Police Seek Help Locating Panhandling Suspect
March 25, 2011
As of March 25, 2011, panhandler suspect Mark Christopher Bell has a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court. The Golden Valley Police Department has had eight contacts with Bell since posting a crime alert March 1, 2011, warning the community about Bell’s activities in the area and asking for help locating him.
Later that evening, Golden Valley police arrested Bell for soliciting without a permit after a resident called to report Bell was going door-to-door asking for assistance because his car had broken down on the highway. Officers located Bell in the area and, after disproving his story, arrested him. He was booked and released with a pending court date.
The Golden Valley Police encourage individuals to call 911 immediately if they see Bell in the area.