William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
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.