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 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 Charge Man with Propositioning Teenage Girl for Prostitution

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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

Randolph Police Charge Man with Propositioning Teenage Girl for Prostitution

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested and charged a man who allegedly propositioned a 16-year-old girl, offering her cash in exchange for sexual acts.

GLENN EVERETT, AGE 55, OF MIDDLEBOROUGH, was charged with Engaging in Sexual Conduct for a Fee with a Child Under Age 18. He is expected to be arraigned today in Quincy District Court.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, a 16-year-old girl walked into the Randolph Police station lobby to report an incident that had happened a short time earlier at a bus stop on North Main Street. The girl told police that while she was waiting for the bus, a man, later identified as EVERETT, walked up to her and began talking to her.

EVERETT allegedly propositioned the girl, offering her cash in exchange for sexual acts. She refused. He allegedly continued to pester her and ask her questions before she eventually walked away and attempted to cross the street.

At that time EVERETT walked back to his car and left the area.

Using her cell phone, the victim was able to take a photo of the man who approached her. She provided that photo to police, and through the subsequent investigation over the past several days, EVERETT was identified as the suspect. He was arrested Wednesday without incident.

Chief Pace praised the bravery of the victim in this case.

“The girl was very brave to walk away and even take a picture of the man who approached her, so that perhaps another young girl will not have to go through this same ordeal,” Chief Pace said.

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

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Randolph Police Arrest Middle School Student Who Allegedly Wrote Note on Wall Threatening Violence

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

Randolph Police Arrest Middle School Student Who Allegedly Wrote Note on Wall Threatening Violence

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that a female student was arrested Thursday afternoon after she allegedly wrote a note threatening violence aimed at Randolph Middle School on a wall of the school.

The JUVENILE FEMALE, AGE 12, is charged with Making a Public Threat. She will be arraigned at Quincy Juvenile Court at a later date. Because she is a juvenile, her identity will not be released.

At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, Randolph Police received a report that someone had written a threatening note on a wall at Randolph Middle School.

Through the subsequent investigation, the JUVENILE FEMALE was identified as the person who allegedly wrote on the wall and she was arrested without incident. She was later released into the custody of her mother.

Police determined that the threat was not credible and school was dismissed in the normal fashion.

A message was sent out to parents from the Randolph Public Schools superintendent’s office notifying parents of the incident.

Chief Pace would like residents to know that all school threats will be taken seriously and that student safety is one of the department’s top priorities.

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

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Randolph Police Respond to House Party, Motor Vehicle Crash into Cruiser

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

For Immediate Release

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Respond to House Party, Motor Vehicle Crash into Cruiser

Two Placed Under Arrest, Driver Taken to Hospital

RANDOLPH —  Chief William Pace reports that while the Randolph Police Department was responding to a house party last night, a woman crashed her motor vehicle into a parked, unoccupied cruiser. The incidents resulted in the arrest of two men.

On Saturday, June 17, at approximately 9 p.m., Randolph Police responded to a report of a disturbance on 894 North St., where a house party was taking place. Police had been called to the house multiple times earlier in the evening on reports of loud music and noise.

While on scene at the house party, a 2007 Mercedes C280, traveling north on North Street, crashed into the rear driver’s side of a Randolph police cruiser parked on the street. The force of the crash caused the cruiser to launch forward into the back of another Randolph cruiser parked on the street. Both cruisers were parked on the east side of North Street and were unoccupied at the time.

The Randolph Fire Department arrived on scene to evaluate the driver of the Mercedes, a 30-year-old Brockton woman. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was subsequently taken to an area hospital.

While rendering aid to the Brockton woman, her boyfriend, LUIS RONALD BAEZ, AGE 21, OF BROCKTON, confronted Randolph Police and Fire in an aggressive manner, interfering with the fire department’s medical evaluation.

Police then placed BAEZ under arrest. He was charged with Assault and Hindering a Firefighter. BAEZ was not in the Mercedes at the time of the crash and was also not at the party. He was booked at the Randolph Police Department and later released on bail. BAEZ is scheduled to be arraigned at Quincy District Court on Monday.

No injuries to police officers or firefighters were reported.

The first cruiser that was hit sustained heavy rear-end damage and was towed from the scene. The second cruiser sustained significant rear-end damage, and the Mercedes sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

Randolph Police also placed the homeowner of 894 North St., MANUEL ANDRADE JR., AGE 37, under arrest. He was charged with being a Keeper of a Disorderly House. ANDRADE was booked at the Randolph Police Department and later released on bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Quincy District Court on Monday.

