PD: Man arrested in connection with 7 burglaries at El Mirage medical marijuana facility

Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 01:31:25-04

An El Mirage medical marijuana facility was burglarized seven times by the same man, according to officials.

Court records show that the man who burglarized the El Mirage medical marijuana facility was caught after a high-speed chase.

Police report that on September 6, they responded to the facility near El Mirage Road and Northern Avenue on a burglary call.

The suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Jeremy John Raymond, allegedly entered a secured fenced area and was able to open a locked dumpster removing a large bag of marijuana stems and leaves the facility could not use. 

The suspect was seen on video leaving in a red Cadillac.

Management reportedly told police that there were five previous thefts with the same suspect and vehicle that went unreported.

On September 8, police were called there again for another burglary, this time, they saw the suspect leaving the facility. During the pursuit, which reached speeds of 90 miles per hour, police were able to get a license plate number. Police decided it was too dangerous and called off the pursuit .

The car was tracked to an owner with an adult son. The driver's license photo matched the suspect shown in the video. Raymond was arrest by police and U.S. Marshals at his mother 's home near 103rd Avenue and Camelback Road, on September 19. 

Raymond later allegedly admitted to police that he used his mother's car, saying  he fled because he knew he would never see her again. 

He told police that he was trying to sell the marijuana but wasn't able to sell much because most of it was doused with bleach, which is standard practice when disposing of medical marijuana

Raymond is facing seven counts of burglary and unlawful flight.