped to one day learn how to play the violin. Determined to do something to brighten Kristen’s day, the officers decided to purchase her a violin and sought donations from other members of the department.
Officers and department members across all shifts and positions donated money and within a few days they had raised more than enough to buy Kristen the violin and a year’s worth of lessons at the Stoughton Music Center. They researched what size violin would be appropriate for her and consulted with her grandmother, who took violin lessons in her youth, ahead of time and she committed to taking Kristen to her lessons.
On March 25, Sgt. Zaiter picked up Kristen and her grandmother and brought them to the police station where a group of officers had gathered to present Kristen with the violin.
“I’m incredibly proud of these officers and the department as a whole,” Chief Marag said. “This is the side of policing people often don’t see. These are officers that care deeply about their community and want to make a positive impact. This young girl was going through a tough time and our officers went out of their way to try to help her. Seeing Kristen’s reaction is a reminder of why we serve.”
In addition to the violin and lessons, they also presented Kristen with several Randolph Police patches.
“We hope Kristen will come back and play for us after she’s had a few lessons,” Chief Marag said.
Note: Kristen’s guardian has given permission to release her first name and likeness for the video and press release, but asked that her last name not be released.
RANDOLPH — Randolph Police Chief William Pace reports that a lengthy investigation by the Quincy Police Department has cleared a Randolph Police officer of wrongdoing after the officer accidentally struck a pedestrian while the officer was en route to a domestic violence call in August.
The Randolph Police Department has been transparent and forthcoming with the release of records and audio recordings generated by the Aug. 25 incident. The department has previously released all police radio transmissions from the evening and all 911 calls relating to the incident.
The report found that the officer braked hard and attempted to steer away from the pedestrian before the crash. The report stated that “this crash was unavoidable and further resulted in non-fatal injuries to [the pedestrian] due to the quick and decisive actions made by [the officer] that evening.”
Additionally of note, the Quincy investigation concluded the following facts:
The pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway outside of a crosswalk at the time
The officer had properly activated his emergency lights and siren as he was responding to an emergency call for service
The cruiser was traveling approximately 42 mph and the officer was operating the cruiser in a “safe and controlled manner” before the accident
The investigator noted in the report that he met with the accident victim as part of the investigation, but that the victim refused to provide a statement to the investigator.
“This was a deeply unfortunate accident, but it is clear from the outside agency’s report that the accident was unavoidable, and that our Randolph Police Officer made a concerted effort to avoid the crash, which may have made the difference between life and death,” Chief Pace said. “We deeply appreciate the diligence and hard work of the Quincy Police Department in their findings of fact in this matter.”
With the filing of the report, the criminal investigation is now closed.
The Randolph Police Department is also awaiting the results of an external administrative review of the totality of incidents and circumstances on Aug. 25, including the pedestrian’s prior motor vehicle crash.
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested and charged a man who shot another man in a gas station parking lot in June.
ANTONE JEREMIAH MESSIAH, AGE 28, of BROCKTON was charged with:
Assault to Murder
Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling
Carrying a Firearm Without a License
At approximately 2:20 a.m. on June 16, Randolph Police responded to 1370 North Main St., Shell gas station, for a report of a man lying on the floor of the Seasons convenience store after being shot.
The 28-year-old Raynham man was treated by Randolph Fire Department paramedics and was taken by ambulance to a Boston hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim was shot once in the midsection.
Witnesses told police that the victim was shot in the parking lot and then walked into the store to seek help.
Through the subsequent investigation, Randolph Police detectives determined that MESSIAH was the man who allegedly shot the victim.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. today, MESSIAH was arrested at his home in Brockton with the assistance of the Brockton Police Department. He was taken into custody by Brockton Police on unrelated charges.
“This was great work by our detectives in thoroughly investigating this incident and identifying and arresting the suspect,” Chief Pace said. “This was a targeted act of violence and we will not tolerate gun violence in our community.”
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating after a group of teens crashed a stolen car into a church late Wednesday night.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, Randolph Police responded to the International Assembly of God church, 572 South Main St., for a report of a car into a building.
When officers arrived, they saw a Honda Accord that had crashed through a wall of the church. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Through an on-scene investigation, including speaking to witnesses, officers determined that three black teens, approximately 15 to 16 years old, fled from the vehicle following the crash. One of the teens was wearing a black sweatshirt.
The Honda Accord was determined to have been recently stolen from Abington and had a license plate for a Honda Odyssey minivan attached to it.
Randolph Police are seeking to identify the teens that were in the vehicle. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Randolph Police at 781-963-1212.
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place early Tuesday morning in a gas station parking lot.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., Randolph Police responded to 1370 North Main Street, Shell gas station, for a report of a man lying on the floor of the Seasons convenience store after being shot.
