Phoenix police arrest burglary suspect at Katie Hobbs' campaign office
A suspect has been identified and arrested after the headquarters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs was burglarized.
Daniel Alexander Mota Dos Reis was arrested. A court form states a hammer and screwdrivers were found in his backpack, and he ran when encountered by police.
Dos Reis was arrested on charges of burglary, assault and criminal trespass. No money was seized from the suspect.
He has a status and a preliminary hearing scheduled for mid-November.
The following statement can be attributed to Nicole DeMont, campaign manager for Katie Hobbs' campaign for governor.
"We are very thankful that the Phoenix Police Department acted so quickly to arrest a suspect. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as this investigation unfolds.
Let me be clear, Kari Lake’s preposterous allegation that this break-in was staged is unfounded and her refusal to condemn the threats that have become common in our politics continues to stoke chaos. Arizona is one of the top states for threats to election officials and poll workers. Public officials and candidates for office are harassed regularly, and armed vigilantes stand near ballot drop boxes, aiming to intimidate voters. Every Arizonan deserves to be able to do their jobs or exercise their constitutional rights to engage in our democracy safely.
Our campaign to stop Kari Lake’s dangerous chaos from becoming our new reality and to build a safer, more prosperous state will not miss a beat in fighting for Arizonans."