DATE: December 29, 2021
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
On December 22, detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were notified by a victim of a theft that his stolen ATV was listed for sale on a social media page–the vehicle was actually stolen in another county in November. The victim made an offer and the seller arranged to meet him at a gas station in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains. CCSO detectives posed as the purchaser and observed the suspect ride the ATV into the parking lot of the gas station. As the detectives were completing the sale, and with the assistance of patrol officers, they arrested the suspect, Demetrius Charles Dorsey, 20, of La Plata. Dorsey was charged with theft in reference to the ATV case. He also had an open warrant for failing to appear in court for a malicious destruction charge. On December 23, a District Court Commissioner released Dorsey on a $1,500 unsecured bond for the theft case and he was released on personal recognizance for the failure to appear in court case. The investigation is ongoing.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.