TBS Today, April 3

We're catching up on recent BPD arrests and have several updates for you today from the court files: a sex crime case involving a Berkeley High student; suspected drug sales with a gun; and a property crime bust from REI.

Berkeley man charged with sex crimes against teenage girl
AC Transit surveillance footage corroborated the girl’s account of what happened, according to Berkeley police.
Berkeley police: Man who kept stealing from REI now charged
BPD linked Christopher Owen to at least four commercial burglaries at REI in less than two months, charging papers show.
Berkeley car stop leads to drug sales, gun charges
Kenya Helton told police that she had the gun “for safety” and that the drugs “belonged to a friend who left them inside her vehicle.”

In case you missed it

Berkeley police catch prolific North Face retail theft suspect
Maljanae Williams was part of an “organized retail theft crew” in San Francisco known as the Rainbow Crew, according to BPD.
Thieves steal $13,000 in goods from Berkeley Sephora
Police spotted the getaway car but could not chase it because of BPD’s vehicle pursuit policy.
Gunfire in Berkeley during conflict over auto theft attempt
The car thieves shot at a resident who struck their getaway car with a baseball bat as they fled the scene, police said.

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