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.
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.”
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 [email protected].
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department is planning a fundraising campaign to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness starting this week.
As part of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign, the department will be partnering with the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to sell special purple shoulder patches with the Alzheimer’s ribbon on them.
Patches will go on sale starting Thursday, Jan. 2. A total of 300 special patches are available for sale, and the fundraiser will last until the supply runs out.
The cost of the patches is $10 each.
“The Randolph Police Department is honored to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Our hope is that with this donation, we can assist those in need of vital services and strengthen patient care for those fighting this disease,” Chief Pace said. “We hope that we can positively represent members of our community, and their families, who are battling this disease.”
Randolph Police will be donating funds from the campaign to the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Randolph Police have had great success in the past with the Pink Patch Project and the Autism Awareness Project, and they encourage residents to participate in this latest fundraiser as well.
To purchase a purple patch as part of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign, visit the Randolph Police Station at 41 South Main St., or send a check for $10 to:
Randolph Police Department
Attn: Det. Kevin Gilbert Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign 41 South Main Street Randolph MA, 02368
According to the Alzheimer’s Association:
5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia
In 2019, Alzheimer’s care will cost the United States approximately $290 billion
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s
RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph/Holbrook Pop Warner Cheerleaders are holding a “Back the Blue” rally this coming weekend.
Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.
The Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St., Randolph.
As part of the rally, cheerleaders will be showing off special cheers for law enforcement officers and sharing information on supporting local police.
This is the first time that the cheerleaders, who are a staple at football games in town, will be holding this type rally. It is being coordinated by the team’s head coach, Jenn Abramson.
“We are grateful for the support of the cheerleaders and encourage residents to attend the rally on Saturday,” Det. Kevin Gilbert said. “It will be a terrific opportunity for the community to meet us and learn more about what we do.”
The cheerleaders will also be supporting breast cancer awareness at this event.
The rally is free to attend.
The Randolph/Holbrook Pop Warner Cheerleaders recently qualified for a national tournament at Walt Disney World in Florida, and donations can be made at the rally to help fund the trip.
Members of the Randolph Police Department will also be on site to meet with members of the community. The rally comes after the RPD participated in the Pink Patch Project, where officers wore pink patches during the month of October to raise awareness as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This was the third year in a row Randolph police wore pink patches as part of the project.
RANDOLPH — The Randolph Police Patrolmen’s Union Local 18 and the Randolph Police Association are pleased to announce that their second annual Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $8,000 last month.
The tournament was held on Sept. 15 at Easton Country Club, and had over 50 players.
Proceeds from the tournament will help fund various programs put on by the Randolph Police Association over the course of the next year.
In the past two years, the tournament has raised over $18,000 to benefit important community programs and events sponsored by the Randolph Police Association.
As part of the tournament, the foursome with the lowest score was presented with a trophy at the conclusion of the day. In addition, a closest to the pin challenge was featured on a par three hole, and a hole-in-one, putting contest and longest drive challenge was held on par five holes.
After a long day of golfing the players were treated to a dinner, catered by the staff at Easton Country Club.
Several raffle items and silent auctions were also available for bidding throughout the day.
More than 30 individuals and businesses from the community came together to support the tournament through either sponsorships or donation of raffle items.
“The support for this tournament has been tremendous over the past two years,” said Officer Kevin Gilbert, who helped to organize the event. “We look forward to continuing to sponsor our great community programs and on behalf of myself, Officer Matthew Rodman and everyone else at the Randolph Police Department, we greatly appreciate all of the support from those played and donated.”
“Thank you to all of volunteers who came out the day of the event,” Officer Rodman added. “Without them, it wouldn’t have been possible.”