Laptops stolen from Sheriff's Department

March 10, 2009 5:41:57 PM PDT
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department has warned its employees that their personal information may have been compromised when laptops were stolen from four Santa Rosa police vehicles last month.

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Sheriff Bill Cogbill informed the department's employees in a memo Monday.

Cogbill said there is no evidence employee information was seen or used by anyone outside the sheriff's department but the department's investigations bureau is trying to identify suspects and recover the data.

Cogbill also said the department is finding a credit monitoring company for all current and former employees who will be notified of any changes in credit information or use.

Santa Rosa police are investigating the vehicle burglaries at the City of Santa Rosa Municipal Services Center at 55 Stony Point Road on the night of Feb. 22 or morning of Feb. 23.

The door of a building at the site was damaged and the windows of four city police cars were broken. Computers were taken from the police cars, according to the Police Department.

There were several commercial burglaries in the Stony Point Road and West College Avenue area in February.

Two laptop computers were taken from the Sonoma County Water Agency between Feb. 16 and 19, police said.

The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. office at 111 Stony Circle was burglarized on Feb. 22 or 23 and several laptop computers and related computer items were taken, police said.

Also, several buildings were burglarized at the Fire Training Tower at 2126 W. College Ave. Rescue equipment and sledge hammers belonging to the Santa Rosa Junior College Training Center were taken on Feb. 22 or 23.

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