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CLEVELAND — Files and mementos belonging to Rep. Dennis Kucinich were among the items strewn about when his home was ransacked this week.

According to the Cleveland Division of Police, someone got into the house by using a rear window in the kitchen area.  It happened on Sunday around 10 p.m.

A person other than Kucinich reported the incident to police.  The person’s relationship to Kucinich was unclear.

The lawmaker’s home is located in the 1st District, on Cleveland’s west side.

“I arrived from Washington on Monday, November 5 to discover that my home had been burglarized and ransacked. The Cleveland Police Department responded promptly and they are investigating,” said Kucinich in a statement.

Initially police said nothing was believed to be stolen.  Kucinich later told Fox 8 News he thought some things were taken, but didn’t say what.

Police spoke to a neighbor who said he did not see or hear anything.

Kucinich plans to retire from Congress after 16 years when his term ends in January.

His 10th Congressional District was eliminated when Ohio reapportioned its House seats after 2010.

Forty percent of it was merged into the new 9th Congressional District.

Kucinich lost to Marcy Kaptur in the primary.