Steven Bruce Miller Charged with Bank Crime (Robbery)

On the morning of October 29, Steven Bruce Miller rushed into One West Bank in Redondo Beach, wearing a bandana over his face and holding a handgun. After announcing he was committing a robbery, Steven Bruce Miller demanded money from four different bank employees at gunpoint, repeatedly yelled profanities and threatened to kill them. The employees surrendered approximately $9,000 in cash, and Steven Miller fled. He was arrested after dropping a pillow case at the scene, which contained his DNA.

Steven Bruce Miller was charged by amended information with four counts of second degree robbery, with special allegations he had personally used a firearm to commit the offenses. Steven Bruce Miller was also alleged to have suffered three prior serious or violent felony convictions within the meaning of the “Three Strikes law” and to have previously served two separate prison terms for felonies. Continue reading “Steven Bruce Miller Charged with Bank Crime (Robbery)”

Billy Henderson, Leon Henderson, David Hawkins Charged in Service Station Robberies

At about 12:30 a.m., William Edwards was employed at the Parks Service Station in Long Beach. A brown Chevrolet station wagon pulled into the station. Billy Henderson, Leon Henderson and David Hawkins were the three occupants of the vehicle. Leon Henderson, the driver, got out and asked William Edwards for a fuse for the car. William Edwards went to the office to get it. Both Leon Henderson and Billy Henderson followed him inside. David Hawkins remained standing next to the open door of the car. When William Edwards reached for the box of fuses he was grabbed from behind and hit on the head. As he was falling he looked up and saw that Billy Henderson had a revolver in his hand. Continue reading “Billy Henderson, Leon Henderson, David Hawkins Charged in Service Station Robberies”

Jody Orso Indictment Unarmed Robbery Postal Letter Carrier

While delivering mail, Vicki Orr, a postal letter carrier, was approached by Jody Myesha Orso. Jody Orso demanded that Vicki Orr produce her arrow keys, used to open United States Postal Service (“USPS”) collection boxes and group mailboxes at apartment buildings. Vicki Orr surrendered the keys to Jody Orso, who fled on foot.

The USPS began an investigation. After USPS Inspectors Anthony Galetti and Shawn Tiller obtained information that made Jody Orso a suspect, they Continue reading “Jody Orso Indictment Unarmed Robbery Postal Letter Carrier”

David Knowles Charged with Robbery in Redondo Beach

At about 6:30 p.m., David Knowles and Caryl Chessman entered a clothing store in Redondo Beach. There was no one in the store except the owner Melvin Waisler and Joe Lesher, a clerk. David Knowles asked to look at overcoats and Joe Lesher showed him several while Caryl Chessman sat nearby and Melvin Waisler walked around the store. The accused stood in a well-lighted area, and Melvin Waisler and Joe Lesher testified that they were able to get a good look at them. Shortly thereafter, David Knowles and Caryl Chessman displayed guns, saying “this is a stick-up, put up your hands.” Continue reading “David Knowles Charged with Robbery in Redondo Beach”