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The San Diego chapter of the Guardian Angels is closing for three months to investigate allegations that three of its former members illegally solicited donations.

In a press conference Thursday, regional director Weston Conwell said the volunteer group is suspending its operations and had notified the San Diego Police Department to be aware of anyone patrolling or soliciting for the group.

“That way, if there are any reports that there are Angels out there, the police can move in,” Conwell said.

The group began patrolling in San Diego nine years ago but stopped in 1986 after the death of a member in Northern California. The chapter was revived in 1989, but membership has fallen from a high of about 100 to 30.

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