Livonia Police Department

  • Agency: Livonia Police Department
  • Address: 15050 Farmington Rd, Livonia, 48154 MI
  • Chief: Curt Caid (Chief of Police)
Phone: 734-466-2400
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Livonia Police Department is located at 15050 Farmington Rd, Livonia, 48154 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Curt Caid. The Livonia Police Department phone number is 734-466-2400.

Livonia Police Department News

Chief Whitehead and I participate in a number of events throughout the year, reaching out not just to our community, but the region. The Youth Connection is one such organization that strives to help kids through 5 different programs. Each year, The Youth Connection Chief's Cooking for Kids fundraiser is held, where the proceeds help keep the programs alive. It's a great evening of food, drink and entertainment. Please consider a sponsorship or buying a ticket. Below are a few photos from last year - including Councilman Meakin! Last year, Dearborn PD took the trophy. We can't allow that to happen this year. LIVONIA RULES!! Thanks in advance for your support! Click the link for more info. Chief Caid http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee6a8h2ufe715978&llr=g6bpsudab

We would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy halloween. Tuesday, our neighborhoods will be flooded with children Trick or Treating. With this in mind, please be extra careful when driving on Halloween night. If you are out with your child look for our officers, which will include myself. We will have a significant presence in the neighborhoods and we will have treats for the youngsters. Many parents celebrate as well - moderation is the key! As always, STAY SAFE and enjoy the evening. See you Tuesday! Chief Caid

Thanks to your tips, this individual has been identified and arrested for the bicycle theft at Emerson Middle School. We thank you for your assistance and commitment in partnering with us to solve crimes in our community

The Livonia Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subject seen in this video/picture. The individual is a person of interest in a larceny of a bicycle from the Emerson Middle School located at 29100 W. Chicago in Livonia. The theft took place on 10/23/2017 at 1:35pm. If you know the subjects identity please contact Officer Schryer at 734-466-2335. You may remain anonymous.

Meet Eric Pelot, our newest honorary member of the Police Department. Recently, I was contacted by Eric’s mother who informed me that Eric is obsessed with becoming a Police Officer. I was told Eric wants to wear his police uniform everywhere he goes. Mrs. Pelot wanted to reward Eric for doing well in school and asked if we could give him a tour of the station. Last Friday, School Resource Officers Christe and Schyrer showed Eric around. Here are some pictures of the tour. It’s never too early to start recruiting future crime fighters. Sgt. Ron Warra

Do you know this individual? On 09/27/2017, he visited the Meijer store located at 13000 Middlebelt and stole a pregnant women’s cell phone. He is described as a white male, balding brown hair with a beard and mustache. If you know his identity please call Detective Tar at 734-466-2320. You may remain anonymous.

The Livonia Police Department is looking to identify the subject seen in these photographs. On August 22, the individual entered the Target store located at 29451 Plymouth RD and selected a $255 air purifier from the shelf. He then retuned the item using a fake Texas driver’s license. When the subject was confronted by security, he fled the store and entered a black sedan. If you know the identity of the subject please contact Detect Hayne at 734-466-2338 reference case #17-26907. You may remain anonymous.

At 3 a.m. it started. Lt. Petsch, Officers Nash, Gilmore and retired Officer Henahan, picked up 85 year old veteran and Livonia resident Vern Waara at his home. LPD officers transported Mr. Waara to a location where he joined other veterans on a bus. The group then recieved a police escort to an airport in the Toledo area to participate in the Honor Flight. It's a long day for our vets. They fly from Toledo to Washington D.C. and end up at the memorials in our Nations Capitol. They fly back home the same day. I've been told that Mr. Waara said, he wishes he would live another 50 years to talk about this experience. I hope he does! We are blessed to live in the United States. We have freedoms and opportunity that are not found in many other countries. Our veterans, like Mr. Waara are a reason for that. Many thanks to all of our veterans for their selfless service!

It was a special evening last Thursday as we gathered to celebrate our outstanding staff of Reserve Police Officers. These people support our officers during emergencies, such as the wind storm earlier this year and at the various special events held in Livonia throughout the year. In the photo with me is Mayor Wright and a group of our reserve officers who are celebrating anniversaries of service. The anniversaries range from 5 years to 42 years! Many thanks for their commitment and congratulations! Chief Caid.

What a nice gesture! Citizen Jim Dace, who does woodworking as a hobby, made our Police Department a wonderful wooden clock. We will proudly display the clock for all our Officers to see. Thank you Mr. Dace for thinking of us.

