Corbett burglary suspect arrested in North Portland arson case
Portland Fire and Rescue's Arson Unit arrested a man on Thursday, Sept. 12, they suspect set a house on fire in Northeast Portland the day before and committed a recent burglary and property damage at two markets in Corbett and Springdale.
The arson unit arrested Joshua Robert Jackson, 23, in North Portland on Sept. 12, as a suspect in what they consider an arson-related house fire at 725 N.E. Jessup St., Portland, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10.
The arson unit said a Good Samaritan spotted Jackson in the Hayden Island area of North Portland, recognizing him from a news report about incidents in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 9: a burglary at the Corbett Country Market and attempted burglary at Glen Irvin Market, formerly Big Bear's County Market & Deli, in Springdale.
The businesses are about three miles from each other on Historic Columbia River Highway.
Unidentified items were stolen from the Corbett Country Market and a barred window was smashed at the Glen Irvin Maret in Springdale. Surveillance camera footage from Sept. 9 shows a suspect from behind at the cash register in the Corbett market and approaching and departing the Springdale store on a motorcycle.
Portland Fire Arson Unit officers arrived on the scene at Hayden Island and arrested Jackson on accusations of first-degree arson, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, and second-degree criminal mischief. Jackson's place residence was not immediately available.
"Things like this never used to happen," Frank Haley, a longtime employee of the Springdale market told KPTV-Fox 12 news last week. "We'll keep it going. Even if they knocked all of (thw windows) out, we'd still keep it going."
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