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News ImageVEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION
Every 45 seconds a vehicle is stolen in the United States. Vehicle thefts can be prevented and deterred. Each of us is responsible for the prevention of vehicle thefts. Recently, the Livermore Police Department has noticed an increase in vehicle thefts throughout the entire city. Nearly 1 in 5 stolen vehicles are left unlocked with the keys in the ignition or the vehicle left running. Over half of vehicle thefts occur in residential areas and two-thirds occur at night. Good anti-theft devices discourage or slow down thieves and increase the risk of suspect apprehension. The Livermore Police Department would like to provide some crime prevention tips to help prevent your vehicle from being stolen.
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News ImageLPD DUI CHECKPOINT 8.29.2015
The Livermore Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in the afternoon/evening hours. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This checkpoint will be conducted at a location which has been identified as having a high occurrence of DUI collisions/arrests.
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News ImageHELP ID BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT
We are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person in these photos. The attached photographs are from a Lodi, California US Bank robbery on July 15, 2015. This is the same suspect that robbed the Livermore Wells Fargo Bank branch located in Safeway (LPD Case #15-004057) on July 9, 2015 and the US Bank branch located in Raley’s in Tracy, California on July 13, 2015.
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News ImageLPD Launches Vacation Watch Program

The Livermore Police Department is excited to announce the launch of our Vacation Watch Program. When you will be out of town for at least 7 days, but no more than 30 days, proceed to the Livermore Police Department’s Website at http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/police/default.asp

In the navigation pane to the left of the screen, select Crime Information & Prevention. This will open up a menu. Select "Vacation Watch."


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News ImageNational Night Out 2015
The Livermore Police Department will be participating in the 32nd Annual National Night Out Event, scheduled for August 4, 2015. National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that enhances the relationships between neighbors and law enforcement, promotes police and community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, safety and crime prevention. The Chief of Police, Command Staff, Managers, and Volunteers from the Livermore Police Department will be out visiting those neighborhoods who have come together to fight against crime and strengthen their neighborhoods.
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News ImageGHS Bids Farewell to SRO Dan Cabral
Thank You Officer Dan Cabral ! Each year, the graduating Senior Class of Granada High School is asked to select those individual’s that the seniors want to participate in their graduation ceremony. These individuals are typically favored faculty members. The graduating class for 2015 placed among their 6 selections, School Resource Officer Dan Cabral. Officer Cabral has been the SRO for Granada High School since the beginning of the 2006/2007 school year. Officer Cabral was very honored and touched that the senior class chose him to help present the graduating students with their diplomas. Officer Cabral along with Mr. Hart; Mr. Mariotti; Mr. Rasor; Mr. Shefler; and, Mr. Silva, presented the over 400 graduates with their well-deserved diplomas last Friday, June 19, 2015. Officer Cabral is leaving Granada and rotating back to patrol. He will miss the students and states that working with the kids on a daily basis was the best part of this assignment. He hopes that over the years he was able to make a positive impact on their lives as they moved into adulthood.
News ImageTrailer Fire Death
On May 27, 2015 at approximately 1:40 p.m., the Livermore Police Department received several 9-1-1 telephone calls regarding a fire at 6539 Southfront Road. 6539 Southfront Road consists of a mobile home park with various trailers permanently located on the property. When officers arrived on the scene, a fifth-wheel trailer was fully engulfed in flames and the neighboring trailer was also on fire. As LPD Officers evacuated the area, the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department extinguished the flames. During the course of the evacuation, both agencies learned that an adult male was deceased inside the fully engulfed fifth-wheel trailer. There were no other reported injuries.
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News ImageARRESTS MADE
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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News ImageUpdate - Double Fatality Traffic Collision
Double Fatality – Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated and Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury. Updated information is as follows: As Jones’ vehicle left the roadway, he struck two pedestrians who were walking on a paved pathway that leads from the sidewalk to the apartment complex. Those two victims, a 40-year-old female and her 14-month-old daughter succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Two other victims, who were in the backyard at the time of the collision, a 7-year-old male and 6-year-old male, were struck by debris from the vehicle and transported to area hospitals for abrasions and complaint of pain.
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News ImageDOUBLE FATALITY DUI SUSPECT ARRESTED
The man suspected of driving a car while intoxicated and colliding into a mother and her toddler daughter who both died on Saturday evening in Livermore has been identified as 35-year-old Brian Jones, police said today. Jones, a Livermore resident, was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, police said.


