Social workers will go with Livonia police on mental health crisis calls
LIVONIA, Mich. – Social workers will be sent out with Livonia police officers when officers are responding to a mental health crisis call through a new Crisis Support Team. “We’re going to have two social workers in our police department to assist us with handling mental health crisis runs where people are in crisis and they need our help and they need the public’s help,” Livonia police Captain Tom Goralski said. The program has been in the works for a while, but Goralski said it is needed now more than ever. “Livonia has experienced an increase in mental health crisis runs. Putting a Crisis Support Team, in that has social workers embedded in our police department, addresses better than ever before the needs, the mental health needs of our community,” Brosnan said.
Livonia police seek missing 56-year-old man
LIVONIA, Mich. – Police are searching for a 56-year-old man named Marcus Alcala who went missing after leaving his home in the 32206 block of West Chicago in Livonia. Alcala was last seen wearing a dark gray hoodie and blue jeans when he left the home at 10 a.m. Monday on foot. Anyone with information is asked to call police. Read more: Missing in Michigan reports
Attempted burglars unable to break into Livonia gun store
LIVONIA, Mich. – Police are looking for would-be burglars after a failed burglary at a Livonia gun store. According to authorities, someone attempted to break into Uncoiled Firearms and Gun Range, located near the intersection of Middlebelt and Schoolcraft roads, Thursday morning, but were unable to get inside the building after throwing a rock at a window. Police said no inventory went missing. Surveillance video of the incident can be seen below. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Livonia Police Department at 734-466-2470.
Mother of D’Wan Sims dies without answers in son’s 1994 disappearance
LIVONIA, Mich. – Local 4 has been following the disappearance of D’Wan Sims for nearly 26 years. After years of tips, clues and dead ends, his mother, Dwanna Wiggins moved to North Carolina, where she passed away Monday. “He was never in any of those videos.”Since then, Wiggins moved to North Carolina and denied she had any involvement with her son’s disappearance. About a year ago, a man claimed on social media that he was D’wan Sims. Police said D’wan Sims deserves justice and they’re asking anyone with new information about this case to contact the Livonia Police Department at 734-466-2470.
‘No current danger’: 7 Mile Road at Deering Street back open after gas leak investigation
LIVONIA, Mich. – Consumers Energy responded to a gas leak at 27719 7 Mile Road in Livonia on Monday evening. Livonia police say there is, “no current danger.” Police did shut down 7 Mile Road at Deering Street, but as of 5:22 p.m. the road is back open. READ: More local news
3 young boys reported missing from Livonia hotel found safe
Michigan State Police are looking for three missing children taken from a hotel in Livonia. Officials say three young boys -- Peyton King, Mikha Pharmes and Ty-Reem Eugene Pharmes -- were taken from the Hampton Inn near Schoolcraft and Middlebelt Road. Peyton King was last seen wearing a black jacket, white and black sweatpants and a red t-shirt. Mikha Pharmes was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray sweatpants and a green t-shirt. Ty-Reem Pharmes was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray sweatpants and a green t-shirt.
Farmington Hills man charged in connection with string of Livonia robberies
LIVONIA, Mich. – Farmington Hills resident Norman Fuchs, 45, is facing charges in connection with a string of robberies, according to the Livonia Police Department. In recent weeks a significant number of breaking and entering incidents have taken place in Livonia. During the incidents Fuchs would allegedly break into the businesses by prying open the doors or using a sledgehammer to get inside them. Livonia police say Fuchs broke into nine Livonia businesses including Cantoro Italian Market, the UPS store, IHOP restaurant, Mary’s Grill restaurant and five other businesses in the Buckingham Plaza. On Saturday, Livonia police released footage of one of the breaking and entering incidents.
Livonia police search for 74-year-old missing woman
LIVONIA, Mich. – Livonia police are searching for a 74-year-old woman who left her home at about 6:30 p.m. in the 16800 block of Surrey Street. Diana Messner is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and was last seen wearing a green t-shirt, jeans and black slippers. Police said she has pulmonary issues and may be in a state of delirium. Anyone with information should call 911.
Livonia police seek 2 people in connection to stealing camping trailer
LIVONIA, Mich. – Police are searching for two people who said allegedly stole a camping trailer in 31000 block of Industrial Road. A passenger in a pickup truck can be seen trying to open a gate. The driver then reversed the truck into the gate to break it open, and the two individuals left with the trailer. The passenger in the vehicle is described as a White man with short hair and a beard, wearing a black shirt with “Champion” written on the front. The driver is described as a White man wearing a dark colored sweatshirt.
Driver in stolen vehicle arrested near I-94, Van Dyke Road in Detroit
DETROIT Michigan State Police arrested a driver who was in a stolen vehicle in Detroit Sunday in the area of Interstate 94 and Van Dyke Road. Two other passengers in the stolen vehicle fled the scene, officials said. Police said a gun reported stolen was located in the vehicle. Michigan State Police arrested a driver in a stolen vehicle in Detroit on Sept. 6, 2020. A handgun reported stolen was also located in the vehicle.
New website featuring Livonia Police Department policies, data launched after groups call for transparency
LIVONIA, Mich. The Livonia Police Department unveiled a new website Friday featuring department policies and 2019 data. Through PACT, the Livonia community will have more insight into the Livonia Police Department. We always do.The Livonia PACT website, which links directly through the Livonia Police Department website will be releasing further data and policies in the days ahead. The site will also be updated to include a dashboard tracking Department data moving forward. I applaud Livonia Mayor Maureen Brosnan for releasing data about police traffic citations, arrest data, use of force incidents and department policies.
Livonia leaders dispute billboard message about racial profiling
LIVONIA, Mich. Drivers on Telegraph heading north into Livonia saw an eye catching billboard Monday. It billboard warned drivers they could face racial profiling in Livonia. Livonia has a history of racial profiling. Racial profiling is a serious allegation and is not tolerated. I look forward to continuing to engage with the community to make progress on issues of racial justice.Read more headlines:
Police: Be Aware Of IRS Phone Scams
MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) The Livonia Police Department is warning the community to be aware of IRS phone scams. The IRS will officially begin accepting and processing tax returns for the 2019 tax year starting Jan. 27, 2020. Heres how the scams work:You get a call from someone who says they are from the IRS. They will tell you to put money on a prepaid debit card and give them the card numbers or to complete a money wire transfer. When the IRS first contacts you about unpaid taxes, they do it by mail, not by phone.detroit.cbslocal.com