TBS Today, Jan. 30

We have a number of updates for you today on the Berkeley crime front, from a report on the Apple Store to exclusive news on several recent cases solved by BPD.

We were planning to go to the New Parkway tonight to see Stripped for Parts, a documentary about the "secretive hedge fund that is plundering America’s newspapers and the journalists who are fighting back."

Alas, duty calls.

We had to give away our ticket and will instead be back at the Berkeley City Council to see what happens with a surveillance camera proposal from Mark Humbert and Ben Bartlett. See Item 29 for background.

We'll likely be tweeting and aim to have a story tomorrow.

NB: Both Parkway shows are sold out. If anyone wants to have a mini-screening party when Stripped for Parts is otherwise available, feel free to let us know!

Today's news

Crooks targeted Berkeley Apple Store 5 times this month
Twice, their plans were foiled, but three other times they made off with Apple devices, Berkeley police said.
Berkeley auto break-in spree: Man charged with 7 felonies
Police say the auto break-ins stopped when Stacy Tidell was in jail and then picked up again when he got out.
Berkeley cops nab package thief with ‘unique neck tattoo’
Michael Gunton told police “he was committing crimes to be able to pay for gifts during the holidays,” police wrote in charging papers.
Felon hit with new gun case after Berkeley car stop
The handgun, which was loaded with 16 rounds, had been reported stolen from Las Vegas, according to BPD.

In case you missed it

Pamela Price may face new recusal fight in Steven Taylor case
Elected DAs in Alameda County have historically limited their comments on open cases after charges are filed. That’s changed under Pamela Price.
Man arrested after reports of sexual battery at 924 Gilman
The suspect was identified as Mark James Bradley, 41, of Oakland. He left the club but officers were able to pull him over and arrest him.

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