Randolph Police Investigating Saturday Afternoon Shooting

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place this afternoon.

At approximately 1:40 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the area of Christopher Road and Chestnut Street for a report of gunshots.

A 20-year-old Randolph man was transported by friends to a local hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Ballistic evidence was recovered from the scene.

At this time, police do not believe that the incident was random and it remains under active investigation. Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Arrest Two for Credit Card Fraud

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Arrest Two for Credit Card Fraud

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department, after making a motor vehicle stop this week, conducted an investigation and arrested two people for credit card fraud.

TERRANCE MUNROE, AGE 20, OF BROOKLYN, N.Y. was charged with:

  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Operating Without a License
  • Speeding

CORTLAN-KARIAH SMITH-DUDLEY, AGE 19, OF NORTH BALDWIN, N.Y. was charged with Receiving Stolen Property.

On Monday, Feb. 27, Randolph Police Officer Kevin Aldred conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Pleasant Street on a red sedan that was speeding.

Upon stopping the vehicle, Officer Aldred observed the driver, MUNROE, quickly switch places with SMITH-DUDLEY, the passenger. Officer Aldred approached the passenger side window, where MUNROE proceeded to give him what was determined to be false identification. After MUNROE failed to provide his own identification, police determined that he did not have a license.

Located in plain view in the vehicle were several assorted credit cards that were later found to be fraudulent, false identification for both MUNROE and SMITH-DUDLEY, and packages of various retail goods and electronics. An investigation indicated that MUNROE and SMITH-DUDLEY were allegedly using fraudulent credit cards to purchase large quantities of goods and gift cards from stores in Massachusetts.

Both suspects were placed under arrested and transported to the Randolph police station for booking.

Police later learned that MUNROE was wanted on several charges out of New York for similar larceny and fraud-related offenses.

As part of the investigation, police obtained a search warrant for the home of MUNROE’S mother, who lives in Randolph. There, they recovered a credit card embossing machine, multiple unopened pre-paid credit cards, as well as a ledger showing hundreds of credit card numbers.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

MUNROE was released on bail and SMITH-DUDLEY is being held on bail pending their arraignments in Quincy District Court.

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Randolph Police See Nearly 10 Percent Drop in Overall Crime Rate

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police See Nearly 10 Percent Drop in Overall Crime Rate

RANDOLPH — Town Manager David Murphy and Chief William Pace are pleased to announce that the Town of Randolph saw a 9.25 percent drop in serious crimes from 2015 to 2016.

Serious crimes, designated as “Part 1 Crimes” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), are considered the most impactful crimes that can affect a community. They include murder/manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, arson and motor vehicle theft.

In 2016, there were a total of 1,284 crimes reported in Randolph, down from 1,415 in 2015.

Specific categories in Part 1 crimes saw a significant drop, including:

  • Aggravated Assault – 37 percent (111 in 2015, 69 in 2016)
  • Burglary / Breaking and Entering – 41 percent (111 in 2015, 65 in 2016)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft – 32 percent (43 in 2015, 29 in 2016)
  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle – 39 percent (92 in 2015, 56 in 2016)
  • Drug / Narcotics Violations – 26 percent (98 in 2015, 79 in 2016)
  • Weapons Law Violations – 38 percent (26 in 2015, 16 in 2016)

“I am pleased to represent a team of incredibly dedicated and well-trained police officers who consistently work to improve the safety and security of our town,” Chief Pace said. “On behalf of the department, we look forward to continuing to serve the residents of Randolph in 2017 and pledge to continue this trend.”

The department credits its patrol planning and emphasis on deterrent directed patrolsfor part of the drop in crime. The patrol strategy, which launched in 2015, enhances police visibility at high population areas, such as senior housing, schools and commercial business plazas. “The patrol strategy emphasizes the department’s effort to improve the quality of life for our residents,” Chief Pace added.

Randolph Police issued more than 2,000 citations for speeding, stop sign and red light enforcement as well as school crossing and pedestrian crossing violations in an effort to cut down motor vehicle accidents and distracted driving.

There was one homicide in Randolph in 2016. Overall, Randolph’s crime rate has dropped 30 percent since 2010.

“The Randolph Police Department has gone above and beyond to bolster the community’s safety in recent years,” Town Manager Murphy said. “I commend Chief Pace for his leadership and encourage all residents to take part in the department’s community policing initiatives to develop better relationships with the officers who serve Randolph day in and day out.”

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Randolph Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Apartment Complex Shooting

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Arrest Suspect Involved in Apartment Complex Shooting

Romaine Sanchez

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested the suspect wanted in last week’s apartment complex shooting this morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., ROMAINE SANCHEZ, AGE 19, OF BROCKTON turned himself into police.

