Randolph Police Department Investigating After Shell Casings Found in Donovan Elementary School Classroom

RANDOLPH — Police Chief Anthony Marag and Randolph Public Schools Superintendent Thea Stovell wish to share an update after two shell casings were found at Donovan Elementary School over the past week.

On Friday, Jan. 13, a shell casing was found in a fourth grade classroom at Donovan Elementary. A second shell casing was found on Thursday, Jan. 19 in the same classroom at Donovan Elementary. The shell casings did not contain live rounds.

In both instances, school administration followed standard protocol by initiating a school-wide shelter in place, during which students were asked to remain in their classrooms but regular instruction continued. School administration immediately contacted the Randolph Police Department each time, who responded and took custody of the shell casings, as well as completed a thorough search of the classroom on both occasions. The district also sent letters home to parents notifying them of each incident.

As part of the ongoing investigation, police K-9 units swept the school on the night of Jan. 17. K-9 units swept the school once again on the night of Jan. 19 after the second shell casing was found. No additional casings and no weapons were found during either search.

How the casings got into the school remains under investigation by police and school administration, however it is believed that the incidents are related. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Randolph Police at 781-963-1212 or district officials at 781-961-6200.

On Friday, Jan. 20, school administration met with all grade K-5 homerooms to speak with students about these incidents and to review the school’s safety protocols. The district also plans to schedule a forum for families to discuss school safety measures and will share those details with families as they are confirmed.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority and we understand that these incidents are concerning to our families,” Superintendent Stovell said. “I would like to thank the Randolph Police Department for their quick response and we will assist them in this investigation however we can. Any family who feels their student needs additional support at school following these incidents is encouraged to contact their building principal.” 

Added Chief Marag, “We take findings like this extremely seriously and continue to conduct a thorough investigation of these incidents. We encourage anyone who has information to contact the police department.”

Randolph Police will have an additional presence at the school in the coming days as a precautionary measure.

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*UPDATE* Randolph Police Arrest and Charge Roxbury Man in Connection with Wednesday’s Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested and charged a man in connection with Wednesday’s shooting outside a restaurant.

MARLON RAYMOND, JR., AGE 19, OF ROXBURY, was arrested and charged with:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Assault and Battery by Discharging a Firearm
  • Assault and Battery by Discharging a Firearm
  • Attempted Assault and Battery by Discharging a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm Loaded
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling
  • Improper Storage for Large Capacity Firearm
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Tampering with Evidence
  • Town by-law Violation, Possession of Knife Over 2.5 Inches

On Wednesday, May 4, just after 12 p.m., Randolph Police responded to 14 Condlin Drive for a report of a shooting. Responding officers located a 20-year-old Randolph man who had been shot multiple times after exiting the restaurant. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The male suspect fled the area on foot. Randolph Police, with the assistance of a Braintree Police K-9 and Weymouth Police K-9, searched the area but did not immediately locate a suspect.

Detectives collected evidence from the crime scene, including 9mm shell casings. K-9 teams subsequently located a loaded 9mm firearm with a high-capacity magazine hidden within a bandana in a nearby wooded area.

Through the subsequent investigation, RAYMOND was identified as a suspect. Police also learned that RAYMOND and the victim are known to each other.

RAYMOND was observed by officers Wednesday evening between 5:30-6 p.m. when he returned to the area where the firearm had been located by police. He was taken into custody at that time without incident. A knife was located on RAYMOND during a search of his person.

RAYMOND, who is known to police, was transported to the Randolph Police station for booking. He is expected to be arraigned today in Quincy District Court.

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

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Update: Randolph Police Department Investigating Afternoon Shooting Outside Restaurant

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Just after 12 p.m. Wednesday, Randolph Police responded to 14 Condlin Drive for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, police located the victim, a 20-year-old Randolph man, who had been shot. He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim exited the restaurant and was shot by the suspect in the parking lot outside of the restaurant. The male suspect fled the area on foot. There were no other injuries.

Randolph Police, with the assistance of a Braintree Police K-9 and Weymouth Police K-9, searched the area throughout the afternoon, but did not locate a suspect.

The restaurant is located approximately a half-mile from Randolph High School. The school was briefly placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

Officers continue to search the area for the suspect, and residents in the area may notice a law enforcement presence this evening.

Police believe that this was an isolated incident and not a random act of violence.

