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