RPD Arrest Fleeing Suspect With Help From Downtown Businesses

Redmond Police Dept. - 06/25/18 

Redmond, OR – Today, June 25, 2018, at approximately 11:24 AM Redmond Police Officers were called to Satterlee Jewelry, at 513 NW Fir Ave, after employees discovered an unknown male in a restricted area of the store.  The male left with two other people when confronted by staff.

Redmond Officers located the group of three in the area W Antler Ave and NW 5th Street.  When an Officer attempted to initiate contact, one of the males fled on a bicycle.  Officers gave chase, and with significant help from three different downtown business employees, the suspect was caught and arrested in the alley-way behind Kobold Brewing, and Westside Taco Company.

Other Officers also gave chase to the two other people who also ran.  They were eventually contacted as well.  A downtown business employee alerted Officers that the suspects attempted to hide property from a backpack in some landscaping nearby.  That property has recovered and is currently in our possession while we attempt to determine ownership, as we believe the items to be stolen.  The items included two necklaces and other jewelry.

The investigation, at this time, has resulted in the arrest of Mr. Brett Yahtin, 28-years-old, from Redmond for the crimes of Burglary in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Theft in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Misd).  Items confirmed stolen from Satterlee Jewelry were located in possession of Mr. Yahtin.  Mr. Yahtin was taken to the DCSO Jail.

This investigation is ongoing.  The Redmond Police Department is attempting to determine if other property recovered is in fact stolen.  Items include the jewelry mentioned above and two bicycles (photos of bicycles attached).  The other two individuals, one male, and one female will not be identified at this time because they have not been arrested. 

The Redmond Police Department is extremely appreciative of everyone who assisted in locating the fleeing individuals.  It takes all of us to police a community.  We are consistently humbled by your trust in us to work for you.

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