Suspects Charged with Pawn Shop Burglary

During the late-night hours of 8/12/2022, several suspects broke into a business in the 3000 block of South Oates Street in Dothan. Once inside, the suspects stole multiple firearms from the business. Suspects used a vehicle to ram their way inside the business causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the structure.

The Dothan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) began an immediate investigation. With the help of the community, we began following leads that have now led to the arrest of three individuals thus far, and one additional suspect is still being sought.

The investigation has led to the recovery of only a small portion of the stolen firearms, and the recovery of the stolen vehicle used in the burglary.

Antonio Vanquise Streeter, 33 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Conspiracy to commit Burglary Third Degree.

Freshawn Dejon Butler, 25 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property First Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief First Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.

Richard Alexander Wilson Jr., 26 years old of Dothan, has been charged with one count of Burglary Third Degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property First Degree, one count of Criminal Mischief First Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.

Still being sought is Chrisdeon Sanquez Byrd, 24 years old of Dothan. If anyone knows the whereabout of Byrd, they are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000, or Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more charges are possible.

 

Multiple Firearms Stolen from Local Business

During the late night hours of 8/12/2022, several suspects broke into a business in the 3000 block of South Oates Street in Dothan. Once inside, the suspects stole multiple firearms from the business.  Suspects used a vehicle to ram their way inside the business causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the structure.

The Dothan Police Department is asking the public for their assistance in this incident. If you have any information you think may be related to this incident you are asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.  If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.  The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.  A reward may be offered for information that leads to the apprehension of the suspects involved in this incident.

Man Charged With Burglary

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to a burglary call in the 300 Block of East Lafayette Street.  The occupants of the residence were not home but witnesses saw a man carrying a window air-conditioner out of the residence.  Thanks to the observant witness, within minutes, officers located the suspect and the air-conditioner just a few blocks away.

Kelvin Krushion Smith, 52 years old of Dothan, was charged with Burglary Third Degree.  His bond was set at $15,000.00.

Kelvin Krushion Smith – Burglary Third Degree

UPDATED: Vandals Destroy Alfred Saliba Family Service Center

On Monday morning, 5/9/2022, the Dothan Police Department was contacted about a burglary that had already occurred at the Alfred Saliba Family Service Center on West Lafayette Street in Dothan.  Officers discovered the inside of the building had been devastated by ruthless vandals who entered the building and deliberately destroyed as much property as they could.  Numerous windows were broken, office equipment destroyed, fire extinguishers released, and graffiti spray painted on the walls.  Through the course of the investigation, we have determined there are multiple suspects responsible for the devastation.  It appears the suspects are juvenile age to young adult age.  The investigation is ongoing, and evidence is still being processed.  Video evidence is being processed as well and as soon as pictures of suspects are available, they will be released if possible.

We ask that anyone with information related to this incident please contact Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000 or contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.  Information can be provided anonymously if you wish.

UPDATE:  Late Monday afternoon, 5/9/2022, it was reported that several suspects were attempting to break into the Alfred Saliba Family Service Center again.  This was the third burglary in two days.  When patrol officers arrived, a short foot pursuit ensued, and all subjects were taken into custody.  It was learned all subjects were juveniles under the age of 16.  Some of the individuals were also responsible for the burglaries the day before as well.  Through the course of this investigation, we have now determined the identity of all subjects responsible for all three burglaries in the last two days at the Alfred Salida Family Service Center.   All suspects involved are juveniles under the age of 16, therefore, due to the juvenile privacy laws, no further suspect information can be released.  Most of the stolen property has been recovered during the investigation as well.

We would like to thank the public for their valuable help in solving this crime.  Oftentimes, the smallest piece of information can be what’s needed to break a case.  Information from the community along with catching the suspects on Monday afternoon are what led to solving this crime that left four local businesses in total devastation.  These businesses will remain closed for an undetermined about of time until repairs can be made, and equipment can be repaired or replaced.

