McNerney to honor UC Berkeley police specialist who apprehended child abductor

Ceremony planned for 5 p.m. today at San Ramon City Hall

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) today will honor the police specialist who helped find Jaycee Dugard, the woman allegedly held captive for 18 years by Phillip and Nancy Garrido at their home near Antioch.

McNerney will recognize Lisa Campbell, manager of the UC Berkeley Police Department's special events unit at a 5 p.m. ceremony at San Ramon City Hall.

An official Congressional Record Statement was added to the record of the U.S. House of Representatives in Campbell's honor, and McNerney will present her with a printed and framed copy at the ceremony, according to his office.

Dugard was taken from her South Lake Tahoe home when she was 11 years old in 1991. She was reportedly kept in a series of makeshift tents and sheds in the Garridos' backyard.

Investigators said Dugard was raped repeatedly and gave birth to two daughters fathered by Garrido.

Campbell spoke with Garrido on Aug. 24 at the UC Berkeley campus when he arrived there with two young girls, later determined to be his and Dugard's daughters, seeking a permit for a religious event he wanted to hold on campus.

Campbell thought Garrido's interaction with the girls was suspicious, and later ran a background check on him, learning he was a registered sex offender on federal parole for kidnapping and rape.

Another UC Berkeley police officer, Ally Jacobs, later contacted Garrido's parole officer and the Garridos were arrested.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


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