News ImageArroyo Trail Assault Being Investigated
On April 28, 2015, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Livermore Police Department received a report of an alleged assault which occurred on the Arroyo Trail, near Arroyo Road. The victim is a 29 year old Livermore resident and is being treated for her injuries. This is an active investigation and the Livermore Police Department wants to reassure the public that we are using every available resource to investigate this incident. Additionally, LPD will be providing extra patrols to the Arroyo Trail.
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News ImageLPD Implements Body Worn Cameras
In November 2014, a proposal was submitted to, and approved by, the Livermore City Council for the purchase and implementation of the body worn cameras for every LPD Officer. Since the approval, LPD officials worked on the implementation process of the body worn cameras. In early April 2015, Taser International came to LPD and over a three day period trained all of the officers on the use of the body worn cameras. The implementation of the body worn cameras will allow LPD Officers to document incidents and interactions and obtain evidence during investigations. Additionally, the Department will be able to review the video footage to debrief critical incidents and use the camera footage as a training tool to keep officers well trained and prepared.
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News ImageNational Public Safety Telecommunications Week
National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week will be celebrated the week of April 12 - 19, 2015. 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. These public safety professionals are there for the public when needed most. They ensure that callers receive professional and timely assistance while quickly getting them the help they need. The appreciation week began in California in 1981, and quickly grew to national recognized event. In 1990, the United States Congress designated the second full week of each April as a time to remember the critical role that dispatchers play in keeping us and our communities safe.
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News ImageMARCH 28 - LIVERMORE HALF MARATHON
The Livermore Police Department wants to alert the community to expect traffic delays in the morning on Saturday March 28, 2015. The second annual Livermore Half Marathon will be taking place. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Livermore. The runners will travel south from the downtown on South “L” St, over the Arroyo bridge and continue south on Arroyo Rd. The runners will then turn west on Concannon Blvd. to Holmes St. where they will turn and travel south on Holmes St. to Wetmore Rd. The race will turn onto Wetmore Rd. and then enter Sycamore Grove Park. The runners will exit the park onto Arroyo Rd. where they will travel north to Wetmore Rd. The race will then turn onto running trails before winding through Robertson Park and entering back onto South “L” St. at the Arroyo Bridge. The runners will travel north on South “L” St. before turning east on Second St. to McLeod St, and then through the finish line on First St. The first runner is expected to be at the finish line around 9am, and all runners should be off the course by 11 am. It is anticipated that over 3000 runners will participate in this year’s Livermore Half Marathon.
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News ImageDouble Homicide Victims
There have been inquiries as to the identity of the victims from the tragic event in Livermore on March 1, 2015. The victims have tentatively been identified as:

Ryan Rossknecht 22 Years Old, Livermore Resident
Brandon Lowell 29 Years Old, Manteca Resident, Former Livermore Resident

We are still seeking any information that the community may have regarding this incident.
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News ImageDouble Homicide
On March 1, 2015, at approximately 4:31 p.m., the Livermore Police Department (LPD) Dispatch Center began receiving phone calls of a disturbance on Altamont Creek Drive near Winding Stream Drive. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found two males on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One male was immediately transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The other male was pronounced deceased at the scene. LPD detectives are currently investigating this incident. The deceased males have not been identified. They are believed to be in their twenties. Their races are unknown. At 9:00 p.m., LPD detectives developed information that the potential suspect was in the area of Springtown Boulevard and Bluebell Drive. Officers responded and arrested the male suspect in the area of Bluebell Drive and Sunflower Court. The male is in his late 20’s and his name will not be released at this point. The Livermore Police Department will be providing an update on the case on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM.
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News ImageBeware of Tax Season Scams
It is that time of year when people are collecting their documents and W2’s as they get ready to file their taxes by the April deadline. However, as community members get ready and prepare for the process, criminals and those who would defraud the public do the same thing. Since October 2013, more than 3,000 people have lost over $14,000,000 dollars to tax scams. The Livermore Police Department asks our community members to please take a moment and review these simple suggestions to keep you safe and avoid becoming a victim.
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News ImageDUI Checkpoint
The Livermore Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in the evening hours. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
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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 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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