TBS Today, Feb. 22

Today's stories: another lithium-ion battery fire in Berkeley; the latest on the UC Berkeley gunman (scoop!); and a spate of auto break-ins at the North Berkeley BART station.

We've also learned that auto break-ins are up 18% in Berkeley this year completely aside from the BART break-ins — so be sure not to leave anything valuable or possibly valuable in your car.

We're off to tonight's Berkeley mayoral candidate forum. The in-person event is sold out but you can watch online live at 5 p.m. or catch the recording later.

Lithium-ion battery starts fire at Berkeley Hope Center
The fire sprinkler system “probably saved the whole building,” BFD said.
UC Berkeley gunfire suspect now arrested after psych hold
Virgil Hampton was medically cleared and taken into custody Thursday afternoon.

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23 auto break-ins reported at North Berkeley BART
Not counting the recent BART auto burglaries, car break-ins are up 18% in Berkeley this year compared to last year.

In case you missed it

Berkeley pedestrian still in critical condition after crash
The Berkeley woman was struck by a driver in a crosswalk at Oxford Street and Marin Avenue on Feb. 12 just before 1:30 p.m.
Berkeley woman in her 80s scares off would-be intruder
The woman was napping at her home near Oxford and Virginia when the sound of breaking glass woke her up.
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