Randolph Police Department Investigating Monday Evening Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred this evening.

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday, Randolph Police responded to the area of 44 Mazzeo Drive (Mojitos Country Club) for a report of a shooting. Two victims were transported to a Boston-area hospital by the Randolph Fire Department.

The immediate area has been closed to traffic and residents should expect to see a significant police presence while the investigation is ongoing.

There is no active threat to the community.

The Braintree, Milton, Stoughton, Holbrook, Weymouth and Avon Police Departments and Massachusetts State Police assisted on scene.

The incident remains under active investigation. 

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A Statement from Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag on Passing of Officer Michael Beal

RANDOLPH — The following is a statement from Randolph Chief of Police Anthony Marag:

“It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Officer Michael D. Beal was involved in a motor vehicle crash involving another vehicle this morning on Route 3 by the Derby Street exit. Officer Beal died from his injuries sustained in the crash.

Officer Beal was a 35-year veteran of our department. He was an amazing person and friend to all within this department. This amazing family man leaves behind a wife and eight children. Please keep his family, friends, and members of the Randolph Police Department in your thoughts and prayers.”

The Massachusetts State Police is currently investigating the crash.

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Randolph Police Department Arrests Three Men on Multiple Drug Trafficking, Firearms Charges Following Multi-Unit Investigation

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested three individuals in connection with a search warrant that was executed last week.

As a result of the investigation and subsequent search, the following arrests were made on Thursday, Aug. 26:

ROBERT BROWN, AGE 50, OF RANDOLPH, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm Without a Permit – 2 Counts
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition Without An FID Card
  • Possession of an Assault Weapon
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine – 5 Counts
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm/Magazine – 4 Counts
  • Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (Oxycodone)

LEONARD COLLINS, AGE 71, OF BROCKTON, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm Without An FID Card
  • Possession of Ammunition Without An FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm Near a Minor

ROBERT BROWN, 29, OF RANDOLPH, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm Without An FID Card
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of Ammunition Without An FID Card – 2 Counts
  • Leaving a Firearm Within a Vehicle
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, Randolph Police executed a search warrant at 44 High St. in Randolph after an ongoing Randolph Police Department narcotics trafficking investigation. Entry to the single-family residence was made by the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC) SWAT Team, and the search was executed by the Randolph Police Department Narcotics Unit with assistance from the Braintree, Weymouth and Massachusetts State Police Narcotics Units.

As a result of the search warrant, trafficking weight of methamphetamine, oxycodone pills, powder cocaine and a significant amount of crack cocaine packaged for sale were seized from within the residence.

Four illegally possessed firearms were also located during the execution of the search warrant, including an AR-15 style assault rifle and a .40 caliber Glock pistol. Multiple high-capacity magazines and ammunition were located with the assault rifle. A Charter Arms .38 Special revolver was also located during the search. The final firearm located was a .40 Caliber Smith & Wesson loaded with a high-capacity magazine. Additional magazines and ammunition were located during the search.

A large amount of money was seized during the execution of the search warrant as well, totaling $147,098 in U.S. currency.

All three men were arraigned in Quincy District Court on Aug. 26.

“These arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation by the Randolph Police and our partners in local law enforcement and the State Police, and we thank them for their high level of professionalism and dedication throughout the investigation,” Chief Marag said. “Thanks to this collective effort we were able to take a large amount of drugs and weapons off of our streets.”

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Robert Emerson Sworn In As Newest Commander of the Randolph Police Department

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce that Robert Emerson was sworn in recently as the newest commander for the Randolph Police Department.

Commander Emerson was sworn in by Town Clerk Cheryl Sass during a ceremony at Randolph Town Hall on Thursday, May 13 with his family present. He has served the citizens of Randolph since 1995, holding a variety of positions and ranks in the department.

“Over the years, Commander Emerson has made a tremendous impact on our department in many ways,” Chief Marag said. “He is a valued and respected leader, which is something that is extremely important for the commander position. He embraces a collaborative and unified approach to policing, and I know he will perform his new duties with the same level of professionalism and dedication that he has shown his entire career.”

Commander Emerson attended Randolph Public Schools and graduated from Randolph High School in 1987. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in sociology and legal studies, and received a master’s degree from Western New England College in criminal justice administration.

He joined the Randolph Police Department as a patrolman in 1995 and was promoted first to juvenile detective in 1999 and later to sergeant in 2002. Most recently, he was promoted to lieutenant in 2010.

He has also served as a D.A.R.E. officer, an instructor for the department in Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms Training, and most recently was assigned as the Firearms Licensing Officer.

“Commander Emerson has had a long and successful career in law enforcement, and he not only embodies what it means to be a police officer but he also knows the Town of Randolph and its resident so well having lived here for so long,” Randolph Town Manager Brian Howard said. “I personally cannot think of a better person to rise through the ranks of our department, and we all wish him the very best as he moves into this new part of his career.”

To view a video of Commander Emerson being sworn in, visit the Randolph Police Facebook page here.

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Randolph Police Actively Responding to Shooting This Morning at Rosemont Square Apartments

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that took place this morning at the Rosemont Square Apartments on High Street.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, Randolph Police received a call regarding shots fired in the area of the Rosemont Square apartment complex. Upon arrival, police located three individuals in the area they believed to be involved in the incident.

One of those individuals was in possession of a firearm and was placed in custody. No other suspects were located and no victims were found.

Police are currently searching for the remaining suspect.

There is not believed to be any danger to the public at this time.

The Rosemont Square Apartments is located less than a mile from the Randolph Community Middle School, and out of an abundance of caution the school was placed on lockdown as students were arriving this morning. As of 9:45 a.m. the lockdown was lifted, and minutes later the shelter-in-place for the surrounding area was lifted as well.