During the incident, the Braintree and Holbrook Police Departments, along with the Massachusetts State Police, responded to the scene to assist.

“This was a very involved scene that contained two unrelated incidents,” Chief Pace said. “I want to commend Randolph Police for their work on both cases, and I would like to thank our neighboring police departments and the State Police for their assistance.”

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Randolph Police Arrest 15 In Connection with Major Drug Trafficking and Distribution Investigation

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 24, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest 15 In Connection with Major Drug Trafficking and Distribution Investigation

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department, working with the South Shore Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, arrested 15 individuals following a large scale drug investigation that led to the confiscation of heroin, cocaine, cash, jewelry and several firearms.

In the early hours of Tuesday, March 21, more than 200 officers from more than 20 local and federal law enforcement agencies spread out across the South Shore and into Boston, searching 18 residences. The raids were the result of a six-month investigation in Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties, initiated by the Randolph Police Department.

Eight of the homes in the raid were in Randolph. The Randolph Police Department was the lead agency, working extensively with the South Shore Drug Task Force (comprised of officers from Randolph, Braintree, Quincy, Weymouth, Milton and Holbrook), the DEA and the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.

The raids were executed without incident. Homes in Randolph included two on Avalon Drive (Avalon Bay), two in Chestnut West (Rosemont Square), one on Birch Drive, one on West Street, one on Green Street and one on Fitch Terrace.

As a result of the raids, more than 10,000 pills, including oxycodone and fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, cash, $100,000 in jewelry and 10 guns — seven of which were found in Randolph — were recovered.

Fifteen suspects were arrested and charged in Randolph:

CARL HENRY FRENCH, AGE 37, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

    • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Oxycodone)
    • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Fentanyl)
    • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
    • Monetary Laundering
    • Distributing a Class B Drug
    • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law (Three Counts)

FRENCH, who police believe led the drug enterprise at the center of the investigation, was found to be living a lavish lifestyle, allegedly off of the profits from the sales of heroin and other deadly drugs. He was found to be renting a Ferrari for $1,500 a day, taking frequent trips to Miami, and spending thousands at nightclubs in Miami and Boston.

HASHANNA RENNE WILLIAMS, AGE 32, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Monetary Laundering
  • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law

SHANTE MONIQUE GREEN, AGE 30, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Trafficking a Class A Drug (Heroin)
  • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a Class D Drug with Intent to Distribute
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

WILLIAM MELVIN PALMER JR., AGE 42, OF RANDOLPH is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act

VINCENT FRANCIS BONANNO, AGE 27, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law
  • Distributing a Class B Drug

OCTAVIO TALOC NARES, AGE 38, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Trafficking a Class A Drug (Heroin)
  • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a Class D Drug with Intent to Distribute
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
  • Distributing a Class B Drug (Oxycodone)

JAMES LAUREUS, AGE 37, OF MILTON is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law

ROMEO ANDRADE, AGE 35, OF WEST BRIDGEWATER is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

ALEX FRENCH, AGE 31, OF BROCKTON is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

JEFFREY JOSEPH, AGE 27, OF BROCKTON  is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

MICHAEL BERUBE, AGE 33, OF CARVER is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

GARY ELLIOTT, AGE 30, OF BOSTON is charged with Distributing a Class B Drug

TYRONE THOMPSON, AGE 42, OF EAST BRIDGEWATER is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

JEFFREY GRAHAM, AGE 35, OF QUINCY is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

FELIX VALDES, AGE 46, OF MILTON is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

“This investigation was complex and I commend all agencies that were involved for their professionalism and collaboration in getting these deadly drugs off our streets,” Chief Pace said. “Randolph will be safer tonight because of this operation. I thank the Norfolk District Attorney, the DEA, the South Shore Drug Task Force, the collaboration of local law enforcement in neighboring communities and the commitment of Randolph Police Investigators.”

All suspects were arraigned at Quincy District Court.

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Randolph Police Arrest Two for Credit Card Fraud

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest Two for Credit Card Fraud

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department, after making a motor vehicle stop this week, conducted an investigation and arrested two people for credit card fraud.

TERRANCE MUNROE, AGE 20, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. was charged with:

  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Operating Without a License
  • Speeding

CORTLAN-KARIAH SMITH-DUDLEY, AGE 19, OF NORTH BALDWIN, N.Y. was charged with Receiving Stolen Property.

