Near Island Coffee

GABE STUTMAN/Kodiak Daily Mirror Workers repair a broken window Wednesday morning after an attempted burglary at Near Island Coffee.

KODIAK — An attempted burglary occurred at Near Island Coffee during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The incident at the coffee stand is the latest in a string of break-ins and burglaries that have hit Kodiak over the past couple of months.

Store manager Leanna Harrington said she was contacted by the Kodiak Police Department around 1 a.m. after the security alarm was triggered.

When she arrived, she found a windowpane smashed and a rock inside the stand. There was no sign that anyone had entered the store.

“They must have left when they heard the alarm,” she said. “It’s really loud.”

KPD are investigating the incident.

According to Lt. Francis de la Fuente, KPD have responded to eight burglaries since June 22 (not including the Near Island Coffee incident).

The department is working with Alaska State Troopers, State Parks and the U.S. Coast Guard to track down suspects.

“They’re all chasing leads,” said de la Fuente.

“We’re coordinating with all available law enforcement agencies on the island.”

De la Fuente reiterated that any information from the public could be useful in finding the culprit(s).

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