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City Holiday Hours
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The City of Livermore invites applicants for appointment to the Planning Commission





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News ImagePolice Department awarded grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety
The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded LPD a $57,875 grant...
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News ImageMandatory Water Conservation Update
The City is pleased to share that residents are currently meeting mandatory conservation levels...
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News ImageLivermore Around the Web
Livermore's quality of life is no longer the best kept secret in the Bay Area...
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News ImageLPD Seeking Help - Premium Outlets Incident
The Livermore Police Department is actively investigating an incident that occurred in the parking lot of the Livermore Premium Outlet Mall. On December 9, 2014, about 12:15 PM, LPD Officers were dispatched to the southwest parking lot of the Livermore Premium Outlets for an adult female who was lying on the ground unconscious. The female was transported to the hospital for care where she was admitted to the ICU with life threatening injuries to her head. At this point in the investigation, it is unknown what occurred. We received information from the public regarding a white 4-door sedan that was seen leaving the area around the same time as the incident. The investigation is ongoing and the Livermore Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating any witnesses. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Glen Robbins of the Livermore Police Department at (925) 294-7568. Those who wish to remain anonymous may do so.
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News ImageBlack Friday Traffic
Heavy traffic is expected for the upcoming Black Friday weekend at the Premium Outlets in Livermore. The Livermore Police Department wants to remind the community to expect traffic delays on the roadways surrounding the Premium Outlets located on W. Jack London Blvd. at El Charro Road. The Premium Outlets will open for Black Friday shopping on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 6 p.m. It is anticipated that there will be a large volume of shoppers patronizing the outlets from opening and throughout the weekend. Parking will be more limited this year due to construction at the Premium Outlets.
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News ImageHoliday Gift Giving Tree
The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) is hosting their Twelfth Annual “Holiday Giving Tree” Program that began on Monday, November 17th and goes through December 12th, 2014. The Giving Tree will be in the lobby of the Livermore Police Department, located at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue. Several Livermore families and seniors have been identified for the “Holiday Giving Tree” program. All are in need of some assistance to make this holiday season a little more special. Everyone selected has defined their special needs that they have this holiday season. Those wishes are then placed on tags and the tags are hung on the “Giving Tree.”
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News ImageTip A Cop Fundraiser for Special Olympics
On Friday November 21, 2014 the Livermore Police Department will be hosting a Special Olympics fundraiser at Strizzi’s restaurant, located at 2205 First Street in downtown Livermore. Police Officers will be on hand between 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. to take your order, refill your drinks and be your servers. Officers will be paired with wait staff to assist for the night, in hopes of getting a “tip” for Special Olympics. All money raised goes to our local Special Olympics Athletes to assist them with their sports training needs.
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News ImageOTS Kick Off 2014-2015
The Livermore Police Department has been awarded a $57,875 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Livermore Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
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News ImageLPD Speed Watch Program
The Educational Speed Watch Program is a service offered by the police department to neighborhoods to address speeding vehicles.
Members of the Livermore Police Volunteer organization have been trained in the use of handheld Radars which measure the speed of moving vehicles. Members of this program can be requested in neighborhoods within the city to determine if vehicles are traveling above the posted speed limit. The program is an educational tool to notify the registered owners that their vehicle was observed driving above the posted speed limit based on the results of the Radar.
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News ImageHalloween DUI Enforcement
Livermore PD is deploying extra DUI officers on Halloween night to supplement routine patrol officers on one of the most deadly nights of the years. Officers will be looking for the tale-tell signs of alcohol and or drug impairment during each enforcement contact, all weekend long as many will be attending parties were alcohol is served. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is a statistically dangerous night for drunk driving. In 2012, almost half of all crash fatalities that night involved a drunk driver.
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News ImageHalloween Safety
The Livermore Police Department wants all of our community members to have a safe and memorable Halloween this year. Here are some tips to make your holiday a safe and fun one.
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News ImageCongratulations Detective Esquivel !
Earlier today Detective Esquivel was one of 10 Alameda County law enforcement officers that received recognition at the 2014 Alameda County District Attorney's Officer Recognition Award Ceremony. Detective Esquivel was recognized for his work on the People v. Bryan Allen Davis aka Bryan Allen Vulgamore murder case. Cecilia Garcia was a 24-year-old single mother in 2002 when she was found strangled and drowned in a running shower inside her Livermore home. Detective Esquivel went above and beyond the call of duty to assist the DA's Office in obtaining a long awaited for conviction in this case against Bryan Davis.
News ImageNational Child Passenger Safety Week
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated September 14th – 20th as "Child Passenger Safety Week" throughout the nation. In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children. In 2012, a total of 1,168 passenger vehicle occupants aged 0–14 years died as a result of a motor vehicle traffic crash. During 1975–2012, child restraints saved an estimated 10,157 lives of children aged 0–4 years. The Livermore Police department is encouraging all families to have their child’s car seat checked to make sure their children are traveling in the safest manner.
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News ImageParent Project - October 2014 Session
A 12-week parent training; an award-winning model with a proven track record, designed specifically for parents of challenging, strong-willed or out-of-control adolescents.
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News ImageArrest of Shooting Suspect South Q Street
The Livermore Police Department is actively investigating the shooting that occurred in the 200 block of S. Q Street, injuring 5 people. Since the initial call, LPD Officers and Detectives have been following up on leads and processing the crime scene. About 0930 hours, LPD Detectives learned the shooter in this case was possibly Anthony Jesus Torres (DOB: 03/17/1993). Investigators located Torres and subsequently arrested him during a traffic stop. There were two additional occupants in the vehicle that appeared to be aiding Torres with an attempt to avoid arrest. LPD Detectives placed all three subjects under arrest and transported them to LPD for questioning.
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News ImagePolice Activity - Colusa Way
On August 19, 2014, at approximately 2:25 p.m., the Livermore Police Department Dispatch center received a 911 call from a frantic female who stated she had been held captive in her home by her boyfriend for several hours. The home was located in the 500 block of Colusa Way. Officers responded to the residence and contacted the female who stated she had been assaulted by her boyfriend and he had held her captive. The female was unsure if the suspect was still in the residence or had left. She told officers that the suspect had made threats to kill himself and kidnap the female’s child. The female told officers that the suspect owns several firearms.
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News ImageResidential Smoke Alarm Recall
ESL and Interlogix brand 400 and 500 series smoke detectors recalled do to failure to alert consumers.
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News ImageDrive Safely - Back to School
It is back to school time in Livermore. All of our local schools will be starting classes soon. The Livermore Police Department would like to take this time to remind parents and students about the following back to school traffic safety issues.
