A 39-year-old Taunton man arrested early last summer for stealing a motor vehicle while already on parole for the same type of crime was sentenced to serve 7 to 10 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Randall Mosher pleaded guilty Friday in Fall River Superior Court to a single-count indictment charging him with larceny of a motor vehicle.
On Sunday, June 28, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Taunton Police were dispatched to the CVS at 7 Washington Street for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The female victim had gone inside CVS to make a quick transaction and had left the key inside her car. When she returned to where she had parked her 2005 Toyota RAV 4, she observed her car traveling down Washington Street and called 911. Responding officers searched the area with negative results.
On the next day, the vehicle was located in the driveway of the defendant’s grandmother’s Dartmouth home. The defendant was found sleeping inside a bedroom in the home and, despite his denials about stealing the vehicle, the key to the vehicle was found underneath the mattress he was sleeping on.
At the time of the offense, the defendant was on parole for a 2014 case involving Larceny of a Motor Vehicle , Kidnapping and Carjacking. As a condition of his parole, the defendant was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet.
Taunton Police then investigated the GPS’s data on the night of the crime, and it proved he was at the CVS where the vehicle was stolen at the time of the crime. Subsequently, the GPS data showed the defendant went to Fall River and New Bedford before going to the Dartmouth home on June 29, 2020 at 12:45 a.m.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Carolyn Morrissette and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Sharon Donatelle.
“The defendant is a career criminal who was on parole for carjacking and stealing a car when he again stole another victim’s car. Being on parole with a GPS device was no deterrent. He simply doesn’t get it and needs to be kept off the street to protect the public,” District Attorney Quinn said.