Minnesota man sentenced for role in marijuana robbery


A Minnesota man was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison on Thursday in Linn County Circuit Court for his role in an armed robbery that occurred during a black market marijuana deal gone wrong in Albany last year.

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Man Armed with Gun and Pepper Spray Robs Tavern


On April 16, 2015, at 2:16 a.m., Portland police officers responded to the Venture Inn, at 13900 Northeast Sandy Blvd., on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that just before closing time, the suspect entered the bar and sprayed pepper spray with one hand, while holding a handgun in the other hand.

The suspect demanded money and after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, left the bar without further incident.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect’s description.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, wearing a black hoody and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

US Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested


On Friday March 6, 2015, Portland Police officers responded to the U.S. Bank branch located at 636 SE Grand Avenue on the report of a bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to employees who told police that the suspect used a demand note and obtained cash before fleeing the area.

Robbery detectives and Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted investigative follow-up, identifying 28-year-old Brian Joseph Sutton as the suspect.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant on Wednesday March 11 and within an hour, a Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) officer responded to a welfare check in the 8100 block of Southeast Division Street.

Brian Sutton
Brian Joseph Sutton

The officer contacted a man, later identified as Sutton, and determined he had an outstanding warrant for bank robbery.

Sutton was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal Hold.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, [email protected]; or, the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.




Adult Shop Robbed at Knifepoint

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police say an adult shop in Corvallis was robbed at knifepoint late Friday night.

Corvallis Police say a man entered the Adult Shop on NW 9th Street Friday night and waited for about an hour for all the other customers to leave. When he was alone with the store clerk, police say he threatened her with a knife, then stole money and merchandise. Nobody was injured.

The store is not willing to comment at this time, but a neighboring business says it is concerned about the robbery.

“We need to take a look at our security also,” said Hans Neukomm, who owns the Rock Shop next door. “That’s the last thing I want is either my business or one of the businesses here in this complex to be broken into.”

Though Neukomm says he is concerned, he does not feel panicked.

“We can always be robbed by gunpoint or knifepoint,” he said. “That’s a concern, but I’m not overly worried about it. This, I believe, is still a very safe and very good community.”

Police describe the suspect as possibly Hispanic, 5’8″ with a thin to medium build, and short dark hair. Investigators say he was wearing black pants, a gray and red plaid flannel with a hood over his head, and black and white shoes.

Police are asking anyone with details about the case to call Officer Evan Hull at 541-766-6911.

Man Facing Robbery Charges

robbery chargesSPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say a man who accidentally shot himself during an armed robbery will face a number of charges.

Police say Casey Carlson broke into an acquaintance’s home Saturday morning around 1:00 a.m.

He then got in a scuffle with the homeowners and accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Police say he’s facing charges of robbery, burglary, and unlawful use of a weapon.

“Right now he’s in the hospital receiving care for a gunshot wound and when he’s released to be able to go into custody, we’ll take him into custody at that point,” said Sgt. Dave Lewis.

Springfield Police say Carlson should be released from the hospital and taken into custody Tuesday.

Victim Speaks Out About Armed Robbery


springfield robberySPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is sharing his story after police say a man broke into his home, armed with a gun, and demanded money.

Greg Hessel says late Friday night an acquaintance entered his home in the 4100 block of Bluebelle Way, pointed a gun at his cousin’s face and demanded money.

Hessel is calling his cousin a hero, because he says he lunged at the intruder, Casey Carlson, and tackled him to the ground.

Hessel heard the commotion, went in the room and helped his cousin keep Carlson subdued. Police say Carlson shot himself in the leg during the dispute and called police to turn himself in.

Hessel says Sunday his family is just thankful no one else was hurt during the attempted robbery.

“We are still reeling from it, like I said. You know, I think in time we can look back on it and know the decisions we made were right,” said Hessel.

He says even though he was in the room, he didn’t hear the gunshot but his cousin did.

Springfield Police are still investigating this case, so Carlson’s charges for the incident are still pending.

Robbery Suspect Wounded by His Own Gun

Police-LightsSPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early Saturday morning, SPD Officers were called to the 4100 block of Bluebelle Way in Springfield. Officers contacted Casey Carlson who was found in the street with a gunshot wound to his thigh.  Upon further investigation it became apparent Carlson had actually used the weapon in a robbery attempt.

Detectives found Carlson had forcibly entered the residence and produced a weapon. An occupant of the residence physically resisted Carlson and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the weapon discharged striking Carlson on his right thigh.  The homeowner received minor injuries.

Carlson was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and underwent surgery.

Charges are pending and the investigation is continuing.


Two Florence Men Arrested in Eagle Point Robbery


An Oregon State Police trooper received an anonymous tip that one of two suspects involved in a September 19, 2014, robbery of an AM/PM Mini-Mart in Eagle Point was in the Florence area. Earlier this week the trooper was able to determine the name and location of one of the suspects, identified as GAGE S. MILLER, 21 of Florence , who was already in custody on other unrelated charges in the Florence Police Department Jail.

Gage Miller
Gage S. Miller

During the interview of the suspect additional information was developed which led investigators to determine the identity and location of the second suspect.

The second suspect, identified as TIMOTHY D. RAYBOULD, 22, of Florence, was located and stopped leaving a Florence area residence on February 6. Both RAYBOULD and MILLER were arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail pending charges for Robbery in the first degree and Robbery in the second degree. Preliminary information indicates the ‘hoods’ worn by the robbers were actually camouflage boxer-brief style underwear.

Tim Raybould
Timothy D. Raybould

OSP was assisted in the investigation by the Eagle Point Police Department, Jackson County District Attorney’s Office and the Florence Police Department.

Student Reports Strong-Arm Robbery

Police-LightsEUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a student.

It happened in the parking lot of the Spencer View Apartments near E 22nd Avenue. The female student was walking in the complex between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on February 2, when a white male suspect approached her from behind and grabbed the bags she had been carrying.

The suspect is described as around 6 feet tall, with long blond hair and a beard, wearing a leather jacket. He was last seen leaving the area in an older red four door vehicle driven by an unidentified black male.

The student said she sprayed the male with pepper spray as he was fleeing.

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