Friday, March 15, 2013
Koutoujian stopped by the Leventhan-Sidman Jewish Community Center last week to talk to senior citizens about the role of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office and the danger of scams targeted toward seniors.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian recently stopped by Newton's Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center to speak to senior citizens about the role of his office and how it affects Newton residents. Koutoujian explained much of the office's role in the state's correctional system as well as the programs offered to inmates. In addition, Koutoujian visited the JCC to speak about phone scams that target senior citizens. In particular, Koutoujian highlighted the popular "grandson scheme." This involves scam callers contacting senior citizens and claiming that their grandson or granddaughter was involved in an accident or arrested in a foreign country. The caller then asks the senior citizen to wire money to help the grandchild. The …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian recently lost a bet over the AFC Championship game.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian followed through on his promise and delivered New England Clam Chowder to the Waltham-based RECH Beyond Domestic Violence on Tuesday, Jan. 29. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Koutoujian, who lives in Waltham, delivered the chowder to the domestic violence assistance organization to pay off the bet he made with Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson over the outcome of the AFC Championship football game during which the New England Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens. The chowder will go to domestic violence victims. “REACH is an organization with whom I have had a long affiliation. While I may have lost the wager, there is no reason both REACH and House of Ruth Maryland should not be winners,” …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian issued a statement on Jan. 11 in response to inquiries on whether he would run for the Middlesex County District Attorney's seat.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is not ruling out a run to become the next Middlesex County District Attorney. In response to inquires on whether he would run to fill the seat Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone plans to vacate, Koutoujian said in a statement, "never say never." “I love my job as Sheriff of Middlesex County and am focused on the work before me. One of my guiding principles has always been to never say never to any opportunity in which I can provide benefit to the people I serve," Koutoujian said in the statement. "But today, I’d just like to congratulate Gerry on what must have been a difficult decision and thank him for his service to Middlesex County." Koutoujian, a Waltham resident, was appointed to…
Friday, October 19, 2012
In the phone scam, a man allegedly claims to me a Middlesex County Sheriff's Office deputy.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The following is a press release from the office of Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian: The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens today of a telephone scam involving a man falsely claiming to work for the Civil Process Division of the office. In the scam, the man allegedly claiming to be a Middlesex Sheriff’s Office deputy working on behalf of group named ‘American Cash’ and with an out of state law firm tells the person being called he, or she, will be arrested if they do not wire money to a specific bank. The call might appear to be coming from a legitimate sheriff’s office number, but it is not. “We want citizens to be aware of this scam so they can properly protect themselves,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian…