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April 18, 2014

Sheriff Sees No Signs of Political Motivation in Pelosi Burglary

Sheriff Sees No Signs of Political Motivation in Pelosi Burglary

(Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

There were no signs of a political motive for a break-in Monday at one of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s California homes, Capt. Tracey Stuart, a spokeswoman for the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, told Roll Call.

The perpetrators did not vandalize the residence or leave behind anything that pointed to a motive beyond burglary, Stuart said. There was nothing obviously missing, although the Pelosis have not been at the residence to check if anything is gone. Their belongings had been rifled through to “some” degree, Stuart said.

Police were alerted to the break-in by an alarm system at 2:53 p.m. Monday. Arriving on the scene, they found two glass doors broken, one to the main residence and a second to the pool house.

The house that was broken into was in St. Helena, Calif., in the heart of wine country in the Napa Valley.

Pelosi’s office did not reply to a request for comment. The Napa Valley Register first reported the incident.

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