U.S. Bancorp

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Kyle Alan Veach Guilty of Bank Robbery That Had Him Using Public Bus for Getaway

    Hey, remember Kyle Alan Veach, the 25-year-old Laguna Beach bank robber who tried to make his getaway in an Orange County Transportation Authority bus? The transient pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree robbery. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on April 30.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Criming for Dummies: Super-Slow OCTA Bus as Bank Robbery Getaway Car Edition

    A would-be bank robber relied on probably the slowest and most easy to find getaway vehicle ever Wednesday: an Orange County Transportation Authority bus on its regular route. Kyle Alan Veach, 24, was captured within an hour of the holdup of the U.S. Bank branch at 310 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    FBI Busts Alleged, Multi-State Identity Theft Ring Based in Southern California

    With the aid of a confidential source, the FBI has arrested members of an alleged identity theft ring that stole more than $1.1 million while operating in California, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana and Texas. From its Southern California base, the group of seven individuals led by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Federal Officials Want A Newport Beach Lamborghini Murcielago

    A federal prosecutor in Southern California is asking a judge to give the government title to a $175,000 Lamborghini Murcielago that police took from a man suspected of money laundering. The 2006 sports car, which is registered to Lamborghini Newport Beach, was confiscated in February 2012 by the I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    FBI Arrests Identity Thief For Taking $610,000 From Fountain Valley Bank

    In December 2010, a Sunset Beach woman got a terrible surprise when she went to a Huntington Beach branch of U.S. Bank to pay off her mortgage and discovered that three weeks earlier a stranger had emptied her account of more than $610,000.According to court records, an FBI investigation determined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Armenian Hoodlum Involved In Massive LA-OC Identity Theft Ring Gets Prison

    A 26-year-old Armenian man living in Southern California and deemed an "illegal alien" by federal officials participated in a massive, Burbank-based, $7 million identity theft ring operating for six years in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. But Hovhannes Dilboyan hoped that his role ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Navel Gazing's Project Un-uncensored

    Looking back at 2012 news that was fit to blog but not to print . . . until now

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Anaheim Family Wins Eviction Stay and Loan Modification for Their Wrongfully Foreclosed Home!

    As gazes were fixated on the space shuttle Endeavour flight in the skies above, the Gutierrez-Perez family and their Occupy allies announced a key victory this morning in the struggle to keep their Anaheim home. Earlier this month, an eviction notice was served effective September 2 on their residen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Anaheim Family Defends Their Home From Impending Eviction

    An eviction notice has been served effective September 2 for the house on the corner of North Ralston Street and Romneya in Anaheim that the Gutierrez-Perez family has called home since 1989. The property could be turned over at any minute, but on this day, belongings aren't being packed up. The fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Anaheim Volunteers Clean Up After Last Night's Protest

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesAs last night's violent protest in downtown Anaheim drew to a close, social media lit up with quickly made plans to meet at 6 a.m. in the parking lot of the Vons across the street from City Hall, in a shopping area that saw a Starbucks' windows shat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    OC's Triple Threat Bank Bandit Pleads Guilty

    Serial bandit Joe Pettis III got into an August 19, 2011, dispute with his daughter and decided that the answer to his frustration was a bank robbery spree that ended after a televised car chase and him lying on the highway with a couple dozen CHP weapons pointed at his head.Armed only with a handwr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    3 of 10 Most Wanted Robbers Hit OC Banks

    ​In announcing that the 287 Southern California bank robberies in 2011 maintained a downward trend in such crimes--there were 2,600 reported in the same region in 1992--the FBI also listed its 10 most wanted serial robbers of SoCal banks.Three of the 10 who have struck multiple times included Oran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    "Dying Son Bandit" Spins Sad Tale to Bank Tellers He Robs

    ​I hope the man dubbed by the FBI the "Dying Son Bandit" really does have a son who is dying.Wait, that didn't come out right. I don't hope anyone is dying. Actually, that applies to most people. But I hope the bank robber who tells tellers he is only taking cash from them because of his son's med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    [UPDATED with 'Triple Threat Bandit' Had Robbed Orange County Banks Before:] High-Speed Chase After Fullerton Bank Robbery

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 15, 3:46 P.M.: The FBI was already on the lookout for the man arrested at the end of today's hour-long chase."Preliminary investigation shows it was the same individual today as the 'Triple Threat Bandit,'" says FBI spokeswoman Ari Dekofsky. Today, the man allegedly robbed Farm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    [UPDATED with Counts, Perry Farrellesque Mug:] Michael David Marano Charged as "Drifter Bandit"

    ​UPDATE, JULY 12, 4:30 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) announced the charges brought against alleged "Drifter Bandit" and Perry Farrell stand-in Michael David Marano at today's scheduled arraignment in Santa Ana: four felony counts each of second degree robbery and secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Hunt Heats Up for the Cooler Bandit

    ​Recognize the guy on the right? The FBI and several Southern California law-enforcement agencies would love ever so much to know who he is, as he has been linked to seven bank robberies in the region since August 2009.His last hit was the Jan. 15 robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in Long Beach. He's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    The Ho-Hum Bandit Strikes Again! (Yawn)

    Courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department ​The so-called "Ho-Hum Bandit" has had a busy weekend of ripping off Orange County banks. Friday, he robbed a CitiBank branch in Newport Beach after hitting up the same location less than a month earlier. On Saturday, he was right back to work revisiting ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010

    Boss Mike Harrah

    [Moxley Confidential] Santa Ana sends a message to One Broadway Plaza's developer: Anything you say, sir

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    What If the Blue Note Bandit and Red Sharpie Bandit Had Joined Forces?

    Top left: FBI; bottom left:"Red Sharpie Bandit" (above) and "Blue Note Bandit" terrorize local banks.​It's a good thing the FBI believes it has captured the so-called "Red Sharpie Bandit."Who knows what kind of evil would have been wrought had he joined forces with a fellow bank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Crime Time: Is Tobias Fünke the "Blue Note Bandit"?

    It's the Weekly's weekly crime round-up--now with more blatant Arrested Development imagery.Could Tobias Fünke be the "Blue Note Bandit" (Wednesday) or the man making "blown" offers (Thursday)?​TUESDAY, DEC. 1Nice Racks! After pulling over a silver 2004 Acura TL four-door at Newport Boulevard and ... More >>