Officers located the victim, a 28-year-old Raynham man, lying on the floor of the store in front of the cash register. The man was treated by Randolph Fire Department paramedics and was taken by ambulance to a Boston hospital. The victim was shot once in the midsection. As of Tuesday morning, his condition was critical but stable.
Witnesses told police that the victim was shot in the parking lot and then walked into the store to seek help. A clerk in the store called 911.
Through the on-scene investigation, officers have determined that the suspect is a black male who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and fled in a silver Honda Pilot SUV with a black female driving. The driver fled southbound on North Main Street (Route 28).
Detectives from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
The incident remains under active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that this incident is related to a shooting that occurred late Saturday night where a woman was shot.
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place late Saturday night.
At approximately 11:55 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Randolph Police responded to the parking lot of AutoToys, 517 North Main St., for a report of a person who was shot.
Upon arrival, officers observed a group of people in the parking lot, including first responders and paramedics that were tending to the victim. A 24-year-old Randolph woman was shot once in her right arm. She was transported to a local hospital and her injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
Through an on-scene investigation and speaking with multiple people who were in the area when the shooting occurred, officers learned that the victim was with a group of friends who were in a car parked in the parking lot, when all of a sudden multiple gunshots were fired and the victim was struck.
The rear windshield of the vehicle was shattered. No other injuries were reported.
The victim told police that she was sitting on the lower door frame of the front driver’s side door with the door open, when she saw a black male approach the vehicle from the rear just prior to the shots being fired. The man, who stood approximately 5-foot-8-inches to 5-foot-10-inches tall, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with his hood up and gray sweat shorts.
Others in the vehicle and nearby neighbors said they did not see any suspects or vehicles fleeing from the area.
In reviewing surveillance footage near the scene, two vehicles were observed in the area of the shooting that appeared to be driving together. Two suspects were observed running from scene and appeared to enter a sedan that was parked behind the second vehicle, believed to be a Ford Explorer, before driving off.
Randolph Police are actively investigating this incident and are seeking the public’s help. Anyone who has information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area of Liberty Street and North Main Street last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.
Randolph Police Chief William Pace and Braintree Police Chief Mark Dubois report that the Randolph Police Department arrested and charged a man who fled from officers in Braintree at South Shore Plaza Monday night.
WESLEY GOODMAN, AGE 20, OF RANDOLPH, was charged by Randolph Police with:
Failure to Stop for Police
Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle
Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
Number Plate Violation, Attaching Plates
Unlawful Possession of Fireworks
Additionally, GOODMAN is facing the following charges from the Briantree Police Department:
Failure to Stop for Police
Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign (Two Counts)
Operating to Endanger
Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250
The incident is still under investigation by Braintree Police and GOODMAN is likely to face additional charges.
A demonstration about the death of George Floyd had been planned at the mall Monday night, June 1, but was cancelled after Braintree Police received reports that there were plans for looting to take place. There was a large police presence at the mall and anyone on the property after 7 p.m., after the last store closed, without a legitimate reason to be there would be asked to leave and potentially faced trespassing charges if they refused to do so.
At approximately 7:15 p.m., Braintree Police attempted to pull over a vehicle after the driver was the speeding in the area of the mall parking lot, going approximately 40 miles per hour in a 15 mile per hour zone.
After refusing to stop and fleeing from officers, the driver of a gray Nissan Altima, later identified as GOODMAN, drove his vehicle through a wooded area and fence abutting the Flaherty Elementary School property in order to flee from police.
Braintree officers called off their brief pursuit and notified area police departments to be on the lookout for the vehicle, which had sustained front-end damage, had its rear bumper hanging off and had a flat tire as a result of driving through the wooded area.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., a Randolph Police officer on patrol on North Main Street observed a gray Nissan Altima with heavy damage, matching the description given by Braintree Police.
The officer pulled behind the vehicle and activated his siren and lights and attempted to stop the driver. GOODMAN allegedly refused to stop and drove through a red light at the intersection of North Main Street and Scanlon Drive.
GOODMAN continued to flee down North Main Street, swerving around other vehicles. Officers pursued GOODMAN as he traveled into Avon onto Harrison Boulevard and eventually onto Route 24 Northbound.
Once on the highway, GOODMAN began to slow down due to the front right tire being down to the rim. Several State Police troopers joined in on the pursuit and were able to box in GOODMAN’S vehicle just after Exit 20B in the breakdown lane where he came to stop.
GOODMAN was placed under arrest without further incident. After detaining and speaking with three passengers in the vehicle, a male and two females, it was determined that GOODMAN was acting on his own and the others were released.
In a search of the vehicle, officers located a large amount of fireworks in the trunk, which were seized by police.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.