Hamburg Township Police Department

  • Agency: Hamburg Township Police Department
  • Address: 10409 Merrill Road, Hamburg, 48139 MI
  • Chief:
Phone: 810-231-9391
Fax: 810-231-9401
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Hamburg Township Police Department is located at 10409 Merrill Road, Hamburg, 48139 MI. The Hamburg Township Police Department phone number is 810-231-9391.

Hamburg Township Police Department News

The Hamburg Township Police Department is partnering with Kroger to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) national Drug Take-Back Day being held this Saturday, October 27, 2018. HTPD officers will be in the parking lot of the Hamburg Township Kroger store located at 9700 Chilson Commons Circle (M-36 & Chilson) from 10:00am until 2:00pm collecting unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The purpose of this program is to reduce the availability of unwanted or unused prescription medications in the home in order to lessen the opportunity that these medications are unlawfully used, especially by minors in the home, which can lead to or support an opioid addiction. Please use this opportunity to check your home for unused and unwanted/expired prescription medications and drop them off for destruction this Saturday!

The Hamburg Township Police Department will be participating in the Livingston County Public Safety Trunk-or-Treat event this Friday (October 26th) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office located at 150 S. Highlander Way in Howell. Last year’s event was a big success and we encourage everyone one to bring their trick-or-treaters to collect some goodies, interact with the officers and get a close up look at all the emergency vehicles!

As a reminder, HTPD offers FREE child safety seat installations and inspections at the Hamburg Township Police station. Installations/inspections can be scheduled by contacting Officer Sean Hogan at (810) 231-9391, ext. 466 or via email at shogan@hamburg.mi.us. Officer Hogan has been trained at the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program by Safe Kids Worldwide and is certified to inspect and install child safety seats. Additionally, you can also obtain Emergency Information stickers at the HTPD front desk which can be placed on your child’s car safety seat. These stickers contain important medical information, identification information and contact information for your child which can be used by first responders during emergencies. For more information on Michigan child restraint laws, to view a catalog of child safety seat videos and to see answers to commonly asked questions concerning child safety seats, please click on the following: http://www.hamburg.mi.us/government/departments/police_department/child_safety_seats.php

Hamburg Township is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Administrative Assistant (part time). This position provides administrative and clerical support for both the Hamburg Township Police Department and Hamburg Township Fire Department. Job posting, complete job description and application materials can be picked up at the Hamburg Township Police Station, Hamburg Township Fire Station #12 or may be found on the Hamburg Township website: http://www.hamburg.mi.us/government/job_postings.php Applications are due by 4:00pm on October 19, 2018.

Please be aware that beginning on October 3, 2018 the intersection of Strawberry Lake Road & Merrill Road will be a 4-way (all-way) stop. The intersection will be controlled by flashing red traffic signals and stop signs. Again, please use caution as you approach this intersection as drivers get accustomed to the new traffic signals.

