UPDATE: Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested and charged Darius Sharrieff Dowtin, 24, of Henrico County, in connection to the larceny from automobiles that occurred on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Dowtin was charged with two counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Motor Vehicle Tampering, one count of Credit Card Theft, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Larceny. Dowtin is currently incarcerated in the Henrico County Regional Jail East.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the media and community partners for sharing the photographs of the suspect that ultimately led to the apprehension of Darius Dowtin.
Hanover, VA – On Saturday, January 20, 2018, deputies responded to the Rutland subdivision for a report of a suspicious situation. Once on scene, deputies observed several individuals flee from the neighborhood.
Deputies began their investigation and determined that numerous unlocked vehicles had been entered and had property stolen throughout the Rutland, Cool Spring Forest and the Villages at Cool Spring subdivisions.
During this investigation, it was also discovered that a vehicle had been stolen from the Villages at Cool Spring in the 9400 block of Thornecrest Drive. The stolen vehicle is a 2003 Cadillac, gold in color, four door CTS.
Investigators continue to process evidence and are seeking the suspects in these cases. All of these crimes occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, January 20, 2018.
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office requests that any citizen that lives in the area where these crimes were committed and has an exterior security camera, please check their footage and contact the Sheriff’s Office if anything suspicious is noticed. Also, the Sheriff’s Office would ask any citizens who had their vehicles entered and have not reported the incident to law enforcement, to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office immediately.
Once again, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office strongly urges everyone to lock your vehicle(s), remove your keys and to remove all valuables any time your vehicle is unattended. The Sheriff’s Office also requests that if suspicious activity is observed, please contact the Hanover County Emergency Communications Center immediately. This is a crime of opportunity.
Anyone with more information about these incidents is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
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