Homeless outreach group burglarized in Lake Elsinore, $7,000 loss reported

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Burglars made off with $7,000 worth of equipment and donated items from the Social Work Action Group's office in Lake Elsinore on Monday. Photo courtesy of Adrian Varela
Staff at a local homeless outreach group encountered an unwelcome surprise when staff opened up their office earlier this week. Burglars made off with $7,000 worth of equipment and donated items from the Social Work Action Group’s office northeastern Lake Elsinore early Monday. The organization, which goes by the abbreviation SWAG, works provides various homeless outreach services in the Inland Empire. The city of Lake Elsinore recently approved an agreement with SWAG to fund housing and help get people experiencing homelessness off the streets using a $1.5 million grant from California’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program. Adrian Varela, outreach coordinator at SWAG, said workers at a neighboring business first noticed around 6:15 a.m. that someone had smashed the glass front doo
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