On Monday, Feb. 27, Randolph Police Officer Kevin Aldred conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Pleasant Street on a red sedan that was speeding.

Upon stopping the vehicle, Officer Aldred observed the driver, MUNROE, quickly switch places with SMITH-DUDLEY, the passenger. Officer Aldred approached the passenger side window, where MUNROE proceeded to give him what was determined to be false identification. After MUNROE failed to provide his own identification, police determined that he did not have a license.

Located in plain view in the vehicle were several assorted credit cards that were later found to be fraudulent, false identification for both MUNROE and SMITH-DUDLEY, and packages of various retail goods and electronics. An investigation indicated that MUNROE and SMITH-DUDLEY were allegedly using fraudulent credit cards to purchase large quantities of goods and gift cards from stores in Massachusetts.

Both suspects were placed under arrested and transported to the Randolph police station for booking.

Police later learned that MUNROE was wanted on several charges out of New York for similar larceny and fraud-related offenses.

As part of the investigation, police obtained a search warrant for the home of MUNROE’S mother, who lives in Randolph. There, they recovered a credit card embossing machine, multiple unopened pre-paid credit cards, as well as a ledger showing hundreds of credit card numbers.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

MUNROE was released on bail and SMITH-DUDLEY is being held on bail pending their arraignments in Quincy District Court.

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Randolph Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

Gerard Burrell Jr.

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly robbed a local bank this morning.

GERARD BURRELL JR., AGE 58, OF RANDOLPH was charged with one count of Armed Robbery.

Just before 10 a.m., Randolph Police responded to Eastern Bank, 35 Memorial Parkway, for a report of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, officers learned that BURRELL stated he had a gun and demanded large bills. No weapon was shown. BURRELL fled on foot behind the bank, towards Warren Street (Route 139) with an undetermined amount of cash.

Randolph Police established a perimeter and conducted a search around the bank and surrounding areas. Detective Michael Tuitt and Officer Brian Flaherty located and arrested BURRELL at a neighboring McDonald’s (8 Highland Ave.).

BURRELL was positively identified as the alleged suspect through witness accounts.

“I’d like to commend each officer who responded to this morning’s incident for making quick work of this case,” Chief Pace said. “Additionally, I’d like to thank Detective Tuitt and Officer Flaherty for thinking outside the box during the search.”

BURRELL is being held at the Randolph Police Department pending his arraignment in Quincy District Court tomorrow.

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Randolph Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Apartment Complex Shooting

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Apartment Complex Shooting

Romaine Sanchez

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested the suspect wanted in last week’s apartment complex shooting this morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., ROMAINE SANCHEZ, AGE 19, OF BROCKTON turned himself into police.

SANCHEZ is charged with:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Threats to Kill
  • Discharging a Firearm in a Building
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

A Randolph Police Department investigation identified SANCHEZ as the shooter.

SANCHEZ was also wanted for arrest on assault charges from a separate incident that occurred earlier that day at the same apartment complex. Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 — approximately 18 hours before the shooting — SANCHEZ allegedly got involved in an altercation with a different man over a piece of stolen property.

An investigation into that incident indicated that SANCHEZ brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man during the argument, and then struck the man over the head with the firearm and fled.

SANCHEZ was held at the Randolph Police Department pending his arraignment at Quincy District Court today.

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*WANTED* Randolph Police Seeking Brockton Man in Connection with Apartment Shooting

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

*WANTED* Randolph Police Seeking Brockton Man in Connection with Apartment Shooting

Suspect Also Wanted on Additional Assault Charges

Anyone with Information is Asked to Call Randolph Police at 781-963-1212

Romaine Sanchez

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at the Rosemont Square apartment complex last week and a violent assault that took place the same day.

ROMAINE SANCHEZ, AGE 19, OF BROCKTON is wanted on the following charges:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Threats to Kill
  • Discharging a Firearm in a Building
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

A Randolph Police Department investigation identified SANCHEZ as the shooter.

SANCHEZ is also wanted for arrest on assault charges from a separate incident that occurred earlier that day at the same apartment complex. Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 — approximately 18 hours before the shooting — SANCHEZ allegedly got involved in an altercation with a different man over a piece of stolen property. An investigation into that incident indicated that SANCHEZ brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man during the argument, and then struck the man over the head with the firearm and fled.

SANCHEZ was last seen as a passenger in an older model Mitsubishi Gallant with a temporary “donut” wheel on the rear driver’s side tire.

He is believed to be carrying a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police warn that SANCHEZ should not be approached if spotted. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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