September 13, 2019 09:45
On Thursday, September 12th, the Portland Fire Arson Unit arrested Joshua Robert Jackson, age 23. Jackson was also wanted in connection to 2 break-in’s in the Troutdale area. On September 11th, at approximately 4 pm Portland Fire crews were dispatched on the report of a house on fire at 725 NE Jessup St. Fire crews and the fire investigator on scene determined early on that this was an arson fire. The Fire Investigations Unit identified a suspect in the case and learned that the suspect was Jackson. On September 12th, a good samaritan saw Jackson in the Hayden Island area and recognized him from a news story that he had seen about the Troutdale break-in’s and called police. Portland Police officers arrived on scene and he was taken in to custody. Jackson is being charged with Arson 1, Burglary 1, Burglary 2, and Criminal Mischief 2.