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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 […]

Middlesex DA Launches Senior Health & Safety Program in Local Communities

Armstrong Ambulance CEO Richard Raymond, Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr, Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, DA Marian Ryan, Arlington Police Chief Fred Ryan, Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent and Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has launched the Middlesex Senior Health and Safety Initiative, a unique public-private partnership with Armstrong Ambulance […]

Homeless Man Arrested for Stabbing

- Allison Goldsberry A homeless teen has been arrested for stabbing another teen on Sunday afternoon, according to Medford Police. Aidan Rollins, 18, is accused of stabbing his 19-year-old victim following a verbal dispute. Police say Rollins went to a house on Harvard Street where the victim had been hanging with friends and allegedly stabbed […]

Medford Business Accused of Buying Stolen Jewelry

- Allison Goldsberry A Medford jewelry store has been accused of buying stolen property, according to information released by Medford Police. Following an investigation, police obtained a search warrant for CTC Gold Refinery, a Medford Square business that offers “cash for gold” and jewelry and watch repair. Police say they retrieved “items of information” from […]

Police Arrest Teen for Alleged Car Breaks in West Medford

- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police arrested a Woburn teen for allegedly breaking into cars in West Medford early Friday morning. David Bowdre, 18, is also accused of unlawful possession of ammunition and alcohol, according to police. Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked at Jerome and Sherman Streets. They discovered Bowdre and […]

DA Hosts Event on Mental Health, Violence in Schools

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., brought together more than 225 educators, clinicians, and law enforcement officials for a day-long conference Wednesday focusing on mental health and violence in schools. SECURE XVI “The Intersection of Mental Health and Violence in Schools – A Perspective for Change” featured District Attorney Ryan; […]