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Willamina bank robber arrested

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Pretty small stack of bills.


That bit of cash won't keep her in donuts too long, for sure.

skull crusher

You are pretty rude rotwang! Sad that the economy has made some people stoop this low. She must have been desperate. There isn't enough help out there for people these days. Times are tough and though I am not saying it was okay for her to rob a bank, I am thinking she might have had bills to pay. Maybe she got laid off her job and had kids to take care of.


Rotwang you don't know other's troubles! She is going through very hard times. Skull Crusher you are right in your thinking. Her friends are confused at her choice to do this rather than to come to us. Now that she is in jail we are not sure what we can do to help her. All we can say is WTFH!


I cannot believe there are people who are defending this criminal. It does not matter if she had bills to pay or mouths to feed. YOU JUST DO NOT ROB BANKS AS A MEANS OF GETTING MONEY!!!! There are so many avenues to take to get help. Breaking the law is just not one of them!!! I have been down on my luck and needed to pay bills and feed my family. Thank goodness there are systems in place to assist people who are in need. To say that there is not enough help out there is dead wrong!!! There are many many assistant programs out there.


Truly hoping that the ridiculous comments in support of this criminal behavior are merely poorly camouflaged sarcasm that I am just not awake enough to understand.

To support anyone's actions or give them excuses to break our most basic laws is enabling. I will tell you a few things, she is extremely overweight, therefore she at least is not starving, as for any children or family she must support, she should share in the abundance of food wealth. Her coat, assuming she did not steal it, looks like a decent one, no visible wear, holes, or soil, and it seems to fit her well enough suggesting she did not receive a donation, but had the means to buy it as well as her nice white tennis shoes, sunglasses and jeans with little wear, and that oh so not stylish cap. Additionally, one of the picture's shows a very slight smirk on her face, those who are driven to drastic measures based on terrible life circumstances are not smirking, they are sorrowful, their entire bodies revolt at the thought of commiting a crime, yet are torn between a lack of education on how they may look towards outside resources for help.

This looks like a get rich quick scheme which resulted in her picture being plastered all over the internet, and with any luck she will get a lengthy sentence for her blatant disregard of our laws, the safety and well being of others, and for the psychological scars she may have helped to create for those in the bank, if she does have children she should get a few charges for abaondonment as she will be in prison for the choices she FREELY made.

If you support this way of thinking, leave your address on a public forum, leave your doors unlocked and let the criminals come ravage you and YOUR belongings, then we will see what side of the fence you are on.

saddened and confused

We, the family-actual blood related family, are saddened and confused at her actions. We are pissed, disappointed, and DO NOT condone or defend her unfortunate actions. We can only speculate as to why she has chosen to ruin her life and severely scar those of us who love and care for her and even thought that we had known her. Even with depression and hard times, there is no excuse for her actions.
I am sending a request to all of those who intend to cause us-the family- additional humiliation and hardship. Please stop. Please stop driving by and laughing. Please stop pointing and saying �This is a hold up� as you snicker and walk by. Please stop making this loss even harder on our family. If you insist on doing those things, please take those actions to her at the jail. We have done nothing to warrant these ill regarded attacks. We are victims of her actions as well. Please be considerate to those of us who are doing right by our laws.
Have a blessed life!

saddened and confused

Those of you who truly know her family, know how to contact us. We do, whole heartedly appreciate your wanting to reach out to us and welcome it. We do ask for some time to gather our thoughts and know that you all do mean well in your hearts. We feel blessed in that fact that we, the ones she neglected to think about and the ones that helped bring her in, have your support and friendship during this time. Please pray for our family during this hardship as we always have a place in our prayers for yours.
Have a blessed life!


I heard on facebook she was caught so I asked my friend where they heard this since it wasn't in the newspaper... She told me to check the comments on the article and then check the jail roster... There is a woman who looks like her arrested for robbery II.

Silly me, I just check the local news for updates I feel so 90's : (


I was waiting for "breaking news" or some change in the title of the article.


PH50 says, "Thank goodness there are systems in place to assist people who are in need. To say that there is not enough help out there is dead wrong!!! There are many many assistant programs out there."

Really? How very interesting! Can you please specify precisely which programs are available to assist those who are down on their luck, PH50?

Michael Tubbs Sr

The article doesn't make mention whether Angela had brought the (almost) $420.00 along with her when she'd turned herself in. Just curious.


