*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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Randolph Police Investigating Shooting at Apartment Complex

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Investigating Shooting at Apartment Complex

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at the Rosemont Square Apartment complex last night.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with serious injuries and later transferred to a Boston hospital for further treatment. The victim is reportedly in stable condition.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male wearing a gray ski mask and black jacket.

Police do not believe the incident was a random act of violence.

The incident is under investigation by the Randolph Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with any information on last night’s shooting is asked to contact to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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