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Two issued summonses for panhandling in Suffolk

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 13:00:13-04

Norfolk, Va. – A man and woman were both issued summonses for panhandling in Suffolk last week.

Jason Callan of Newport News. was issued a summons for begging/panhandling in the 5800 block of Harbor View Boulevard.

April Davis, of Chesapeake, was issued a summons for begging/panhandling in the 200 block of College Drive.

The summonses come after Suffolk city council passed an ordinance that would make it illegal for people to panhandle on a median or within 15 feet of most major roads.

Those major roads include College Drive, Harbor View Boulevard, and downtown Washington Street.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and be fined up to five hundred dollars.

Panhandling ordinances around Hampton Roads: 

Virginia Beach

Newport News 

Norfolk 

Suffolk

We are currently waiting to hear back from the other cities in Hampton Roads. We will continue to update was we learn more.