Randolph Police Department Charges Four Juveniles Following Pursuit of Alleged Stolen Vehicle

Chief Anthony Marag reports that four juveniles have been arrested and charged following a pursuit of an alleged stolen vehicle. 

A 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE was arrested and charged with:

  • Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Stop for Police
  • Operating on a Suspended License
  • Reckless Operation
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident

A 16-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE was arrested and charged with:

  • Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle

A 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE was arrested and charged with:

  • Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Switchblade Knife)

A 16-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE was arrested and charged with:

  • Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle

On Friday, Feb. 3, at approximately 2:20 p.m., a vehicle was allegedly stolen from the parking lot located at 27 Warren St. The vehicle was located by Randolph Police officers a short time later and they attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

The vehicle’s driver, later identified as a 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE, allegedly refused to stop for police, and reversed into a Randolph Police cruiser near the Braintree Town line. The officer was not injured. Three occupants got out of the vehicle at that time and fled on foot into a nearby neighborhood.

The driver allegedly continued fleeing in the stolen vehicle into Braintree, at which time Randolph Police officers terminated their pursuit. The vehicle was located by Braintree Police after it crashed in the area of Braintree High School.

The driver was taken into custody by Braintree Police and subsequently transferred to the custody of Randolph Police. The additional three occupants who fled — identified as TWO 16-YEAR-OLD JUVENILES and a 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE — were located by police. All four juveniles were taken into custody by approximately 4 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

All four were booked by Randolph Police and are expected to be arraigned in Quincy Juvenile Court at a later date.

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

Randolph Police Department Investigating After Shell Casings Found in Donovan Elementary School Classroom

RANDOLPH — Police Chief Anthony Marag and Randolph Public Schools Superintendent Thea Stovell wish to share an update after two shell casings were found at Donovan Elementary School over the past week.

On Friday, Jan. 13, a shell casing was found in a fourth grade classroom at Donovan Elementary. A second shell casing was found on Thursday, Jan. 19 in the same classroom at Donovan Elementary. The shell casings did not contain live rounds.

In both instances, school administration followed standard protocol by initiating a school-wide shelter in place, during which students were asked to remain in their classrooms but regular instruction continued. School administration immediately contacted the Randolph Police Department each time, who responded and took custody of the shell casings, as well as completed a thorough search of the classroom on both occasions. The district also sent letters home to parents notifying them of each incident.

As part of the ongoing investigation, police K-9 units swept the school on the night of Jan. 17. K-9 units swept the school once again on the night of Jan. 19 after the second shell casing was found. No additional casings and no weapons were found during either search.

How the casings got into the school remains under investigation by police and school administration, however it is believed that the incidents are related. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Randolph Police at 781-963-1212 or district officials at 781-961-6200.

On Friday, Jan. 20, school administration met with all grade K-5 homerooms to speak with students about these incidents and to review the school’s safety protocols. The district also plans to schedule a forum for families to discuss school safety measures and will share those details with families as they are confirmed.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority and we understand that these incidents are concerning to our families,” Superintendent Stovell said. “I would like to thank the Randolph Police Department for their quick response and we will assist them in this investigation however we can. Any family who feels their student needs additional support at school following these incidents is encouraged to contact their building principal.” 

Added Chief Marag, “We take findings like this extremely seriously and continue to conduct a thorough investigation of these incidents. We encourage anyone who has information to contact the police department.”

Randolph Police will have an additional presence at the school in the coming days as a precautionary measure.

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Randolph Police Department Arrests and Charges Man Following Early Morning Stabbing

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that a man was arrested and charged following a stabbing that occurred early Friday morning. 

STEVE ANTIRO LOPES, AGE 42, OF RANDOLPH, was arrested and charged with: 

  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

LOPES is expected to be arraigned in Quincy District Court today. 

At approximately 2 a.m. Friday, Sgt. Scott Sherman was on patrol and observed a fight between two males in the area of the Flames Restaurant parking lot, 332 N Main St. 