The incident remains under active investigation and no additional information is available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Department Charges Woman, Seizes Dozens of Stolen Valuables Following Investigation into Thefts at Senior Living Facilities

Police Seeking to Identify Owners of Seized Valuables

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag announces that, following an extensive investigation into thefts at senior assisted and independent living facilities and the subsequent arrest of a Weymouth woman, the Randolph Police Department is working to reunite people with allegedly stolen items.

ANNE ROSE FLEURANT, AGE 36, OF WEYMOUTH, is charged with:

  • Identity Fraud
  • Receiving a Stolen Credit Card
  • Improper Use of a Credit Card

FLEURANT was arraigned on the above Randolph charges on March 30 in Quincy District Court, however additional charges are expected. She is also being investigated for related offenses in Cohasset, Weymouth and Quincy.

An investigation into missing property began at a senior assisted and independent living facility in Randolph on March 22 when a victim reported to police that they had noticed jewelry was missing approximately an hour after FLEURANT had left the victim’s apartment. The victim also reported a missing credit card that had been used at a liquor store and at the Macy’s at South Shore Plaza in Braintree.

The subsequent investigation conducted by the Randolph Police Department, with the assistance of the Weymouth Police Department, showed that FLEURANT allegedly went into numerous senior assisted and independent living communities and entered the victims’ apartments, posing as a home health aide or hospice care worker. Once inside the residences, FLEURANT allegedly stole valuables including jewelry, designer handbags, credit cards, checks, money and other valuable items. Upon stealing credit cards, FLEURANT allegedly went to various local stores and purchased large amounts of merchandise.

FLEURANT was employed as a home health aide and the investigation developed evidence that she allegedly stole property from residences where she was supposed to be working, as well as entered residences of victims for whom she did not work. In these instances, FLEURANT allegedly knocked on victims’ doors in multi-unit apartment buildings, and when the victims answered the door, she used a ruse indicating that she was sent by an insurance company or worked for hospice and was there to assist the victim. While working as a home health aide, FLEURANT was able to convince the victims that she belonged in the apartments. Once inside the residences, she allegedly stole property. Several of the victims that have been identified experience dementia.

Through the investigation and identifying FLEURANT as a suspect, Randolph Police applied for arrest warrants for FLEURANT, which were issued on March 29. Investigators were also issued search warrants for her residence and vehicle. Randolph and Weymouth Police executed search warrants at her residence on March 29, and later that day FLEURANT was located operating her vehicle in Weymouth where she was stopped, taken into custody on the arrest warrant and a search warrant was executed on her vehicle.

Upon the execution of the search warrants, FLEURANT was allegedly found to be in possession of personal checks from three different victims. The checks had been removed from the back of the victims’ checkbooks, so the victims were unaware that they were missing. A large amount of jewelry; work identification cards from approximately 12 health care agencies; designer handbags from Coach, Louis Vuitton and Guess; and items purchased using stolen credit cards, along with receipts, were allegedly located in FLEURANT’s possession.

Since the start of the investigation, multiple victims have been located in various communities, including Randolph, Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Cohasset and Westwood. Investigators believe there are numerous additional victims, some of whom may not be aware that they are victims.

“This was a diligent and thorough investigation by Randolph Police detectives and our law enforcement partners in nearby communities, which resulted in an arrest and the recovery of many valuable and sentimental items that were taken from peoples’ homes,” Chief Marag said. “We encourage anyone who believes they may be a victim or has noticed jewelry or other valuable items go missing in similar circumstances to contact the Randolph Police Department. It is clear that many of the recovered items are unique, personalized and meaningful, and we hope to be able to return the items to their rightful owners.”

A large number of jewelry and valuables found in FLEURANT’s possession were seized by police and are being held by the Randolph Police Department. Police are currently trying to identify the owners of the items.

Among the items are:

  • A charm with the name “Kim” inside
  • A ceramic jewelry container with a woman holding a heart on the top that reads “love, heartfelt and true” on the inside
  • A gold baby shoe pendant on a clasp engraved with “EPHRATA” on the bottom of the shoe
  • A teddy bear pendant with “HH” on it
  • A penguin pendant with diamonds on it
  • A ring with three set stones
  • Gucci eyeglasses with gold colored frames in a flowered soft glass case
  • A ceramic apple with “Vision Inspiration Accomplishment” engraved on it
  • A gold colored oval jewelry box with a painted top, which is the picture of a yellow building and the words “ASSIS-BASILICA DI S. FRANCESCO”
  • A white pendant with a gold letter “J” in a Lander Jewelers Box
  • A gold bracelet with the name “Vannie” engraved on it
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award gold coin
  • A snake necklace with diamonds
  • Matching aqua and silver Coach bracelet, necklace and earrings
  • Matching necklace, ring, earrings and bracelet with clouded blue-colored hearts
  • A translucent plastic compartment container containing numerous mens rings, one of which is stamped “United States of America 1874”
  • A bracelet with a starfish by the clasp and a heart pendant with “Emma” engraved on it
  • A bracelet with multi-colored beads, a silver heart pendant engraved with “grandkids” and a heart engraved with “forever friends”
  • A gold pendant with a chain attached to a skeleton key
  • Small jeweled pendants including a snowman’s face with a top hat, two Christmas wreaths and two Christmas trees

