Randolph Police Looking to Identify Possible Suspect Following String of Home Break-Ins

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is actively seeking to identify a possible suspect in a string of breaking and entering cases in town.

On Friday, March 6, Randolph Police responded to two separate reports of breaking and entering at homes in the same neighborhood. The first occurred at approximately 1:10 p.m. at a Edwin Street residence, and the second at approximately 1:40 p.m. at a Soren Street residence.

Jewelry and cash was reportedly stolen from the first home, and jewelry was reportedly stolen from the second home. Both break-ins appear similar in nature, with significant damage done to the front and side doors of the homes.

Through video footage captured by neighbors, police have identified a middle aged black male suspect who was recorded wearing a white jacket and dark flannel pajama pants, and during the second break-in was seen wearing the same clothes along with a white baseball hat. He was seen carrying a black bag over his shoulder. 

Two victims of these break-ins were targeted in the same fashion during similar incidents in 2015.

The individual is not wanted by police at this time, but police are looking to identify him.

In addition to these two incidents, an attempted break-in was reported at a residence on North Main Street on Friday, March 6 that resulted in significant damage to the home’s front and side doors. An additional break-in was reported on Saturday, Feb. 29 involving a suspect climbing through the kitchen window of a home on Eugenia Street that was captured by a camera at the home.

The investigation is ongoing by Randolph Police, and additional patrol and surveillance units will remain in the area. Anyone with information is advised to contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212 or email detectives@randolphmapolice.com.

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Randolph Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

 

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left a man with serious injuries. 

The Randolph Police Department responded to the Mobile Gas Station at 1245 North Main St. at 1:14 a.m. today for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police learned after an initial investigation that a man who appears to be in his mid to late 20s wearing a light blue baseball cap, grey Nike sweatshirt with the slogan “Just Do It,” jeans and white sneakers with black laces, had entered the gas station and had an altercation with another man inside. The suspect then exited the gas station and seconds later fired three gun shots into the building, striking the other man.

The victim was transported by to an area hospital with injuries that are believed to be serious, but not life threatening. 

The suspect fled the scene in a 2007 Grey Honda Accord, and the vehicle was recovered later this morning, unoccupied, in Dorchester. 

Randolph Police are actively investigating this incident, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact them at 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

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

Randolph Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

Gerard Burrell Jr.

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly robbed a local bank this morning.

GERARD BURRELL JR., AGE 58, OF RANDOLPH was charged with one count of Armed Robbery.

Just before 10 a.m., Randolph Police responded to Eastern Bank, 35 Memorial Parkway, for a report of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, officers learned that BURRELL stated he had a gun and demanded large bills. No weapon was shown. BURRELL fled on foot behind the bank, towards Warren Street (Route 139) with an undetermined amount of cash.

Randolph Police established a perimeter and conducted a search around the bank and surrounding areas. Detective Michael Tuitt and Officer Brian Flaherty located and arrested BURRELL at a neighboring McDonald’s (8 Highland Ave.).

BURRELL was positively identified as the alleged suspect through witness accounts.

“I’d like to commend each officer who responded to this morning’s incident for making quick work of this case,” Chief Pace said. “Additionally, I’d like to thank Detective Tuitt and Officer Flaherty for thinking outside the box during the search.”

BURRELL is being held at the Randolph Police Department pending his arraignment in Quincy District Court tomorrow.

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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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