Vandalia police seek car theft suspect

Darrell Wacker Drummer Editor

November 14, 2013

VANDALIA - Vandalia police are searching for a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from Evans Motorworks in August.

Police found the vehicle at the Meadows of Catalpa Apartments in Dayton after a tip was received. That same tip named the suspect, Dejarvus L. Richardson, as the person who stole the vehicle. A felony warrant has been issued for Richardson’s arrest.

When police saw the vehicle at the apartment complex, Richardson was driving the vehicle but fled on foot and was not captured.

A subsequent search of the vehicle large amounts of evidence was found that indicates that Richardson may be involved in other financial scams and criminal activity.

Police believe other people may have been unwittingly involved in Richardson’s crimes.

Richardson is also known as Dr. Dejay Richardson, DJ Richardson, and Dejarvus Richardson. Based on evidence in the vehicle and Richardson’s prior criminal history it is possible that Richardson may impersonate local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel or military personnel.

According to Montgomery County court records, Richardson was convicted of receiving stolen property in 2004, 2005, and 2010.

Richardson is described as a 28 year old black male, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and about 124 pounds.

Any person with information on Richardson or his whereabouts are asked to contact Detective Jennifer Childs at the Vandalia Division of Police at (937) 415-2274.