Citizens of Bernalwood, several of your neighbors are working hard to identify who dumped a big load of construction debris on Bernal Hill Tuesday night. And they could use your help.
Some clues have emerged. For example, it appears the dumping didn’t actually happen on Tuesday night. If the security camera photos above show the actual suspect vehicle, it seems that the dumping occurred between 4:29 and 4:39 am on Wednesday morning.
In the first photo, we see the truck lumbering up Folsom at 4:29 am, with a full load in the back. Ten minutes later, it came back down the hill, apparently empty. Here are zoomed and enhanced closeups of the vehicle. It is a white, late-model medium-duty truck in good condition, perhaps made by Navistar International.
Meanwhile, other clues have emerged.
Included among the debris was what appears to be a snare drum cover, with the name “Rene Maples” spray painted on the front:
Lastly, a forensic architect has joined the case, and after examining the debris, the architect made a few observations:
1) The project involves the renovation of a existing older house (Victorian/Edwardian) that had existing exterior and interior rot/water damage. The roof is flat or has flat parts. Center support beams and columns and some joists were replaced (stairs probably too). There was also likely plumbing completed (water bottle filled with urine and extra fittings) and a partial deck and/or footing replacement. Old and new siding patch.
2) The contemporary debris (laminated beam ends and composite joists) was slightly weathered, so its not from a project that started last month–but it could have been started a month or two earlier and been weathered from our recent rains.
Those are the clues your neighbors have collected so far.
If you have any additional information about the truck, the origin of the drum cover, or any neighborhood construction projects that might match the type and timing described above, please contact the Bernalwood tip line at bernalwood at gmail dot com. Let’s find the people who did this.