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Police Warn Residents About Phone Scams

- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police are warning residents about a phone scam in which the call appears to come from the police. According to a message from Captain Barry Clemente, the Medford Police department has received “numerous” reports of a call that appears to be from the police in which people are told they owe […]

Cool Thinking Under Pressure Nets Armstrong Ambulance Awards

From left are Vale Santiago, dad Jolimar Santiago, mom Diana Santiago, baby Kirk Santiago and Communications Manager Jeff Scott, who helped dad deliver Kirk when mom went into labor earlier this year. Courtesy photo. With grace under pressure, Armstrong Ambulance Service Inc. of Arlington has received two awards for its work in emergency medical services. […]

Medford Woman Arrested in Connection with Alleged Jewelry Store Break-In

- Allison Goldsberry Tara Felts, 30, of Medford was arrested on Friday morning along with a homeless man for allegedly breaking into a jewelry store in Concord, according to police. Felts and Clifton Pinion were arrested early Friday morning after leading police on a brief chase through town. The pair caught police attention following a […]

Prescription Drug Take Back Event September 27th

Medford Police and Medford Board of Health are hosting a “National Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, September 27. Items accepted include pills, tablets, capsules, cough medicine, creams/salves, and any other medications. Needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items), thermometers, and medical instruments will not be accepted. The event is for residential drop offs […]

Car Crashes Into Medford Music School

A car crashed into LB Music School early Friday morning, according to local reports. According to WCVB, a woman hit the accelerator instead of the brakes around 5AM, crashing into the front of the school, located on Central Avenue. A fire official told Channel 5 that the structural integrity of the building was compromised following […]

Man with Medford Ties Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Charges

- Allison Goldsberry A local man has pled guilty to insurance fraud charges that includes for billing thousands for services he didn’t provide, according to information released by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan Yongshuo Qu, 45, who reportedly resides in both Medford and Hudson, NH, pled guilty to insurance fraud (12 counts) and attempted larceny […]

Sheriff Koutoujian Warns of Continuing Scams

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is again seeking to warn county residents about ongoing telephone arrest scams. “Over the past several weeks we have received multiple reports from residents alleging callers are once again fraudulently using the name of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office in attempts to scam them out of money,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “While […]

Police Investigating Fatal Bike Crash

- Allison Goldsberry A 29-year-old Somerville man was killed on Friday night following a collision with a motorcycle, according to information released by the MA State Police. The accident happened around 7:30PM on Route 16 at Route 93. The bicyclist was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he later died. The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old man […]

Middlesex DA Ryan Supports New Gun Safety Law

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released the following statement after Governor Deval Patrick signed into law new gun safety legislation: ““The signing of this bill represents a major step forward. First, because it empowers police chiefs to use their judgment and common sense to identify people who – by virtue of mental illness, addiction, or […]

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warns of Arrest Scam

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is once again warning residents about ongoing telephone scams in which perpetrators are falsely posing as deputies and threatening arrest for failure to pay debts or fines. “Recently, a Merrimack Valley resident notified our Civil Process Division he had received a call from an individual claiming to be a Middlesex Sheriff’s […]