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Ashland Donation Box Robbed

By Rob Scott

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s meant to be a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”, but someone took off with the donations inside an Ashland drop box for the homeless population.

The man was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night after a witness flagged down a nearby police officer. The man allegedly tried to take the money by dropping a wire hook into the box located near the Black Swan Theater and Chamber of Commerce.

The boxes were originally put up in mid-June by a partnership of the Chamber of Commerce and St. Vincent De Paul. All money collected goes to help the homeless population.