SANCHEZ is charged with:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Threats to Kill
  • Discharging a Firearm in a Building
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

A Randolph Police Department investigation identified SANCHEZ as the shooter.

SANCHEZ was also wanted for arrest on assault charges from a separate incident that occurred earlier that day at the same apartment complex. Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 — approximately 18 hours before the shooting — SANCHEZ allegedly got involved in an altercation with a different man over a piece of stolen property.

An investigation into that incident indicated that SANCHEZ brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man during the argument, and then struck the man over the head with the firearm and fled.

SANCHEZ was held at the Randolph Police Department pending his arraignment at Quincy District Court today.

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*WANTED* Randolph Police Seeking Brockton Man in Connection with Apartment Shooting

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*WANTED* Randolph Police Seeking Brockton Man in Connection with Apartment Shooting

Suspect Also Wanted on Additional Assault Charges

Anyone with Information is Asked to Call Randolph Police at 781-963-1212

Romaine Sanchez

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at the Rosemont Square apartment complex last week and a violent assault that took place the same day.

ROMAINE SANCHEZ, AGE 19, OF BROCKTON is wanted on the following charges:

  • Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Threats to Kill
  • Discharging a Firearm in a Building
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Striking a person with a firearm)
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, officers responded to 2 Chestnut West for reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim who had been shot in the face and neck at close range. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries but is expected to recover.

A Randolph Police Department investigation identified SANCHEZ as the shooter.

SANCHEZ is also wanted for arrest on assault charges from a separate incident that occurred earlier that day at the same apartment complex. Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 — approximately 18 hours before the shooting — SANCHEZ allegedly got involved in an altercation with a different man over a piece of stolen property. An investigation into that incident indicated that SANCHEZ brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the man during the argument, and then struck the man over the head with the firearm and fled.

SANCHEZ was last seen as a passenger in an older model Mitsubishi Gallant with a temporary “donut” wheel on the rear driver’s side tire.

He is believed to be carrying a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police warn that SANCHEZ should not be approached if spotted. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Declares Winter Storm Parking Ban

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: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Declares Winter Storm Parking Ban

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has issued a parking ban effective from Thursday, Feb. 9 from 12:01 a.m. until Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 a.m.

Tomorrow’s storm is expected to bring more than a foot of snow to parts of the region. All residents are asked to limit their travel to allow state and local crews to clear the roads of snow.

Any vehicle parked on a public street between the hours of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 and 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 are subject to a ticket, tow or both.

“Please move your cars and salt your driveways and sidewalks,” Chief Pace said. “Crews will be working overtime to clear our roads, so please don’t crowd the plows.”

Chief Pace and the Randolph Police Department offer the following safety tips for residents during and after the snow falls:

  • When shoveling snow or walking outside for more than a few minutes, dress appropriately, with exposed skin covered, and wear a hat and gloves.
  • Ensure that your home or business sidewalks are properly shoveled, and place salt or ice melt to prevent people from falling.
  • Help out the Randolph Fire Department by shoveling out your nearest fire hydrant.
  • ALWAYS clear the tailpipe of a vehicle that is buried in snow BEFORE you start or warm up the vehicle. Failure to do so can be fatal for those inside the vehicle.
  • Keep stocks of batteries on hand for radios and flashlights in case of a power outage.
  • Never use your oven as a heat source
  • Do not use space heaters while sleeping.
  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from bedding or combustible materials.

For emergencies, dial 911 or contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.

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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: john@jgpr.net

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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Randolph Police Arrest Two for Firearm and Drug Possession

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Arrest Two for Firearm and Drug Possession

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested two men last night on charges of firearm and drug possession, one of whom was on parole for armed robbery.

TILL SHEFFIELD, AGE 21, OF BROCKTON was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.

JARED LOKEMAN, AGE 23, OF RANDOLPH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Class B Substance.

SHEFFIELD was also on parole for armed robbery.

Through an investigation, Randolph Police obtained intelligence that SHEFFIELD was in Randolph and in possession of a firearm, which violates his parole.

On , Jan. 19, at approximately 6 p.m., officers located SHEFFIELD in a parked car in a parking lot at 6 Mazzeo Drive. Also in the car was LOKEMAN. Police found a loaded handgun on SHEFFIELD’s person and arrested him.

Police also found cocaine on LOKEMAN’s person. He was arrested, charged, and booked at the Randolph Police Department and later released on bail.

Due to SHEFFIELD’s parole violation, he is being held on all charges until his arraignment in Quincy District Court today.

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