MONTHLY ARREST SUMMARY- Listed below is a summary of arrests made by Hamburg Township police officers in the month of August, 2018: 08/01/18- 11:45am: A 54-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home for Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm and Interfering with Electronic Communications. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/03/18- 11:30pm: A 39-year old male Township resident was arrested at Chilson Road & Cowell Road for Possession of Marijuana. He was cited and released. 08/05/18- 9:35 pm: A 39-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home on a criminal bench warrant for Non-Support out of Livingston County. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/06/18- 1:20pm: A 24-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home for Domestic Assault. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/06/18- 5:00pm: A 38-year old male Township resident was arrested at his residence for Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/07/18- 2:00pm: A 57-year old male Township resident was arrested at the Hamburg Township Police Station on a felony warrant for Larceny out of Livingston County. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/13/18- 8:26am: A 20-year old female Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Pettysville Road for Operating While Intoxicated. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/13/19- 3:55pm: A 23-year old male Township resident was arrested at Hamburg Road & Stone Street on a felony warrant for Assault out of Howell. His vehicle was impounded and he was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/14/18- 9:30 pm: A 32-year old female Township resident was arrested at her home on a misdemeanor warrant for Assault out of Howell. She was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/16/18- 8:00 pm: A 36-year old male Township resident was arrested on Hamburg Rd & Strawberry Lake Road for Possession of Marijuana. He was cited and released. 08/17/18- 5:50pm: A 27-year old female Plymouth resident was arrested at Merrill Road & Pressley Creek Drive for Operating While Intoxicated. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/17/18- 11:30pm: A 42-year old male Township resident was arrested on Chilson Road near Navajo Trail for Possession of a firearm while intoxicated, Possession of a Stolen Handgun and Resisting Arrest. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/19/18- 7:50am: A 32-year old male Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Brick Lane for Possession of Synthetic Narcotics. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/19/18- 10:45pm: A 50-year old female Township resident was arrested for Domestic Assault at her home. She was lodged in the Livingston County Jail 08/20/18- 4:30pm: A 49-year old male Gregory resident was arrested at M-36 & Pettysville Road on a felony warrant for Burglary out of Ann Arbor. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/21/18- 1:35pm: A 19-year old male Westland resident was arrested at M-36 & Pettys Road for Driving While License Suspended. His vehicle was impounded and he was cited and released. 08/23/18- 7:20pm: A 60-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home for Aggravated Domestic Assault. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 08/28/18- 8:34pm: A 21-year old female Green Oak Township resident was arrested at Hamburg Road & Cowell Road on a felony warrant for Home Invasion-2nd Degree out of South Lyon. Her vehicle was impounded and she was turned over to South Lyon officers on the warrant.

Please be aware that beginning on September 12, 2018 the intersection of Chilson & Swarthout will be a 3-way (all-way) stop. The intersection will be controlled by flashing red traffic signals. Please use caution as you approach this intersection as drivers get accustomed to the new traffic signals.

Yesterday was the first day of school for Pinckney Community Schools and the Hamburg Township Police Department once again had officers on hand in all three of the elementary schools located within Hamburg Township to help welcome back the students and staff. All went well at all the schools and it was a good start to the year. Have a safe and enjoyable school year!

Hamburg Twp Police Explorers Zachary Kramer & Jack LaPres recently graduated from the 39th Annual Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Academy at Fort Custer, Battle Creek. In addition Explorer Zachary Kramer earned the Top Academic award. Explorers Jack LaPres, Kyle Gnass, Nicholas Caplin, Sarah Nisenbaum, William Madsen, & Zachary Kramer also recently attended 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana.

SCAM ALERT: The Hamburg Township Police Department has received several reports from concerned residents regarding phone calls that they have received from a New York phone number (area code 516). In the phone call people are being told that they have 4 outstanding warrants and that the “local police department” will arrest them on the warrants if they don’t take care of them. This is a scam…please do not provide any personal information or respond to the phone call. Please note the following: 1. No police department will ever attempt to have you “clear up” a warrant, post a bond or pay a fine over the telephone. 2. If you receive a call from someone reporting to be a police officer and you are suspicious about their true identity, please ask them for their name and the name of the police department for whom they work. Then hang up and either call that police department (using a phone number from a reliable source) or call your local police department and ask that they help you verify the legitimacy of the officer. 3. Please call your local police department and report if you are the victim of a scam attempt.

