*UPDATED* Randolph Police Clear from Hotel After No Threat Found

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Randolph Police Clear from Hotel After No Threat Found

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating after a man staying at the Comfort Inn made threats regarding a “biological hazard” Friday afternoon.

The scene was cleared at approximately 2 p.m. after no threats were found.

A man has been detained by Randolph Police and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

At approximately noon, Randolph Police responded to the Comfort Inn, 1374 North Main St., for a report of a hotel guest that was refusing to leave his room after his stay had expired. The man made threats to a hotel employee about having a “biological hazard” inside of his room and made threats to harm himself.

The man was quickly located in a corridor near his hotel room and was detained by Randolph Police without incident.

Out of an abundance of caution, the hotel was evacuated and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad was called in to investigate.

The incident remains under investigation by Randolph Police.

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Randolph Police Investigating Threats Made by Guest at Hotel

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Randolph Police Investigating Threats Made by Guest at Hotel

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating after a man staying at the Comfort Inn made threats regarding a “biological hazard” Friday afternoon.

A man has been detained by Randolph Police and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

At approximately noon, Randolph Police responded to the Comfort Inn, 1374 North Main St., for a report of a hotel guest that was refusing to leave his room after his stay had expired. The man made threats to a hotel employee about having a “biological hazard” inside of his room and made threats to harm himself.

The man was quickly located in a corridor near his hotel room and was detained by Randolph Police without incident.

Out of an abundance of caution, the hotel has been evacuated and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad has been called in to investigate.

At this time, there is no reason to believe that the man’s threats were credible. The incident remains under active investigation.

Further information will be provided when it becomes available.

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Randolph Police Officers Honored with Award for Lifesaving Efforts

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 6, 2019

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

Randolph Police Officers Honored with Award for Lifesaving Efforts

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that three Randolph Police officers were honored today for their efforts in helping to save the life of a suicidal man last December, using the newly implemented Text-to-911 program.

Detective Kristen Gagnon, Officer Richard Lucey and Officer Scott Sherman received the Robert P. Dana Distinguished Service Award for Law Enforcement at a ceremony at Quincy District Court to celebrate Law Day today. The award was presented by Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, Randolph Police Officer and Dispatcher Scott Sherman received a text via the newly implemented Text-to-911 program from a 23-year-old man who was threatening to kill himself.

Detective Kristen Gagnon and Officer Richard Lucey responded to a home on Highland Avenue where the text was sent from. The officers located the man inside of his bedroom closet having hanged himself with a shirt.

The officers quickly pulled the man out of the closet and began to render aid to him while calling for an ambulance. The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he survived his injuries.

Law Day is an annual celebration throughout courthouses in Massachusetts which recognizes the role and importance of law in the state and society.

The awards ceremony was held at Quincy District Court with several local politicians and members of law enforcement in attendance. Sen. Edward Markey was the keynote speaker.

The Dana Award is named for Metropolitan Police Officer Robert Dana, who was shot and killed by a suspect during a traffic stop in Milton in 1984. Other police departments that received the Dana Award this year were the Holbrook Police, Cohasset Police and Weymouth Police.

“I want to commend our officers for their efforts in being able utilize a technology that was new to the department and used it to effectively saved this man’s life,” Chief Pace said. “The Dana Award is an incredibly high honor and I am glad our officers were recognized for their lifesaving actions that day.”

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A Statement From Randolph Police Chief William Pace

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

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

A Statement From Randolph Police Chief William Pace

“A member of the Randolph Police Department has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest outside of his Brockton home while off duty over the weekend. Officer Glenn Frazier, a 24-year veteran of the department, will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of a Brockton Police investigation and an internal review of the facts by the Randolph Police Department.”

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Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course

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 to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course 

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace announces that the Randolph Police Department will offer community members a training session on reacting to active shooter incidents in October.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training is meant to prepare civilians for the possibility that they could be targeted in a violent intruder event, giving them knowledge to help save their own lives and the lives of others before law enforcement arrives.

“Unfortunately in this day and age, active shooter incidents are becoming more and more prevalent and they can happen anywhere from office buildings to schools to concerts to places of worship,” Chief Pace said. “The training taught in this program is meant to provide potentially lifesaving tips about how to react when a person finds themselves in a situation involving a violent intruder.”

WHEN:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St.

WHAT:

The Randolph Police Department is offering the two-hour class free of charge.

Participants will learn strategies about how to prepare for and respond to being confined inside a building during a violent intruder event. In addition, information will be provided about how to help law enforcement in such situations and limit casualties.

Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups and other types of organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The course was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response
Training Center at Texas State University, and was designed around the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy.

To sign up for the training session, please contact Randolph Police Commander John Hamelburg at [email protected] or call 781-963-1212.

