At approximately 10pm Tuesday night, West Hazleton Police responded to Big Lots and Michael's along Route 93 for a report of a commercial burglar alarm.
Damage was observed to a rear door of Big Lots prompting West Hazleton Police to request assistance.
Hazleton City Police, Butler Township Police, Conyngham Police, and Penn State Police responded to assist West Hazleton.
Multiple units held the perimeter of the buildings while the interior was searched by officers and Hazleton's K9 unit.
The stores were cleared with no one found inside and the alarm was determined to be a false activation.