Undercover Sting Targets Panhandlers

By Anthony Chan

Eastvale – After receiving numerous complaints about aggressive panhandling at various Eastvale shopping centers, the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team, stationed at the Jurupa Valley substation, launched an undercover operation into the illegal panhandling.

The investigation yielded two illegal panhandlers who were neither Eastvale residents nor were they actually homeless. Both illegal panhandlers were issued citations by the Special Enforcement officers.

“The Eastvale Special Enforcement Team’s mission is to identify and respond to crime trends and investigate quality of life complaints from the citizens of Eastvale.”, according to a recent Special Enforcement Team press release.

Ongoing efforts to curtail aggressive panhandling will continue over the next few weeks.

The Eastvale Special Enforcement Team can be contacted at (951) 955-2600. If you have any concerns related to suspicious or criminal activity, please contact the Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099.