RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred this evening.
At approximately 8 p.m. Monday, Randolph Police responded to the area of 44 Mazzeo Drive (Mojitos Country Club) for a report of a shooting. Two victims were transported to a Boston-area hospital by the Randolph Fire Department.
The immediate area has been closed to traffic and residents should expect to see a significant police presence while the investigation is ongoing.
There is no active threat to the community.
The Braintree, Milton, Stoughton, Holbrook, Weymouth and Avon Police Departments and Massachusetts State Police assisted on scene.
RANDOLPH — The following is a statement from Randolph Chief of Police Anthony Marag:
“It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Officer Michael D. Beal was involved in a motor vehicle crash involving another vehicle this morning on Route 3 by the Derby Street exit. Officer Beal died from his injuries sustained in the crash.
Officer Beal was a 35-year veteran of our department. He was an amazing person and friend to all within this department. This amazing family man leaves behind a wife and eight children. Please keep his family, friends, and members of the Randolph Police Department in your thoughts and prayers.”
The Massachusetts State Police is currently investigating the crash.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department has filed additional charges against a Weymouth woman who allegedly stole dozens of valuables from elderly residents in multiple communities throughout Norfolk County.
ANNE ROSE FLEURANT, AGE 36, OF WEYMOUTH, is facing these additional charges out of the following communities:
Larceny from a Building
Receiving Stolen Property
Larceny from a Building (Three Counts)
Receiving Stolen Property (Two Counts)
Because the case is an ongoing identity theft investigation, the charges were taken out by the Randolph Police Department on behalf of the Cohasset, Quincy, and Weymouth police departments. The case remains under active investigation.
The charges were filed in Quincy District Court and FLEURANT was issued a summons to appear for arraignment on June 1.
FLEURANT allegedly stole from residents at numerous senior assisted and independent living communities throughout the area.
In Randolph, she is charged with Identity Fraud, Receiving a Stolen Credit Card and Improper Use of a Credit Card following her arrest on March 29.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim in this case or would like to claim stolen property should 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 in a court of law.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag and the Randolph Police Department report that the last of 24 dogs and puppies seized in an August animal cruelty case is currently up for adoption and in need of a new home.
Benjamin, a 2-year-old Pitbull-type dog, is currently up for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Benjamin was one of four dogs and 20 puppies seized on Aug. 4 after the dogs were found to allegedly be living in severe unsanitary conditions without adequate access to food and water. A Randolph man was charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty in the case.
All of the dogs were taken in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston at their facility in Dedham.
Since then, all of the dogs and puppies have been adopted by loving families, with the exception of Benjamin.
“When Benjamin arrived at ARL, staff noted that while extremely friendly, the young dog lacked socialization, focus, and basic manners. He was excitable, jumpy, mouthy, and reactive to walking on a leash,” said ARL spokesman Mike DeFina. “Over the past two months, ARL’s behavioral staff and volunteers have worked extensively with Benjamin, and he has made tremendous strides maintaining focus and working on his manners.”
ARL is looking forward to finding Benjamin his new home and is committed to providing behavioral council and advice for his new family once he’s home. To see Benjamin’s profile and for information about adopting him click here.
“I’m so happy to see that almost all of the dogs in this case have been adopted and are in homes where they will receive the care and love they need,” Chief Marag said. “Hopefully Benjamin finds his forever home soon and we can a fully happy ending in this case.”
RANDOLPH — The Randolph Police Department and the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) Law Enforcement Department recently collaborated on an animal cruelty case that resulted in the removal of 24 dogs and puppies from a Randolph home.
Representatives from The Animal Rescue League of Boston and the Randolph Police Department will be available to speak to members of the media about the case on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Additionally, two of the puppies will be in attendance at the media availability.
While the dogs are not currently up for adoption, they are with foster families and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will soon be looking for new homes for the dogs.
Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m.
ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center, 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham
Randolph Police Sgt. Robert LeGrice
Randolph Police Detective Kevin Gilbert
Randolph Police Officer Matthew Rodman
Animal Rescue League of Boston Communications & Media Relations Officer Mike DeFina
Animal Rescue League of Boston Law Enforcement Senior Investigator Lt. Alan Borgal
On Wednesday, Aug. 4 at approximately noon, Randolph Police officers responded to a home on Bossi Avenue after receiving a report that a male resident at the home had threatened a person who was doing work at the residence.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the suspect, later identified as URIE LOUISSAINT, AGE 28, OF RANDOLPH, who consented to a search of his home.
