Police investigating downtown break-ins

Homer Police are investigating two Pioneer Avenue break-ins that happened sometime between last Friday evening and Saturday morning. The break-ins happened at the Salvation Army store and J & B Smokehouse. Both businesses are within a block of each other, with the Salvation Army just west of Pioneer Avenue and Svedlund Street and J & B Smokehouse in the parking lot of Bay Realty across from the intersection.

The Salvation Army break-in was reported about 8 a.m. Feb. 1 and the J & B Smokehouse break-in about 12:45 p.m. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said police believe the burglaries were done by the same person. Both businesses were damaged in the break-in, but police were still trying to determine what was stolen.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews.com.