William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Randolph Police Respond to House Party, Motor Vehicle Crash into Cruiser
Two Placed Under Arrest, Driver Taken to Hospital
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that while the Randolph Police Department was responding to a house party last night, a woman crashed her motor vehicle into a parked, unoccupied cruiser. The incidents resulted in the arrest of two men.
On Saturday, June 17, at approximately 9 p.m., Randolph Police responded to a report of a disturbance on 894 North St., where a house party was taking place. Police had been called to the house multiple times earlier in the evening on reports of loud music and noise.
While on scene at the house party, a 2007 Mercedes C280, traveling north on North Street, crashed into the rear driver’s side of a Randolph police cruiser parked on the street. The force of the crash caused the cruiser to launch forward into the back of another Randolph cruiser parked on the street. Both cruisers were parked on the east side of North Street and were unoccupied at the time.
The Randolph Fire Department arrived on scene to evaluate the driver of the Mercedes, a 30-year-old Brockton woman. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was subsequently taken to an area hospital.
While rendering aid to the Brockton woman, her boyfriend, LUIS RONALD BAEZ, AGE 21, OF BROCKTON, confronted Randolph Police and Fire in an aggressive manner, interfering with the fire department’s medical evaluation.
Police then placed BAEZ under arrest. He was charged with Assault and Hindering a Firefighter. BAEZ was not in the Mercedes at the time of the crash and was also not at the party. He was booked at the Randolph Police Department and later released on bail. BAEZ is scheduled to be arraigned at Quincy District Court on Monday.
No injuries to police officers or firefighters were reported.
The first cruiser that was hit sustained heavy rear-end damage and was towed from the scene. The second cruiser sustained significant rear-end damage, and the Mercedes sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene.
Randolph Police also placed the homeowner of 894 North St., MANUEL ANDRADE JR., AGE 37, under arrest. He was charged with being a Keeper of a Disorderly House. ANDRADE was booked at the Randolph Police Department and later released on bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Quincy District Court on Monday.
During the incident, the Braintree and Holbrook Police Departments, along with the Massachusetts State Police, responded to the scene to assist.
“This was a very involved scene that contained two unrelated incidents,” Chief Pace said. “I want to commend Randolph Police for their work on both cases, and I would like to thank our neighboring police departments and the State Police for their assistance.”