When Sgt. Sherman approached the scene, one of the males, later identified as LOPES, fled the area on foot. Sgt. Sherman determined that the other man had allegedly been stabbed multiple times. 

LOPES was quickly located by officers running through the parking lot of the nearby Wendy’s and was arrested without further incident. A weapon was located near where the stabbing occurred. 

The victim, a 45-year-old Randolph man, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he is in critical condition as of midday Friday.

Randolph Police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing.

“Sgt. Sherman’s keen observation skills while on patrol this morning resulted in the discovery of this incident as it was ongoing, which helped ensure that the victim immediately received treatment for his injuries, as well as allowed officers to quickly arrest the suspect,” Chief Marag said.

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

 

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Randolph Police Department Launches Body-Worn Camera Program for All Sworn Officers

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag announces that the Randolph Police Department has launched a body-worn camera program for all sworn officers.

The program launched Tuesday, Nov. 8. All officers, including Chief Marag, have been outfitted with a body-worn camera, which is embedded in the officer’s uniform to prevent it from detaching, and have received training on how the device operates and functions.

“Launching the body-worn camera program is an important step in our mission to provide the best services possible to our community, in a way that fosters added transparency and accountability,” Chief Marag said. “I would like to thank everyone who has supported the planning and implementation of this initiative, including the Randolph Town Council, Reps. Bruce Ayers and William Driscoll, and Sens. Walter Timilty and Michael Brady. I look forward to seeing how the program can help us enrich the police-community relationship in Randolph and strengthen public trust.”

Officers are now required by department policy to wear the body-worn camera at all times during their shift. Policy dictates that they activate the camera during all police interactions, while keeping in consideration the expectation of privacy, such as while on medical calls or when in contact with confidential informants.

Prior to the launch of the program, the department completed approximately a year and a half of research into policy and best practices, vetted vendors, negotiated with the police union, worked with the selected vendor to tailor the system for the department’s needs, and developed formal policies for camera use and data storage.

In addition to body-worn cameras, the department is utilizing in-car video systems, which include unlimited storage.

“The launch of this program keeps the Randolph Police Department in line with best practices in transparency and accountability, and I am proud to see our department moving forward with this initiative,” Town Manager Brian Howard said. “I would like to commend Chief Marag and his command staff, as well as our union leadership, for recognizing the value in a body-worn camera program and for the work that has been put into its implementation.”

Added Randolph Town Council President Bill Alexopoulos, “I would like to thank the Town Manager, Police Chief and the membership of the police department for working together to bring the body-worn camera initiative to Randolph. Randolph remains on the forefront of innovation in Massachusetts for police-community relations. The cameras will improve public safety, strengthen community relations and enhance the values of transparency and accountability.”

The department worked with law enforcement technology provider, Utility, Inc. to purchase the cameras and equipment. They were funded through a $106,700 state grant allocated by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) Body-Worn Camera (BWC) program in January, as well as through funding allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

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A Statement from Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag on Passing of Lt. Jeffrey Chaplin

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

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of Lt. Jeffrey Chaplin, who passed away off duty Thursday night due to a medical emergency. 

“Lt. Chaplin was a 25-year member of the Randolph Police Department. His dedication to service and the law enforcement profession was always at the forefront. He was a friend to us all and will be greatly missed by the men and women of the Randolph Police Department.

“Lt. Chaplin leaves behind his wife and two children. Please keep his family, friends, and members of the Randolph Police Department in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”

Memorial service arrangements will be announced once they are available.

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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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Obituary for Officer Michael Beal

Below is the obituary for Officer Michael Beal, which can be found online here.

