SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man suspected of pulling off a dozen Southern California bank heists -- most of them in the San Diego area -- was behind bars Wednesday in Denver, an FBI spokesman said.
Adam Lynch, 34, who was arrested this week, is suspected of being the "Ho Hum Bandit," said Dave Joly, an FBI spokesman in Denver. Agents gave the robber the name because of his bland, unruffled attitude.
In December, FBI agents in Orange County were told about a serial bank robber wanted in Colorado who matched the description of the Ho-Hum Bandit, who had since made himself scarce in Southern California.
On July 24, the robber hit his 12th Southern California bank, holding up a U.S. Bank branch on Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach. It marked the second time in a month that the robber targeted the branch.
The day before, he held up a Corona del Mar Citibank -- the same one he had robbed a month before, according to the FBI.
Most of his holdups have been in San Diego County, where his spree appears to have begun in late February of last year with a robbery of a National Bank branch.
Other 2010 holdups attributed to the Ho-Hum Bandit include:
-- San Diego National Bank, on March 9 of that year;
-- Chase Bank, San Diego, March 25;
-- Citibank, San Diego, April 2;
-- Citibank, La Jolla, April 8;
-- Citibank, San Diego, May 8;
-- Wells Fargo, San Diego, June 5; and
-- U.S. Bank, Laguna Beach, June 23.
A 48-year-old National City resident was killed Friday in a solo motorcycle wreck near Mount Miguel High School, authorities reported.
A brush fire that erupted in a squatters camp spread through part of a La Jolla-area canyon Friday, blackening steep open terrain near clusters of large homes but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.
A wildfire spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, threatening several back-country homes and destroying one of them before ground and airborne crews could subdue the flames.
Scripps Health this week announced it would be expanding its walk-in, convenient care division, Scripps HealthExpress.
The California Highway Patrol will increase enforcement in the San Diego and Oceanside areas this weekend in an effort to reduce the frequency of motorcycle crashes, authorities said Friday.
"Great progress" has been made in efforts to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the border during the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge in San Diego said Friday.
An unlicensed and uninsured motorist, who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken- down car in Ocean Beach, was sentenced to a year in local custody.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.