MONTHLY ARREST SUMMARY- Listed below is a summary of arrests made by Hamburg Township police officers in the month of June, 2018: 06/04/18- 9:51 am: A 28-year old female Township resident was arrested at her home for Domestic Violence. She was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 06/06/18- 6:13 pm: A 19-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home on a criminal bench warrant for Probation Violation on a Burglary Charge out of Ann Arbor. He was lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail. 06/07/18-7:49 pm: A 52-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home for Domestic Violence. He was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 06/10/18-10:50 pm: A 59-year old male Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Chilson Commons Circle for Operating While Intoxicated-3rd Offense. His vehicle was impounded and he was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 06/19/18- 12:46 am: An 18-year old male Pinckney resident was arrested at McGregor Road & Cobblestone Creek Drive for Possession of Marijuana. He was cited and released. 06/19/18-12:53pm: A 51-year old male Oak Park resident was arrested at M-36 & Anacapa Bay Drive for Driving While License Suspended. His vehicle was turned over to a licensed passenger and he was cited and released. 06/22/18-1:27 am: A 49-year old female Township resident was arrested at Merrill Road & Strawberry lake Road for Operating While Intoxicated-3rd Offense. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 06/23/18-11:23 pm: A 46-year old female Clawson resident was arrested at McGregor Road & M-36 for Operating While Intoxicated. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 06/24/18-4:44 pm: An 18-year old male Ann Arbor resident was arrested at a residence in the Township on two warrants out of Livingston County for Domestic Violence and Assault & Battery. He was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 06/24/18-9:47 pm A 25-year old male Brighton resident was arrested at a residence in the Township for Ethnic Intimidation and Assault & Battery. He was lodged at the Livingston County Jail.

The annual Hamburg Family Fun Fest begins tomorrow (June 13th) and runs through Saturday (June 16th) at Bennett Park. As a reminder, please remember the following: • The speed limit on Merrill Road between M-36 and Strawberry Lake Road will be reduced to 35 mph during this period; • No pets, including dogs on leashes, are allowed on the festival grounds per Hamburg Township Ordinance #87; • A laser light show & fireworks display is scheduled for 10:00pm on Friday, June 15th and a fireworks display is scheduled for 10:00pm on Saturday, June 16th. There will be heavy traffic conditions and delays on M-36 and on Strawberry Lake Road in the area of Merrill Road. Please plan ahead and seek alternate routes if possible if you are going to be traveling in this area during this time period. Please click on the following link for additional Hamburg Family Fun Fest event information: http://www.hamburgfunfest.com/

The Hamburg Township Police Department welcomed 3 classes from Farley Hill Elementary School today as part of the school's annual tour of Township facilities. HTPD Sgt. Alysha Garbacik, Officer Kim Leeds, HTFD Fire Marshal Jordan Zernick and HTFD Firefighter Dan Knepley were on hand to give the students a tour of the police station, answer questions and provide a hands-on view of an HTPD police car and HTFD fire engine.

HTPD has recently received multiple questions/complaints regarding solicitor’s going door to door. Hamburg Township does have an ordinance which regulates the activities of solicitors (Ordinance #37-B: Solicitors Ordinance). All solicitors are required to obtain a permit from HTPD before conducting any activities within the Township (except peddlers for charitable or religious organizations licensed by the State of Michigan or US government). Upon obtaining the permit, solicitors are issued an identification badge by HTPD which must be displayed on their outer garment in a manner which is visible to residents. Solicitors are only permitted to conduct their business during daylight hours between sunrise and sunset. If you believe that a solicitor is in violation of this ordinance, is misrepresenting themselves or the product they are selling or is otherwise acting improperly (such as being overly aggressive in their sales pitch) please call Livingston County Central Dispatch and request that an HTPD officer be sent to investigate them as they can be issued a citation and/or have their permit revoked. The full text of Ordinance 37-B can be found by clicking on: http://www.hamburg.mi.us/Lawroom/General%20Ordinances/ORDINANCES%20CLEAN/Ord%2037-B%20Solicitors.pdf