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News ImageLPD Expands Social Media
The Livermore Police Department is proud to announce the launch of its Facebook page and YouTube channel as we expand our social media outreach. The Department has recently added a Facebook page and can be found on Facebook as “Livermore Police Department.” LPD has also added a YouTube channel to share videos with our community. We can also be found on YouTube as “Livermore Police Department.”
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News ImageStuff the Cruiser 2014
The Livermore Police Department will be putting on its annual “Stuff the Cruiser” event on Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th, 2014. We will have personnel placing marked police cruisers in front of Wal-Mart (2700 Las Positas Road), Office Max (2400 Las Positas Road), Big Lots (4484 Las Positas Road) and the CVS Pharmacy (1500 First Street) on Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. LPD employees and volunteers will be asking community members to stuff the patrol car full of school supplies. We are hoping to collect school supplies such as backpacks, paper, binders, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, protractors, compasses, glue, calculators, and scissors. All of the collected school supplies will be sorted and the backpacks will be filled on Monday August 11th.
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News ImageSexual Assault Arrest - Jesse Schlicker
On July 22, 2014, about 10:30 p.m., the Livermore Police Department arrested 26-year-old Jesse Schlicker of Livermore for suspicion of committing a lewd act on a child under 14. The alleged violation occurred this week while Schlicker was employed as a speed and strength coach in the soccer camp program at Cabernet Indoor Sports at 6474 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore. Schlicker was taken to Santa Rita Jail where he was booked on the above charge.
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News ImageChild Endangerment Arrest
On Sunday, July 20, 2014 at approximately 6:09 p.m., the Livermore Police Department received a call that two small children were left unattended in a locked vehicle in the 900 block of North Canyons Parkway. When Officers arrived on scene they discovered 2 children, ages 2 and 3, had been left unattended and were still strapped into their car seats. The children’s mother, Phaley Nget (37 years-old out of Oakland), was gambling inside Casino 580. Although the children were not injured, Nget was placed under arrest for child endangerment and transported to Santa Rita Jail. The children were taken into protective custody.
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News ImageAccepting Applications - Citizen's Police Academy
The Livermore Police Department is now accepting applications for its 26th Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA). The 17 week academy will begin on August 6, 2014 with a graduation ceremony on December 5, 2014. The class sessions are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Livermore Police Department. There are no physical requirements for most activities and no costs charged to the participants.
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News ImageGarcia Murder Conviction
Bryan Allen Vulgamore (also known as Bryan Allen Davis) was convicted today for the January 8, 2002 murder of Livermore resident, Cecilia Marie Garcia. At the time of her death, Cecilia was 24 years old. The murder occurred inside Cecilia Garcia’s residence, located on the northwest side of Livermore. The murder trial was held over the last three weeks at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland. Today the jury returned with a verdict of guilty of Second Degree Murder.
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News ImageEvery 15 Minutes Program
On May 21st and 22nd, the Livermore Police Department will be presenting the bi-annual “Every 15 Minutes” anti-impaired driving program to all junior and senior high school students in the City. The Every 15 Minutes program is an intensive two-day program focusing on high school junior and senior students which challenges them to think about drinking and driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions, and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and many others.
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News ImageLPD Arrest of Oscar Herrera
On Saturday, May 2, 2014, about 4:00 p.m., Livermore Police received a 911 call regarding a disturbance at the 3900 block of East Avenue. When LPD Officers arrived on scene, they saw Oscar Herrera approaching them, covered in blood. Officers immediately recognized signs of drug
influence and began giving commands to Herrera. Herrera ignored all commands and charged at the officers. Officer deployed their Tasers, which were ineffective. Officers were ultimately forced to subdue Herrera by taking him to the ground. Once on the ground, Herrera was taken into custody. Herrera was unarmed during the incident and no officers were injured as a result of this incident. Herrera was placed under arrest for trying to attack the officers and threatening to kill the officers.


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News ImageStructure Fire Rescue
On April 22, 2014 at 8:50 p.m., the Livermore Police Department received multiple 911 calls regarding a structure fire at 820 Grace Street. The residence was on fire and filling up with smoke. While responding officers were in route to the fire, LPD Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that there was an elderly woman trapped inside the residence.
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News ImageDrug Take Back Event April 26, 2014
On April 26, 2014 the Livermore Police Department will be participating in a nationwide prescription drug take back event. This event will take place in front of the Livermore Police Department located at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Livermore Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The services are free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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News ImageTelecommunications Week
National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week will be celebrated on April 13 - 19, 2014. The week honors those Telecommunicators that are the first link in the chain of emergency police, fire, and medical responses. If you have ever been the victim of a crime, involved in a collision, reported a fire or needed medical help, you have called 9-1-1 and were helped by a Telecommunicator, also known as a Public Safety Dispatcher. Agencies across the nation are honoring and thanking their 9-1-1 Dispatchers for their dedication and service to their communities.
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News ImageBank of America ATM Robbery
The Livermore Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at the ATM machine at the Bank of America located at 4213 First Street. On March 26, 2014, at about 10:00 p.m., a white male suspect approached a female who was standing at the ATM machine. The suspect was armed with a baseball bat. The suspected demanded that the victim give him all of her money. The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone during the robbery. The suspect got into a red sedan vehicle and left the area. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, and between 5’03” and 5’05”. The suspect was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and a black hooded sweatshirt.
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News ImageCrime Free Multi Housing Program
The Livermore Police Department has begun a new program in the city, Crime Free Multi Housing. Crime Free Multi Housing (CFMH) is a state-of-the-art crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs activities, and gang issues/crimes on apartment properties. This program was successfully developed at the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992. Since that time it has spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 44 US states. The program has also been successfully implemented in 5 Canadian Provinces, Mexico, England, Finland, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico.
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News ImageSexual Assault Suspect Arrested
On Thursday, January 23, 2014, Detectives from the Livermore Police Department arrested Jesus Vega Jr., age 71 and a resident of Sunnyvale, for 288.5 PC. The arrest stemmed from a sexual abuse investigation that began on January 18, 2014, alleging Vega Jr. molested a 6 year old girl who resides in Livermore. The victim in this case was an acquaintance of Vega Jr. Vega Jr. is a convicted sex offender who was arrested and convicted for three counts of 288(a) PC in April of 1989. As a result of that conviction, Vega Jr. was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
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News ImageLPD Seeking to ID 7-11 Robbery Suspect
The Livermore Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at the 7-11 convenience store located at 1339 N. Vasco Road on January 19, 2014. At approximately 6:00 p.m., a male suspect entered the 7-11 store and selected items from the shelf. Once there was no other people inside the 7-11, the suspect approached the counter. While conversing with the store employee at the counter, the suspect walked around the counter, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The store employee complied with the suspect’s request and gave the suspect the money from the cash register.
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News ImageSuspect Arrested in Injury Collision
Through the Livermore Police Department’s investigative efforts, the driver of the Toyota Tacoma pickup was located. The driver, Bert Rosenthal, a 53 year old San Jose resident was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office with two felony counts of hit and run (20001 V.C.) Rosenthal’s vehicle was located and had damage consistent with the collision.
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News ImageLivermore Injury Collision
On January 6, 2014, at 6:24 a.m., the Livermore Police Department responded to an injury collision on State Route 84 (Vallecitos Road) just north of the main entrance to Ruby Hills. A vehicle similar to a dark colored Toyota Tacoma pick-up collided with a black Honda Civic on northbound Vallecitos Road just north of Ruby Hills. The right front bumper of the pick-up sideswiped the left rear of the Honda causing the driver of the Honda to lose control. The Honda slid sideways into oncoming traffic. A Jeep traveling in the southbound direction of Vallecitos Road struck the passenger side of the Honda causing serious injuries to both drivers.
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News ImageLPD Seeking Citizen Police Academy Participants
The Livermore Police Department is now accepting applications for its 26th Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA). The 17 week academy will begin on February 5, 2014 with a graduation ceremony on May 29, 2013. The class sessions are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Livermore Police Department. There are no physical requirements for most activities and no costs charged to the participants.
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News ImageSexual Abuse Arrest - Andrew Nisbet
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, about 10:00 a.m., Detectives from the Livermore Police Department arrested Andrew Michael Nisbet, who resides in Livermore. The arrest stemmed from an extensive sexual abuse investigation. The investigation so far has revealed that the sexual abuse occurred in Livermore between 2009 and 2012. Nisbet was employed at the Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore as the PGA Golf Pro from 2006 to present as a coach for children. While employed at the Las Positas Golf Course, it is suspected that Nisbet sexually assaulted multiple male children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Nisbet was a highly regarded Junior Golf Coach who coached many children in junior golf tournaments throughout the State of California, as well as nationally.
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News ImageNarcotics Sales Arrests Seventh Street
On November 27, 2013, officers from the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit were conducting surveillance in preparation for the service of a search warrant for the residence and occupants of 2347 Seventh Street, Livermore. During the surveillance, officers witnessed a resident of 2347 Seventh Street (male juvenile age 16 years) exit the residence and sell heroin to two individuals inside a vehicle parked in front of the house. Officers immediately served the search warrant and detained all involved individuals. As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered heroin, marijuana and evidence of drug sales. LPD officers arrested two male juveniles and Jonathan Urdahl (all Livermore residents) for the above listed charges. The two juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall and Jonathan Urdahl was booked into the Santa Rita County Jail.
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News ImagePremium Outlets Black Friday Traffic Alert
Heavy Traffic expected for Black Friday weekend at the Premium Outlets in Livermore. The Livermore Police Department wants to remind the community to expect traffic delays on the roadways surrounding the Premium Outlets located on W. Jack London Blvd. at El Charro Road in Livermore. The Premium Outlets will open for Black Friday shopping on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. It is anticipated that there will be a large volume of shoppers patronizing the outlets from opening and throughout the weekend.
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News Image2013 Holiday Giving Tree
The Livermore Police Department Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and the Livermore Police Department will be conducting its annual “Holiday Giving Tree” again this year. The Giving Tree will be in the lobby of the Livermore Police Department, located at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue starting Monday, November 18th through Friday, December 13th, from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.
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News ImageBank Robbery Citibank
On Tuesday November 12, 2013, the Livermore Police Department investigated a bank robbery that occurred at the Citibank located at 2150 Portola Avenue. About 12:09 PM, a male suspect walked into the bank and stood in line for an available bank teller. Once a bank teller was available, the suspect approached the bank teller and handed the teller a note demanding the money. No weapon was seen during the robbery. The teller complied and gave the money to the suspect. The suspect then turned around and fled out of the bank. The suspect is described as a light skinned Hispanic male, approximately 5’4” tall, thin build, wearing a black baseball cap, a black sweatshirt with a hood, and sunglasses.
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News ImageWalnut Street Shooting
On Sunday, November 10, 2013, about 2:00 AM, an Officer from the Livermore Police Department was patrolling the area of North Livermore Avenue and Walnut Street. While driving in the area, the officer noticed a black vehicle parked on Walnut Street in the roadway with the headlights off. The officer turned around to investigate the vehicle parked in the roadway. As the officer drove towards the black vehicle, two loud gun shots were fired from inside the black vehicle. Immediately after the gun shots, the black vehicle fled the area.
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News ImageHolmes Street Attempted Murder
On Sunday, November 10, 2013, about 9:12 PM, the Livermore Police Department received numerous 911 calls regarding shots being fired in the 700 block of Holmes Street. Officers responding to the call saw a gray vehicle fleeing from the area with the vehicle headlights off. The officers suspected the vehicle might be involved in the shooting and attempted a traffic stop. The gray vehicle attempted to evade officers and drove recklessly through residential streets. The gray vehicle ultimately crashed through a fence at Del Valle High School located on Seventh Street, between S. I Street and S. J Street. The driver of the gray vehicle, Paul Victor Simmons (aka Paul Muscat), attempted to flee from the officers but was apprehended.
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News ImageSeeking Community Assistance with Hit and Run
Livermore Police responded to a hit and run this morning at Second and S. ‘L’ Streets. We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect vehicle. Please see the attached photo of a White GMC Sierra Pickup truck. The truck should have significant passenger side damage as the victim’s vehicle was totaled. It also appears in the photo that the truck has a brake light out. LPD is urging anyone with information regarding this truck to contact Officer Lash at
(925) 371-4847.
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News ImageAlcohol Safety and Awareness Update
Over the past quarter (July through September), funds have been used to conduct enforcement efforts such as minor decoy operations, downtown walking patrol operations, party patrols, DUI saturation patrols, and higher visibility at high school events. These operations have resulted in 10 DUI arrests, 24 alcohol-related arrests, 4 criminal arrests, 3 party response complaints and several citations as well as officers intervening with a number of alcohol-related disturbances. One minor decoy operation targeted 32 off-sale retail establishments where 2 businesses violated the law by furnishing alcohol to the minor decoy.
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News ImageDrug Take Back Event
On Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Livermore Police Department will be participating in a nationwide prescription drug take back event. This will take place out in the front of the Police Department at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue. We are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the City of Livermore Water Resources Department to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The services are free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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News ImageSexual Assault Suspect Arrested
On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Detectives from the Livermore Police Department arrested Richard Scott McLeod, who resides in Livermore, for the above listed charges. The arrest stemmed from an extensive sexual abuse investigation. The sexual abuse occurred in Livermore between 1998 and 2007. During that time, McLeod was employed at the Kid Zone in Livermore as the lead coordinator/teacher from 1992 to 2007.
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News ImageInjury Collision
On September 16, 2013, at approximately 10:21 p.m., LPD Dispatch received reports of an injury collision on SR 84 (Isabel Ave) at Airway Blvd. Responding officers found that a Honda station wagon driven by a 44 year old male from Pleasanton struck an 18 year old Livermore man who was crossing Airway Blvd. The 18 year old male was seriously injured and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
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News ImageVandals Arrested
On September 14, 2013, at approximately 11:50 p.m., LPD officers were dispatched to Granada High School for a burglar alarm activation. Upon arriving at the school, officers observed several subjects fleeing from the school and were able to detain them. Further investigation revealed that a 16 year old male juvenile had intentionally broken a window at the school and he was arrested for the vandalism. In interviewing the detained subjects, officers determined that they may have been involved in the vandalisms documented on 9-02-13. LPD detectives were called out to interview the subjects.
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News ImageDrug Sales Arrests
On August 28, 2013, about 2:45 p.m., detectives from the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU) and Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) served a search warrant pursuant to lengthy methamphetamine sales investigation in the 5300 block of Windflower Dr., Livermore.
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News ImageVehicle Pursuit and Collision
On August 27, 2013, at approximately 6:54 a.m., the Livermore Police Department began receiving calls of a suspicious person in the 5000 block of Preston Avenue. As officers were responding to the area, more callers contacted Dispatch and advised of a suspicious person in the area of the 4700 block of Arroyo Vista. As officers arrived in the area, they observed a large truck with glass racks on the side leaving the area very quickly. Officers attempted to make an enforcement stop on the truck and the truck immediately began to flee from the officers onto eastbound Las Positas Road. The truck began driving erratically, and the officers terminated the pursuit of the truck. The truck continued driving E/B on Las Positas and struck three other vehicles in the area of Bennett Drive, rolling the glass truck onto its side.
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News ImageAnimal Cruelty Investigation "Roky"
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on August 5, 2013, Livermore Police Animal Control responded to a call regarding an injured dog in the Springtown area at the corner of Red Fir Way and Monterey Drive. When Animal Control arrived on scene, they discovered a German shepherd dog with an injured left front leg. The dog’s leg had sustained a compound fracture that was several weeks old and the dog had never received veterinary treatment for the injury. The leg was severely mangled with exposed bones and infected dead tissue. The leg had an old bandage that had been worn off. It appeared that the owner attempted to repair the injury at home and denied the dog of veterinary treatment. The dog is a young male German shepherd who was wearing a leather collar with the name “Roky” written on the collar. Animal Control is urging anyone with information regarding the owner of the dog to contact them at (925) 371-4848.
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News ImageSearch Warrant Arrest Narcotics
On August 6, 2013, the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU) and Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) served a search warrant on Livermore Valley Mexican gang member, Nathan Page, his residence and vehicle. Detectives detained Page inside his vehicle on Catalina Drive and Holmes Street, Livermore. During the detention, Page was found to possess heroin and methamphetamine for the purpose of sales and a loaded firearm.
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News ImageSexual Assault Arrest
On August 4, 2013, investigators from the Livermore Police Department received information alleging that Timothy Rodriguez, a 48 year-old Livermore resident, had engaged in continuous unlawful sexual conduct with a 9 year old male. The incidents began 2-3 years ago and occurred in Livermore as well as out of state. Rodriguez is a registered sex offender and is on full disclosure status on the Megan’s Law website for a previous conviction of PC 288(a) - Lewd Act with a Child. During a search of Rodriguez’ residence, a 22 caliber rifle was located. Due to the fact that Rodriguez is a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.

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News ImageMarijuana Cultivation Arrests
On July 30, 2013, the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU) obtained and served a search warrant on the 1800 block of Valley of the Moon Road, Livermore, pursuant to a marijuana cultivation investigation. During the service of the search warrant, officers located and recovered approximately (58) mature marijuana plants and ten (10) pounds of processed marijuana. Officers additionally recovered evidence that the residents were manufacturing hashish oil inside the residence by using highly flammable liquid butane. The evidence indicated that hashish oil was being manufactured while a juvenile was inside the residence. The juvenile was taken into protective custody.
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News ImageDrug Sales Arrests
On July 30, 2013, the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU) and Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) served a search warrant on the 2300 block of Seventh (7th) Street, Livermore, pursuant to a drug sales investigation. Three Livermore Valley Mexican (LVM) gang members were known to reside at the residence. During the service of the search warrant, officers located and recovered marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Evidence recovered tended to show that LVM gang members Juan Carlos Preciado Jr., and a juvenile, who will not be named, were selling marijuana from the residence. Both were arrested for possession of marijuana for the purpose of distribution and possession of a controlled substance.
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News ImageMeet Chief Michael Harris
Livermore City Manager Marc Roberts announced the appointment of Michael Harris as the City’s new Police Chief today. Mr. Harris was a Captain in the Modesto Police Department, and served most recently as the Operations Division Commander. Chief Harris began his law enforcement career in 1990 with the Oakdale Police Department, and soon transferred to the Modesto Police Department. There he rose through the ranks from Police Officer to Captain, and accepted specialized assignments including the SWAT Team, Crimes Against Children and Internal Affairs. Chief Harris earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Stanislaus and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Chief Harris is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as the International Association of Chiefs of Police “Leadership in Police Organizations” program.
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News ImageCraigslist Rental Fraud
Over the past 4 weeks, the Livermore Police Department has received 16 complaints about a false advertisement on Craigslist involving suspect Donnelley Gopidas, an 18 year old Livermore resident. Gopidas placed an advertisement on Craigslist, listing his condominium for rent, waiting for potential “renters”/victims to contact him inquiring about the condo. Once a victim would contact Gopidas, he would arrange to meet them at the condominium to show it. The condominium is actually owned by Gopidas’ family who was allowing Gopidas to live there unaware he was advertising it for rent. When Gopidas met with the potential “renters” he would have them sign a rental contract and collect $1,300.00 for the security deposit and $1,300.00 for the first month’s rent. In most cases, Gopidas would not give the key to the victim at the time of signing because he said he was making repairs to the condo. He assured them he would provide them the keys before their move in date.
