The Seattle Police Department has confirmed they are investigating a break-in at the at Seattle headquarters of Washington State Democrats early this morning. According to SPD's Renee Witt, the report came in at 5:30 a.m., and no additional details are available at this time.
"Once we get additional details we will post them on the Blotter blog," says Witt.
Washington State Democrats Communications Director Benton Strong offered this statement on the break-in:
"Early this morning, the Seattle headquarters office housing the Washington State Democrats, Organizing for America, and Jay Inslee for Washington was the site of a burglary. The Seattle Police Department is currently investigating, and no further details will be available until the conclusion.
"Today is the biggest day of this election, and our staff and volunteers are focused on the effort to talk to thousands of voters across Washington state. We are looking forward to getting out as many votes as possible before 8 p.m. tonight."
On or between late last night and early morning, unknown suspect(s) broke into the democratic campaign headquarters in the 900 block of Rainier Av S. A campaign worker called 911 this morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. and reported finding a broken window and open door.
Officers responded and conducted a search of the building and area for suspects. None were located. East Precinct Burglary Theft detectives responded and processed the scene. At this time it is unknown what was taken.
This is an open and active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911.
UPDATE: The Seattle Times' Jim Brunner is reporting Jaime Smith's laptop was one of the items stolen.