The news about the choices she made is truly a tragedy!! She has a beautiful daughter & an amazing mother that always stood by her side. it's so sad that she made the choice not to ask for the help that she needed and essentially gave up without regard to life long traumatic effects on the loved ones she left behind.


**Gave up on life by making such a poor choice


Montag says, "Really? How very interesting! Can you please specify precisely which programs are available to assist those who are down on their luck, PH50?"

Off the top of my head, unemployment, TANF, SNAP, food banks, churches, Loaves and Fishes, Oregon Health Plan, Worksource Oregon.

I'm sure there are many other but I guess robbing a bank is easier.

skull crusher

Such a sad world we live in. You people (with the exception of CarGodsLady) are pretty hard hearted! I hope you never have financial troubles and feel desperate. And just so you know, the agencies listed above cannot help most of the time. It isn't very easy to get help so, until you have lived her life and walked in her shoes, don't judge her! I don't know this lady at all but, I have been instilled with empathy and compassion. Two things a lot of people lack these days!


Oregon Health Plan ? HAHAHAHAHA! Right.


I don't see how it's being hard hearted to disagree that just because you're down on your luck that's somehow justification to rob a bank. As far as the assistance programs go, if they can't help most of them time maybe we should eliminate them.

Thanks Laurie for your insightful contribution to the discussion. No, I've never needed to attempt to access the Oregon Health Plan so please enlighten me what's so funny. Thanks


There is NEVER EVER a excuse and or understanding Why She Did What She Did- That was Her Choice Obviously- Now I guess the Tax Payer's should understand - SHE WAS DOWN ON HER LUCK - OMG- She has No idea How Bad Life Can Get - and you know What I Could NEVER EVER ROB A DAMN BANK EVER- In the Survaillience Pic Posted SHE IS FLIPPEN SMILING SMURKING - REALLY - NOW SHE WILL NOT BE THE ONLY ONE PAYING FOR THAT CHOICE SHE MADE NOW IS SHE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only Sympathy Shown should Be with the Innocent People She Left behind -the Innocent people @ that Bank - Show respect for Them - NOT HER - SHE MADE THE CHOICE AND SHOWN HOW SHE TRUELY FELT ABOUT IT . Measure 11 - Offense - GOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ..... GOD SPEED FOR THIS FAMILY .


It is pretty easy for people to sit up on their high horse and judge others without knowing what they are talking about! I find it laughable that you think it is so easy to get help when you need it. To qualify for most of the welfare programs you have to have 0 income and the help you get is a couple hundred in food stamps and a couple hundred in cash. Tell me how you could afford to pay basic living expenses with $400 a month? You only qualify for OHP is you are pregnant or are a child, otherwise you are put into a lottery system for when they have openings. A family that makes minimum wage or a little above will not qualify for unemployment, TANF, SNAP or any of the other programs you claim are easy to get! Did you know that Yamhill County Housing Authority has almost a 3 year waiting list......

I am not saying it is okay to rob a bank or steal to get what you need, but I am sure alot of people think about it. People need to STOP being so ignorant and judgemental and find ways to get things changed so people dont have to resort to stuff like this. Although I am sure it makes you feel good to sit in your bubble and pretend like everyone has the same opportunities and ability to get help when they need it, that way you don't have to do anything to help. Its not easy to work your a** off all your life and still not be able to pay basic living expenses! And whoever said being fat means you have plenty to eat, is EXTREMELY IGNORANT!!

I could go on forever about this, but I would rather use my time to HELP people rather than put them down or sit behind my computer and type stupid comments that have ZERO validity!!

troy prouty

Basically it comes down to consequence.

You have little chance of getting away with a roberry (especially a bank) and because it's a bank you have a risk of involving Federal Agents. (which are pretty good).

Are you willing to sacririce the possibility of this many years in order to obtain this in which you more than likely won't get away with, regardless of how desperate you are?

In this case it really doesn't make sense because see robbed the place in the area in which she lives, which happens to be a small town.

Regardless of how family see's her, or how many people attempt to justify her actions the reality of it is consequence. There is little room in Justice for the gray with guilty and innocent being black and white. The gray is the sentence, which if a measure 11 offense, takes a lot of that away.

