Randolph Police Department Limiting Public Access to Police Station as Precaution Against Coronavirus

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department will be limiting access to the public at its police station as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus, and would like to assure residents that the level of service provided by the department will not change.

The Randolph Police Department will continue to respond to all emergencies. However, the department will be limiting access to the police station to outside visitors for non-emergency, walk-in business until further notice.

As always, please call 911 for any emergency.

Residents are asked to contact the police business line at 781-963-1212 for general non-emergency matters or questions. Contact methods for specific matters are outlined below:

  • Residents who would like to request a report can email [email protected]. Please provide your name, address, date of birth, phone number, email and the date and location of the incident. Fax requests can be sent to 781-961-0970.
  • Parking tickets can be paid online at parkingticketpayment.com/randolph or by phone at 866-980-5363. Payments can also be paid via mail with a check or money order. Mail the payment to Randolph Police Parking Clerk, 41 South Main St. The town hall drop-off box can also be used for check or money order payments.
  • Reports regarding bank, credit card or identity matters can be placed over the phone at 781-963-1212.
  • Lost or stolen items can be reported via a form on the department’s site and then faxed to 781-961-0968. Reports can also be made via phone at 781-963-1212.

“This proactive approach will limit the risk of coronavirus exposure to our personnel and is meant to enhance the practice of social distancing,” Chief Pace said. “We thank our community members for their continued cooperation.”

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Randolph Police Make Arrest in Monday Night Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested and charged a man who shot another man Monday night, March 10.

JASON MUKORO, AGE 23, OF RANDOLPH was charged with:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Carrying a Firearm Without a License
  • Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Building
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Cocaine)

At approximately 4:50 p.m. on Monday, police responded to the area of 10 and 15 Ward St. for a report of a shooting.

A 28-year-old Randolph man was located at the scene and was transported by a Randolph Fire Department ambulance to a local hospital. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the back and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

MUKORO fled from the scene on foot. Through the subsequent investigation, it was determined that MUKORO was the man who shot the victim.

MUKORO was arrested near his home without incident Monday night. Police obtained a search warrant to search his home and located and seized the clothes he wore during the shooting and 10.2 grams of cocaine. No weapons were found in the search.

MUKORO is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Quincy District Court.

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

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Randolph Police Investigating Monday Evening Shooting

No Danger to Community

Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening.

Just before 4:50 p.m. on Monday, police responded to the area of 10 and 15 Ward St. for a report of a possible shooting.

A 28-year-old Randolph man was transported by a Randolph Fire Department ambulance to a local hospital. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect fled from the scene on foot and police do not believe that the incident was random.

The incident remains under active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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 [email protected].

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Town of Randolph, Police and Fire Departments Warn Residents of Scam Spoofing Town Phone Numbers

RANDOLPH — Town Manager Brian Howard, Police Chief William Pace and Fire Chief Richard Donovan are warning residents about a telephone scam in which the caller is spoofing official town phone numbers.

The Randolph Police Department has received several reports today of residents receiving calls from the Town of Randolph asking them for personal information. This is a scam call. The Town of Randolph will never call asking for personal information such as bank account information or a social security number.

Residents have also reported receiving calls from phone numbers appearing on caller ID as the Randolph Fire Department and Randolph High School.

Town officials warn that residents should NEVER give personal information, social security numbers or credit card numbers to people who call their homes or cell phones unless you are entirely sure who is on the other end.

If someone calls to collect on a debt or is seeking personal information, remember that you can always hang up and call back a phone number you know is correct or look up the number yourself.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has several tips for residents looking to protect themselves from falling victim to a phone scam:

  • Let calls from unknown phone numbers go to voicemail. Do not answer.
  • If a caller claims to represent a company, like Google or Apple, hang up. Call the company, and verify if that individual was actually who they were claiming to be. Be sure to call the correct phone number by going to the organization’s website or looking at a recent bill from that organization.
  • Know that even “local” numbers on caller ID may not be from a local caller.
  • Never pay for a service with a gift card. Legitimate companies and organizations will not ask you to pay for any service with a gift card.
  • Report scam calls with the FCC Consumer Complaint Center by visiting consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us.
  • Report any money lost to a scam call to local police.
  • Check to see if your phone company has a service that will block robocalls.
  • Consider adding your telephone numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry www.donotcall.gov/. Law abiding telemarketers will not call phone numbers once they are added to the list.

