The Scanner Today, March 13

We'll be taking a few days off due to a planned mini-vacation and an unplanned minor sickness. R&R will be good on both counts.

The past weekend brought Berkeley's first shooting of the year that left someone wounded. There have been two other gunfire incidents where no one was hurt.

We also have some crime briefs from the last few days.

We may have some other periodic reports in the coming days but we'll be back fully only Thursday.

The latest news

Man shot in South Berkeley, police investigation underway
Limited information was available as of publication time, but the man was reportedly in stable condition.
Berkeley police arrest man linked to shooting threats
Micah Blakely was also wanted in connection with a shooting in another city, according to booking records.
Man arrested after trying to stab construction worker
Kelly Barnes is on parole in connection with a voluntary manslaughter conviction from 2013, according to court records online.

In case you missed it

UC Berkeley custodian charged with fatal stabbing in Oakland
Sweven Waterman has worked for UC Berkeley since August 2022, authorities said. He is a custodian with Housing & Dining Services.
DA Pamela Price says she’ll seek hate crime charges against man claiming insanity defense
Pamela Price has vowed to “work aggressively” to move cases involving mental illness into diversion programs. That’s not what happened this week.
We only include a selection of recent headlines above. See the full list of stories published on The Berkeley Scanner.