Taunton Car Thief Sentenced to Up to a Decade in Prison
FALL RIVER — A Taunton man arrested last summer for stealing a motor vehicle while already on parole for a similar crime was sentenced to serve seven to 10 years in state prison.
According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Randall Mosher, 39, of Taunton, pleaded guilty to a single-count indictment charging him with larceny of a motor vehicle.
Taunton Police responded to the CVS on Washington Street on the evening of June 28, 2020, for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The female victim had gone inside the store and left the key inside the car; when she returned to where she had parked it, she saw her 2005 Toyota Rav4 going down Washington Street.
The D.A.’s Office says the next day, the victim’s vehicle was found in the driveway of Mosher’s grandmother’s house in Dartmouth. They say Mosher was found sleeping inside the home, and while he denied stealing the vehicle, the key was found underneath the mattress upon which he was sleeping.
Mosher was already on parole at that time for a 2014 case involving larceny of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, and carjacking. He was wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet as part of his parole, which Taunton Police used the data from to prove he was at the CVS at the time the vehicle was stolen, and that he had traveled to Fall River and New Bedford before parking the vehicle at the Dartmouth residence.
"The defendant is a career criminal who was on parole for carjacking and stealing a car when he again stole another victim’s car,” District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said. “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.”