A small collection of foreign currency was also located in FLEURANT’s possession, including Dinara (Yugoslavia), Schilling (Austria), Bolivares (Venezuela), Rupees (India), Pounds (Scotland) and Lire (India).

There are numerous other pieces of jewelry including rings, necklaces and bracelets that are in the possession of the Randolph Police Department and may be identified by the owners. In total, the department has an estimated 50 pieces of jewelry.

The Randolph Police Department is looking to identify any additional victims and has photographs of the seized jewelry and other items available for viewing. Anyone with information on the items or who believes they may be a victim is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212 and ask for Detective Marc Abramson (ext. 135) or Detective Christopher Jones (ext. 122).

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

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ANNE ROSE FLEURANT, AGE 36, OF WEYMOUTH was arrested on March 29 and charged by Randolph Police following an investigation into thefts in multiple communities in Norfolk County. (Photo courtesy Randolph Police Department)

A Statement from Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag

RANDOLPH — The following is a statement from Chief Anthony Marag:

“On Oct. 6, the Randolph Police Department, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, conducted an evidence search on the property of 25 Mitchell St. The search was in relation to a missing persons case.

“The owner/residents of the address allowed the Randolph Police Department and the FBI to conduct a search on the property. They did not live there at the time this case originated and have no involvement in the investigation.

“No human or skeletal remains were found on the property.

“The investigation remains ongoing and no further information will be provided at this time.”

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Randolph Police Department Investigating Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night.

At approximately 7:20 p.m., Randolph Police received multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired and that a person had been shot in the area of 8 Sunset Dr.

Upon arrival, police located a 25-year-old Randolph man suffering from two gunshot wounds to the leg. The man was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. He does not live where the shooting occurred.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was targeted and that this was not a random act of violence.

The incident remains under active investigation and no additional information is available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Actively Investigating Shooting 

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that Randolph Police are actively investigating a shooting that took place earlier this evening. 

At 7:23 p.m. today, Randolph Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Perly Evans Drive and Hemlock Terrace. Upon arrival, police were able to locate numerous shell casings on Perly Evans Drive. 

A victim vehicle  was subsequently located at 11 Highland Ave. with ballistic damage, including at least three gun shots to the windshield and engine damage due to gunfire. 

Following an initial investigation, four occupants were discovered to have been inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting. The driver, a woman, age 36, sustained minor injuries from glass and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting were a man, age 33, and two children, girls of approximately three and five years of age. 

No one was struck by the gun shots and no other injuries were reported.

This incident remains under active investigation by Randolph Police, who are also being assisted by Braintree Police and Boston Police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

 

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Randolph Police Department Arrests and Charges Man Who Allegedly Robbed Bank

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested and charged a man who allegedly robbed a local bank earlier this month. 

LOUIS ANTHONY MAYS, AGE 65, OF DORCHESTER, is charged with one count of Armed Robbery while Masked. MAYS is known to police.

On Friday, Oct. 9 at approximately 2:55 p.m., officers responded to Envision Bank, located at 129 N. Main St., for a bank alarm and reports of a robbery. 

Upon arrival, officers spoke to employees of the bank and learned that there were two men involved in the robbery. Through a subsequent investigation, in conjunction with the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force, police determined that one of the suspects, later identified as MAYS, allegedly brandished a firearm and demanded money from the teller. MAYS was given an undisclosed amount of cash before both suspects fled from the bank. 

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Police obtained a warrant for MAYS‘ arrest on Thursday, Oct. 15. MAYS was taken into custody without incident at his Dorchester apartment on Friday, Oct. 16, with the assistance of Boston Police and members of the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force.

MAYS was arraigned Friday, Oct. 16 in Quincy District Court.

The second suspect is still being sought by police. He is described as a male, 30-40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build. Anyone with information on the second suspect is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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

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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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