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Turf War


In light of the Columbia County’s recent adoption of a panhandling ordinance, it is interesting to note that Walla Walla police recently responded to a panhandling “turf war” dispute.

At around 10 a.m. on June 19, police responded to the 800 block of S. 9th Avenue for a report of a fight between three people. It was reported that an argument had taken place over panhandling “turf” near McDonald’s, according to a Walla Walla Police Department media release.

Riley N. Gribnau, an 18-year-old male, and another male confronted the victim because he was currently panhandling in “th...

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