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Suspect tries to torch Palm Springs medical marijuana dispensary

Someone tried to torch a medical marijuana dispensary in Palm Springs early today, a police spokesman said.

A burglar alarm was activated about 2:30 a.m. at Collective Apothecary Prescription Service — known as C.A.P.S. — at 4050 Airport Center Drive.

Responding officers saw that the glass front door had been broken, and used a fire extinguisher to put out a small blaze on the floor inside the lobby, said Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff.

“The suspect (or suspects) were unsuccessful in causing any significant damage and fled the scene prior to the arrival of responding officers,” he said.

No suspects had been identified as of this afternoon. The police and fire departments are both investigating the case.

C.A.P.S. is one of three permitted medical marijuana collectives operating in Palm Springs, Kovaleff said.

Anyone with information about the fire was asked to call police Detective Marcus Litch at 760-323-8140, or Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-7867.

KESQ News Team


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