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News ImageAnimal Neglect Arrest
In June, Livermore Animal Control responded to a call at 1087 Murrieta Blvd. to check the welfare of animals living in the apartment. The caller reported that there was an overwhelming odor of feces and urine coming from the apartment and it appeared that no one lived in the apartment. Animal Control attempted to contact the owner to the apartment but no one would answer. Animal Control could see a French Bull dog that was on the porch of the apartment balcony as well as a cat that was inside the sliding glass door. They could see an accumulation of feces on the balcony. There was also an overwhelming odor of feces and urine permeating the hallway in front of the apartment. Animal Control began an animal abuse investigation.
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News ImageKay Jewelers Burglary
On July 15, 2013 at 3:40 AM, the Livermore Police Department received a glass break alarm at Kay Jewelers located inside the Premium Outlets. Officers responded and discovered the business had been burglarized. It appears the suspects used a vehicle to drive through the front glass doors. Once inside, three suspects, wearing “hoodies” and masks, used sledge hammers to smash the display cases containing jewelry. The suspects were inside the business for approximately four minutes.
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News ImageDrug House Identified and Search Warrant Served
On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, officers from the Special Operations Unit (SOU) and Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) served the search warrant. Eight individuals were detained in connection with the service of the search warrant. The detentions occurred at both 1734 Hollyhock Street and in the area of Springtown Boulevard and Bluebell Drive.
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News ImageUPDATE Shots Fired
Officers on scene were able to follow the trajectory of the round. It was traced to the area of 917 South Livermore Avenue (an apartment complex). Officers cleared the apartment complex and later determined that the round was most likely fired from the rear yard of an apartment at 917 South Livermore Avenue. An officer searched the backyard to further investigate the trajectory of the round....
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News ImageHorizons Family Counseling Celebrates 40 Years
Horizons Family Counseling Interim Manager Lynn Gardner is pleased to announce the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Horizons Program on May 22, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Livermore Library. Past clients of Horizons and the community-at-large are invited to attend. “We are happy to welcome the community and previous or retired staff to help us share in this historic accomplishment.
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News ImageShots Fired
On May 20, 2013, at 10:44 a.m., the Livermore Police Department received a 911 call regarding shots fired into the residence in the 2700 block of Palm Avenue. The Livermore Police Department found a least one round shot into the side garage door of the residence. The home owner was in the backyard at the time of the shooting.
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News ImagePC 290 Arrest Justin Dumas
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Detectives from the Livermore Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Justin Dumas for violating his annual sexual offender registration requirements. Dumas was convicted in 1999 for 286 (c) (2) PC – Sodomy by force. As a result of his conviction, Dumas is required to register annually as a convicted sex offender, per California Penal Code Section 290.
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News ImageSexual Assault Suspect Arrested
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Detectives from the Livermore Police Department arrested Joshua Isaiah Rojas of Livermore for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a child. The arrest stemmed from a sexual assault investigation that occurred in Livermore during the month of March 2013. Detectives concluded the case on May 1, 2013. Rojas was arrested without incident and taken to Santa Rita Jail.
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News ImagePC 290 Arrest of David Garrison
On Thursday, April 25, 2013, Detectives from the Livermore Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for David Garrison for violating his annual sexual offender registration requirements. Garrison was convicted in 2012 for 311.11 PC – Possession of Child Pornography. As a result of his conviction, Garrison is required to register annually as a convicted sex offender, per California Penal Code Section 290.
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News ImagePreschool Closure Update
On April 19, 2013, LPD Detectives concluded its extensive investigation into the closure of Universal Preschool LCC for multiple child endangerment accusations. The investigation revealed that two of the daycare facility employees were binding at least seven of the children’s upper torso and legs with blankets and other cloth type materials in order to restrict the child’s movement during naptimes.
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News ImageUpdate Chestnut Street Shooting
On April 3, 2013, the District Attorney’s Office reviewed the Livermore Police Department case against shooting suspect Roger Aleman. Aleman was charged with one count of Penal Code Section 245(c)(2) with the addition of Section 186.22, a gang enhancement as well as a second enhancement which prevents the suspect from getting probation (using gun in commission of crime). More than likely this will end up being a prison term for the suspect.
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News ImageChestnut Street Shooting
On March 31, 2013, at approximately 3:05 p.m., Livermore Police dispatch began receiving calls about a shooting that was occurring in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street. Responding officers were able to arrive in the area quickly and detained several males. In interviewing all parties, and with the help of several witnesses, it was determined that four Norteno gang members had confronted two or three Sureno gang members in front of a residence in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street.
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News ImageTop Cop Retires
Chief Steve Sweeney, a law enforcement veteran of 30 years, officially stepped down on March 29, 2013. The Livermore Police Department honored Chief Sweeney with a Final Salute and Retirement Celebration on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Community Center. Chief Sweeney began his career with the Livermore Police Department in July of 1984. At the celebration event, Chief Sweeney had this to say: “Today is a bittersweet day for me as I walk out of the department for the last time. I don’t know where the past 29 years have gone, but it has been an honor to be a member of such a fine organization and to have served this community.” Retired Chief Sweeney will continue to live in the Livermore community with his wife and three children. We wish him the very best in his much deserved retirement.
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News ImageCitibank Robbery
On March 21, 2013, at approximately 1:29 p.m., Citibank, located at 2150 Portola Avenue in Livermore was robbed by a single male suspect who demanded money from a bank teller. Witnesses described the male as whiter, 25-30 years old, 5’ 10” tall with a heavy build weighing between 220 pounds and 250 pounds. He had reddish/brown sideburns with a light mustache and goatee. He was wearing a red baseball style hat with a black bill, dark sun glasses, and black hooded sweatshirt. Although the suspect indicated he had a gun, no weapons were seen.
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News ImagePolice Unity Tour
On May 9th, 2013, hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the United States will take part in a four day, 300 mile bicycle ride that starts at various locations and culminates at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness for Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The Police Unity Tour also raises money for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum located in Washington DC.
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News ImageCyber Bullying Case Update
On February 16, 2013, the Livermore Police Department began an investigation into threats made via the internet to one of the victims in the Christine Hubbs criminal case from 2010. Threats came shortly after Christine Hubbs was re-arrested on February 15, 2013 after being released from prison on February 10, 2013.

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News ImageVehicle Pursuit and Burglary Suspects Arrested
On February 6, 2013, at approximately 1:35 p.m., a Livermore Police officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the Springtown neighborhood near WindingStream Drive. The vehicle was being driven by Todd Michael (DOB: 12/03/64 from Baypoint, CA). As the officer was circling back to check on the suspicious vehicle, he observed a male subject carrying a backpack near a residence. That male immediately threw the backpack over a fence and then jumped over the fence into a residential yard on WindingStream Drive. The officer began setting up a perimeter and circled back to the suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was now occupied by Michael and Ramon Caudle (DOB: 09/23/83 from Baypoint, CA). The vehicle immediately fled from the officer and a pursuit was initiated as the officer believed the subjects were involved in a residential burglary.
