Police apprehend suspect in Redmond burglaries; Seattle man has long list of arrests

Clear webcam footage helped police identify a suspect who was tied to at least two Redmond residential break-ins last month.

On Dec. 5, police located and arrested the 29-year-old Seattle man, who was charged the next day with residential burglary and is being held in King County Jail on $50,000 bail, according to court documents and a Redmond Police Department (RPD) press release.

According to court documents, the man has been identified as Jermarsa Jackson, who was taken into custody without incident at 1:45 p.m. at the Skyway Library. Police went to Jackson’s current residence nearby and were told that he was at the library, said RPD public information officer Andrea-Wolf Buck.

The suspect, who has been arrested 23 times before and has seven prior burglary convictions, told Redmond police that he specifically targeted homes on the ground floor that had their blinds open while residents were not home.

On the evening of Nov. 13, a webcam that was active in a victim’s apartment while he was not home captured clear photos of the suspect, who broke a window to enter the residence on 156th Avenue Northeast and stole more than $5,000 worth of property.

Court documents reveal that the resident was scheduled to have a conference call with his friends in China and they remotely activated the webcam and turned on the lights to observe the suspect inside the apartment. Redmond police responded to the incident at about 7:33 p.m.

According to the RPD, the suspect confessed to another burglary in Redmond on Nov. 29.

More charges may be added by King County upon further investigation.

Jackson’s arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 20 at the King County Courthouse, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

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