Arrest Made in Redding Marijuana Collective Burglaries

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Dillon Patrick Warden

On August 23, 2011, a commercial burglary occurred at a medical marijuana collective in the city of Redding. The Friendly Corner Collective, located at 1357 Hartnell Avenue, had been burglarized and an undisclosed amount of medicinal marijuana had been taken. On August 27, 2011, a second medical marijuana collective, identified as the Shasta County Co-Op, located at 810 Lake Boulevard, reported being burglarized. Again, medical marijuana and smoking paraphernalia had been taken. The methods of entry into both of the establishments were similar.

On September 6, 2011, investigators of the Redding Police Department received information that Dillon Warden, 18 years of Redding, was responsible for the burglaries to both of the medical marijuana collectives. Dillon Warden and an associated juvenile suspect were later taken into custody in the area of 2173 California Street. Dillon Warden is a documented member of a criminal street gang.

Multiple search warrants were served, which resulted in the discovery of a sawed-off shotgun, stolen handgun, drugs, and suspected stolen property from the two burglaries.

Dillon Warden was booked into the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of burglary, soliciting (commission of a crime), intimidating a witness, and participation in a criminal street gang. The juvenile was booked into the Shasta County Juvenile Hall for possession of an unlawful firearm.

Anyone with information regarding vandalisms, burglaries, or robberies to medical marijuana collectives in the city of Redding are asked to contact the Redding Police Department.

-from press release

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9 Responses

  1. Avatar rmv says:


    Those would lead to further PRIVACY violation? Yes it might BUT!!


    STOLEN PROPERTY (from 2 previous burglaries)! πŸ™


    a "juvenile" associate? πŸ™

    I know, THE COURTS HAVE RULED, but just another example,


    GOD BLESS AMERICA (and our children)! πŸ™‚

  2. Avatar pmarshall says:

    All of this is no surprise to me! Marijuana collectives will bring more crime, as if we don't have enough in this country now. I know there are a lot of people in pain, and they possibly need it, but let's not make a business out of it.

  3. Avatar redneckjiujitsu says:

    What about all the millions of people perscribed pain pills that are not only stealing them or robbing cvs for them but are dying by the thousands from them??? NOBODY has died from smoking marijuana

    • Avatar rmv says:

      Would redneckjiujitsu PASS A RANDOM DRUG TEST? πŸ™‚

      OH, THAT'S RIGHT, that is invading someone's privacy,


      GOD BLESS AMERICA (and our children)!

    • Avatar patagain46 says:

      Are you kidding. The weed killed a young lady in a car accident where she and another high school girl (Who is now crippled) was hit head on by a driver higher than a kite…..

      Don't tell us that the weed is harmless…. We can't control or prescription drugs so lets add Marijuana to the list.

  4. Avatar creepshow707 says:

    Nobody talks about how the dude who turned in the young 18 year old.the 25 year old child molester who is dating a 15 year old.that's worse than a 18 year old that might have made bad choices ,you are innocent. Until. Being proved guilty. This all could be a cover up for being a sex offender.

  5. Avatar ryan lewis says:

    creepshow, that information sounds pretty acurate, i heard something simualar. like the PD used the 25 year old man as a imformant and cut him a deal to walk on child molestation charges, and he worked at the marjuan collective facuilty.