UC Berkeley Police Chief had only Herself to Blame for Stolen Gun, Experts Say

Posted by jhingarat21 on 2nd Sep 2015

UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennett

Determined to set the record straight, UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennett sent a mass internal e-mail this week

stolen from her vehicle at the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond.detailing what 

happened when several valuables, including her department gun, were recently 

She admits, ‘in retrospect,’ that perhaps she shouldn’t have stored her black computer bag,

containing her department gun, badge, laptop and iPad, in the darkly-tinted ‘back cargo area’ 

of her Ford Escape.

“I should have taken my gun and badge and put them in the spare tire well,” she wrote.

Bennett said she met her running partner at 7:35 a.m and returned to the vehicle at 8:15 a.m. 

to find the window behind the driver’s seat smashed. Her gym bag, which had been visible, 

was stolen as well as the computer bag full of valuables.

Since the August 21 car burglary, Bennett wrote that “some folks” have told her the area is 

“fraught with auto burglaries.”

But also said she had been running at Point Isabel for over a year and a half and had never 

seen “any problems in the area” before.

“I feel terrible about the loss of department equipment and I am heartsick over the loss of 

irreplaceable personal items,” she wrote.

Other items stolen included a diamond ring and her cell phone.

Original Article Here