Brandon Dotson steals $6,200 worth of items from Airbnb, tells police he knew “something was off”

31-year-old Brandon Dotson, Jaylun “Choppa” Underwood, and their friend “Rockout” Porter stole from Adam Rosenberg’s 28th Avenue North Airbnb on January 24th, 2023. On May 10th, 2023, Rosenberg told police that he had rented out a property using for the first time on January 24th, 2023. Rosenberg stated he spoke to a “Lauren Jones” who had booked it for the night. On the morning of January 25th, 2023, he noticed the guests who stayed had stolen five flat-screen TVs totaling $5,000 and two Dyson vacuum cleaners, which cost $1,200. Rosenberg said he checked the reservation and discovered that their payment did not go through, and he was given invalid information. Then, he provided officers with footage of the incident, showing Underwood backing a white Chevy Cruz into the driveway, which later returned with the plates removed. On January 25th, 2023, around 6:40 a.m., Dotson and Underwood loaded the TVs and one of the vacuums into the Chevy Cruz while Porter put the other one into a white Jeep Cherokee. Then, the men fled and left the garage door open, which was when Rosenberg realized his property had been stolen.

Officers discovered that the Chevy Cruz was registered to Underwood’s relative, Ardy Boyle, who stated Underwood primarily drove the vehicle. During a call with Dotson, he said he was at the Airbnb for what he thought was a housewarming party with Underwood and gave officers his phone number. Dotson added that he was there to cut hair, and when they woke up around 6 a.m., they told him they were moving soon so he could take some things with him. Dotson stated this is when they started loading the items into their cars. Dotson said he knew “something was off” when Underwood got upset with him for dropping one of the TVs. He stated the AR-15 he was carrying belonged to Underwood and that “Rockout” Porter was driving the Jeep Cherokee. Officers later discovered that Porter was stopped by the police on May 4th, 2023, as a passenger in the Chevy Cruz. A warrant was issued for their arrest. Dotson was taken into custody for theft and aggravated burglary on June 19th, 2024.

Drunk and Naked: Damien Newman refuses to leave gas station

23-year-old Damien Newman refused to leave the Shell Gas Station on Fesslers Lane in the early hours of March 11th. When detectives arrived, Newman was outside of the Shell, fully naked, showing signs of intoxication. Officers asked him where his clothes were, but he had no response. Newman was deemed a danger to himself and taken into custody for public indecency and public intoxication.