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San Diego GOP reports break-in at headquarters during convention (Updated)

August 23, 2010 - 1:01 pm

UPDATED: 2:52 PM


San Diego County Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric has confirmed that three laptops worth several thousand dollars were stolen from the party’s Sorrento Valley headquarters over the weekend. The laptops contained the party’s voter registration software, which includes voter-roll data they have compiled, as well as internal party communications and information, Krvaric says.

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As California Republicans partied downtown during their fall convention, someone broke into the party’s local headquarters in Sorrento Valley, County Chairman Tony Krvaric tells CityBeat.

Krvaric also says his car was keyed last weekend.

“We can’t tell whether it was just random craziness,” Krvaric says. “I don’t know at this point. I don’t have anything more right now…. We’re trying trying to see if there’s a pattern. I’m not saying there is, I’m not saying there isn’t.”

As of 12:45 p.m. Monday, the San Diego County Republican Party was in the middle of filing a police report and determining whether anything is missing. Krvaric says another member of the party also reported an incident.

CityBeat learned of the incident after state Assembly candidate and private investigator Derrick Roach posted it on Twitter, describing it as a “Watergate-style burglary.”

UPDATED. Here’s the press release. Although it says one laptop, Krvaric has updated us that two other laptops he thought were with party staff are also missing.

SAN DIEGO REPUBLICANS’ OFFICE BURGLARIZED DURING STATE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

County Republican headquarters targeted for theft as Republican delegates met

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY, AUGUST 23rd

SAN DIEGO – As Republican delegates from throughout California met in San Diego for the state GOP convention, the offices of the Republican Party of San Diego County were burglarized and a laptop computer stolen.

Some time between 6 PM Friday and 9 AM Monday, the main headquarters of the county Republican Party were forcibly broken into and one specific laptop computer removed while other high value and technology items were left behind, raising questions as to the nature of the burglary.

It appears no other offices in the office building at 5703 Oberlin Drive in San Diego were targeted.

“While the perpetrators of this crime are not yet known, the apparently selective burglary of the county Republican headquarters at the same time and in the same city the state Republican convention is taking place is suspicious,” said San Diego Republican Chairman Tony Krvaric.  “We hope this is not just the latest example of political dirty tricks.”

Last week, the car of San Diego Republican Chairman Tony Krvaric was vandalized.  Republican leaders say it is unclear whether these events are related and that a police report has been filed and an investigation is ongoing.

(We’ve corrected this post to identify the area as Sorrento Valley, rather than Mira Mesa.)

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