Friday, February 15, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was inaugurated at Bentley University in Waltham on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Before he detailed plans to improve his agency, Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn into his first elected term as Middlesex County Sheriff on Wednesday, Feb. 13. In front of a large audience of family, colleagues and friends, Koutoujian, a life-long Waltham resident and former state representative for the city, took the oath of office during a 4 p.m. ceremony at the LaCava Center at Bentley University. Koutoujian was elected to the post in November 2012 to fill the remaining four years of a six-year term. Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Koutoujian in late 2010 after former sheriff James DiPaola took his own life. Koutoujian, in a 25-minute speech, said he plans to boost correction officer wellness and hire more academy-trained officers. He said …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Catch up on this week's top Waltham headlines.
The city detailed what is being built at the corner of Lexington Street and Trapelo Road. Blasting at the former Polaroid site has been extended. A Massachusetts State Police trooper was hit by a car in Waltham. A Middlesex County Sheriff's worker was charged with fraud.
Monday, November 19, 2012
See what one Middlesex Sheriff worker allegedly did while she was out on sick leave.
A Middlesex County Sheriff's Office employee is facing criminal fraud charges for allegedly working another job while she remained on medical leave from the sheriff's office. Joyce Drinkwater, 67, of Malden was charged on Nov. 19 with knowingly presenting a fraudulent claim to a public employer for a benefit, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. The sheriff's jurisdiction includes Waltham, among other communities. Drinkwater is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 13 at Malden District Court. Drinkwater allegedly collected her full salary as she stayed on medical leave from the sheriff's office, according to the DA's office. Drinkwater claimed she could not work, according to the DA's office. "This employee's …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Miss a Waltham headline this week? Catch up with our weekly news roundup.
A Waltham man is riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research. A Middlesex County Deputy Sheriff was killed in a car crash in Billerica. Waltham residents have more to be thankful for during the summer than they may think. Waltham Police need your help to find whoever is putting graffiti on city buildings.