Police investigating a report of burglaries Tuesday morning in Brentwood arrested a man on suspicion of killing his mother, a police captain said Tuesday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched to Chaucer Drive around 10:30 a.m. to look into attempted vehicle burglaries, or possibly a residential burglary that may have been interrupted when the resident came home, Capt. Doug Silva said.
At the scene they found 29-year-old Matthew Redmond, who is a Brentwood resident, and determined that he matched the suspect description, Silva said.
Officers detained Redmond, and he was initially cooperative.
They gathered information that led them to conduct a welfare check at Redmond's mother's home, and she was found dead on the bathroom floor, allegedly the victim of a violent assault.
The victim was identified as 54-year-old Marta Redmond.
"Matthew is now in custody, he's being charged with the murder of his mother," Silva said. "He has not been very cooperative ever since we brought him to the Police Department."
Police said Matthew Redmond had been on a crime spree, trying to break into neighborhood homes and cars, before they took him into custody. In one instance, a resident saw him coming out of her home when she pulled into her driveway and proceeded to chase him down with her car. Redmond then tried to carjack her, but she yelled at him to get out.
"She’s our hero right now for sure," neighbor Annette Seabury said.
The cause of the mother's death has not yet been determined, and no weapons were found at the scene.