OLYMPIA — The Washington State Patrol on Friday released security video from the governor’s office that shows two women who are accused of breaking into Gov. Jay Inslee’s private office at the state Capitol walking through the lobby and taking items.
A portion of the video, released after a public records request by The Associated Press, shows the women walking through the lobby of the office, and one woman picking up a trooper hat and putting in on her head. Another portion of video taken from a different security camera shows the two women returning to their car parked on the Capitol campus. Two women were later arrested — Emily Huntzicker, 22, of Beaverton, Oregon, and Rachel Kamiya, 29, of Seattle.
The Olympian reported earlier in the week that both women were tentatively scheduled for arraignments in Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia on July 8.
Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said the two shimmied up a ledge at about 7 p.m., when it was still light outside, and entered through a second-floor window June 15. Calkins said that they took a Squaxin Island Tribe blanket, a Native American mask, a bottle of wine and a ceremonial state patrol hat, and other items, including a framed photo of Inslee and retired basketball star Magic Johnson.
Huntzicker was arrested for investigation of second-degree burglary Monday night after patrol Sgt. Matt Wood pulled over her Subaru on I-5 in Chehalis.
He noticed the ceremonial hat for troopers inside and found the bottle of wine — empty — on the floor, Calkins said. Kamiya was later arrested at a Seattle coffee shop where she worked.
Huntzicker told a detective she and her friend entered the governor’s office through an open window and “just started taking stuff,” court papers said.
The burglary was discovered the next morning when a state patrol cadet noticed the hat was missing and quickly reviewed surveillance video of two women entering through the window.