Randolph Police and Fire Urge Safety During Coming Snowstorm, Extreme Cold

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

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

*Joint Release*

Randolph Police and Fire Urge Safety During Coming Snowstorm, Extreme Cold

RANDOLPH — Police Chief William Pace and Fire Chief Richard Donovan are urging all Randolph residents to take precautions to stay safe during the coming snowstorm and frigid temperatures to follow.

A Winter Storm Warning and hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Randolph at this time, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The National Weather Service predicts that the storm is expected to begin around 4 a.m. Thursday morning and end sometime in the evening.

The following is what NWS is anticipating for Randolph during and after the snowstorm:

  • The region could see as much as 14 inches of snow.
  • Wind gusts may reach as high as 49 mph and carry with it a windchill factor of 3 below zero.
  • Driving conditions will likely be very poor. Significant reductions in visibility are possible with near white-out conditions for a time Thursday.
  • Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Power outages may occur.
  • Friday will likely see a high temperature of 13 degrees and a low of 4 below zero. Saturday could be even colder with a high of 7 degrees and low of 9 below zero.

WEATHERING THE STORM

The Police and Fire stations will be open throughout the storm. If you have an emergency, call 911. You can also reach the Randolph Police at 781-963-1212 and Randolph Fire Department at 781-963-3131.

Avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. Give plow and sand/salt trucks the space they need to operate.

Fully charge your cell phone, laptop and any other devices before the storm.

If you lose power during the storm, National Grid offers an outage map. To report the loss of electricity, call 800-592-2000 .

If you believe there is a gas leak in your home or nearby, call 911.

Anyone with a disability or medical issue is encouraged to call Randolph Police ahead of time to request a well-being check during the storm.

COLD CONTINUES ON

With this type of weather, frostbite and hypothermia are possible for those without proper protection from the cold. To stay safe, the Randolph police and fire departments ask that residents follow these tips from the MEMA:

Minimize outdoor activities for the whole family, including pets.

If outside, dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing instead of a single heavy layer. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Wear a hat, mittens (not gloves) and sturdy waterproof boots to protect your extremities. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.Be a good neighbor. Check with elderly or disabled relatives and neighbors to ensure their safety

  • When utilizing alternate heating sources, such as an emergency generator, your fireplace, wood stove, coal stove or space heater, make sure they are properly ventilated and always operate a generator outdoors and away from your home. Improper heating devices can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide buildup in the home.
  • If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Locate the area of the water pipe that might be frozen. Likely places include pipes running against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
  • Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, or wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame devices. A blowtorch can make water in a frozen pipe boil and cause the pipe to explode. All open flames in homes present a serious fire danger, as well as a severe risk of exposure to lethal carbon monoxide.

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Randolph Police to Welcome MPAC Accreditation Assessors to Station Next Month

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

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

Randolph Police to Welcome MPAC Accreditation Assessors to Station Next Month

 

RANDOLPH – Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department will be welcoming a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) into the station next month.

The visit, which will occur on Jan. 24, is part of the Randolph Police Department’s self-initiated effort to be re-accredited by MPAC. The department achieved accreditation in 2015, and has now approached its three-year mark for renewal.

“Achieving accreditation is a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” Chief Pace said. “We look forward to welcoming members MPAC into the station next month to begin this process.”

During their visit, MPAC assessors will be examining various aspects of the department’s policies, procedures, operations and facilities.

The MPAC program consists of 257 mandatory standards and 125 optional standards. In order to maintain their accreditation status, Chief Pace and the Randolph Police must meet all of the mandatory standards, and 60 percent of the optional standards.

Anyone with questions, or those who would like to learn more about the accreditation program, can contact Chief Pace or the department’s Accreditation Manager Lt. Melissa Greener at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect After Morning Raid

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

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

Randolph Police Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect After Morning Raid

ANGEL ABYMAEL ORTIZ, AGE 22, OF MATTAPAN

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested and charged a Mattapan man today in connection with a shooting that occurred last week.

ANGEL ABYMAEL ORTIZ, AGE 22, OF MATTAPAN was arrested and charged with:

  • Armed Assault With Intent to Murder
  • Assault and Battery by Means of Discharging a Firearm
  • Attempted Assault and Battery by Means of Discharging a Firearm
  • Carrying a Firearm Without a License
  • Possession of a Loaded Firearm
  • Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Dwelling

ORTIZ was arrested this morning following a raid at his Mattapan home that was conducted in cooperation with the Boston Police Department.

On Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:28 p.m., Randolph Police responded to a report of a shooting on Alfred Terrace. Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old Randolph man who had been shot and suffered injuries that were considered serious but not life-threatening.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the victim had been shot while riding in a vehicle, and a more in-depth investigation led Randolph Police to identify ORTIZ as a suspect.

ORTIZ was taken into custody without incident, and he was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Quincy District Court.

Randolph Police are continuing to actively investigate the shooting.

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Randolph Police Investigating Alleged Home Invasion

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

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

Randolph Police Investigating Alleged Home Invasion

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively investigating an incident that occurred Tuesday morning.

At 10:51 a.m., police responded to a Boylston Street home for a report of a home invasion in which two masked individuals entered the home and fled with cash. However, after officers conducted a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the residents of the home were specifically targeted based on their suspected involvement in a prostitution scheme, and that the suspects and at least one of the victims may be known to each other.

The Randolph Police Department does not believe that the suspects in the home invasion — two black males in their early 20s — are a danger to the community at-large. They allegedly fled the scene in a gray Ford Focus with red letters/numbers on the license plate.

As part of the investigation, police are continuing to interview the residents of the home. 

“I want to assure residents that there is no threat to the general public,” Chief Pace said. “However, we are aggressively investigating this incident and working to locate and apprehend all individuals involved.”

The incident remains under investigation by the Randolph Police Department. The home has been secured, and Randolph Police detectives are in the process of obtaining a search warrant to aid in the investigation.

This is a breaking news update. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

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Town of Randolph Changes Speed Limit Throughout Town

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

 

Town of Randolph Changes Speed Limit Throughout Town

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace and the Randolph Police Department report that the Randolph Town Council has voted to change the default speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph throughout the town.

The measure was introduced by Councilor James F. Burgess Jr. on March 13, and a public hearing was held March 27. The Council voted unanimously, 8-0, to approve the order, which took effect immediately.

The new speed limit, which governs motorists driving in business districts and thickly settled residential neighborhoods.

The new statutory speed limit does not apply to to roadways with an existing speed limit below 25 mph, which will remain unchanged. Speed limits on state routes will also remain unchanged.

The Randolph Police Department reminds residents that the department will be strictly enforcing the new speed limit, and motorists who violate the limit are subject to fines and points on their automobile insurance.

“The new speed limit has been implemented by the Town of Randolph to improve the safety of residents, motorists, pedestrians, and children playing in our neighborhoods,” Chief Pace said. “Please heed this warning, and drive carefully.”

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