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.
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.
Chief William Pace and the Randolph Police Department would like to thank several community organizations and partners that have donated items over the past several weeks for the department to distribute to families in Randolph this season.
The Randolph Police Department would like to thank residents, as well as Ocean State Job Lot, Orangetheory Fitness of Dedham and the Stoughton Police Department.
Ocean State Job Lot donated an $800 gift card that was used to purchase clothes and other essential items for school children and their family members. The department would like to thank Jim Black, J.R. Mitchell, Keith Cruz and Daniekqun Reddick of Ocean State Job Lot.
Orangetheory Fitness of Dedham held a toy drive at their gym. Owner Kerri Bliss and Manager Michelee Chery donated the toys from the drive to the department.
The Stoughton Police Department conducted a toy drive as well and donated some of what it had collected to the Randolph Police Department’s toy drive. The department would like to thank Stoughton Police Sgt. Nate Derby, Officer Matthew Gada and Officer Michael Connolly.
The donations, paired with donations from residents to the Randolph Police Toys for Tots drive, allowed the department to donate toys, clothes and other essential items to dozens of families between all of the schools in the Randolph Public Schools. The items were distributed by officers to the various schools in the district on Monday, Dec. 21.
“We’d like to thank each of these community partners for their valuable contributions to this year’s drive, as well as our residents for their donations and continued support of our community,” Chief Pace said. “The donations helped us to give toys and other important supplies to many families in Randolph this season.”
The department would also like to thank the Randolph Public Schools staff and Kimberly Duane of the district administration for their assistance with distribution.
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.
RANDOLPH — Randolph Police Chief William Pace reports that a lengthy investigation by the Quincy Police Department has cleared a Randolph Police officer of wrongdoing after the officer accidentally struck a pedestrian while the officer was en route to a domestic violence call in August.
The Randolph Police Department has been transparent and forthcoming with the release of records and audio recordings generated by the Aug. 25 incident. The department has previously released all police radio transmissions from the evening and all 911 calls relating to the incident.
The report found that the officer braked hard and attempted to steer away from the pedestrian before the crash. The report stated that “this crash was unavoidable and further resulted in non-fatal injuries to [the pedestrian] due to the quick and decisive actions made by [the officer] that evening.”
Additionally of note, the Quincy investigation concluded the following facts:
The pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway outside of a crosswalk at the time
The officer had properly activated his emergency lights and siren as he was responding to an emergency call for service
The cruiser was traveling approximately 42 mph and the officer was operating the cruiser in a “safe and controlled manner” before the accident
The investigator noted in the report that he met with the accident victim as part of the investigation, but that the victim refused to provide a statement to the investigator.
“This was a deeply unfortunate accident, but it is clear from the outside agency’s report that the accident was unavoidable, and that our Randolph Police Officer made a concerted effort to avoid the crash, which may have made the difference between life and death,” Chief Pace said. “We deeply appreciate the diligence and hard work of the Quincy Police Department in their findings of fact in this matter.”
With the filing of the report, the criminal investigation is now closed.
The Randolph Police Department is also awaiting the results of an external administrative review of the totality of incidents and circumstances on Aug. 25, including the pedestrian’s prior motor vehicle crash.
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace issues the following statement regarding last week’s incident involving a crash between a pedestrian and Randolph Police cruiser.
“As we have previously reported, at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Randolph Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of North Main Street and Grove Street for a report of a pedestrian crash involving a police cruiser and a 29-year-old Randolph man.
“The first thing I want to express is my sincere empathy to the victim and his family. I have reached out and have spoken with the victim’s family. As the investigation into this matter is still open and being conducted by an outside agency, I am extremely limited in what I can say at this time.”
“The victim was struck by the cruiser of an officer who was en route to a domestic violence call, with his lights and siren activated. The officer immediately stopped and rendered aid to the pedestrian before the Randolph Fire Department arrived to transport him to a Boston hospital. As is standard procedure during a crash involving a police cruiser, we referred the investigation to an outside agency, the Quincy Police Department. I have placed the officer on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Quincy is performing a reconstruction of the incident and an investigation which will include reviewing Randolph Police Department policies and procedures and determining the speed of the cruiser at the time of the crash.
“At this time, I cannot comment about specific details of the crash investigation, however I would like to address some questions and confusion expressed by members of the community to the media and on social media.
“I am aware that the victim had been involved in a motor vehicle crash earlier that evening. An audio recording has been posted online of an interaction between the victim and a police officer during aftermath of the original crash. This recording is of a different police officer, and there was a disagreement about towing the vehicle from the scene. However, the vehicle could not be safely driven due to the crash, was unregistered and uninsured and the driver was unlicensed, so the vehicle had to be towed by law.
“The officer whose cruiser struck the victim was responding to a domestic incident from the police station. Our preliminary reports indicate that the officer did not know who the person he struck was until he was briefed by other officers later.
“We have absolutely no information at this time to indicate that this was anything other than a deeply unfortunate accident.
“The Randolph Police Department is committed to a thorough finding of fact in this matter. In addition to referring the crash investigation to the Quincy Police Department, our department will retain an independent outside professional to conduct a thorough administrative review of the original crash, the pedestrian crash and all communications and dispatch procedures before, during and after both incidents. We are committed to preventing all manner of crashes and accidents involving pedestrians.
“We will make the results of the investigation public, to the extent that the law allows.”
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested and charged a man who shot another man in a gas station parking lot in June.
ANTONE JEREMIAH MESSIAH, AGE 28, of BROCKTON was charged with:
Assault to Murder
Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling
Carrying a Firearm Without a License
At approximately 2:20 a.m. on June 16, Randolph Police responded to 1370 North Main St., Shell gas station, for a report of a man lying on the floor of the Seasons convenience store after being shot.
The 28-year-old Raynham man was treated by Randolph Fire Department paramedics and was taken by ambulance to a Boston hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim was shot once in the midsection.
Witnesses told police that the victim was shot in the parking lot and then walked into the store to seek help.
Through the subsequent investigation, Randolph Police detectives determined that MESSIAH was the man who allegedly shot the victim.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. today, MESSIAH was arrested at his home in Brockton with the assistance of the Brockton Police Department. He was taken into custody by Brockton Police on unrelated charges.
“This was great work by our detectives in thoroughly investigating this incident and identifying and arresting the suspect,” Chief Pace said. “This was a targeted act of violence and we will not tolerate gun violence in our community.”
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
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.