Category Archives: Crime

Your Bernal Heights Crime Report for December 2013: Alemany Homicide Update and Burglary Is the New Drug Dealing

Neighbor Sarah, your vigilant volunteer Bernal Heights crime reporter, attended the SFPD Ingleside Community meeting just before the Xmas/New Year break, and she filed these summary notes on current Bernal Heights crime trends. Before we jump into that, however, there’s … Continue reading

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UPDATED: One Dead, Second Critical, After Saturday Shooting at Alemany Projects

For the second time this year, there has been a fatal shooting at the Alemany public housing in south Bernal. John King from the SF Chronicle tells it: A 16-year-old boy died Saturday night in a shooting near the Alemany … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize the Burglar in This Home Security Video?

Neighbor Daniel shared these security camera stills that show a burglar in the process of trying to rob his home on Holladay: I wanted our community to be aware of a home burglar. These photos were captured at 3:47 am … Continue reading

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Beware of Parcel Grinches Who Steal Christmas Cheer

Fa-la-la-la-la / la-la-la-la, and ho-ho-ho, and keep an eye on any packages you get delivered to your home in the weeks ahead, because the holidays are prime hunting season for parcel thieves. Neighbor Chris shares this story from last weekend: … Continue reading

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A Sad, Sudden Farewell to the Deli Pub on Cortland

Your Bernalwood editor recently received some troubling reports that the venerable and much-loved Deli Pub sandwich shop on Cortland at Bocana had closed down. We heard rumors of a violent robbery at the Deli Pub, but our sources on Cortland were … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Personal Safety and Crime Prevention in Bernal Heights

Neighbor Sarah was a co-organizer of the SFSafe Safety Workshop that took place the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center on October 24. If you weren’t able to attend, you’re still in luck, because Neighbor Sarah also typed up some mighty impressive … Continue reading

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Bernal Merchants Warned about PG&E “Payment Overdue” Scam

Miss Dawn from El Rio passes along this fraud-prevention alert: Wanted share some info with other business owners regarding another PG&E scam. We got a call at the club [last week] from a man saying he was with PG&E, and … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Alleges Mission Merchant Was Reluctant to Assist After Assault

About a week ago, Neighbor Joyce was assaulted on Mission Street near the intersection with Crescent. But as she tells the story, that wasn’t the terrible part: I needed to get some items for dinner from the corner store on … Continue reading

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Young Son of Accused Holly Park Hit and Run Driver Is Arrested for Hit and Run

On top of everything else, this is simply unbelievable: The son of a city gardener accused of running over a woman in a San Francisco park has been arrested for leaving the scene of a collision with a bicyclist. Prosecutors … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Felony Charges Filed Against City Worker In Holly Park Tragedy; Driver Allegedly Made Two Attempts to Flee Scene

The other shoe has dropped in the aftermath of the Sept 5 tragedy in which SF Recreation and Park employee Thomas Burnoski ran over and killed Christy Svanemyr while she was relaxing on the grass in Holly Park. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Your Bernal Heights Crime Report for October 2013: Lock Doors and Windows, Club Your Honda, Beware During Early Sunsets

Neighbor Sarah, your vigilant volunteer Bernal Heights crime reporter, attended the SFPD Ingleside Community meeting last week, and she filed these terrific summary notes on the latest Bernal Heights crime trends. (Thank you, Sarah!!) Read on, read carefully, and stay … Continue reading

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Sign Up Now for This Free Personal Safety Workshop

Neighbor Sarah, your valiant crime correspondent and local liaison to the SFPD, encourages you to attend an Oct. 24 workshop at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center that will provide valuable tips about protecting your personal safety and residential security: It’s … Continue reading

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Alert Neighbor Photographs Illegal Trash Dump In-Progress on Bernal Hill

If you drove along the south side of Bernal Hill yesterday afternoon, you might have noticed this pile of illegally dumped trash at the east end of the park. The pile of trash probably made you feel sad. The pile … Continue reading

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