C.A.R.E. Alert

September 8, 2020


September 9, 2020

On September 8,
2020 Rodney Dorsett Jr. (Suspect) and 6-year-old Chance Dorsett
were both located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rodney Dorsett Jr. was
arrested on a Los Angeles County warrant. Chance Dorsett is safe
and currently in the custody of Department of Children and Family
Services (DCFS).

Child Abduction Regional

Father Sought in the Abduction
of 6-year old Son

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division
and the grandfather of 6- year-old, Chance Dorsett, is requesting
the public’s help in locating him.

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, around 4:00 p.m., Chances’ biological
father (suspect Rodney Dorsett Jr.) met with Mr. Dorsett Sr., whom
has full custody of Chance and Chance at a nearby market. The
market is located at Redondo and Washington Boulevard. The
grandfather allowed his son Rodney Jr. to take Chance and spend
time with him, hours went by and Chance was not returned.

When Chance was not returned, Mr. Dorsett Sr. made numerous
attempts to contact Rodney Jr. via cell phone. Rodney Jr. failed to
answer his phone or return any phone calls. Mr. Dorsett Sr. worried
and concerned for Chance, contacted the Los Angeles Police
Department for assistance in locating him.

Rodney Dorsett Jr. is believed to be travelling by bus. He has
family in Texas and might be heading in that direction.

Chance Dorsett is 6-years-old, described as a male Black, with
brown eyes, black hair, weight approximately 90 pounds and is 5
feet tall. He was last seen wearing a navy-blue shirt with tan
polka dots and tan shorts.

The suspect, 25-year-old Rodney Dorsett Jr., is described as a
male Black, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’09” tall and
weighs approximately 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call LAPD,
Wilshire Division at 213-473- 0467 or 213-922-8205. During
non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain
anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by
texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with
a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters
“LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on
“webtips” and follow the prompts.