Michael D. Harris
Chief of Police
Livermore Police Department
1110 South Livermore Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 371-4900 (non-emergency)
Emergency: 9-1-1
Report a crime or incident needing an officer response: 925-371-4987
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News ImageShots Fired
On May 14, 2015 at 12:51 a.m., LPD officers were dispatched to the area of Chestnut Street and North I Street for a report of shots heard. Officers arrived on scene and while canvassing the area, the officers saw an unknown male, approximately six feet tall, shirtless with blue jeans, walking east on Chestnut Street. The officers attempted to make contact with the male in order to rule out his involvement with the dispatched call for service. While attempting to make contact, the unknown male continued walking east on Chestnut Street, eventually turning north onto North I Street where he quickly ducked behind a vehicle. As one of the officers approached the male and prepared to make contact, the male suddenly turned and without provocation fired multiple gunshots at the officer.
On May 14, 2015 the Livermore Police Department Detectives as well as members from the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit followed investigative leads culminating in the arrest of Miguel Alvarez at 12:39 p.m. for the attempted murder of a Livermore Police Officer. Lizbeth Gonzalez, an associate, was arrested for the reckless discharge of a firearm during a separate unrelated incident prior. Both arrestees have been transported to Santa Rita Jail for their charges in Alameda County.

Alvarez and Gonzalez, who are currently both residents of Tracy, California, have substantial criminal histories related to Livermore. The exhaustive search, less than twelve hours after the attempted murder of Livermore Police Officer, Dirk Stoddard ended with the their arrests, while at their residence in Tracy, California.
News ImageHomicide Charges Filed Against James Wear
Detectives from the Livermore Police Department presented their criminal case to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office regarding James Wear. Wear is the double homicide suspect from the shooting in the area of Altamont Creek on March 1, 2015. After review of the criminal case, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office has filed the following formal charges against James Wear:

Two counts of 187 PC - Homicide with use of a firearm (with special circumstance for multiple murders).
Two counts of 29800(a)(1) - Convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
One count of 11351 H&S - Possession of heroin for sale.
News ImageReported Sexual Assaults’ on the Arroyo Trail – Hoax
Reported Sexual Assaults’ on the Arroyo Trail – Hoax. In the late evening hours on Thursday, April 30, 2015, detectives met with the 29 year old victim in the first reported assault and discussed evidence they had gathered. While reviewing the case with her, the reported victim disclosed that she had fabricated the entire incident, and that no assault of any type had occurred. On Thursday, April 30, 2015, at approximately 7:52 p.m., a 23 year old female reported being the second victim of a sexual assault on the Arroyo Trail. LPD immediately responded to the incident and deployed a wide variety of resources to quickly investigate this second reported incident. LPD detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. In the early morning hours on Friday, May 1, 2015, this second reported victim recanted her statement with detectives as they discussed evidence that had been gathered. The reported victim admitted to fabricating the incident.
News ImageDouble Fatality Traffic Collision
On May 2, 2015, at approximately 6:51 PM, the Livermore Police Department responded to 975 Murrieta Boulevard for a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle into a structure. The preliminary investigation revealed 35 year old Livermore resident was driving eastbound on Murrieta Boulevard and appeared to have lost control of his vehicle and struck the rear of the apartment complex at 975 Murrieta Boulevard. Two victims in the backyard, a 40 year old female and 14 month old female, succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Two other victims, a 7 year old male and 6 year old male were transported to area hospitals and are in stable condition. Further investigation revealed the driver was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently arrested for suspicion of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated – a violation of 191.5 PC. The names of the victims are not being released at this time due to notification by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office. The collision is still under investigation and no further information or details are being released at this time.