Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

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

Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station

 

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a gas station early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:46 a.m., Raynham Police received a report of two men who brandished knives and robbed the Seasons Corner Market, 442 New State Highway. The gas station convenience store, which is open 24-hours-a-day, is at the corner of Route 44 and South Street.

The suspects are described as two white males, who were wearing masks, as well as dark-colored sweatshirts and dark-colored pants.

The suspects demanded money from the clerks and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing down the eastbound side of Rt. 44, toward Middleboro, possibly in a black Dodge Charger.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police will be reviewing video surveillance footage from the store to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen something suspicious in the area, is asked to call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716.

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Raynham Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Gas Station

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

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

Raynham Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Gas Station

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a gas station early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:46 a.m., Raynham Police received a report of two men who brandished knives and robbed the Seasons Corner Market, 442 New State Highway. The gas station convenience store, which is open 24-hours-a-day, is at the corner of Route 44 and South Street.

The suspects are described as two white males, who were wearing masks, as well as dark-colored sweatshirts and dark-colored pants.

The suspects demanded money from the clerks and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing down the eastbound side of Rt. 44, toward Middleboro, possibly in a black Dodge Charger.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police will be reviewing video surveillance footage from the store to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen something suspicious in the area, is asked to call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716.

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Raynham Police Arrest Man After Striking Three Police Cruisers During Pursuit 

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

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

Raynham Police Arrest Man After Striking Three Police Cruisers During Pursuit 

HERBERTO ALMONTE, AGE 32, OF PORT JEFFERSON, NEW YORK. (Raynham Police Booking Photo)

RAYNHAM — Chief James W. Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department arrested a man after he fled from officers and struck multiple police cruisers early this morning.

HERBERTO ALMONTE, AGE 32, of PORT JEFFERSON, NEW YORK, was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon, Motor Vehicle (Three Counts)
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle With a Suspended License
  • Failure to Stop for Police
  • Red Light Violation
  • Marked Lanes Violation
  • Driving To Endanger
  • Mistreatment of a Police Dog
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash (Four Counts)

Additionally, ALMONTE had two active warrants out of Brockton District Court for Larceny of a Drug and Breaking and Entering Into a Building.

At approximately 3:35 a.m., Raynham Police responded to the Walmart parking lot to perform a well-being check on an individual who was believed to have suffered a medical event. Upon arrival, an officer located the vehicle that the individual had reportedly been driving.

As the officer attempted to check the vehicle, his attention was drawn to a nearby SUV when a passenger in that vehicle yelled out to him. As the officer attempted to identify the passenger, the male driver of the vehicle, later identified as ALMONTE, shifted the car into gear and began to drive away at a high rate of speed.

As ALMONTE began to flee, a second Raynham officer entered the parking lot and attempted to stop him. ALMONTE then drove around one of the officer’s cruisers toward the rear of the store and led officers on a chase over grass embankments and around the parking lot before turning onto Paramount Road.

Officers continued to pursue ALMONTE as he drove erratically, crossing a median into the opposite traffic lanes and into another parking lot, then onto Route 44 and Orchard Street, where ALMONTE used the SUV to ram a police cruiser. Officers then attempted to slow the SUV’s progress by boxing it in.

ALMONTE eventually struck a second cruiser as he continued to flee and later a third as officers were able to successfully box in the vehicle and end the pursuit. Police then took ALMONTE into custody without incident.

Upon completion of the pursuit, officers returned to the parking lot and were able to locate and render aid to the individual they had initially been dispatched to help.

ALMONTE was held overnight without bail and was scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Taunton District Court.

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Raynham Police Searching for Man Wanted for Motor Vehicle Theft

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

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

Raynham Police Searching for Man Wanted for Motor Vehicle Theft

Suspect Also Wanted for Home Invasion and Armed Robbery in Rhode Island

RAYNHAM– Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department has secured an arrest warrant for a man who stole a vehicle, fled town and then engaged in a pursuit with Rhode Island Police following a home invasion and armed robbery.

Raynham Police are searching for Michael Gonzalez, pictured above, who is wanted for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and other offenses in Rhode Island. (Courtesy Photo)

MICHAEL GONZALEZ, AGE 35, OF 409 DANFORTH ST., APT. 2 IN TAUNTON is charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle (subsequent offense). Raynham Police secured a warrant for his arrest at Taunton District Court this morning.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Raynham Police responded to Silko Honda, 1580 New State Highway, on a report of a stolen motor vehicle.

Upon arrival, police learned that a gray 2017 Honda Civic was stolen from the dealership on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at approximately 3:30 p.m. A manager of the dealership reported that he believed GONZALEZ had stolen the vehicle.

GONZALEZ is a former employee of Angels Touch Auto Body and Detail in Bourne, which the dealership uses for reconditioning their vehicles. Another Silko employee told police he saw GONZALEZ in the rear lot around 3 p.m. on Sept. 13.

Surveillance footage shows GONZALEZ retrieving a key from the key box at the dealership, entering the Honda Civic and then driving the car off the property at approximately 3:30 p.m.

While investigating the incident, Raynham Police received a report from the Cranston, Rhode Island Police Department, which stated that police had recovered the Honda Civic following a pursuit with a man who matched the description of GONZALEZ.

According to a press release issued by the Cranston Police Department, around 8 a.m. on Sept. 13, a Cranston Police Officer located the Honda Civic on Pontiac Street. Cranston Police Detectives had been looking for the vehicle after it was used during an armed robbery on Sept. 9 at the Pontiac Food Mart and an armed home invasion on Sept. 11 at a residence in town.

The Cranston Officer attempted to stop the Honda Civic when it was located on Sept. 13, but the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued. Police continued to pursue the vehicle until it crashed into a tree and brick building in Providence. The vehicle came back stolen out of Raynham, and also had stolen Massachusetts plates.

The driver, believed to be GONZALEZ, and both passengers fled the scene on foot. A Cranston Police K-9 was called in to track the suspects, but police soon learned the suspects were picked up by a dark colored Honda minivan, driven by a female, on an adjacent street.

Anyone who has seen GONZALEZ, or who has information on the incident in Raynham or Cranston, can call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716 or the Cranston Police Detective Division at 401-942-2211.

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