Category Archives: Crime

Neighbor Tracks Coolant Trail to Find Car Used in Hit-and-Run

Neighbor Margo tells the tale of a Bernal neighbor who followed a trail of antifreeze to find the vehicle that hit his parked car: On Saturday we noticed police activity outside our home, and upon inquiring, learned that a guy … Continue reading

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Bail Doubled for Boyfriend as New Evidence Revealed in Mary Atchison Homicide Case

There was an arraignment hearing yesterday for Jules Sibilio, the boyfriend accused of killing Bernal resident Mary Atchison of Peralta Avenue late last month. At the hearing, Sibilio’s bail was doubled as prosecutors shared new details about a grim discovery made at the crime … Continue reading

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Medical Examiner’s Report in Alex Nieto Case Details 10+ Gunshot Wounds, Mental Health History, Taser Discharge

After a long and disgraceful delay, the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office finally released its report on the March 21 officer-involved shooting death of Bernal resident Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill.  Yet in the style of a politician or corporate bigwig who seeks … Continue reading

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Friends Remember and Mourn Bernal Neighbor Mary Atchison

Before she died one week ago, Neighbor Mary Atchison was active with the Miller Dogpatch Community Garden in northeast Bernal Heights.  Since then, her garden plot has become a focal point for her many friends to memorialize her life and mourn her passing. … Continue reading

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Meet Joseph McFadden, the SFPD’s New Top Cop at Ingleside

Neighbor Sarah, Bernal’s valiant liaison to the San Francisco Police Department, was unable to attend this month’s community meeting at Ingleside Station. In her stead, your Bernalwood editor attended the meeting to take notes as a (vastly inferior) substitute. But that … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Boyfriend Arrested in Connection with Woman’s Death on Peralta Avenue

Medical Examiners were on the scene in Bernal Heights yesterday, after a woman was found dead inside a home on the 500 block of Peralta, near the corner of Ripley. Police initially deemed the incident “suspicious,” but this morning comes news that the woman’s … Continue reading

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Security Camera Reveals Face of Thief Breaking Into Cars on Bonview

If you’ve ever had someone break into your car, you’ve probably experienced the fantasy that involves being able to see the face of the dirtball who violated your space and took your stuff — if only to know what kind of person is that … Continue reading

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