The Scanner Today, Feb. 17

We spent most of today in court, first waiting for a sentencing hearing that was ultimately postponed at the request of the defense, and then doing research in the clerk's office about some notable cases.

Looking forward to the weekend and a chance to go over a number of tips that have come in regarding the district attorney's office.

Today's story focuses on some recent "hot prowl" burglaries in Berkeley, the kind that takes place while residents are home.

We appreciate all the neighborhood tips folks have been sending. It made a big difference this week and we hope you'll keep it up.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend. See you Tuesday!

Today's news

Berkeley residents report recent ‘hot prowl’ burglaries
There have been at least three hot prowl burglaries since last weekend along with others that may be linked, residents told The Berkeley Scanner.

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Berkeley is seeing a spike in robberies; people are worried
“The mayor and police department have to do a better job to protect the area,” one resident told The Scanner. “Things are getting worse.”
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