Any groups that would like to book the training session outside of Oct. 17 can also contact Commander Hamelburg to express their interest.

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Randolph Police Participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

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

Randolph Police Participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department will be increasing the number of patrols on local roads as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” summer campaign.

The initiative is funded through a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division and will continue through the remainder of the summer.

Police urge motorists who have been drinking or using marijuana or other drugs to plan ahead and designate a driver, use a ride-sharing service or take public transportation.

“The summertime is great for cookouts and parties, but it is also one of the most dangerous times of year to be on the road,” Chief Pace said. “If you have been drinking or partying, please do not put yourself and others at risk by getting behind the wheel.”

Randolph Police will have several officers on the lookout for impaired and reckless drivers over the coming weeks. Everyone is reminded to never get behind the wheel if they have been drinking and to never get into a vehicle if the driver is impaired.

“Getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, using marijuana or both is one of the most dangerous things drivers can do,” said Jeff Larason, Director of the Highway Safety Division. “A little planning can save your life or someone else’s. Regret or remorse won’t bring someone back.”

According to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, marijuana or marijuana-type drugs were the most prevalent types of drugs found in people killed in crashes from 2011 to 2016.

From 2015 to 2016, alcohol impaired driving fatalities increased 9 percent (109 to 119) in the state.

The Randolph Police Department is joining local law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth, as well as the Massachusetts State Police, by enhancing its efforts to keep impaired drivers off the road.

If you are charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will lose your license and could face jail time and incur the cost of significant fines and expenses.

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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 Department Reminds Residents of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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

Randolph Police Department Reminds Residents of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

RANDOLPH – Chief William Pace and the Randolph Police Department are reminding residents to be vigilant while behind the wheel this summer to prevent distracted driving-related crashes and fatalities.

State law prohibits drivers from writing, sending, or reading electronic messages, using apps, and browsing the Internet while driving, stopped at a light, or in traffic. Operators under 18 are banned entirely from being on mobile phones and other electronic devices while driving. Those who are cited can pay up to a $500 fine and teenagers can also lose their license for up to a year.

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division recommends that motorists:

  • Turn your phone off and put it where you can’t reach it before driving.
  • Let your friends and family know that you’ll be driving and can’t take their call/text.
  • Pull over to a safe place if you have to make a call or send a text.
  • Start GPS navigation or review maps before you begin driving.
  • Remember to buckle up! Seat belts are your best defense against a distracted driver.

“Distracted driving puts everyone on the road at risk,” Chief Pace said. “If you need to make a call or send a text, take the extra couple minutes to pull over to a safe area to do so. Otherwise, wait until you get to your destination. ”

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety refers to Memorial Day through Labor Day as the “100 Deadliest Days” due to the higher rate of teen driving fatalities and crashes during this time. The organization found that the top three distractions for teens immediately before a crash are:

    • Talking or attending to other passengers – 15 percent
    • Talking, texting, or operating a cell phone – 12 percent
    • Attending to or looking at something inside the vehicle – 11 percent

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PHOTOS: Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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

PHOTOS: Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating several incidents of vandalism to motor vehicles that took place Monday night.

At approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, Randolph Police received a report from a resident that multiple vehicles had been spray painted in the parking lot of the Liberty Place apartment complex.

Other reports subsequently came in about similar vandalism to vehicles on North Street, Vesey Road, Beverly Circle and McDevitt Road. As of Tuesday afternoon there had been about 20 vehicles reported damaged. The area where the vandalism occurred was between North Main and North streets.

One vehicle had 666 spray painted on it and another was painted with a swastika. Two other vehicles were keyed. The rest of the vehicles had black spray paint sprayed along the sides and trunks of the vehicles.

The vehicles appear to have been randomly selected.

The incidents are under investigation and anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

In addition, residents who believe they are a victim of vandalism should report it to the police.

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Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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

Randolph Police Investigating Vandalism of Several Cars in Town

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating several incidents of vandalism to motor vehicles that took place Monday night.

At approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, Randolph Police received a report from a resident that multiple vehicles had been spray painted in the parking lot of the Liberty Place apartment complex.

Other reports subsequently came in about similar vandalism to vehicles on North Street, Vesey Road, Beverly Circle and McDevitt Road. As of Tuesday afternoon there had been about 20 vehicles reported damaged. The area where the vandalism occurred was between North Main and North streets.

One vehicle had 666 spray painted on it and another was painted with a swastika. Two other vehicles were keyed. The rest of the vehicles had black spray paint sprayed along the sides and trunks of the vehicles.

The vehicles appear to have been randomly selected.

The incidents are under investigation and anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

In addition, residents who believe they are a victim of vandalism should report it to the police.

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