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Girl Scouts Present Middlesex Sheriff’s Office with Boston Peace & Healing Ribbons

Members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 60240 recently presented Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian with handmade Boston Peace + Healing Ribbons. Members of the Danvers-based troop constructed over 6,000 ribbons as part of their Silver Award Project and presented 100 to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. Ribbons were also presented to the Danvers Police Department, soccer […]

Somerville Man Arrested for Unarmed Robbery of Brookline Bank

- Allison Goldsberry A Somerville man was arrested on Wednesday for an unarmed robbery of Brookline Bank in Medford Square, according to Medford Police. Dennis Ryan, 43, was arrested just before noon and has been charged with unarmed robbery. Police say he entered Brookline Bank on High Street around 11:30AM and passed a note to […]

Truck Crashes into Medford Square Ice Cream Shop

Photos by Patricia Saunders (top 3), Heather Shea, and Nikki Mahoney. Story Updated 5:30PM, April 5, 2014 – Allison Goldsberry A pickup truck crashed through the front of Medford Square ice cream shop Colleen’s on Saturday afternoon, according to several published reports and witnesses. According to CBS Boston, two people were hurt. Both victims were […]

Middlesex Sheriff, State Officials Warn of Ongoing Arrest Scams

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is warning residents of a series of ongoing scams in which perpetrators are claiming to be Middlesex Deputy Sheriffs. “In recent weeks we have been made aware of three different scams in which individuals claiming to be deputy sheriffs have demanded money and threatened arrest for failure to pay debts […]

State Police Make Drug Bust Following Traffic Stop

The State Police arrested two men and seized two kilos of cocaine following a traffic stop in Everett on Saturday. According to information released by the State Police, Trooper David Lucas of the Medford Barracks was on patrol on Route 28 Northbound when he witnessed a car “commit motor vehicle violations.” Police caught up to […]

Elderly Man Goes Missing, Found Safe in Somerville

Story Updated 6:21PM Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Allison Goldsberry A 69-year-old man who went missing early Tuesday morning has been found safe in Somerville, according to Medford Police. According to information released by Lt. Paul Covino, Lawrence Mahoney went missing from the South Medford area at 4:30AM. Police say Mahoney, who walks with crutches […]

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Telephone Scam

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a telephone scam involving an individual – or individuals – fraudulently claiming to be a Middlesex Deputy Sheriff collecting money owed to the Internal Revenue Service. “We want citizens to be aware of this scam so they can properly protect themselves,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. […]

DA Ryan Leads College Campus Safety Forum at BC

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan hosted a symposium at Boston College on sexual violence, dating abuse and stalking on college campus. Along with District Attorney Ryan, representatives from law enforcement, college administration and student services provided training and engaged in a panel discussion. More than 100 participants were in attendance, representing nearly 40 colleges and […]

Man Allegedly Attacks State Trooper on Rt 93 in Medford

A state trooper places a Woburn man into a cruiser outside the Medford Barracks on Friday morning. The suspect is charged with attacking a trooper who responded to a minor crash on Route 93 in Medford. Photo courtesy MA State Police. – Allison Goldsberry A Woburn man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly attacked […]

Medford Man Charged with Local Assaults Has Died

Story Updated – Allison Goldsberry A 21-year-old Medford man charged with assaults in Arlington and Boston has died, according to the Middlesex Sheriff’s office. Patrick Barry, who was being held on $1 million cash bail since his arraignment in connection with an assault on a 14-year-old Arlington student, died today, according to a statement from […]

Koutoujian: Healthy Teen Relationships Are a Matter of Safety

By Peter J. Koutoujian, Middlesex Sheriff For most of us, our teenage years were spent focusing on school, participating in sports or other extracurricular activities, spending time with friends and experiencing our first foray into the world of dating, a process itself that is changing into forms perhaps strange to modern parents. These relationships were […]

Medford Re-Instates Odd/Even Parking Ban

Photo of the Fellsway by Keree-Ann Waite. Citing public safety concerns, Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco has re-instated the city’s winter parking ban for the next month. The ban, which the Traffic Commission unanimously voted to end in September, limits parking to only one side of the street overnight during the winter. The suspension of […]