Criminal Arts

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Experimental filmmaker Joe Gibbons has always been an iconoclast, a man whose filmic persona and real personality were often blurred. Even his friends had a hard time telling which parts of his life   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 AP KRYZA

U Can Touch This: Portland Police Arrest "Hammer Pants Bandit"


Weston Miner Rodgers, arrested in connection with three bank robberies, continues the great Portland tradition of awesomely named robbers. Who can forget the "Hipster Bandit" and the "Where's Waldo Bank Robber"?Weston, 46, is dubbed the "Hammer Pants Bandit," but not because he wore M.C. Hammer's signature balloon-crotch pants. Rather, police say he used a hammer to simulate a gun and he kept it up ...   More
Friday, April 19, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

City-Ruining Hipsters Strike Again, Rob Bank


At 3:17 pm on August 31, reportedly, a hipster robbed a bank. "That was the description given by witnesses," says Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson. "It's definitely open to interpretation."  The employees of Albina Community Bank at 5636 Northeast Sandy Boulevard also described the unarmed assailant as "a male white or Asian in his early 30s, 5'7" tall, thin build, dark hair, black cap, ...   More
Saturday, September 1, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

More Hipster Bank Robbers? Another Dynamic Duo in Portland

The police blotter last month featured a couple from Lents who canned their own beets and blogged as "urban survivalists." They were arrested Nov. 10 on suspicion of holding up two banks in the Woodstock and Cully neighborhoods This month, it's Brittney Caudle (aka Brittney Sykes) and Emma Westhusing, who were arrested Dec. 6 in Southeast Portland for allegedly robbing Rivermark Community ...   More
Friday, December 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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