Suspected Bank Robber Captured

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man wanted for a string of robberies across the west, including in Eugene and Cottage Grove, is behind bars. The U.S. Marshals fugitive task force says they found Anthony Martinis, 41, on Monday in an Oklahoma City motel. The FBI says Martinis robbed the Umpqua Bank on Valley River Drive in … Continue reading »

EPD Quickly Catches Suspected Robber

EUGENE, Ore. — A quick response and a little assistance helped Eugene Police catch a suspected robber. Police say Alexander Watson walked up to the exterior pharmacy window at the Bi-Mart on Willakenzie Rd. and handed the worker a note. He threatened to blow up the building. Officers say the 25-year-old then ran. Witnesses provided … Continue reading »

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced

EUGENE, Ore. – A serial bank robber, who robbed 12 banks in Oregon, was sentenced Tuesday. Lorinda Marie Goodin, 44, of Lane County was sentenced to 22 years and 11 months in prison for committing two armed bank robberies in Multnomah County, two armed bank robberies in Lane County, and to possessing ammunition after having … Continue reading »