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 of trash probably made you feel angry.
The pile of trash probably made you wonder: Who were the wretched asshats who left that pile of trash there?
Well, wonder no more. A Bernal neighbor photographed two men in the act of dumping their refuse on our lovely hill at 1:45 pm yesterday. Check it out:
Here’s a nice head-on view of the perps in-progress:
Let’s zoom and enhance to vector in on one of the men’s faces, shall we?
Unfortunately, there’s no license plate on the front of the van. But that’s okay, because the van had a handy-dandy U-Haul vehicle number on the bumper. Another zoom and enhance:
Ah. Nice and clear: U-Haul Vehicle # BE 7747 N
So, in theory, it should be a relatively straightforward matter to track down the records which show who had custody of U-Haul vehicle BE 7747 N on Oct. 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm, and bring them to justice. Right?
Bernalwood really really really hopes the SFPD will follow up on this incident, because the last time we provided the City with direct evidence of an illegal dumping, the Assistant DA never pursued a prosecution in the case, even though Bernalwood had photos of a hauling truck with a frikkin’ phone number on the side going up and down the hill in the middle of the night (which we withheld from publication at the DA’s request).
Which made us sad.
And frankly, rather angry.
So here’s more evidence of a dumping incident on Bernal Hill.
Take it away, Assistant DA.
UPDATE: A quick reminder by Neighbor Sarah from the SFPD Beat:
Obvious question: did anyone report it to SFPD? Remember: crimes in progress, even things like dumping, mean you should call 911.