Employees hide during Safeway burglary

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY, Lori James) - Safeway employees were hiding in the back of the store during an attempted burglary Saturday morning, according to a Juneau Police Department bulletin.

    A store night stocker called JPD at about 3:36, stating that someone had broken into the store and was currently inside.

    Officers arrived on scene two minutes later and found a smashed window near one of the main entry doors. Officers saw a male suspect walking around inside. A few minutes later, the man exited the back of the store carrying some merchandise. 23 year old Kurtis Detemple was taken into custody without further incident.

    Detemple was taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on charges of Burglary in the 2nd, Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, and Theft in the 4th Degree. Burglary in the 2nd Degree is a class C felony, Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree is a class C felony, and Theft in the 4th is a class B misdemeanor. Detemple was held without bail per the bail schedule.

    Damages to the store were in excess of $1,000.00 and approximately $50.00 worth of merchandise was stolen.

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