If residents have any questions or feel that they have been victimized, they are encouraged to call Randolph Police at 781-963-1212.

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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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*Missing Person* Randolph Police Seek Missing Man

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a resident who was last seen Saturday morning.

Christopher Moore, 33, of Randolph, was last seen Saturday, Feb. 8 at approximately 5:30 a.m. near his home on Liberty Street in Randolph.

Police do not believe Moore, who is an autistic adult, to be in any danger.

Moore is described as a white male, last seen wearing a dark grey hoodie with a green Monster Energy Drink logo on it, a pair of sweatpants with skull on it, and yellow shoes.

Anyone who believes they may have information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting overnight where a man was shot in the leg.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. Tuesday night, Jan. 21, police responded to the area of West Street and Old West Street for a report of multiple gunshots.

A 911 caller reported that there was a man inside a West Street apartment who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The 18-year-old Hyde Park man was transported by a Randolph Fire Department ambulance to a Boston hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

As the investigation continued, officers on scene located a vehicle on the side of the road at the intersection of West Street and Old West Street. The vehicle had been struck multiple times with gunfire and there was blood on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

A Quincy Police firearm K9 was requested at the scene, however no gun was able to be located. Additionally, members of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services unit and Crime Prevention and Control (CPAC) unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

At this time, police do not believe that the incident was random and it remains under active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Crime Rate Drops 10% Over Past Year, Down 36% in Past Decade

RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace and Town Manager Brian Howard are pleased to share that Randolph’s 2019 crime statistics show a third consecutive annual decrease in the town’s crime rate.

According to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) statistics submitted by the Town of Randolph, the total number of reported crimes dropped from 1,237 in 2018 to 1,105 in 2019, a 10% decrease.

The total number of violent crimes dropped 10% from 2018 to 2019. Aggravated assaults were down over 10% and motor vehicle thefts remained at 33 reported incidents. Crimes against property were down from 740 incidents in 2018 to 639 incidents in 2019. Part B crimes such as disorderly conduct or quality of life offenses decreased by 17% in 2019.

The statistics also show a 36% decrease in reported crimes in Randolph over the past decade.

“I am very pleased with the recent crime statistics, which are proof that the work the men and women of the Randolph Police Department do everyday pays off,” Town Manager Howard said.

“The safety of the community is our number one priority,” Chief Pace said. “Even with crime statistics showing a downward trend, our department’s call volume continues to increase and diversify each year. To respond to this, we have trained an officer in commercial motor vehicle enforcement and there are plans to focus on other quality of life concerns in the coming year, including increased traffic enforcement, pedestrian safety and drunk and drugged driving patrols. I am proud that our department has been successful not only in reducing crime, but has made service enhancements as well.”

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Randolph Police Department Reminds Residents of Upcoming Hands-Free Law for Drivers

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace and the Randolph Police Department would like to remind residents of the upcoming hands-free law for drivers.

On Feb. 23, An Act Requiring the Hands-Free Use of Mobile Telephones While Driving will go into effect prohibiting drivers from using cellphones and other hand-held devices while operating a vehicle. There will be a grace period through March 31 in which drivers will get a warning for their first violation rather than a fine.

The law states that no motor vehicle operator may use electronic devices while driving unless the technology is being used hands-free. Operators found to be texting, dialing phone numbers or using a phone with their hands in any capacity while driving will be fined.

Operators are permitted to use hands-free technology including Bluetooth, “single tap or swipe” to activate or deactivate hands-free mode, navigation technology mounted to the car’s dash and phone use in emergency situations. Drivers may use their phones if they are stationary and not in an active traffic lane.

The penalty for drivers who are found guilty of violating the hands-free law is a $100 fine for a first offense, a $250 fine for a second offense and a $500 fine for a third or subsequent offense. Operators who commit a second or subsequent offense are also required to complete an educational program focused on distracted driving prevention. A third or subsequent violation will count as a surchargeable incident which can affect the driver’s insurance rates.

The act also includes a requirement that law enforcement agencies report data on violations. The data collected by law enforcement will be available to the public.

The law does not apply to first responders who are on duty and driving emergency service vehicles.

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