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    2 arrested in Waltham home invasion; Randolph burglary investigated

    Two men are facing charges after a home invasion in Waltham in which three people were held against their will, assaulted, robbed, and shot at, police said.

    The men are accused of breaking into a home on Lake Street about 11:30 p.m. Friday and starting a fight. Andre Laventure, 26, of Manchester, N.H., had a gun, police said, and is accused of shooting at the victims when they ran away, police said. Laventure and Cameron Fournier, 24, of Chelmsford, are both accused of assaulting and robbing the victims. Police did not provide further details of the incident, including whether the victims knew their attackers.

    Laventure and Fournier are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Waltham District Court. Laventure is charged with home invasion, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of attempted murder, carrying a gun without a license, and firing a gun within 500 feet of a dwelling, police said. Fournier is charged with home invasion and assault and battery, according to police.


    An unrelated burglary in Randolph ended without violence after a man was able to sequester an intruder he found in his home, police said.

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    According to officials, the man and his family arrived home Saturday about 6:30 p.m. and discovered the burglar. The Sunnyworth Lane resident closed the door to the second-floor room the intruder was in and called police, Randolph police Lieutenant John Hamelburg said.

    But when police arrived, they found that the intruder had leapt from the window and gotten away, Hamelburg said.

    Police searched the area but did not find the intruder. A laptop and jewelry were taken from the home. No one was injured.

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