TBS Today, June 5

Two stories for you today.

  • Berkeley police are investigating a spate of catalytic converter thefts overnight, about half of which took place near Ashby BART.
  • A woman has been charged with felony arson in connection with a fire at a downtown Berkeley building over the weekend, according to authorities and court records.
Woman charged with arson of downtown Berkeley building
Security footage showed the suspect lighting green webbing from the fence on fire before running away, police said.
Berkeley sees 7 catalytic converter thefts in just hours
Officers spotted the suspect vehicle but could not chase it due to BPD’s pursuit policy, authorities said.

Also, if you're on X, don't miss our tweets of City Council highlights from Tuesday night. But nothing really significant happened as far as public safety.

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