On September 11, 2017 members of American Legion Post 32 hosted their annual 9/11 First Responders Awards. This year’s honorees were Livonia Police Sergeant Cammarata and Police Officer Vagnini who were presented this prestigious award for their actions in locating and pursuing an Armed Robbery suspect. On October 6, 2016 Sgt. Cammarata and Officer Vagnini responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at a local hotel. This was the second such robbery of a hotel in the city that morning. In both cases, the suspect was wearing a Halloween mask and armed with a handgun, threatening employees of the hotels. Shortly after the second robbery, Officer Vagnini located the suspect in his vehicle and initiated a pursuit. She was assisted by Sgt. Cammarata. During this pursuit, the suspect fired several shots at the officers. The suspect was eventually arrested and is awaiting trial on numerous federal charges related to his multi-state crime spree. A violent person taken off the streets! This year’s Fire Department recipient was Fire Inspector Thomas who was presented an award for saving the life of a man whose leg was severed in a motorcycle accident in Novi. Inspector Thomas stopped to assist a Novi Police Officer who was rendering aid to the victim. The actions of Inspector Thomas stemmed the heavy loss of blood and helped to save the victims life. The Livonia Police Department and Livonia Fire Department are proud to have such outstanding first responders working for our community.

As you may or may not know this past summer, Equifax, one of the four credit reporting agencies, had a significant cyber security breach where the personal information of 143 million Americans was compromised. The information that was stolen from Equifax consisted of, social security numbers, names, birthdates, addresses and possibly driver’s license numbers, all of which can be bought and sold on the "Dark Web. Equifax is offering to check to see if your information was compromised, along with offering free credit monitoring from TrustedID whether or not your information was stolen. Please keep in mind that you should not rely solely on this check as it seems that the same information comes up no matter what name or number you put in. Some suggestions from the experts are: 1. Monitor your credit frequently 2. Obtain your free credit reports annually and check for fraudulent activity 3. Place a "freeze" on your credit (a cost may be associated) with each of the four credit reporting agencies; Equifax, Experian, Innovis and Trans Union. 4. Notify ChexSystems, this is used by banks to verify customers that are requesting new checking and savings accounts, to keep an eye out for fraud Here is the link to Equifax and some very good articles on how to help protect yourself and your family. https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ http://krebsonsecurity.com/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-embrace-the-security-freeze/

Brandan Lamar Lucas 22, of Redford Township was arrested in the early morning hours of September 6 by Livonia Police after he allegedly robbed the 7-11 at gunpoint, located at 27435 7 Mile. Lucas entered the store at approximately 3:27 am, pointed a handgun at the clerk and directed him to empty the cash register. Lucas escaped on foot with approximately $80.00. Shortly after the robbery was reported to Livonia police a Patrol Sergeant observed Lucas driving away from the area on Seven Mile near Middlebelt. Livonia officers conducted a traffic stop and took Lucas into custody without incident. Police recovered the handgun and money from the vehicle. After his arrest Lucas provided a statement to investigators during which he admitted to the Livonia robbery as well as a prior Armed Robbery of a 7-11 in Redford Township. The Livonia Police Department has an investigator assigned to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force which has adopted this case. A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Lucas charging him with Robbery and Firearms offenses.

On 08/25/2017, the subject in these photographs entered Great Lakes Pawn located at 27675 Grand River and stole two Rolex watches. The individual tried on the two watches then fled the store with the stolen merchandise. If you know the individuals identity please contact Detective Burg at 734-466-2339. You may remain anonymous.

Livonia Police have arrested Michael Kowalski age 43 and his girlfriend Rita Cracchiolo age 43 of Westland in connection with the August 15 burglary of Merri-Bowl lanes located at 30950 Five Mile Road. Acting on information developed by an alert patrol officer, who stopped Cracchiolo's vehicle in the early morning hours of August 16, investigators were able to link Kowalski and Cracchiolo to the break-in where an ATM was attacked. Livonia investigators took Kowalski into custody after they observed him breaking into a Canton Township business on September 1st. Investigators have also linked Kowalski to several other business burglaries occurring over the last several months in several other communities. Cracchiolo was arrested at the couples Westland apartment during the execution of a search warrant after the arrest of Kowalski. Both have been charged in the 16th District Court with Breaking & Entering, Larceny In A Building and Possession of Burglar's Tools. Kowalski was also charged with Habitual Offender 4th Offense. Kowalski is being held on a $1 million cash or surety bond and Cracchiolo is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond. A preliminary exam date has been set for September 21st in the 16th District Court.