Press Release: Redmond Police Arrest Repeat Burglar

Police Press Release - City of Redmond

Redmond Police Arrest Repeat Burglar

Felon has six prior burglary convictions and 24 arrests on his record


December 8, 2017


Andrea Wolf-Buck, Public Engagement Coordinator, 425-556-2545


REDMOND – Redmond police tracked down a suspect tied to at least two Redmond residential break-ins and arrested him on Tuesday.

The tip that helped RPD identify the suspect came from a webcam that had been left on in a victim’s apartment while he was not home on the evening of November 13, 2017.

The camera captured clear photos of the suspect and detectives were able to identify the burglar as 29-year-old Jermarsa Jackson of Seattle. Jackson broke a window to enter the apartment and stole more than $5,000 worth of property.

Further investigation led police to locate Jackson at a King County library and he was taken into custody without incident. Upon arrest he confessed to another burglary that had occurred in Redmond on Nov. 29.

Jackson has been arrested 23 times before and has six prior burglary convictions. He told RPD he specifically targeted homes on the ground floor that had their blinds open while residents were not home.

Redmond detectives credited the quality and clarity of the camera footage with identifying Jackson.

Jackson has been charged with residential burglary and is being held in King County Jail on $50,000 bail. More charges may be added by King County upon further investigation.