BEAL, Michael D., Randolph Police Department, of Norwell, formerly of Randolph, tragically passed away, on May 14, 2022, at the age of 61. Born in Milton, Michael grew up in Randolph. He was a 1978 graduate of Randolph High School, where he played varsity ice hockey. Michael went on to graduate from Northeastern University and then he attended the police academy. He was a graduate of the MCJTC police academy recruit class #3. Mikey began his law enforcement career with the Harvard University Police Department and then transferred to the Randolph Police Department, where he has proudly been serving his community for over 35 years. Mikey held many roles within the Randolph Police Department and spent several years in the Honor Guard and playing in charity hockey games with his fellow officers. Mikey was a golfer, a member of the Randolph Elks, a huge Boston Bruins fan, however spending time with his loving family is what gave him the most joy. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Michael will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know him. Michael was the beloved husband of Carol S. (Richardson) Beal. Loving father of Courtney Scalice and her husband Salvatore (USCG) of Annapolis, MD, Brittany Geddis and her husband Steven of Hanover, Kellsey Beal of Norwell, Kiernan Beal and his wife Alison of Norwell, Liam Beal of Norwell, Ainsley Beal of Norwell, Hayley Beal of Norwell, and Thierry Beal of Norwell. Cherished Grandpa of Steven, Salvatore, Finley, Michael, and Maeve. Dear son of Theresa Beal of Randolph and the late Donald Beal. Devoted brother of Brian Beal of Weymouth and Keith Beal of Boca Raton, FL. Dear uncle of Brandon, Karissa, Andrew, Danielle, Emily, Ryan, Stacy, and Nicholas. Son-in-law of the late Thomas and Eva Richardson. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 19th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (RT 28), Randolph. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 20th at 11:00 AM in St. Bernadette Church, 1031 No. Main St., Randolph. Burial will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.

GoFundMe: A GoFundMe has also been set up for the Beal family, and can be found here.

 

 

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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*UPDATE* Randolph Police Arrest and Charge Roxbury Man in Connection with Wednesday’s Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested and charged a man in connection with Wednesday’s shooting outside a restaurant.

MARLON RAYMOND, JR., AGE 19, OF ROXBURY, was arrested and charged with:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Assault and Battery by Discharging a Firearm
  • Assault and Battery by Discharging a Firearm
  • Attempted Assault and Battery by Discharging a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm Loaded
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling
  • Improper Storage for Large Capacity Firearm
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Tampering with Evidence
  • Town by-law Violation, Possession of Knife Over 2.5 Inches

On Wednesday, May 4, just after 12 p.m., Randolph Police responded to 14 Condlin Drive for a report of a shooting. Responding officers located a 20-year-old Randolph man who had been shot multiple times after exiting the restaurant. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The male suspect fled the area on foot. Randolph Police, with the assistance of a Braintree Police K-9 and Weymouth Police K-9, searched the area but did not immediately locate a suspect.

Detectives collected evidence from the crime scene, including 9mm shell casings. K-9 teams subsequently located a loaded 9mm firearm with a high-capacity magazine hidden within a bandana in a nearby wooded area.

Through the subsequent investigation, RAYMOND was identified as a suspect. Police also learned that RAYMOND and the victim are known to each other.

RAYMOND was observed by officers Wednesday evening between 5:30-6 p.m. when he returned to the area where the firearm had been located by police. He was taken into custody at that time without incident. A knife was located on RAYMOND during a search of his person.

RAYMOND, who is known to police, was transported to the Randolph Police station for booking. He is expected to be arraigned today in Quincy District Court.

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

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Update: Randolph Police Department Investigating Afternoon Shooting Outside Restaurant

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Just after 12 p.m. Wednesday, Randolph Police responded to 14 Condlin Drive for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, police located the victim, a 20-year-old Randolph man, who had been shot. He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim exited the restaurant and was shot by the suspect in the parking lot outside of the restaurant. The male suspect fled the area on foot. There were no other injuries.

Randolph Police, with the assistance of a Braintree Police K-9 and Weymouth Police K-9, searched the area throughout the afternoon, but did not locate a suspect.

The restaurant is located approximately a half-mile from Randolph High School. The school was briefly placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

Officers continue to search the area for the suspect, and residents in the area may notice a law enforcement presence this evening.

Police believe that this was an isolated incident and not a random act of violence.

The incident remains under active investigation and no additional information is available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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