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Panhandler With $1.5 Million in Warrants Told Authorities He Panhandles to Support Drug Habit

Panhandler With $1.5 Million in Warrants Told Authorities He Panhandles to Support Drug Habit

GRAND TERRACE – A Grand Terrace panhandler, who is a 25-year-old Colton resident was found to be in possession of drugs and $1.5 million in warrants authorities said. On Sunday morning at around 9:45 a.m. a deputy was flagged down by a concerned citizen. The citizen reported that the suspect, later identified as Kyle Todd Jury was walking in lanes of traffic in the area of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Canal Street.

The deputy made contact with suspect Jury who was carrying a sign saying, “Homeless, Hungry, Broke, Anything Helps.” During a check of suspect Jury was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was also found to have $1.5 in warrants for his arrest. Jury told the deputy that he makes around $70 most days panhandling, he also shared that he recycles and steals in order to support his $30-$50 per day drug habit.

“Positive Change NOT Spare Change,” Give to a charity or call the toll free number for the Hope Team, 1-844-811-HOPE (4673). Anyone with information regarding panhandlers or homeless persons are urged to contact the San Bernardino County’s Hope Team at 1-844-811-HOPE (4673).

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  • Panhandler: SBSO