Officers entered the home and found its interior to be in a state of squalor with animal waste throughout. Inside the home, officers located four adult dogs and 20 puppies allegedly living in unsanitary conditions without adequate access to food and water.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department was immediately contacted and responded to the scene, coordinating with ARL Field Services to remove the dogs and transport them to ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center.
In all, one male and three female dogs that are approximately two to four years of age, and 20 puppies ranging from two to four months old — all believed to be Pitbull-type dogs — were removed from the home.
ARL’s shelter medicine team has examined the dogs. One puppy, a 4-month-old male, was determined to have a broken leg and will remain in ARL’s care until healed. Umbilical hernias have been detected in some of the dogs, which will require surgery before adoption and some of the animals have heart murmurs.
The dogs have been placed into foster care and are not currently available for adoption. It is expected that most the dogs will be ready to find new homes within a few weeks and an announcement will be made by the ARL.
“The Animal Rescue of Boston cannot commend Randolph Police and Animal Control enough,” stated ARL Law Enforcement Senior Investigator Lt. Alan Borgal. “Everyone involved in this situation demonstrated a high level of professionalism, compassion and the steadfast commitment to removing these animals from the residence quickly and getting them the care they needed.”
Randolph Police Commander Robert Emerson said, “We are pleased to have been able to remove these animals from the poor conditions they were living in. I would like to thank the ARL Law Enforcement and Field Services teams for their quick response and assistance at the scene, as well as the shelter medicine teams and foster care network for their dedication to caring for the dogs. I would also like to praise our responding officers who were called to the house on an unrelated issue and noticed that the situation the animals were living in was not acceptable.”
LOUISSAINT was charged with 24 counts of Animal Cruelty and one count of Threats to Commit a Crime. He was issued a summons to appear in court and will be arraigned at a later date at Quincy District Court.
Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to share that the Randolph Police Department received dozens of bicycle helmets from law firm Breakstone, White & Gluck and distributed the donated helmets to local children over the weekend.
The Boston-based personal injury law firm donated the helmets as part of its Project KidSafe campaign to encourage safe cycling and prevent head injuries.
The helmets were given away to Randolph children ages 12 and younger at the police station on Saturday, June 26 as part of the department’s bicycle safety program. Approximately 90 helmets were given to kids.
“Breakstone, White & Gluck has donated dozens of helmets to us for several years, and we are grateful for their dedication to keeping kids safe,” Chief Marag said. “Wearing a helmet is a good practice for children as it provides them with a vital layer of protection that helps to ensure their safety while they ride their bicycles.”
The Project KidSafe campaign was started by the law firm in 2013 as a way to reduce injuries and encourage children to wear helmets as soon as they start riding. Since 2013, the firm has donated 30,000 new bike helmets to children across Massachusetts.
Massachusetts law requires children who are 16 years old and younger to wear bicycle helmets when they ride. The Randolph Police Department encourages all cyclists to wear helmets no matter their age.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce the promotion of two members of the Randolph Police Department.
Lt. Daniel Zaiter and Sgt. Kinnon Ryan were each sworn into their new rank on Wednesday, June 9.
“Lt. Zaiter and Sgt. Ryan have been valued members of this department for many years with considerable experience in their previous roles and ranks,” Chief Marag said. “Congratulations to both on their promotions. I am confident that they will continue to serve the Randolph community with distinction.”
Lt. Daniel Zaiter
Lt. Zaiter is a 13-year veteran of the department. He became a patrolman with the department following his graduation from the 48th Boston Police Academy Class in 2009. He served as a patrolman from 2009-2019 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2019. Lt. Zaiter is also an operator of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (Metro-LEC) SWAT team, a position he has held since 2019.
In his new role, Lt. Zaiter is the overnight commanding officer in the patrol division.
Lt. Zaiter previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman. He holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Curry College.
He is married to his wife, Jenna, and they have two children.
Sgt. Kinnon Ryan
Sgt. Ryan is also a 13-year veteran of the Randolph Police Department. He began his career with the MBTA Transit Police Department following his graduation from the MBTA Transit Police Academy’s 13th Municipal Police Officer’s Class in 2005.
Sgt. Ryan transferred to the Randolph Police Department in 2008. He was a patrolman until 2009 when he was appointed as detective, working in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation from 2009-2011. He returned to the Patrol Division in 2011 and was a patrolman and field training officer for the past 10 years.
