Sacto 9-1-1
March 15, 2012
Auburn man pleads guilty to Roseville, Davis bank robberies

Paul Michael Schmeer of Auburn today pleaded guilty in federal court in Sacramento to serial bank robbery.

According to court documents, Schmeer, 30, on Dec. 5, 2011 robbed the Chase Bank branch on Douglas Boulevard in Roseville. He presented a note to a teller, demanding money and stating that he had a gun.

The teller complied with the demand, and Schmeer left the bank with $4,000, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

On Jan. 5 of this year, Schmeer robbed the Chase Bank branch on E Street in Davis using the same method. He left the bank with $5,070 and was caught because his likeness was captured on bank surveillance cameras, officials said.

As part of his plea agreement, Schmeer agreed to pay restitution for both robberies. He is in federal custody pending sentencing May 31 by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter