Popped at the Pot Shop: Gustavo Alexander Penaloza, Three Teenage Boys Nabbed on Suspicion of Dispensary Burglary

Three teenage boys and one man were arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of burglarizing Patients Healing Group, a medical marijuana shop at 705 West 17th St., authorities said. 

Police responded at around 2:15 a.m. after the shop's owner saw the suspects on a live video stream allegedly trying to break in. 


Orange County Sheriff's

helicopter helped in the arrests, as one suspect ran from the building. 

"We contract our air support with Orange County Sheriff's -- they were two miles away," said police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

Gustavo Alexander Penaloza, an 18-year-old Anaheim resident, was booked on suspicion of burglary at Santa Ana City jail. The teenagers were all 17 years old. Two were taken to Juvenile Hall, while the other was released to his parents.

Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >