Randolph Police Department Investigating After Teens Crash Stolen Vehicle into Church

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.

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Randolph Police Investigating Shooting at Gas Station

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place early Tuesday morning in a gas station parking lot.

At approximately 2:20 a.m., Randolph Police responded to 1370 North Main Street, Shell gas station, for a report of a man lying on the floor of the Seasons convenience store after being shot.

Officers located the victim, a 28-year-old Raynham man, lying on the floor of the store in front of the cash register. The man was treated by Randolph Fire Department paramedics and was taken by ambulance to a Boston hospital. The victim was shot once in the midsection. As of Tuesday morning, his condition was critical but stable.

Witnesses told police that the victim was shot in the parking lot and then walked into the store to seek help. A clerk in the store called 911.

Through the on-scene investigation, officers have determined that the suspect is a black male who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and fled in a silver Honda Pilot SUV with a black female driving. The driver fled southbound on North Main Street (Route 28).

Detectives from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

The incident remains under active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that this incident is related to a shooting that occurred late Saturday night where a woman was shot.

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Randolph Police Investigating Saturday Night Shooting

Police Seeking Public’s Help

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place late Saturday night.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Randolph Police responded to the parking lot of AutoToys, 517 North Main St., for a report of a person who was shot.

Upon arrival, officers observed a group of people in the parking lot, including first responders and paramedics that were tending to the victim. A 24-year-old Randolph woman was shot once in her right arm. She was transported to a local hospital and her injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

Through an on-scene investigation and speaking with multiple people who were in the area when the shooting occurred, officers learned that the victim was with a group of friends who were in a car parked in the parking lot, when all of a sudden multiple gunshots were fired and the victim was struck.

The rear windshield of the vehicle was shattered. No other injuries were reported.

The victim told police that she was sitting on the lower door frame of the front driver’s side door with the door open, when she saw a black male approach the vehicle from the rear just prior to the shots being fired. The man, who stood approximately 5-foot-8-inches to 5-foot-10-inches tall, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with his hood up and gray sweat shorts.

Others in the vehicle and nearby neighbors said they did not see any suspects or vehicles fleeing from the area.

In reviewing surveillance footage near the scene, two vehicles were observed in the area of the shooting that appeared to be driving together. Two suspects were observed running from scene and appeared to enter a sedan that was parked behind the second vehicle, believed to be a Ford Explorer, before driving off.

Randolph Police are actively investigating this incident and are seeking the public’s help. Anyone who has information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area of Liberty Street and North Main Street last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting overnight where a man was shot in the leg.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. Tuesday night, Jan. 21, police responded to the area of West Street and Old West Street for a report of multiple gunshots.

A 911 caller reported that there was a man inside a West Street apartment who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The 18-year-old Hyde Park man was transported by a Randolph Fire Department ambulance to a Boston hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

As the investigation continued, officers on scene located a vehicle on the side of the road at the intersection of West Street and Old West Street. The vehicle had been struck multiple times with gunfire and there was blood on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

A Quincy Police firearm K9 was requested at the scene, however no gun was able to be located. Additionally, members of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services unit and Crime Prevention and Control (CPAC) unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

At this time, police do not believe that the incident was random and it remains under active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area last night is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

 

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left a man with serious injuries. 

The Randolph Police Department responded to the Mobile Gas Station at 1245 North Main St. at 1:14 a.m. today for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police learned after an initial investigation that a man who appears to be in his mid to late 20s wearing a light blue baseball cap, grey Nike sweatshirt with the slogan “Just Do It,” jeans and white sneakers with black laces, had entered the gas station and had an altercation with another man inside. The suspect then exited the gas station and seconds later fired three gun shots into the building, striking the other man.

The victim was transported by to an area hospital with injuries that are believed to be serious, but not life threatening. 

The suspect fled the scene in a 2007 Grey Honda Accord, and the vehicle was recovered later this morning, unoccupied, in Dorchester. 

Randolph Police are actively investigating this incident, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact them at 781-963-1212.

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*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 Shooting on Highland Avenue

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

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

Randolph Police Investigating Shooting on Highland Avenue

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating an incident where a man was shot Tuesday afternoon on Highland Avenue.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Randolph Police responded to the area of 43 Highland Ave. for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a 32-year-old Middleborough man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper back. The man was conscious and alert when speaking to responding officers.

Paramedics from the Randolph Fire Department also responded to the scene and transported the victim to a Boston hospital. His current condition is unknown at this time.

The victim told police that he was shot by a black male wearing a red, blue and yellow jacket. There were no other witnesses to the incident.

Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate anyone matching the description given. A Quincy Police firearms K-9 also responded to the scene but did not locate any weapons.

Police are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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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 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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