Troy Prouty*

troy prouty

Posted "PH50 says, "Thank goodness there are systems in place to assist people who are in need. To say that there is not enough help out there is dead wrong!!! There are many many assistant programs out there."

Really? How very interesting! Can you please specify precisely which programs are available to assist those who are down on their luck, PH50?"

Okay let me help.

The power company has a program designed to help cover some cost - but you have to ask for it - so does the Salvation Army

IF you have emergency needs you can call the following:

church on the hill, city outreach ministries,
Love inc,
Red cross, Newberg Fish, Yamhill County action partnerships, yamhill county gospel mission.

If you need medical - Salem Free Clinic, OR project access (federal program)

Food - church on the gill, cove orchard, dayton food pantry, Grand Sheramina
Isaiah 58, Josephs storehouse, Lafayette food bank, newberg commmunity kitchen, St. Banabus. Share, Salvation army, WIC, Presbyterian Dinner. - St. Vincent and Salvation army.

There is just some. There is more ..



I agree with Troy. I also believe that if she did bring the money from the robbery along with her when she'd turned herself in, she may have gained some small show of mercy in the above mentioned grey zone. Hopefully she did.


As a friend of the family for a very very long time... but not living close... I just want her family and her to know that she is being prayed for.
Regardless to why or how she did this crime it all comes down to this young person needs prayer. This young mother needs prayer.. She has done something and now can't take it back. Over... No more discussion.
The fact that there are places to receive help is in no regards. The fact that she has a child that will possible not have a mother that requires prayer.
Life is short, look around you.. people make bad choices all the time. Look around the world ... Before the invention of this internet and smartphones, it would have taken a local paper or news cast to report the news and I wouldn't have found out about it until I had been informed by the family. God help us all...


I don't think a 34 year old is young. She definitely should have known better. Yes, she needs prayer, and a good lawyer.


Everone knows better. Most of us are taught at a very young age that we aren't suppose to take what isn't ours. But no one but she can tell us why or how come. Just remember that she is someone daughter and someones mother.... she's younger than me so she's young in my eyes regardless. Prayers to the family know that I'm thinking of you...


She's no longer just fat, freckled, and ugly. Now she's also a criminal! Why is it so much easier to hate people that are fat and ugly?


Because you are an immature troll, Nate.


Covenant Church in McMinnville also offers free meals. Elks Lodges help, LYONS...


You know it boils down to this. A person made a choice (not a very good one) to do something bad, and now she will have to pay the price. There is no bearing on whether she may be fat, freckled or whatever (nate..people who live in glass houses...) she made a mistake, and it should not reflect on her family. I have learned, you can raise your children to the best of your ability and after that, you HOPE that they make good choices. You cannot control that part anymore. I feel sad for the family, but as for the bank robber I have little remorse. For all who make excuses for the services that are out there, shame on you! Our county offers several great services, I have learned the ones who make excuses are just the lazy ones who don't want to get off their couch to fill out the apps for them. Also, if you are being turned down for them, then you perhaps don't need them. Not every program is perfect. I know there are several people who take advantage of said programs so that is why they have to now has strickter policies in place.


..oh she won't be paying any price...the robbery has become a theft 2 (misdemeanor) and that equals a slap on the wrist. What she did is unacceptable...and I don't care how down and out you are...she worked for crying out loud...she had an NEVER take something that isn't yours. PERIOD.


Well it is nice to know that if you walk in to a bank and simply ask for money and smile for the camera you will not be considered a threat.. the Yamhill County judicial system never ceases to amaze me! WOW! You know in Yamhill County if you say..steal a person's dog that is considered a felony, but if you rob a bank, they drop it to a misdemeanor. Wheels of justice seem unfair! Good thing I still believe in Karma..


I agree Karma...I can not believe it....I also can not believe that there are people on here that are actually defending this behavior. I think that their opinion would change if it were them that she was stealing from....I am amazed...confused, and honestly...a bit pissed that this case has turned into a virtual slap on the wrist. I am sitting here in complete disbelief.

skull crusher

I wasn't trying to defend her behavior, I just think there are grey areas. I do not think she should have robbed a bank. There is no GOOD reason for it. I am just naturally empathetic. Some of you should try it some time and get off your high horses!


Where's a bleeding heart when you need one, eh, skull crusher.And if I may, would you mind terribly if I were to nickname you skully?

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