LIVONIA, MI – On the afternoon of March 10, 2022, the Livonia Police Department arrested 25-year-old Kwame Dowdell of Detroit on multiple counts including auto theft, disruption of the affairs of the city, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and open intoxicants. .
Livonia Police received a 911 call from our senior center indicating that a black woman was stealing items from several cars in the parking lot. Our quick-witted seniors provided a description of the suspect and the car she was driving, including her license plate number.
Officers quickly located the suspect vehicle which was fleeing the scene. The suspect pulled over and fled on foot, disappearing down an alley. Agents invaded the area and created a perimeter. After some time, a citizen called and reported that the suspect was hiding in the back seat of her vehicle behind a business, inside the perimeter.
Through the collective efforts of citizens, the suspect was approached by officers on the perimeter, and taken into custody. Dowdell was arraigned in the 16th District Court on multiple counts of auto theft. Dowdell later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 55 days in jail and two years probation.