By Anna George
Staff writer 

Panhandling not a problem for police in Clovis, Portales

Detective: Public better served by helping them, not arresting.


July 26, 2017

Anna George

California native Robert Smith panhandles on Prince Street Monday after traveling to New Mexico from Lubbock. Smith said people often give him money, water and offer him odd jobs.

CLOVIS - Local panhandlers are not treated like a problem, according to stationary panhandlers and law enforcement.

Local panhandler Robert Smith said he has been passively panhandling in Clovis for over six months. He said the people here are so...

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