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Panhandler arrested for warrants

Panhandler arrested for warrants

Barney Wallace

POSTED August 21, 2014 8:50 p.m.

A 60-year-old man found panhandling outside a Turlock shopping center was taken into custody Wednesday on multiple warrants.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday the Turlock Police Department received a report of a man aggressively panhandling in the 3000 block of Countryside Drive.

Aggressive panhandling, which is described as any solicitation of money within 15 feet of any entrance or exit of any bank or ATM, including credit unions, savings and loan associations, or check cashing businesses. Additionally, solicitation will be banned in any public parking lot after dark.

Officers made contact with the panhandler, who was identified as Barney Wallace, 60. According to the police department Wallace was wanted on four felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants. He was taken into custody without incident.

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