Carjacker found in Dartmouth gets up to 10 years in state prison

Mar 30, 2021

A Taunton man arrested last summer in Dartmouth for stealing a motor vehicle while on parole has been sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced March 30.

Randall Mosher, 39, pleaded guilty Friday in Fall River Superior Court to a single-count indictment charging him with larceny of a motor vehicle.

On June 28, 2020 at approximately 7 p.m., Taunton Police were dispatched to the CVS near the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The victim had gone inside the store to make a quick transaction and had left the key inside her car. After returning to where she had parked her 2005 Toyota Rav 4, she observed it traveling down Washington Street and called 911.  

Responding officers searched the area with negative results.  

The next day, the vehicle was located in the driveway of Mosher’s grandmother's house in Dartmouth.  

According to the report, Mosher 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. 

Taunton Police 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.  The GPS data also showed the defendant went to Fall River and New Bedford before going to the Dartmouth home. 

At the time of the offense, Mosher was on parole for a 2014 case involving larceny of a motor vehicle, kidnapping and carjacking.