The owner of a marijuana dispensary chased and pinned down a man who threw a brick at the Murrieta dispensary in an attempted burglary Tuesday morning, Riverside County Sgt. Jon Wade said in a news release.
Authorities were called out to the 38000 block of Innovation Way just north of Murrieta’s city border at 8:30 a.m. The owner of the Disabled American Veterans Collective marijuana dispensary advised deputies he had a man detained who tried to break into his store, Wade said.
Deputies arrived and found the owner had detained Jose Ramon Vidrio, 20, of Redlands, Wade said. The owner told deputies Vidrio tried to throw a brick through the front window of his dispensary, Wade said. When the window did not break, the owner confronted Vidrio, who jumped into a vehicle and tried to get away, Wade said.
As Vidrio drove away he collided into a parked motor home. The owner caught up to Vidrio and a fight ensued. The owner was able to hold down Vidrio until deputies arrived, Wade said.
Deputies said after further investigation they learned Vidrio is also wanted in connection with two burglaries at the neighboring marijuana dispensaries, the New Life Dispensary and the Chronic Relief Collective Dispensary.
Vidrio was booked on suspicion of commercial burglary, attempted commercial burglary and vandalism.