Two people charged after ransacking a Dillingham pot shop

Image from Bristol Bay Bud Company security camera. September 14, 2020.

Updated post — 7:20 p.m.

On Wednesday, Dillingham Police charged an 18-year-old and a 13-year-old for breaking into the Bristol Bay Bud Company on Monday. The police contacted them at a Dillingham residence. Police say both admitted to committing the burglary. The 18-year-old is being charged with burglary and theft, and the police will send a report on the 13-year-old to the state Division of Juvenile Justice.

Items from the burglary were found in the woods near the marijuana store and near the residence. Police seized all items, as well as the clothing the two wore during the break in.

Original post — 2:00 p.m.

Two people broke into the Bristol Bay Bud Company just before 2 a.m. on Monday morning, according to the Dillingham Police Department and the company. The store’s security cameras show two people wearing hoodies and masks entering the building and ransacking the store’s shelves and refrigerator.

Dillingham police responded to the store’s alarm within minutes, but no one was there when they arrived.

This was the first break-in at the Dillingham marijuana store. Stolen items include marijuana gummies and soda as well as glass, rubber and gasmask bongs.

Heather Allen, one of company’s four owners, said the store has an extensive security system.

“I have no problem letting people know I have a security system that has facial recognition 20 feet away, tons of cameras, every inch of the store is covered on multiple angles, and I record in high-def,” she said.

Allen said they are also taking measures to increase security.

“I would be a fool not to shore up a few things that have been brought to light from my first break-in,” she said. “Absolutely you’ll notice there are some things up here already in place that happened overnight.”

Allen said she is now working with the Dillingham Police Department to identify the people in the camera footage.

“I have faith that this tight-knit community will rally together, and we’ll find who broke into the pot store and caused a big ‘ole hullabaloo,” she said.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Dillingham Police Department at (907) 842-5354.

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