Burglary suspect identified

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 7, 2003

According to Det. Sgt. Wade Garrett of the Andalusia Police Department, the department recently had a breakthrough on a rash of recent burglaries in the city.

Garrett said in a release issued by the department Friday that the agency has successfully identified at least one of the persons responsible for the recent thefts.

Det. Sgt. James Beaman had a victim who saw a man inside their vehicle burglarizing and the police were then called.

This person was able to later identify the man as Donald Charles Dorsey.

He has been convicted of the same crimes in Andalusia on several occasions in the past and is currently on probation regarding those convictions.

Beaman was able to get three warrants for breaking and entering a motor vehicle on Dorsey.

There is also a bench warrant on Dorsey from the Andalusia Municipal Court for failing to appear in City Court last Monday.

Anyone who sees Dorsey should immediately call the Andalusia Police Department at 222-1155.

Recently Andalusia Police Chief Wilbur Williams Jr. had reported rash of auto burglaries occurring mainly at residences all over the city, noting that there was a disturbing trend of residents leaving their car doors unlocked and also at times leaving large amounts of currency and other items in their unlocked cars.

The warning to citizens was reiterated by Andalusia City Councilman Mike Jones during a recent council meeting as he noted that residents in his neighborhood and in the neighborhood of Mayor Earl Johnson had been victimized by auto burglaries.