LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a total of 10 people under age 18 for crimes at Livonia Central School, including an alleged burglary and theft from Livonia Central Schools’ baseball concession stand and the school being graffitied near the rooftop.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, four were arrested for felony Burglary in the Third Degree, felony Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, and misdemeanor Petit Larceny. Three were arrested for felony Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree. Three were arrested for misdemeanor Making a Punishable False Written Statement. Seven were charged with misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.
“From the initial deputy on scene, to the follow-up investigation by Police Services members, I am very proud of our deputies,” said Dougherty. “This is a great example of working with the community, using social media, putting the pieces of the puzzle together, and successfully solving these crimes.”
On Aug. 5, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of an alleged break-in at the concession stand near the school’s baseball field. That complaint alleges that several windows were broken and snack items taken from within the concession stand. Three of the youths charged with burglary are also charged with misdemeanor Making a Punishable False Written Statement for originally giving a statement in which they declined to disclose their involvement in the break-in.
On Aug. 6, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of graffiti that had appeared on the High School. The cost to remove the graffiti from the building has been estimated at $6,480.00.
Most of those arrested are being treated as juveniles and their cases will proceed in family court. However, two are being treated as adults and their cases will proceed in Livonia Town Court, and later Livingston County Court. One person arrested in connection to the burglary and one arrested in connection to the graffiti are being treated as adults.
All names are withheld because they could be treated as youthful offenders and their records sealed.