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3/21 San Diego, CA: Police Raid Minuteman Founder's Home
Released 31 March 2007  By NBC San Diego (CA)

Police Raid Minuteman Founder's Home
Officials Say Warrants Connected To Vandalism On Migrant Camp

March 21, 2007
NBC San Diego (CA)

SAN DIEGO -- Detectives from the San Diego Police Department searched the home of one of the founders of an anti-illegal immigrant group on Wednesday.

Officials said the search warrant served at Minutemen founder Jeff Schwilk's Oceanside home was "granted as part of the investigation into the migrant camp vandalism that occurred on Jan. 27, 2007."

Officers also searched the Rancho Peñasquitos home of Julie Adams, a locally based illegal-immigrant activist.

Police said on Wednesday that they have made no arrests yet in connection to the case.

In February, detectives raided the home of the group's former spokeswoman and chief videographer, Christie Czajkowski. Police seized her computers, cameras and footage that were recorded of migrant camps, day laborers, marches and rallies.

In an exclusive interview, Czajkowski told NBC 7/39, "It's a blessing in disguise, because it's going to (dis)prove all these false allegations."

A witness to the vandalism at the Rancho Peñasquitos migrant camp in January told police he recognized one of the six people involved.

In the past, Minutemen have shown up at other migrant camps to document conditions there.

Schwilk told NBC 7/39 in February "there's nothing there on Czajkowski's video that implicates the Minutemen." He later sent out an e-mail telling Minutemen supporters that he knows nothing about the attack.

Police are urging anybody with information about the case to call 858-538-8000 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in connection with the case.

Previous Stories:

February 16, 2007: Minutemen Member Responds To NBC 7/39 Report

February 16, 2007: San Diego Minutemen

February 12, 2007: Minutemen Activist Denies Role In Migrant Camp Attack

February 11, 2007: Minutemen Leader Criticizes Media Coverage

February 9, 2007: Minutemen Deny Role In Migrant Camp Vandalism

February 8, 2007: Police Raid Home Of Former Minutemen Spokeswoman

November 19, 2006: Minutemen Protest Carmel Valley Migrant Camp

November 14, 2006: Minutemen 'Clean Up' Migrant Encampment

May 11, 2006: Group Denies Harassing Immigrants

April 20, 2006: Minutemen Threaten To Build New Border Fence

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