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News ImageResidential Burglaries Advisory
The Livermore Police Department has seen a recent increase in daytime residential burglaries. Officers who have investigated these cases have seen similar methods of operation concerning how suspects are entering homes. The following information is intended to assist citizens in protecting their property through crime prevention techniques and is based upon the information gleaned from recent investigations.
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News ImageSuspicious Occurence
On February 4, 2013, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Livermore Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a resident reporting a suspicious occurrence. The resident’s home looks out onto N. Vasco Road near Scenic Avenue. As the resident was in his home, he heard a commotion from N. Vasco Road. The resident looked out to the street and observed a male forcibly shove a female into a vehicle. The resident stated the female was bare-chested at the time of the incident. After shoving the female into the vehicle, the male got into the driver’s seat and drove away Northbound on N. Vasco Road.
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News ImagePerson of Interest
The Livermore Police Department would like help in identifying the individual in the photo below. This person is a suspect in a grand theft incident which occurred on 1/28/2013 at the Target store in Livermore. He possibly drives a white Toyota 4 Runner. If you have any information concerning this individual please contact LPD (non-emergency) 925-294-7506.
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News ImagePC 211 Person of Interest
The Livermore Police Department would like help in identifying the individual in the photos below. This person is a suspect in a PC 211 PC theft of an iPhone on January 20, 2013. The images are from the Wheels bus where it occurred. The suspect exited the bus and disappeared into the apartments at 51 Murdell Lane in Livermore.
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News ImageWarning - Theft from Unlocked Vehicles
The Livermore Police Department would like to remind our community members to secure their vehicles. On Sunday, January 27, 2013 at approximately 6:00 a.m., LPD officers began finding vehicles with their doors open in the south-west area of Livermore. At the same time, LPD Dispatch began receiving calls from residents in this same area of a male subject knocking on residence doors, trying to open vehicle doors, and acting strangely.
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News ImageChief Sweeney Announces Retirement
Livermore Police Chief Steve Sweeney announced his retirement after a 32-year career in local government. Chief Sweeney will close his 29 years with the City of Livermore – the last five as Chief of Police -- on March 29, 2013.
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News ImageUnattended Running Vehicles
With the cold weather over night and in the mornings, many community members are starting their vehicles to warm them up and defrost their windows, and then going back into their homes leaving the vehicle unattended. These running unattended vehicles are targeted by car thieves who simply enter the vehicle and drive away.
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News ImageBank of America Attempted Murder Update
On December 21, 2012, about 2:10 p.m., the Livermore Police Department investigated a shooting that occurred in the Bank of America parking lot at 1748 Railroad Avenue. On that date, LPD received multiple 911 calls of a shooting into an occupied vehicle. There were no injuries as a result of the shooting but, 911 callers reported seeing suspects flee the area. Officers located one suspect (Vicente Rodriguez Jr.) at Railroad Avenue at North L Street and another suspect (a minor and name being withheld) hiding under a house in the area of Second Street and McLeod Streets. The third suspect was never located.
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News ImageHomicide Suspect Arrested
On January 16, 2013 the Livermore Police Department’s Investigation Bureau identified 24 year old Jacob Kober as the suspect in the shooting death of Robert Ogden. After the December 29, 2012 Springtown shooting, Kober fled to the state of Oregon. Kober was arrested in the city of Springfield Oregon. Kober is currently in the custody of the Lane County Sheriff’s Department awaiting extradition.
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News ImageSuspicious Death
On Saturday, December 29, 2012 at approximately 07:21 am, a male resident on Galaxy Ct. in Livermore saw a male subject lying down in the grassland to the rear of his residence. This area borders the Springtown Golf Course fairway and neighboring bicycle paths.
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News ImageInjur Collision - Road Closure
The Livermore Police Department is investigating an injury collision in front of the Post Office in the 200 block of S. Livermore Avenue. One involved driver was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. S. Livermore Avenue is closed to traffic and should be reopened by 2:00 p.m.
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News ImageLivermore - Deceased Female
On December 18, 2012, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Livermore Police Department responded to the 400 block of N. Livermore Avenue for the report of a deceased female. Upon arrival, officers located Chris Ann Tripp (03/22/67) deceased inside a motorhome.
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News ImageCitizen's Police Academy #23
The Livermore Police Department is now accepting applications for its 23rd Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA). The 17 week academy will begin on February 6, 2013 with a graduation ceremony on May 31, 2013. The class sessions are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Livermore Police Department. There are no physical requirements for most activities and no costs charged to the participants.
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News ImageLivermore Theft Case
On December 5, 2012, the Livermore Police department was called to a residence on Walnut Street where the victim wished to report an ongoing theft problem. The victim advised the responding officer that over a period of several weeks, they had suffered numerous thefts of items from their front and rear yards. Due to the ongoing thefts, the resident set up a security camera to record activities on the front porch of the residence. The security camera had documented an unknown male entering onto the front porch and taking items from the porch in the very early morning hours. The resident supplied the officer with the video.
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News ImageHoliday Package Thefts
The Livermore Police Department has received reports concerning thefts of delivered packages from citizen’s front porches and mailboxes. This seasonal trend is not specific to Livermore with theft-related crimes increasing nationally over the holidays. We do; however, wish to remind our citizens of suggested methods for preventing theft of valuable items delivered to your residence, as well as methods of protecting packages sent. The following may prevent you from becoming a victim of mail theft:
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News ImageLPD 2012 GIVING TREE
The Livermore Police Department Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and the Livermore Police Department will be conducting its annual “Holiday Giving Tree” again this year. The Giving Tree will be in the lobby of the Livermore Police Department, located at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue starting Sunday, November 18th through Tuesday, December 14th, from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.
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News ImageChestnut Street Search Warrant
On November 7th, 2012 approximately 4:30 p.m. the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit in conjunction with the East County Tactical Team executed a narcotics search warrant in the 1600 Block of Chestnut Street in the City of Livermore. The warrant resulted from an investigation concerning drug use and drug sales associated with the target residence. The Tactical Team use resulted from information concerning the residence being used as a sureno gang house with firearms readily available.
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News ImageParagon Outlets Opening
The Livermore Police Department is excited to be a part of the grand opening of the Paragon Outlets located on W. Jack London Blvd. at El Charro Road in Livermore. The Paragon Outlets will have their grand opening this Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. It is anticipated that there will be a large volume of shoppers patronizing the outlets on the opening day, as well as throughout the rest of this opening weekend.
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News ImageLivermore Police Special Operations Unit (SOU)
Special Operations Unit (SOU). Since then, the SOU has dedicated themselves to actively investigating major criminal acts and following through with arrests of the suspects. The unit, consisting of three specially trained officers and a supervisor are tasked with proactive enforcement of both gang and narcotics related crime, but may branch out to any serious criminal problems affecting the city.
