September 9, 2020 NR20224ne Update 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).
C.A.R.E. Alert Child Abduction Regional Emergency
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.
6-year-old Chance Dorsett Suspect Rodney Dorsett Jr.
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.