MONTHLY ARREST SUMMARY- Listed below is a summary of arrests made by Hamburg Township police officers in the month of May, 2018: 05/08/18-7:30am: A 33-year old male Green Oak Township resident was arrested at 9700 Chilson Commons Circle (Kroger) for Retail Fraud. He was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 05/11/18- 3:30pm: A 40-year old female Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Kress Road for Operating While Intoxicated-3rd Offense. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 05/12/18- 9:45pm: A 40-year old male Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Island Shore Drive for Possession of Marijuana. He was cited and released. 05/13/18- 9:15pm: A 29-year old female Township resident was arrested at Setters Pointe Blvd & Hamburg Road for Driving While License Suspended. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 05/16/18- 5:44pm: A 28-year old female Putnam Township resident was arrested at Merrill Road & the Lakelands Trail for Operating While Intoxicated, Driving While License Suspended and for several outstanding misdemeanor warrants for larceny. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 05/16/18- 5:44pm: A 31-year old male Wolverine Lake resident was arrested at Merrill Road & the Lakelands Trail for Possession of Marijuana and 2 felony warrants for Child Neglect out of Livingston County. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 05/18/18- 2:20am: A 34-year old male Howell resident was arrested at Pettysville Road & M-36 for Parole Violation on a felony Operate While Intoxicated-3rd Offense conviction. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 05/21/18-5:20pm: A 38-year old male Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Merrill Road on a felony warrant for Child Neglect out of Livingston County. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail.

Members of the Hamburg Township Police Department were involved in extra activities in the community related to the Memorial Day holiday yesterday. HTPD officers provided traffic control for and participated in the Memorial Day parade in the Village of Hamburg, HTPD officers participated in the Village of Pinckney Memorial Day parade and officers spent the day on marine patrol on the Chain of Lakes.

Congrats to HTPD Reserve Police Officer Kyle Raymor on his successful completion of the 16-week long Police Reserve Officer Training Academy held at the Wayne County Regional Police Training Center. Reserve Officer Raymor received his certificate at a graduation ceremony held last night (05/03/2018) at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

Hamburg Township Police Explorers attended the 2018 Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Advisory Committee (MLEYAC) State Competition held at Fort Custer – Army National Guard Training Center in Battle Creek on April 27th-April 29th, 2018. 36 Explorer teams from Michigan and Illinois competed in Accident Investigation, Domestic Violence Intervention, Building Search and Traffic/Felony Stops. Hamburg Explorers finished 5th in the Traffic/Felony Stops competitions. The Explorers were led by Post advisor’s Officer Matthew Duhaime and Officer Steven Locke, who assisted with the building search scenario. Deputy Chief Nisenbaum is a MLEYAC board member and lead judge for the Building Search Event. Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young adults who are 14 years old through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

The annual Statewide Tornado Drill will take place this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM. At that time the outdoor warning sirens in Livingston County (including Hamburg Township) will be set off and the Livingston County Public Alerting System will contact county residents via landline telephone, cell phone, text message, and or email to announce the drill. Participation in the sheltering portion of the Statewide Tornado Drill is voluntary. Livingston County residents, businesses, schools, local and county government agencies are being asked to take a few minutes to practice severe weather and tornado sheltering safety by taking part in the drill at 1:00 PM. This is also an excellent opportunity to review emergency weather plans both at home and in the work place. Participation should include taking shelter as though a tornado has been spotted in the area. More information is available at: http://www.michigan.gov/MIREADY http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/tornado/

The Hamburg Township Police Department is participating in the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” enforcement campaign. Starting today, and running through April 23rd, HTPD will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout Michigan in having extra officers on patrol specifically targeting distracted drivers. This enforcement effort is being funded through a federal grant. Texting and driving is prohibited in Michigan under MCL 257.602b. DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE!

As a reminder, monthly tornado warning siren testing begins tomorrow (Saturday, April 7th) at noon throughout Livingston County including Hamburg Township. The monthly siren tests will continue on the first Saturday of the month at noon through October.