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News ImageUpdate Vehicle Thefts
Since September of this year, vehicle thefts in the City of Livermore have risen substantially. The vehicles targeted remain consistent and between two types. The first victim vehicle is older model Honda Accords and Civics. The second victim vehicle is white Ford work trucks and vans.
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News ImageReplica Firearms
On October 15, 2012, at approximately 1:18 p.m., patrol officers responded to Livermore Charter School at 543 Sonoma Avenue for a report of a man with a gun. Witnesses on scene advised responding officers that the suspect had been at the rear of a nearby residence. He was described as wearing a clown mask, while holding what appeared to be an air soft rifle with an orange tip.
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News ImageChase Bank Robbery Update
On October 3, 2012 approximately 2:31 p.m., the Livermore Police Department responded to a bank robbery at 1702 N. Vasco Rd. (Chase Bank). Upon arrival officers learned the suspects fled on foot and were last seen running north bound from the bank. The following are images of the suspects recovered from Chase Bank surveillance cameras..
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News ImagePedestrian Safety

During the month of October, the Livermore Police Department will be focusing its efforts on vehicle safety as it pertains to pedestrian safety.
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News ImageChase bank Robbery
On October 3, 2012 approximately 2:31 p.m., the Livermore Police Department responded to a bank robbery at 1702 N. Vasco Road (Chase Bank). Upon arrival officers ultimately learned the suspects fled on foot. The suspects were last seen running north bound from the bank.
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News ImageFollow Livermore Police on Twitter !
In our continuing efforts to foster and maintain a close relationship with the community, the Livermore Police Department has created a Twitter account in order to communicate more effectively with the citizens of Livermore. Our Twitter account, “@LivermorePolice”, is an additional social networking location where citizens may keep up with community safety information, breaking news, and general information concerning the police department and it’s involvement within the community.
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News ImageReminder STOP for School Buses
The Livermore Police Department would like to remind drivers that they must stop for school buses that are loading or unloading children on our community’s roadways.
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News ImageHome Invasion Robbery
On Saturday September 22, 2012 at approximately 11:40 p.m., a home invasion robbery occurred in the 1600 block of Paseo Laguna Seco in the City of Livermore. According to the victims, several suspects entered the residence with the intent to commit a robbery. The victims resisted and an altercation ensued. During the altercation, a firearm was displayed and the victim was shot.
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News ImageTraffic Collision / Isabel Avenue @ Jack London Blvd
On September 17, 2012 approximately 10:06 a.m., Livermore Police Department Officers responded to Isabel Avenue and East Jack London Boulevard for a two vehicle traffic collision. The collision resulted in a female passenger receiving severe injuries. The female, identified as Juana Guzman (60 year old Livermore resident) was transported to Eden Hospital where life-saving efforts were initiated. Guzman ultimately succumbed to her injuries and died at the hospital
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News ImageEast County Tactical Team / Special Operations Unit Search Warrant
On September 13, 2012, at approximately 7:10 a.m., the newly formed Livermore Police Department Special Operations Unit (SOU) utilized the East County Tactical Team (SWAT) to serve a narcotics related search warrant at 1068 Coronado Way in the City of Livermore. As a result of the search warrant, the LPD SOU took 6 persons into custody on various charges ranging from narcotics offenses to resisting arrest.
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News ImageCommercial Vehicle Safety Focus in September
The Livermore Police Department has identified commercial vehicle violations as one of the key traffic issues affecting traffic safety in our community. While commercial vehicle enforcement occurs all year long, the department will increase the focus on these violations during the month of September.
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News ImageBicycle Thefts
The Livermore Police Department would like to alert the community to a new trend in bicycle thefts. Recently, several reports have been received concerning the theft of bicycles from apartment complex balconies. Additionally, bicycles locked with cables have been stolen by having the cable cut; even during the daytime hours. These thefts have occurred throughout the city and are not affecting any particular neighborhood.
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News ImageFatal Traffic Collision
On August 8th, 2012 at about 0034 hours, an LPD Officer came upon a solo motorcycle collision in the area of E/B Murrieta Blvd. and Portola Ave. The officer immediately began lifesaving efforts, but the motorcycle rider, Daniel Vanderhoofven (31 year old Livermore resident) was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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News ImageSexual Assault Arrest
On Monday July 2, 2012, Detectives from the Livermore Police Department arrested Elias Muniz in the City of Lodi for three counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a minor, one by force. The arrest stemmed from a sexual assault investigation that occurred in Livermore between 2003 and 2004. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Muniz and arrested him after locating him in the City of Lodi on July 2, 2012.
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News ImageAssault with a Deadly Weapon and Marijuana Cultivation Arrests
The Livermore Police Department is investigating an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred inside the Taco Bell at 985 E. Stanley Boulevard on June 24, 2012. About 1:00 P.M., LPD received a call a fight inside the Taco Bell involving multiple males. The caller reported that one male was using a chair as a weapon. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim of the assault. Based on victim and witness statements, Officer were able to identify the suspects as 21 year old Denzel Green and 20 year old Jose Serrano.
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News ImageAssault with a Deadly Weapon
The Livermore Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1500 block of Olivina Avenue. About 1:17 A.M., June 23, 2012 LPD received a call of an intoxicated male stumbling in the area of Olivina Avenue and N. P Street. Officers arrived on scene and located a 20 year old Hispanic male on the ground near the entrance of a business in the 1500 block of Olivina Avenue. Officers could see that the male had been the victim of a physical assault due to some visible injuries to his face. It was later determined that he had also been shot in the torso.
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News ImageUPDATE* Suspicious Fire/Explosion: Arrests Made
At 5:15 p.m. on May 21, 2011, Livermore Police and Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Departments’ responded to a report of an explosion at 3624 Silver Oaks Way, Apartment #B, Livermore.
UPDATED INFORMATION:
On June 14, 2012, Livermore Police Department detectives arrested Evan Aviles and Lexie Hutson
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News ImageHome Invasion Robbery
On May 29, 2012, approximately 4:40 AM, Livermore Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion robbery. At least two suspects forced entry into a home and were armed with handguns. The suspects wore masks that covered their faces and also wore gloves. The suspects bound the two victims who were home and covered their heads.
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News ImageMan with a gun in Springtown results in SWAT team being deployed
On 05/16/12, approx. 0230 hrs, the Livermore Police Department received a call from the Motel 6 located on Lassen Rd in Springtown. The caller indicated that there was a confrontation between two guests at the motel and one guest had pointed a gun at the other guest.
