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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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 Remind Residents of Loud Noise Bylaws Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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 Remind Residents of Loud Noise Bylaws Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace would like to remind residents about Randolph’s bylaws regarding loud noise ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, and that they apply throughout the day, not just at night.

“The Randolph Police Department wishes everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend as we honor those military members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Chief Pace said. “We recognize that a lot of residents will be hosting parties and we just ask that everyone be respectful of their neighbors and mindful of the noise levels throughout the day and night.”

Residents are asked to refrain from playing music and using loud speakers and public address systems from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.

In addition, the use of loud tools or equipment, such as leaf blowers and lawn mowers, is prohibited from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends.

Randolph Police will typically provide a warning to those who receive noise complaints. If the noise persists or the warning goes unheeded, residents could be subject to fines or be charged with disturbing the peace.

In addition, Chief Pace would like to remind residents that the possession and use of fireworks is illegal in Massachusetts.

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Randolph Police Charge Man Following Incident at Bank, Pursuit

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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

Randolph Police Charge Man Following Incident at Bank, Pursuit

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has charged a man who allegedly tried to take money out of his grandmother’s bank account and then led officers on a pursuit Tuesday afternoon.

PATRICK LAUBENSTEIN, AGE 27, OF RANDOLPH was charged with:

  • Uttering a Forged Instrument
  • Abuse/Neglect of an Elderly Person
  • Operating to Endanger
  • Failure to Stop for Police

He also had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Randolph Police received a call from an employee of Envision Bank, 129 North Main St., reporting that LAUBENSTEIN was in the drive-thru attempting to take money out of a bank account belonging to his grandmother.

The bank did not give him money and before police arrived at the bank LAUBENSTEIN fled.

Officers located his vehicle a short distance later and attempted to pull him over. He refused to stop and he was pursued through Randolph and eventually onto Route 24 and then I-93 northbound.

During the pursuit, police subsequently learned that LAUBENSTEIN had picked his grandmother up earlier in the day from a nursing home in Milford and drove her to the Randolph bank in an alleged attempt to have her take money out of her account.

When officers discovered that the 81-year-old woman was inside the fleeing car, the pursuit was immediately terminated.

Through the subsequent investigation, it was discovered that LAUBENSTEIN drove to a house on Hilltop Road in Milton. With the assistance of Milton Police and State Police LAUBENSTEIN was placed in custody.

LAUBENSTEIN’S grandmother was located safely outside of the Milton home, along with the vehicle.

The incident is still under investigation.

LAUBENSTEIN is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Quincy District Court.

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

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Randolph Police Department Advises Residents Ahead of Third Nor’easter

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Randolph Police Department Advises Residents Ahead of Third Nor’easter

RANDOLPH — After handling the first two nor’easters that hit the region in recent weeks, Chief William Pace is advising Randolph residents to prepare for yet another winter storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and winter storm warning for Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol counties, noting the potential for blizzard-like conditions and heavy snowfall beginning Monday night and continuing throughout the day Tuesday.

Randolph could see between 13 and 23 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures during the storm are expected to be between 33 and 28 degrees. Wind gusts could reach speeds of up to 46 mph.

“With the significant amount of snow that is expected, we ask our residents to plan accordingly for any potential power outages to homes and businesses,” Chief Pace said. “If it is safe to do so, please check on your elderly and disabled neighbors who may need assistance before, during and after the storm.”

BEFORE THE STORM

  • Residents should be prepared for power outages and stock up on batteries for flashlights or battery powered lanterns. If using candles, keep them away from anything flammable and never leave them unattended.
  • Keep cell phones, laptops and tablets charged as much as possible. Consider an external battery for your devices.
  • Neighbors should talk with one another and set up plans to assist those who may be at risk and/or in need of help.

DURING THE STORM

  • Stay off the roads and stay indoors, if possible. Give plow and sand/salt trucks the space they need to operate.
  • If your power goes out during the storm, contact National Grid at 800-465-1212 to report an outage.
  • To report a gas leak, call 911. Residents can also contact Columbia Gas at 800-525-8222 for gas-related issues.
  • Follow the Randolph Fire Department on their  Facebook page and  Twitter account updates during and after the storm. The police and fire stations will be open throughout the storm. If you have an emergency, call 911.

AFTER THE STORM

  • Clear snow from any gas vents attached to your home.
  • Assist the fire department by shoveling out any hydrants near your home.
  • Do not go near or drive over any downed power lines.
  • Check your property for any trees that could be in danger of falling near your home or vehicles.
  • As the snow begins to melt, clear any debris from storm drains near your home to allow water to drain.
  • Do not pump water from sump pumps into the road. The water can freeze and cause hazardous conditions if the temperature dips.

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