In his new role, Sgt. Ryan is the overnight shift patrol supervisor.
Sgt. Ryan is also a firearms instructor and the department’s fitness coordinator. He is a long-standing operator of the Metro-LEC SWAT team, a role he has served in since 2009.
Sgt. Ryan is a pervious sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an explosive detection dog handler and trainer. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.
He is married to his wife, Sherry, and they have two children.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce that Robert Emerson was sworn in recently as the newest commander for the Randolph Police Department.
Commander Emerson was sworn in by Town Clerk Cheryl Sass during a ceremony at Randolph Town Hall on Thursday, May 13 with his family present. He has served the citizens of Randolph since 1995, holding a variety of positions and ranks in the department.
“Over the years, Commander Emerson has made a tremendous impact on our department in many ways,” Chief Marag said. “He is a valued and respected leader, which is something that is extremely important for the commander position. He embraces a collaborative and unified approach to policing, and I know he will perform his new duties with the same level of professionalism and dedication that he has shown his entire career.”
Commander Emerson attended Randolph Public Schools and graduated from Randolph High School in 1987. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in sociology and legal studies, and received a master’s degree from Western New England College in criminal justice administration.
He joined the Randolph Police Department as a patrolman in 1995 and was promoted first to juvenile detective in 1999 and later to sergeant in 2002. Most recently, he was promoted to lieutenant in 2010.
He has also served as a D.A.R.E. officer, an instructor for the department in Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms Training, and most recently was assigned as the Firearms Licensing Officer.
“Commander Emerson has had a long and successful career in law enforcement, and he not only embodies what it means to be a police officer but he also knows the Town of Randolph and its resident so well having lived here for so long,” Randolph Town Manager Brian Howard said. “I personally cannot think of a better person to rise through the ranks of our department, and we all wish him the very best as he moves into this new part of his career.”
To view a video of Commander Emerson being sworn in, visit the Randolph Police Facebook page here.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that took place this morning at the Rosemont Square Apartments on High Street.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, Randolph Police received a call regarding shots fired in the area of the Rosemont Square apartment complex. Upon arrival, police located three individuals in the area they believed to be involved in the incident.
One of those individuals was in possession of a firearm and was placed in custody. No other suspects were located and no victims were found.
Police are currently searching for the remaining suspect.
There is not believed to be any danger to the public at this time.
The Rosemont Square Apartments is located less than a mile from the Randolph Community Middle School, and out of an abundance of caution the school was placed on lockdown as students were arriving this morning. As of 9:45 a.m. the lockdown was lifted, and minutes later the shelter-in-place for the surrounding area was lifted as well.
The Braintree and Avon Police Departments assisted in the search, as did the Mass State Police.
This is an active investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information on the incident should contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212 or visit the department’s website for the tip411 system.
RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce that members of the Randolph Police Department gifted an 8-year-old girl with a violin and one year’s worth of lessons during a small ceremony March 25.
Sergeant Daniel Zaiter, Officer Rich Lucey and Officer Shawn Palmer met Kristen while responding to an incident in town recently. Due the circumstances of the incident, the department will not be releasing specific details about the call.
In talking with Kristen and trying to comfort her, the officers discovered that she used to play the ukulele for fun and hoped to one day learn how to play the violin. Determined to do something to brighten Kristen’s day, the officers decided to purchase her a violin and sought donations from other members of the department.
Officers and department members across all shifts and positions donated money and within a few days they had raised more than enough to buy Kristen the violin and a year’s worth of lessons at the Stoughton Music Center. They researched what size violin would be appropriate for her and consulted with her grandmother, who took violin lessons in her youth, ahead of time and she committed to taking Kristen to her lessons.
On March 25, Sgt. Zaiter picked up Kristen and her grandmother and brought them to the police station where a group of officers had gathered to present Kristen with the violin.
“I’m incredibly proud of these officers and the department as a whole,” Chief Marag said. “This is the side of policing people often don’t see. These are officers that care deeply about their community and want to make a positive impact. This young girl was going through a tough time and our officers went out of their way to try to help her. Seeing Kristen’s reaction is a reminder of why we serve.”
In addition to the violin and lessons, they also presented Kristen with several Randolph Police patches.
“We hope Kristen will come back and play for us after she’s had a few lessons,” Chief Marag said.
Note: Kristen’s guardian has given permission to release her first name and likeness for the video and press release, but asked that her last name not be released.