Charges against Seattle woman for liquor thefts

Charges were handed down to a Seattle woman who was involved in several thefts last year throughout Kitsap County.

Prosecutor’s charged Devitta Roshawn Dorsey, 22, with second degree organized retail theft on March 21. Dorsey was part of a group of three females that allegedly stole more than $5,700 worth of alcohol during a seven-day period in 2012.

The trio reportedly stole alcohol from stores in Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Silverdale.

Dorsey was arrested April 8 and booked into the Kitsap County Jail under a $15,000 bond for failure to appear in court.

Port Orchard police originally arrested Dorsey and two other females at Port Orchard Safeway on Sept. 3, 2012, after they attempted to steal several bottles of alcohol concealed in their purses.The store manager notified police regarding shoplifting in process. The manager reported seeing the suspects put bottles into their shoulder bags, but put them back once they noticed he was watching them. Police nabbed the women after they exited the store.

A search warrant was issued on one of the women’s vehicle and officers found several bottles of alcohol in the back seat and truck. They also found a Washington State Ferries receipt dated Sept. 2, 2012, court records stated.

Charging documents state that between Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 2012, three women — including Dorsey — stole several thousands dollars worth of alcohol from several large retail store in the County. The first incident was at the Silverdale Safeway with $327 worth of alcohol being taken.

Court records show that on Aug. 30, the trio stole $1,200 worth of liquor from the Bainbridge Island Safeway. The same day, they entered the Silverdale store again and removed $854 worth of alcohol, then travel down to the East Bremerton Safeway and stole $1,500 more.

The next day, state court documents, they hit the Port Orchard Safeway and removed about $1,000 worth. On Sept. 2, the women took 11 bottles of liquor worth $615 from the Bainbridge Island Safeway and six bottles of vodka worth $268 from the Poulsbo Albertson’s.

Their final hit of the day was a return to the East Bremerton Safeway where they took multiple bottles, but the exact amount was unknown.


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