Smash-and-Grab Thefts Plague Good Life Parking Lot

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Memo to the wise: If you park your car in the Good Life parking lot on the corner of Cortland and Andover, don’t leave anything — anything! — in the car when you dash into the grocery.  The Good Life parking lot has been the site of many smash-and-grab thefts lately, and many a sad Bernalese have returned to their cars to find a window shattered and valuables missing.

There’s reason to believe that many of the break-ins at the Good Life parking lot have been done by a small group of repeat offenders. On Feb. 16, Neighbor Darcy reported:

There were two smash and grab type break ins at in the Good Life parking lot last week. This is the 4th time in two weeks that the same car with the same license plate has broken into cars there. It is often folks that stop at the store to quickly get something for the road and come back to a broken window and their stuff gone.

Because it is so frequent I spoke with the officers on the scene. These break ins have been happening frequently for years. The crimes are targeted to cars with goods in them. Empty cars do not get hit. The car drives up smashes the window, and flees. The car is a white honda with the front bashed in and a sun roof. The license plate is 7CDE452

A few days later, Neighbor Darcy shared this follow-up:

The white Honda returned to the Good Life parking lot, and someone recognized it and took a picture of the driver which made him drive away. And the picture did not turn out. We called the police and reported it. A van was broken into again today by another smash and grab vehicle. The crime vehicle is suspected to be a green BMW that was parked in the lot. … will keep you posted re this recent sweep of car break ins-Capt McFadden has been very proactive and communicative.”

SFPD Ingleside has reviewed security camera footage received from Good Life, and they add this detail:

An investigator’s been assigned, and has the Good Life video and car license plate. The same car’s been involved in break-ins at Mitchell’s Ice Cream and in in the Haight.

Unfortunately, the Good Life break-ins have already created a much sadness for Neighbor Maeve from Ellsworth, a young Bernal resident who was poised to embark on a big adventure with her sister and a friend:

This March, my sister, Sean, best friend, Stephanie, and I will set out for 5 months to hike The Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650 mile long footpath that crosses California, Oregon, and Washington.

Everything was all set, until last Friday. On February 12th 2016, we left our San Francisco neighborhood, Bernal Heights, for a weekend-long backpacking trip. In the five minutes it took us to grab sandwiches from Good Life Grocery, our car was broken into. We came back to find smashed windows, broken glass, and only two backpacks. Stephanie’s brand new pack, filled with all of her gear, as well as a bulk of Sean’s and my own, was stolen. A few days ago we found out our insurance policies will not cover any of our loss.

Neighbor Maeve has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help replace their lost gear. Please donate if you’re so inclined.

Meanwhile, the SFPD is hopeful that they will make an arrest soon. And most obviously, don’t leave anything in your car when you park in the Good Life parking lot.

PHOTO: The window the van that was carrying Neighbor Maeve’s backpack, Feb. 12, 2016.

What Will It Take to Reduce Street Crime in Bernal?

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Buck Bagot is a Bernal Heights treasure. Since 1971, Buck has been involved as a activist, advocate, and community organizer in Bernal Heights. He helped co-found the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, and over the decades he’s participated in dozens of crime-reduction efforts here — including program that cut crime at public housing developments like Holly Courts.

Bernalwood asked Buck to share some wisdom on what we need to do if we want to put an end to costly car break-ins, scary home burglaries, and dangerous assaults in Bernal Heights. So over to you, Neighbor Buck:

STOPPING STREET CRIME IN BERNAL HEIGHTS IS AN ATTAINABLE GOAL

While the recent crime wave in SF neighborhoods is certainly exacerbated by the increasing divide between the haves and have-nots, our criminal justice system is clearly not doing enough. Any assault is one too many. And I’ve lost count of the number of times street criminals have broken into cars on my block. I leave my car unlocked with nothing in it. A few weeks ago, someone entered it and stole my nail clippers.

Ending street crime may appear to be an impossible goal. But it’s not – at least not in Bernal Heights, where we have success stories of effective community policing. The two public housing developments in Bernal– Holly Courts and Alemany – were once plagued by ongoing open drug dealing, assaults, shootings and murders. I assisted the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC) in organizing the residents of Holly and Alemany and their neighbors. We worked with the SF Police Department (SFPD) and District Attorney’s Office (DA), and held them accountable for stopping the street crime.

We’ve had great success: Holly Courts is now virtually crime free. Alemany is getting there, but there is clearly more to be done. Bernal has many formal and informal anti-crime block organizations that are part of its community policing operation. When we organize, we make a difference. BHNC – specifically Ailed Paningbatan-Swan, Director of Community Engagement – and I have worked for a long time with neighbors like Sarah Rogers, Edie Williams, Deb MacDonald and Bobbie Cochran to organize our community policing.

The Hillwide community policing meeting organized by BHNC and Supervisor David Campos on January 28, 2016 was a good start, with about 100 neighbors attending. Make sure to attend the next one on Thursday February 25 at 6:00 pm at 515 Cortland Ave. And kudos to neighbors in the northeast side of Bernal for their well-attended meeting earlier in January!

I was deeply moved to hear our neighbor courageously tell her personal story of being assaulted at knifepoint the day before the meeting. BHNC-organized “hot spot walks” are a good example of one thing we can do together to make our neighborhood safer. These walks scout out an area where assaults have happened or could happen, and change some of the physical conditions that encourage street crime: overgrown bushes get pruned, street lights get fixed/ installed, etc. The walks have included the active participation of SFPD, Supervisor Campos, and the SF Department of Public Works (DPW), and are organized by Ailed at BHNC.

