Randolph Police Arrest Two for Larceny After Alleged Real Estate Schemes

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest Two for Larceny After Alleged Real Estate Schemes

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that a man and a woman were arrested after a Randolph Police Department investigation into a series of real estate schemes in which unsuspecting people were allegedly placed into “rentals” by the suspects, who did not own the properties in question.

RICARDO “RICK” BERNARD, AGE 47, OF MILTON and KATYA MAGNI, AGE 31, OF BROCKTON were arrested on Wednesday and charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering and five counts of Larceny over $1,200.

The charges originate from an investigation that showed that the suspects would allegedly locate foreclosed properties, illegally gain entry to them and then place unsuspecting people into the properties as rental tenants.

The suspects also allegedly tricked individuals into signing over distressed property deeds for $1, under the false promise that BERNARD would make repairs and/or remove the homes from foreclosure. The property would then be sold, and Bernard was the recipient of any profit after satisfying the bank lien. There are multiple properties in Randolph where this is alleged to have occurred.

Any person who is either renting a property from BERNARD or has had real estate interaction with him or MAGNI is encouraged to contact Detective Marc Abramson with the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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

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Randolph Police Participating in No Shave November

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Participating in No Shave November

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that members of the Randolph Police Department will once again participate in No Shave November.

Officers who choose to participate will pledge $100 to Home Base in exchange for a month-long waiver from the department policy restricting facial hair growth.

Home Base is a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program dedicated to helping veterans — and their families — who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, have a traumatic brain injury, or other related conditions.

“This is a fun and impactful way our department can support veterans and their families,” Chief Pace said. “Home Base is a great cause and I am hoping that we can raise a lot of money for them this year.”

To learn more about Home Base, or to visit the RPD fundraising page, go to https://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/1651858.

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Randolph Police Host Successful Active Shooter Response Training Course

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Host Successful Active Shooter Response Training Course

Additional Training Courses Available to Those Who Apply

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department hosted a successful training course for community members about reacting to active shooter incidents.

The course, held on Oct. 17, taught participants about the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) program. The training is meant to prepare civilians for the possibility that they could be targeted in a violent intruder event, giving them knowledge to help save their own lives and the lives of others before law enforcement arrives.

There were 27 participants in the class, which was held at the Randolph Intergenerational Community Center.

During the presentation an overview of past violent intruder cases was given.

“Participants were provided with a plan about how to properly react during a violent intruder event,” said Commander John Hamelburg, who taught the course. “This increased their knowledge on how to protect themselves and reduce dangers that come during such events.”

The participants were trained in the strategy of Avoid/Run, Deny/Hide, Defend/Fight:

  • Avoid Danger – This is the preferred option when dealing with a violent intruder situation and begins with awareness of your environment prior to any active, hostile act occurring. It also includes having a plan ahead of time regarding what you would do in an event of a violent intruder attack and knowing escapes routes.
  • Deny Access – If avoidance is not possible, find ways to prevent the attacker from having access to you and others around you. Close and lock doors, barricade doorways with furniture, etc.
  • Defend Yourself and Take Action – As a last resort, people have the right to defend themselves if they believe their lives are in imminent danger. It is important to remember that there are ways to stop threats created by a violent intruder without the use of a weapon. CRASE provides several alternatives, which are taught during the course.

Another presentation was given to employees of the Showcase Cinema move theater in Randolph last week.

Those who would like to schedule a CRASE training session at their business, school, place of worship or elsewhere can contact Randolph Police Commander John Hamelburg at [email protected] or call 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Chief Seeks to Notify Residents About Gas Maintenance Work

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Chief Seeks to Notify Residents About Gas Maintenance Work

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace would like to notify Randolph residents that Algonquin Gas will be performing maintenance work in Canton over the next five days and nearby residents may detect an odor of gas.

The gas utility will be working today until Monday, Nov. 5 at its valve site near Saddleback Lane in Canton, close to the Randolph town line.

The work requires small amounts of odorized natural gas to be released intermittently. There may also be loud noises associated with the work being done.

Algonquin Gas personnel will be on-site during the entirety of the maintenance work and will ensure that the work is conducted in a safe manner.

Local police and fire departments will be notified shortly before and at the conclusion of the controlled releases of natural gas, so that they can appropriately respond to any calls that they might receive.

Residents who have questions can call Algonquin Gas at 617-254-4050. As always if you have an emergency, call 911.

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Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course Next Week

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course Next Week

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace would like to remind residents that the Randolph Police Department will offer community members a training session on reacting to active shooter incidents next week.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training is meant to prepare civilians for the possibility that they could be targeted in a violent intruder event, giving them knowledge to help save their own lives and the lives of others before law enforcement arrives.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St.

WHAT:

The Randolph Police Department is offering the two-hour class free of charge.

Participants will learn strategies about how to prepare for and respond to being confined inside a building during a violent intruder event. In addition, information will be provided about how to help law enforcement in such situations and limit casualties.

Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups and other types of organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The course was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University, and was designed around the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy.

To sign up for the training session, please contact Randolph Police Commander John Hamelburg at [email protected] or call 781-963-1212.