The Braintree and Avon Police Departments assisted in the search, as did the Mass State Police.

This is an active investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information on the incident should contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212 or visit the department’s website for the tip411 system.

 

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Randolph and Whitman Police Departments Among Several Agencies Helping to Escort Whitman Toddler to Hospital for Surgery

WHITMAN — Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag and Whitman Police Chief Timothy Hanlon are pleased to share that several local police departments took part in a special escort yesterday for a Whitman toddler who is set to undergo open-heart surgery.

Departments from seven neighboring communities came together Wednesday, April 14, to escort Nathaniel Rodman, who is affectionately known as “Nate the Great,” to Boston Children’s Hospital along with members of the boy’s family. 

Rodman was born with multiple heart and kidney defects that have required several surgeries, including his first open-heart surgery when he was only 5 weeks old. The departments came together for Rodman and his family, which includes Matthew Rodman, who has served as a Randolph Police officer for more than seven years. 

In addition to officers from Randolph and Whitman, members of the Quincy, Weymouth, Stoughton, Canton and Braintree police departments all took part in the early-morning escort Wednesday. Last week, officers had a badge made for Rodman to signify him becoming an honorary police officer.

“The escort was a way to recognize Nathanial for the tremendous courage he has shown during his life, and as a way to take the family’s mind off everything for a few minutes before they entered the hospital to begin this latest procedure,” said Randolph Police Det. Kevin Gilbert. “We have done escorts like this before and it is always easy to find officers willing to participate. We truly have an amazing network of passionate officers in this region.”

Several of the officers who participated in Wednesday’s escort were police academy classmates of Matthew Rodman, making the event all the more personal for many of them. 

The Whitman Police Department played a key role in assisting with traffic control and providing advice on the best routes to approach and leave the house for the escort.

“This entire event was a group effort between Randolph Police, Whitman Police and the surrounding agencies, and it shows that we are always willing to help a family in need,” Det. Gilbert said. “Nathaniel is a fighter, and we are confident that he will come out of this surgery in amazing shape.”

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Randolph Police Investigating Saturday Afternoon Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place this afternoon.

At approximately 1:40 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the area of Christopher Road and Chestnut Street for a report of gunshots.

A 20-year-old Randolph man was transported by friends to a local hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Ballistic evidence was recovered from the scene.

At this time, police do not believe that the incident was random and it remains under active investigation. Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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A Statement from Randolph Police Chief William Pace

RANDOLPH — The following is a statement from Randolph Police Chief William Pace:

“The Randolph Police Department is currently actively investigating multiple acts of vandalism at a local church. Our department responded to the International Assembly of God church at 572 South Main St. in Randolph four times between April 6 and May 2 for reports of vandalism ranging from broken windows to smashed light bulbs.

“During each call, our officers collected evidence and searched the area for information that could lead to identifying the suspect or suspects. Detectives have canvassed the area looking for surveillance video that may help to identify the perpetrator or perpetrators. Our officers have been conducting increased surveillance in the area in the hopes of identifying who is responsible for these unacceptable acts of vandalism.

“Although the frequency of incidents at this location is concerning, based on the evidence we have at this time, there is no specific indication right now that this should be classified as a hate crime. If new evidence comes to light that these acts are indeed a hate crime, we will investigate it as such and anyone charged with these incidents will be charged accordingly.

“In an additional incident of vandalism that took place on April 17 to a vehicle parked outside of the church building, a person was photographed on video surveillance from a distance and is described as a black male, wearing black clothing, who left the area in a black 2013-2017 Honda Accord, toward Avon. A surveillance video showed that the vehicle’s license plate began with the letter H. The suspect vehicle has aftermarket and distinctive “five star” rims. This person is a person of interest in each of the church vandalism incidents and police would like to speak with this individual.

“We urge anyone with information about these incidents to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.”

“Because this investigation is active and ongoing, there will be no further information released at this time.”

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Randolph Police Looking to Identify Possible Suspect Following String of Home Break-Ins

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively seeking to identify a possible suspect in a string of breaking and entering cases in town.

On Friday, March 6, Randolph Police responded to two separate reports of breaking and entering at homes in the same neighborhood. The first occurred at approximately 1:10 p.m. at a Edwin Street residence, and the second at approximately 1:40 p.m. at a Soren Street residence.

Jewelry and cash was reportedly stolen from the first home, and jewelry was reportedly stolen from the second home. Both break-ins appear similar in nature, with significant damage done to the front and side doors of the homes.

Through video footage captured by neighbors, police have identified a middle aged black male suspect who was recorded wearing a white jacket and dark flannel pajama pants, and during the second break-in was seen wearing the same clothes along with a white baseball hat. He was seen carrying a black bag over his shoulder. 

Two victims of these break-ins were targeted in the same fashion during similar incidents in 2015.

The individual is not wanted by police at this time, but police are looking to identify him.

In addition to these two incidents, an attempted break-in was reported at a residence on North Main Street on Friday, March 6 that resulted in significant damage to the home’s front and side doors. An additional break-in was reported on Saturday, Feb. 29 involving a suspect climbing through the kitchen window of a home on Eugenia Street that was captured by a camera at the home.

The investigation is ongoing by Randolph Police, and additional patrol and surveillance units will remain in the area. Anyone with information is advised to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212 or email detectives@randolphmapolice.com.

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Randolph Man Reported Missing Saturday Found Safe in Wrentham

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that a missing Randolph man has been found safe.

At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Randolph Police were informed that the man, a 33-year-old from Randolph, was at a relative’s home in Wrentham.

“We appreciate the efforts of all the law enforcement officials who responded to ensure this individual was safely located,” Chief Pace said.

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