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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