University of California at Berkeley police Chief Margo Bennett had her badge, department-issued gun and official laptop stolen from her car while she was jogging at the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond on Friday morning.
Auto burglaries are up a whopping 47 percent in San Francisco after California lessened the penalty for non-violent crimes in the past year.
Police in San Francisco recovered 89 stolen vehicles and made 40 arrests during a nine-day concentrated enforcement period in May, during which they focused specifically on auto theft.
San Mateo police early Wednesday morning arrested a man who is suspected of committing more than a dozen vehicle burglaries in the last month.
A suspected car burglar allegedly struck an occupied Palo Alto police car and led police on a chase along U.S. Highway 101 that ended with his arrest in Los Altos on Monday, Palo Alto police said.
Eleven auto burglaries have occurred in May on or near the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California police said.
San Francisco shoppers are being warned to watch their backs once they park their cars. Union Square has become a favorite destination for some of the busiest burglars in San Francisco.
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies were investigating a handful of car burglaries that occurred in San Carlos on Monday evening.
A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of burglary and auto theft Friday after someone allegedly spotted the woman breaking into a car in Walnut Creek.