Redmond auto dealership burglar ‘caught in the act’
Aug 11,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

A 29-year old man was arrested early Saturday morning and has been charged with over a dozen crimes after being “caught in the act” of burglarizing a southwest Redmond auto dealership and damaging several vehicles, police reported.

Carl Jess Johnson, 29, of Redmond, was spotted by officers inside Thomas Sales and Service at 112 SW Sixth Street about 12:45 a.m., after they responded to the report of a man breaking vehicle windows, Redmond Police Captain Al Maich wrote in a news release.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, Oregon State Police troopers, and a Bend Police K-9 dog also arrived on scene to assist.  The suspect was eventually confronted when he exited the building and was taken into custody without incident, Maich said.

Johnson was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail and is charged with second-degree burglary, theft, and criminal trespass.  He is also charged with ten counts of second-degree criminal mischief, Maich reported.