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Gun Stolen From Car in Oakland Belonged to Hayward Police Officer



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    A law enforcement officer's gun was stolen from a car in Oakland on Wednesday morning, according to police.

    The burglary was reported at 9:58 a.m. near a shopping plaza at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, police said.

    Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the firearm belonged to a law enforcement agency that was not Oakland police. On Friday morning, officials found that the gun belonged to a Hayward police officer.

    This is the third time a local law enforcement officer’s fun has been stolen this summer.

    The theft comes days after University of California, Berkeley's police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen as she jogged at Point Isabel in Richmond last Friday morning.

    Meanwhile, a preliminary hearing happened Wednesday for Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant accused of shooting and killing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco's Pier 14 on July 1 using a gun stolen from a Federal Bureau of Land Management agent's car. 

    Bay City News contributed to this story.

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