 

 

 

Hostile Man Arrested After Refusing To Leave

On April 1, 2022, 33 year-old Anthony Kevin Phillips, Jr., of Dothan, went to the victim’s residence on Cynitha Drive where he was allowed entry because the victim was familiar with him.  After entering, the victim quickly realized Phillips was not acting in a rational manner as he became hostile.  The victim, in fear of their safety, repeatedly told Phillips to leave as the victim retreated to a back room.   Phillips followed and threw the victim to the floor before a family member intervened.  When officers arrived, Phillips was still present.  As a result of his actions, Phillips was charged with Burglary second degree.  His bond was set at $30,000.00.

Anthony Kevin Phillips, Jr. – Burglary 2nd

DPD Investigators Charge Suspect in October Murder

On October 9, 2021, Dothan Police Investigators began a murder investigation into the death of Sincere Tyson that occurred on Blissett Drive.  Investigators found that Tyson had suffered from at least one gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  Investigators have been working tirelessly on this case since the date it occurred.  On December 8, 2021, Investigators finally have enough evidence to announce charges on one individual involved in the crime.

Early in the investigation, Investigators identified the suspect, Solomon Cooper of Climax, GA, as a person of interest in this case.  After many search warrants and subpoenas issued for various items, Investigators found enough evidence that implicates Cooper in the murder.  Warrants were obtained for Cooper’s arrest and he currently incarcerated on unrelated charges in Georgia.  Once those charges are addressed in Georgia, Cooper will be extradited to Dothan to face charges in this case.

Solomon Terrell Cooper (19) of Climax, GA is charged with one count of Capital Murder-Burglary.  Once he is extradited to Alabama, Cooper will be held without bond.  More charges are expected at a later date.

Solomon Terrell Cooper (19)- Capital Murder-Burglary

Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Burglary and Intimidating a Witness

On August 9, 2020, Dothan Police Officers received a call about a possible kidnapping in the 100 block of Arrowhead Drive.  When officers arrived on scene, the suspect, James Johnson III, fled out of a bedroom window and attempted to flee the scene.  Officers were able to apprehend the suspect.  Through interviews with witnesses, Officers determined Johnson III unlawfully entered the victim’s residence armed with a handgun.  When the victim got inside the residence, Johnson III produced the handgun and held the victim against her will.

Johnson III was attempting to deter the victim from going to a legal proceeding involving Johnson III.  The firearm that was recovered and used by Johnson III was revealed to be stolen.  The Dothan Police Department remains committed to protecting victims and witnesses that report on crimes.

James Morris Johnson III (21) of Dothan was charged with Burglary 1st, Kidnapping 1st, Receiving Stolen Property 2nd, and Intimidating a Witness.  Johnson III is being held without bond on Burglary and Kidnapping charges.  Johnson III has bonds totaling $20,000 on the other two charges.

Man Shot by Family Member Now Charged with Burglary

On 5/11/2020 just after 1:30 pm, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Decatur Street for a reported shooting.  It was discovered that the man who was shot got into a verbal altercation with a family member that turned physical.  The family member, fearing for his life, took out his firearm and fired multiple rounds at the suspect, Justin Bland.  Bland was struck at least twice.  Bland was treated at the scene by Dothan Fire Medics and transported to a local hospital.

After interviews with witnesses and family members, there was evidence that Bland, who was banned from the residence, unlawfully entered the family member’s residence.  The family member who shot Bland was not charged.

Justin Tyler Bland (31) of Dothan was charged with Burglary 1st Degree and has a bond of $60,000.

Two Dothan Men Arrested For Multiple Burglaries of Local Businesses

The Dothan Police have arrested two men in connection with numerous burglaries. Raymond Mathis (57) of Dothan, Alabama was charged with two counts of Burglary  and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.  He is being held at the Houston County Jail.

Joseph Mathis (51) of Dothan, Alabama was charged with ten counts of Burglary and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.  He is being held at the Houston County Jail.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court law.

Newville Man Arrested for Multiple Burglaries in Dothan

The Dothan Police have arrested Rasheed Walker (24) of Newville, AL for multiple burglaries in Dothan.  The burglaries occurred in the 100 block of East Spring Street, 1100 block of Martin Street, 900 block of North Park Avenue, and 800 block of Chinook Street.

Walker is being held on a $60,000 bond. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Copyright © 2017-22 City of Dothan, Alabama