By News-Register staff • 

'He just wanted to go to jail'

Adrian Delbosque
Adrian Delbosque

A transient walked into U.S. Bank Tuesday afternoon, demanded $5 from a teller, told the employee to call the police and then waited for McMinnville officers to arrive.

The suspect was identified as convicted felon Adrian Fernando Delbosque, 47, who most recently lived in Dayton, according to court records. He's believed to be homeless, Police Chief Matt Scales said.

He was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Yamhill County Circuit Court before Presiding Judge Cynthia Easterday on one count each of second-degree robbery, a Class B felony, and third-degree theft, a Class C misdemeanor. 

Delbosque is lodged in jail on $50,000 bail. McMinnville attorney Scott Hodgess is handling his defense.

"It's the oddest thing I've ever heard of as far as a bank robbery is concerned," Scales said.

He said officers responded to the report of a "robbery in progress" at the bank, located at 335 N.E. Third St. Delbosque demanded $5, the teller gave him the money and he said to call the police.

When officers arrived, Delbosque was sitting on the floor, waiting to be taken into custody, which occurred without incident.

Delbosque did not display a weapon, according to Scales. However, he said he told the teller he had a gun, the arresting probable cause affidavit states.

"By all accounts, he just wanted to go to jail," Scales said. "That's our take. The employees did everything they are trained to do."

Delbosque has an extensive criminal history and is well known to local law enforcement agencies. Scales said McMinnville police have been dealing with him for an extended period of time.

He has arrest and/or conviction records in Lane, Multnomah, Polk, Umatilla and Yamhill counties and has served prison time in the past.



I hope that he gets back home. Meanwhile, there are bums living in the cedars across 18 from Lowe's, and I hope that the police can flush them out.


I feel like this is where we could benefit from using the program Salem has where social workers accompany officers to incidents where their may be mental illness involved.


Social workers never want to stray far from their desks.


What a niche he’s carved out for himself.

Middle aged, unable to support himself and obviously institutionalized via jail and prison.

Send him back to prison for the rest of his life and call it good.

That’s what we call a win-win situation.

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