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News Image13 year old boy involved in fatal collision
On 05-08-12, approx. 1717 hrs, the Livermore Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a 13 year old boy. The collision occurred on Lomitas Ave. at Kara Pl. The preliminary investigation revealed that the 13 year old was riding a skateboard N/B on Kara Pl. and was turning to W/B Lomitas Ave. when he struck the side of a pickup truck that was pulling a landscape type trailer E/B on Lomitas Ave.
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News ImageSexual Battery Investigation
The Livermore Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred on May 6, 2012 at about 2:12 pm. An adult female was walking along the Arroyo Road bike path at S. L Street. While walking, the female was approached by the suspect, a Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 6”, 140 lbs. and approximately 19 years old.
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News ImageFarewell K9 Andy
The Livermore Police Department is saddened to announce that we lost a beloved member of our team this week. K9 “Andy” went on to a better place where he is no longer in any discomfort from his kidney affliction. “Andy” served as a K9 for the department under his handler, Officer Cindy Moore for 8 years on patrol.
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News ImageDetonation of a Destructive Device
On April 10, 2012, about 3:50 p.m., Livermore Police responded to the area of the 700 block of South “O” Street on a report of either gunshots or explosions heard, and a vehicle seen fleeing the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered that three chemical reaction explosive devices had been detonated on a residential property. There was no evidence that gunshots had been fired. Witnesses provided a suspect vehicle description. Officers on scene broadcast the description to other police units.
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News ImageAssault with a deadly weapon- Possibly gang related
On 4/08/2012, approximately 1344 hours, Livermore Police Department received reports of shots fired at the 1700 block of Walnut St.
According to witnesses, four Hispanic male adults were walking in the area. One of the Hispanic male adults fired a handgun multiple times at a passing Dodge Durango. All four men fled eastbound Walnut St.
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News ImageArrest of Serial Rape Suspect
On March 28, 2012, Livermore Police Detectives completed an extensive investigation that lead to the arrest of serial rape suspect, Andrez Rodriguez of Livermore.
Rodriguez was arrested on March 16, 2012 for sexually assaulting three women and threatening physical violence against those victims.
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News ImageTwo Commercial Burglaries
The Livermore Police Department is investigating two commercial burglaries that occurred on March 10, 2012, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm. The burglaries occurred in the industrial area of East Livermore on Contractors Street.
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News ImageCommunity members continue to make Livermore a safe community
The Livermore Police Department wants to remind our community that it’s our community members who help make Livermore such a wonderful and safe place to live, work, and visit.

On Saturday 2/25/12, two different community members saw a crime occur, and they contacted LPD to report what they saw. Both community members went beyond just making the phone call to the dispatch center.
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News ImageMan with a gun call at East Avenue Middle School
On Wednesday 2/29/12, the Livermore Police Department received a 911 call from an adult on campus at East Avenue Middle School. The adult reported seeing a male suspect walking through the school hallway armed with a rifle. LPD officers responded to the school and began a search for the suspect. There was an after school program occurring on campus and the school immediately went into lockdown.
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News ImageVandalism Update
On February 18, 2012, between the hours of 1:00 am and 2:00 am the Livermore Police Department received reports of multiple vandalisms in the areas of Arlene Way, Charlotte Way, Felicia Way, and Almond Avenue.

The Livermore Police Department received numerous tips about the vandalisms. After following up on the tips and conducting an extensive investigation, officers identified five suspects (all male juveniles). The suspects were linked to 21 vandalisms.
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News ImageBattery an Police Officer with Major Injury
On 2/18/2012, approximately 0123 hours, Livermore Police Officers were detailed to the 900 block of Lambaren Avenue regarding multiple 911 calls for individuals screaming, breaking bottles, and a possible fight. LPD units arrived on scene and observed approximately 100 subjects in the area. An Officer saw a male juvenile who was extremely intoxicated and had difficulty walking. An officer attempted to check the welfare of the juvenile. During the welfare check, a group of individuals walked towards the officer and became confrontational.
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News ImageAssault with a deadly weapon on a Police Officer
On 2/10/2012, approximately 0228 hours, a Livermore Police Officer noticed debris in the roadway underneath the P Street railroad crossing. The debris consisted of large chunks of concrete that was a hazard to oncoming traffic. The officer activated his emergency lights to notify traffic to yield while he cleared the roadway hazard. Within moments of exiting his vehicle, the officer requested emergency assistance as he was having rocks and chunks of concrete thrown at him from the overcrossing.
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News ImageEast County Tactical Team Activation
On January 10, 2012, officers from the Livermore Police Department began investigating a residential burglary (LPD case #12-000238). Jay Marcus Johnson (22 year-old Livermore resident) was identified as being a suspect in the case. The Livermore Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) sought and received an arrest warrant for Johnson, along with a search warrant for his residence.
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News ImageTwo pedestrians hit by vehicles in two days
The Livermore Police Department would like to remind our community’s drivers to pay attention while driving, and be vigilant for pedestrians crossing roadways. On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at about 7:00 a.m., a 31 year-old woman was crossing Bluebell Drive near the Springtown Library. On Thursday, January 19, 2012, at about 12:00 p.m., a 53 year-old male was crossing Fourth Street near South “J” Street.
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News ImageCommunity member recognized with “Saved By The Belt” Award
On December 14, 2011, at 11:04 a.m., the Livermore Police Department was advised of an injury collision on Las Positas Road in front of the Target department store. When officers arrived on scene, they found a gray Ford Escape had rolled over and come to rest on its roof. The driver, Anne Quick of San Ramon, was still restrained in the car, hanging from her seatbelt.
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News ImageSpecial Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) Activation
On January 8, 2012, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers from the Livermore Police Department discovered a stolen vehicle in the driveway of 375 Elizabeth Court. Officers watched the vehicle while conducting a follow up investigation. During that investigation, officers learned that a wanted parolee, Eric Ontiveros (24), was possibly at the residence. Ontiveros was listed as armed and dangerous and he reportedly previously made statements concerning shooting it out with police.
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News ImageStructure Fire and Coroner’s Case
On 12/30/11, about 6:15 a.m., Livermore police officers and Livermore Pleasanton firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1200 block of Asti Ct. Upon arrival, officers and firefighters found smoke coming from inside a residence. Firefighters entered the residence and extinguished a fire. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters located a deceased adult male inside the residence. No other persons were injured.
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News ImageYes, We Live in Earthquake Country!
The tragedies following the recent earthquakes in Japan reminds us of our own vulnerability with living in California’s earthquake country. Knowledgeable U.S. Geologic Survey scientists indicate a 62% probability of a 6.7 magnitude or greater earthquake occurring in the San Francisco Bay Area within the next 30 years.
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