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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 […]

Local Kids Participate in Public Safety Academy With Sheriff Koutoujian

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian recognized 155 cadets from Arlington, Belmont, Burlington and Medford during a graduation ceremony Friday, July 18, for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA). “This Academy gives us the opportunity to introduce children, their parents and guardians to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “It also allows […]

Koutoujian, Jehlen Back Public Health Legislation

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, State Senator Patricia Jehlen (D- Somerville) and State Representative David Vieira (R- East Falmouth) today announced the passage of legislation designed to foster greater continuity of care for those involved with the criminal justice system. The legislation – included in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and now awaiting the Governor’s […]

Middlesex Jail in Cambridge Closes

Following 32 years of continuous operation, the Middlesex Jail at the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in Cambridge officially closed Saturday, according to information released by Sheriff Koutoujian. Koutoujian said the building was no longer suitable for housing a jail. It took two days to move the 220 people staying there to a more safe and […]

Police Warn Residents of Several Phone Scams

- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police released an alert on Friday afternoon warning residents of several phone scams. According to police, these scams have reportedly taken place in Medford and surrounding communities. In one scam, people pose as IRS agents and try to scare victims into transferring money by telling them they owe money or risk […]

Malden Postal Worker Charged with Stealing Thousands of Pieces of Mail, Including Christmas Gifts

- Allison Goldsberry A former Malden postal worker has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than 7,000 pieces of mail, including mail containing gift cards, cell phones, and Christmas cards and presents, from residents of Malden, Medford, Somerville, and Melrose. According to information released by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Police Chief Kevin […]

Koutoujian Praises Governor’s Plan to Address ‘Opioid Epidemic’

The plan put forward this week by Governor Patrick is a major step toward a collective and comprehensive effort to address opioid addiction. At the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office we take a holistic approach to treating those with addictions. In addition to our traditional substance abuse programming we have been piloting the use of Vivitrol as […]

Drug Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests

- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police have arrested five individuals in connection with various drug-related crimes, according to details released Tuesday night. On Thursday, June 5 Medford Police were executing a search warrant for a Medford resident in the area of Salem Street and Fellsway West. Police declined to name the suspect due to an ongoing […]