Portland, Ore. – Timothy James Chapek, age 31, of Portland, Oregon, had been arrested on Friday, June 2, 2017,  by Portland Police for robbing a US Bank in downtown Portland.

Eugene Police detectives responded to the Multnomah County Jail and investigated Chapek, and charged him on June 7, 2017, in Portland.

Timothy James Chapek
Timothy James Chapek Jan 2018 Mugshot

This morning, April 19, 2018, Chapek pled guilty to this robbery.  He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  He was also, coincidentally, on federal probation for bank robbery at the time of this crime.  EPD Case Number 1707499

Narrative of original story: Eugene Police responded to a robbery reported at 3:32 p.m. May 11, 2017, at US Bank inside Albertson’s, 1675 W. 18th Avenue. Chapek entered the bank and robbed the bank of cash with a note. He exited the bank on foot toward Chambers Street. Lane County Sheriff’s Office K-9 also responded to assist.


Here is a 2011 article on Chapek:

“A man called 911 to say there was a burglary in progress and he wanted police to come protect him. The caller, however, was the alleged intruder.

Timothy James Chapek, 24, had allegedly broken into a home in Portland, Ore., and was taking a shower in the house when the woman who lived there returned about 7 p.m. Monday, according to police.

Chapek leaped into the bathroom, locked the door and called 911. “I just broke into a house and the owners came home…I think they have guns,” he told the operator according to the 911 audio tapes.”  (Click here to read more)