RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating after a group of teens crashed a stolen car into a church late Wednesday night.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, Randolph Police responded to the International Assembly of God church, 572 South Main St., for a report of a car into a building.
When officers arrived, they saw a Honda Accord that had crashed through a wall of the church. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Through an on-scene investigation, including speaking to witnesses, officers determined that three black teens, approximately 15 to 16 years old, fled from the vehicle following the crash. One of the teens was wearing a black sweatshirt.
The Honda Accord was determined to have been recently stolen from Abington and had a license plate for a Honda Odyssey minivan attached to it.
Randolph Police are seeking to identify the teens that were in the vehicle. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Randolph Police at 781-963-1212.
RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace and Fire Chief Richard F. Donovan report that the Randolph Police and Fire Departments responded to a crash after a passenger allegedly punched a bus driver on North Main Street, causing the bus to rear-end a car.
At approximately 7:15 p.m., the Randolph Police and Fire departments responded to a report of a crash at North Main Street (Rt. 28) and Grove Street. After an initial investigation, police found that a passenger of the Boston Area Transit (BAT) bus, MATTHEW YOUNG, 24, OF BOSTON, had allegedly assaulted the bus driver after the driver, a 48-year-old Brockton man, did not let the man get off the bus. BAT buses operate on fixed stop routes, and the bus driver was not able to let the man off the bus at his desired stop.
YOUNGwas charged with:
Wrongful Interference of Operation of Vehicle Carrying Passengers for Hire for a Felony
Assault and Battery on a Bus Driver
Assault and Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
After YOUNG allegedly attacked the bus driver, the bus rear-ended a car and then the bus struck a telephone pole.
A total of 16 peoplewere transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries following the crash. Randolph Police declared the crash a mass casualty incident as a result of the number of injuries.
Both the operator of the car that was struck by the bus, a 50-year-old Randolph woman, and her passenger, a 61-year-old Randolph woman, were among those transported to area hospitals. The driver of the bus was also among those injured, along with a 10-year-old Randolph boy who was riding the bus at the time of the crash.
“This attack on the driver made for a very dangerous situation for riders on the bus and anyone traveling in the immediate area,” Chief Pace said. “Officers on scene were able to take the suspect into custody quickly.”
Mutual aid was provided by the Stoughton, Avon and Holbrook Fire Departments.
“Our firefighters and police responded to this incident swiftly, and as a result we were able to transport the victims of this incident to area hospitals in a timely, effective manner,” Chief Donovan said. “We’re fortunate to have such a great working partnership between our police and fire departments, and I’d also like to thank all those who responded as mutual aid in this incident.”
Randolph Police are still investigating this incident. YOUNG is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at Quincy District Court.
North Main Street was temporarily closed for approximately one hour while Police and Firefighters responded to the crash.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
Randolph Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash after Armed Robbery
RANDOLPH — Commander John Hamelburg reports that the Randolph Police Department, with the assistance of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that is believed to be connected to an armed robbery that occurred in town Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 3 p.m., a man walked into Super Mart, located at 1151 North Main St., armed with a sawed-off shotgun and demanding money from the clerk. During the robbery, the man fired the shotgun into the floor of the store. No one was injured, and the store clerk was the only other person in the store at the time of the incident. The suspect escaped in a vehicle with an undisclosed quantity of cash.
Randolph Police broadcast a description of the suspect and of a blue 2009 Pontiac G6 sedan he was driving.
Shortly afterward, the Holbrook Police Department located a vehicle matching the description given over the air at a Holbrook home. The suspect, later identified as a 37-year-old Holbrook man, was in the driveway near the vehicle. He refused to adhere to multiple commands given to him by officers.
Eventually he got back into the Pontiac and drove out of the driveway, nearly striking the responding officers.
Holbrook Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled, leading police on a pursuit from Holbrook and eventually back into Randolph. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the pursuit ended when the driver crossed into the oncoming lane and crashed head-on into another vehicle near 306 Union St. in Randolph.
The man sustained serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The man’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.
The male driver of the other vehicle was transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
This crash and the robbery are being actively investigated by the Randolph Police Department.
Anyone with information about the robbery or crash is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.
No further information will be released at this time.
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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