MONTHLY ARREST SUMMARY- Listed below is a summary of arrests made by Hamburg Township police officers in the month of March, 2017: 03/04/18- 5:00am: A 22-year old male Township resident was arrested at Chilson Road & Swarthout Road for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Counterfeit Money. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/04/18- 5:00am: A 20-year old male Township resident was arrested at Chilson Road & Swarthout Road for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Counterfeit Money. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/07/18- 5:03pm: A 31-year old female Township resident was arrested at her home for Domestic Assault. She was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 03/07/18- 8:50pm: A 25-year old male Township resident was arrested near M-36 & Hamburg Road for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of Heroin. His vehicle was impounded and he was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/11/18- 1:08am: A 30-year old female Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Hamburg Road on a criminal bench warrant for Fraud out of Howell. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 03/12/18- 1:31pm: A 23-year old female Township resident was arrested on Pettysville Road near Swarthout Road on felony warrants for Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Heroin out Oakland County. She was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/12/18- 3:17pm: A 56-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home for Violation of Conditional Bond. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/14/18- 1:44am: A 40-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home for Aggravated Domestic Assault. He was lodged at the Livingston County Jail. 03/24/18- 7:24pm: A 55-year old male Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Whitewood Road on two criminal bench warrants out of Howell for Failure to Appear on an Assault charge and a Burglary charge. His vehicle was impounded and he was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/28/18- 7:51pm: A 56-year old male Township resident was arrested at his home for Domestic Assault and Resisting Arrest. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/30/18- 10:30pm: A 23-year old male Northfield Township resident was arrested on 8 Mile Road near Sheldon Road for Operating While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana. His vehicle was impounded and he was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 03/31/18- 2:49pm: A 31-year old female Township resident was arrested at her home for Violation of Conditional Bond. She was lodged in the Livingston County Jail.

PRESS RELEASE- On March 15, 2018 at approximately 11:52 pm the Hamburg Township Police Department, the Hamburg Township Fire Department and Livingston County EMS personnel were dispatched to the report of a single-vehicle accident on Hamburg Road north of M-36. Upon arrival, officers found that a white 2018 Mercedes Benz had left the roadway and struck a tree. Preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle was travelling southbound on Hamburg Road and left the roadway near Athlone Drive before striking the tree. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle, a 29-year old Hamburg Township resident, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation into the crash is ongoing and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department is assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information related to this traffic crash and all other inquiries regarding this incident should be made to Hamburg Township Police Sgt. Tony Wallace at (810) 222-1179 or at twallace@hamburg.mi.us.

MONTHLY ARREST SUMMARY- Listed below is a summary of arrests made by Hamburg Township police officers in the month of February, 2017: 02/02/18- 10:42am: A 40-year old female Brighton Township resident was arrested at Winans Lake Road & Hamburg Road for Operating While Intoxicated. Her vehicle was impounded and she was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 02/10/18- 3:31pm: An 18-year old male Township resident was arrested at Wyndam Lane and Forest Way for Possession of Marijuana. He was cited and released. 02/14/18- 12:09am: A 22-year old male Township resident was arrested Schafer Road & King Road for Fleeing and Eluding and Resisting Arrest. His vehicle was impounded and he was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 02/16/18- 8:31pm: A 42-year old male Township resident was arrested at Hall Road & Sheldon Road on a misdemeanor warrant for Operating While Intoxicated out of Livonia and a bench warrant for Child Neglect out of Macomb County. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail to await pick up. 02/21/18- 1:22pm: A 19-year old male Township resident was arrested at M-36 & Chilson Road for Possession of Marijuana. He was cited and released. 02/23/18- 10:30am: A 65-year old male township resident was arrested at his home on a felony warrant for several counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. 02/26/18- 12:58pm: A 28-year old male Township resident was arrested at Hamburg Road & Stone Street on two misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear on traffic charges out of Howell and a warrant for Child Support out of the Child Support Division in Howell. He was lodged in the Livingston County Jail. His vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver. 02/27/18- 10:42pm: A 20-year old Township resident was arrested at Bishop Lake Road & Bauer Road for Possession of Marijuana. He was cited and released.