A burglary was reported at the campaign headquarters of Democratic Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs on Tuesday afternoon. An arrest was made for the burglary.
Daniel Mota Dos Reis, 36, was arrested after being caught on surveillance footage from the scene of the robbery. According to police, Reis broke into a commercial building north of downtown Phoenix on Monday night and took three items, including a black Nikon camera, worth $1180.
A police officer recognized Reis as a suspect after seeing a news report. Reis was booked into jail on one count of third-degree burglary.
Katie Hobbs, the Democratic nominee for Arizona governor, was the victim of a burglary Wednesday evening. The Arizona Democratic Party said the burglary was a direct result of Kari Lake spreading lies and hate.
The Hobbs campaign says CCTV video shows the man they say broke into the campaign headquarters. The campaign hasn’t been able to get a full inventory of what was taken.
Hobbs’ campaign manager, Nicole DeMont, made a statement about Hobbs’ opponent, Kari Lake. Demont shared “Kari Lake and her allies have been spreading dangerous misinformation and inciting threats against anyone they see fit.” However, Lake claimed that Hobbs’ campaign was lying about the motivations behind the incident.
The full extent of the statement can be read below:
Unfortunately, Katie and so many other elected officials are victims of threats and intimidation tactics like this. Make no mistake — this is a direct result of Kari Lake and fringe Republicans spreading lies and hate and inciting violence — and it is despicable. https://t.co/NzUkHGHx3W
— Arizona Democratic Party (@azdemparty) October 27, 2022
Reporters asked Lake if she had a response to DeMont’s claim that Lake and her allies were behind the incident. Lake responded to the allegations, saying that she doesn’t even know where Hobbs’ campaign office is.
Lake also said that the statement Hobbs’ campaign office made was “absolutely absurd” and launched into a lengthy attack on the media.
The Phoenix Police Department has kept Hobbs and her team safe amidst their recent office burglary.
The Hobbs Campaign says they are cooperating with law enforcement and have received hundreds of death threats.