TBS Today, Sept. 4

We weren't planning to publish on the holiday but there were some notable Berkeley news stories that needed covering.

A 64-year-old woman who works at Alta Bates hospital was carjacked at gunpoint early Monday morning outside Herrick Campus, authorities report.

Carjackings are way up this year in Berkeley compared to prior years.

Female Berkeley hospital worker, 64, carjacked at gunpoint
Carjackings are way up this year in Berkeley compared to prior years.

We also learned that Berkeley police arrested a woman linked to an arson series over the weekend when they found her smashing car windows downtown Monday, authorities report.

Dawn Carraway, 33, has faced a raft of serious criminal charges in Berkeley over the years. She is unhoused and reportedly suffers from serious mental health issues, which have contributed to her run-ins with the law.

Woman wanted in arson series arrested amid vandalism spree
Police have described Dawn Carraway previously as “a local unhoused person that has been contacted in the past for violence.”

Shoutout to @ScanBerkeley (an unaffiliated Twitter feed whose author chronicles scanner reports) for the photo from the scene.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Bay!

It's shaping up to be a busy week already. More soon.

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