Any groups that would like to book the training session outside of Oct. 17 can also contact Commander Hamelburg to express their interest.

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Randolph Police Arrest Two Juveniles Following Fight Outside High School

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest Two Juveniles Following Fight Outside High School

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested two juveniles after a fight outside Randolph High School that resulted in injuries to a Randolph Police officer who was responding to calls about the fight in progress.

A JUVENILE MALE, AGE 16, OF RANDOLPH was charged with:

  • Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (Four Counts)
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Resisting Arrest

A second JUVENILE MALE, AGE 16, OF RANDOLPH was charged with:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Interfering with a Police Officer

The teens will be arraigned in Quincy Juvenile Court on Tuesday. Their identities will not be released due to their age.

Shortly after 2 p.m. today, Sgt. Robert LeGrice responded to Randolph High School, 70 Memorial Parkway, for a report of multiple youths fighting in front of the school at dismissal.

Sgt. LeGrice arrived on scene and attempted to the break up the fighting and was pushed to the ground. Additional officers responded and subsequently arrested the two suspects who were allegedly involved in the fighting.

Sgt. LeGrice, a 30-year veteran of the department, was treated and released at a local hospital.

The investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing and additional charges could be brought forth against others involved in the fight.

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Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course 

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace announces that the Randolph Police Department will offer community members a training session on reacting to active shooter incidents in October.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training is meant to prepare civilians for the possibility that they could be targeted in a violent intruder event, giving them knowledge to help save their own lives and the lives of others before law enforcement arrives.

“Unfortunately in this day and age, active shooter incidents are becoming more and more prevalent and they can happen anywhere from office buildings to schools to concerts to places of worship,” Chief Pace said. “The training taught in this program is meant to provide potentially lifesaving tips about how to react when a person finds themselves in a situation involving a violent intruder.”

WHEN:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St.

WHAT:

The Randolph Police Department is offering the two-hour class free of charge.

Participants will learn strategies about how to prepare for and respond to being confined inside a building during a violent intruder event. In addition, information will be provided about how to help law enforcement in such situations and limit casualties.

Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups and other types of organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The course was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response
Training Center at Texas State University, and was designed around the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy.

To sign up for the training session, please contact Randolph Police Commander John Hamelburg at [email protected] or call 781-963-1212.

Any groups that would like to book the training session outside of Oct. 17 can also contact Commander Hamelburg to express their interest.

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Randolph Police Receive Donation of 100 Bicycle Helmets

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Receive Donation of 100 Bicycle Helmets

RANDOLPH – Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department has received a donation of 100 bicycle helmets from the law firm Breakstone, White & Gluck for the third straight year.

The Boston-based personal injury law firm donated the helmets as part of their Project KidSafe campaign to encourage safe cycling and prevent head injuries.

Randolph Police will distribute the helmets to kids as part of its bicycle safety program.

“Our community is grateful to Breakstone, White and Gluck for this generous donation for the safety of our children in Randolph,” Chief Pace said.

The Project KidSafe campaign was started by the law firm in 2013 as a way to reduce injuries and encourage children to wear helmets as soon as they start riding. Over five years, the lawyers have now donated over 20,000 bicycle helmets to children in Massachusetts.

“Breakstone, White & Gluck is committed to encouraging children to wear bicycle helmets every time they ride,” Attorney David W. White said. “It is our pleasure to make this donation to support the Randolph Police Department’s work to protect children on bikes.”

Massachusetts law requires children who are 16 years old and younger to wear bicycle helmets when they ride.

The Randolph Police Department encourages all cyclists to wear helmets no matter their age.

To learn more about Project KidSafe, visit www.bwglaw.com/bikes.

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Randolph Police Participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department will be increasing the number of patrols on local roads as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” summer campaign.

The initiative is funded through a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division and will continue through the remainder of the summer.

Police urge motorists who have been drinking or using marijuana or other drugs to plan ahead and designate a driver, use a ride-sharing service or take public transportation.

“The summertime is great for cookouts and parties, but it is also one of the most dangerous times of year to be on the road,” Chief Pace said. “If you have been drinking or partying, please do not put yourself and others at risk by getting behind the wheel.”

Randolph Police will have several officers on the lookout for impaired and reckless drivers over the coming weeks. Everyone is reminded to never get behind the wheel if they have been drinking and to never get into a vehicle if the driver is impaired.

“Getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, using marijuana or both is one of the most dangerous things drivers can do,” said Jeff Larason, Director of the Highway Safety Division. “A little planning can save your life or someone else’s. Regret or remorse won’t bring someone back.”

According to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, marijuana or marijuana-type drugs were the most prevalent types of drugs found in people killed in crashes from 2011 to 2016.

From 2015 to 2016, alcohol impaired driving fatalities increased 9 percent (109 to 119) in the state.

The Randolph Police Department is joining local law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth, as well as the Massachusetts State Police, by enhancing its efforts to keep impaired drivers off the road.

If you are charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will lose your license and could face jail time and incur the cost of significant fines and expenses.

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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: [email protected]

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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