The “HOW TO” list:

The Problem:  Property crimes (especially car break-ins) and personal crimes (assaults/robbery).

Here’s what SHOULD happen:

  1. SFPD, with help from neighbors if possible, identify criminals and arrest them.
  2. DA prosecutes them aggressively and effectively
  3. Superior Court judges/juries find them guilty, and judges sentence them so they are off the street.

Here’s what  ACTUALLY happens:

  1. SFPD arrests criminals some of the time.
  2. The DA either doesn’t prosecute them, or doesn’t achieve a conviction with sentencing that keeps them off of the streets.
  3. Judge/jury do not convict them; judge fails to give sentence that keeps them off the street.
  4. Criminals return to Bernal Heights and continue their street crime:

Here’s The Solution: 

Bernal neighbors must hold the SF criminal justice system accountable for ending crime on Bernal.   We must report, pressure, track, pressure, and follow up.  Here’s what we can do:

  1. Report: If you see someone “casing” cars, call 911 from landline or 415-553-8090 from cell phone. If you experience even a minor or attempted crime, call 415-553-0123 (non-emergency SFPD number) to report it. In either case, always get a Police report number.
  2. Track and pressure the SFPD to find and arrest the criminals
  3. Track and pressure the DA–Make sure that the DA prosecutes them aggressively and effectively.
  4. Track and pressure the Judges–Make sure that they sentence them and get them off the street.
  5. Hold them all accountable at regular meetings (such as BHNC monthly community policing meetings).

BHNC used this approach successfully in the past at Holly Courts public housing development, and with mixed results at Alemany.  We formed a work group with representatives from BHNC, resident organizations, neighbors, the Police, and the DA’s Office. The Police provided us with a list of persons arrested for drug dealing or violent crimes. We worked with SFPD, DA’s office, and the SF Housing Authority to get them out of the developments. We never had to meet with the Judges.

SFPD: IDENTIFY/ARREST

We need to make sure the SFPD arrests all persons committing crimes in Bernal. As SFPD Ingleside Station Captain Joseph McFadden said at recent community meetings, he believes that there are 3-4 people doing all of the car break-ins.  When I met with him recently, he agreed to give us the police reports for anyone arrested for car break-ins on Bernal (this is public information).  If the police aren’t arresting all of the people committing car break-ins, we keep pushing until they do.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: PROSECUTE

We must ensure that the DA’s Office aggressively and effectively prosecutes anyone arrested for personal or property crimes in Bernal.  (For car creak-ins, there are two key DA representatives: the person who decides on prosecution of car break-ins and the Assistant DA who prosecutes. I believe that both were in attendance at the recent Hill-wide meeting.) We need to get the DA office’s commitment to make personal and property crimes in Bernal a priority.  If they don’t do this, we pressure DA George Gascón.

TRACK THE CASES IN THE SYSTEM

We should ensure that the SFPD and DA’s office keep us apprised of the progress of the prosecution of anyone arrested in Bernal for auto break in.

We need people to meet with the SFPD and DA on a regular basis to make sure that the Police arrest, the DA prosecutes, and the Judges sentence.

JUDGES: TRY AND SENTENCE

We should not allow deals that put guilty offenders right back out on the street.

The judges of SF Superior Court run for office every 6 years, which means we can assert direct political pressure on them to respond to the needs of the people of SF. The judges elect a Presiding Judge of the Superior Court to represent them; currently that is Presiding Judge John K. Stewart.  If the judges don’t get the criminals off the street, we should meet with the Presiding Judge, armed with a list of the individuals arrested and the disposition of their cases and with the SFPD and the DA included.  We may have to send the Presiding Judge a lot of emails/letters to get his attention.

PHOTO: Broken auto glass on Cortland Avenue, February 6, 2016, 11:22 am. By Telstar Logistics

Two Arrested in Connection with Esmeralda Stairs Assault

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Breaking News: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the frightening Jan. 27 robbery and assault that took place on the Esmeralda stairs in western Bernal.

Capt. Joseph McFadden of SFPD Ingleside Station reports:

Two suspects were arrested in the robbery/assault of a woman on the Esmerelda steps from January 27th. Nice work by a great witness who came forward from the neighborhood and the Inspector assigned to the case at Ingleside.. Just an FYI to let people know we are on it.

This comes to us via Neighbor Sarah, your valiant liaison to the SFPD, who adds:

I’ll also be asking neighbors to send letters to DA encouraging a robust prosecution.

That’s all we know for now; Bernalwood will share additional details as they become available.  In the meantime, thank you and well done, SFPD Ingleside.

IMAGE: Surveillance camera footage of one suspect in the January 27 Esmeralda stairway assault

 

Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Before and After Esmeralda Stairway Assault

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Bernalwood has obtained video footage that shows the suspect in Wednesday’s Esmeralda stairway robbery in the moments just before and just after the victim was assaulted.

In the first part of the video, the suspect is seen approaching the Esmeralda stairs. In the second half, he is shown running from the scene while carrying the victim’s handbag.  Here is the video:

If you have additional information about the suspect or his identity, please contact SFPD Ingleside Station: (415)404-4000.

Residents Demand Accountability at Bernal Heights Public Safety Meeting

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Less than 24 hours after a neighbor was brutally robbed at knifepoint on the Esmeralda stairway, a crowd of Bernal residents packed the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center to listen as a panel of civic leaders discussed how to address crime and lawlessness in Bernal Heights.

Neighbor Ryan from the Northeast Bernal Neighbors Alliance attended the meeting and took great notes, which he has generously shared with us here. There’s lots of useful information here —  as well as some truly depressing statistics about auto break-ins — so read on for the full details:

Community Crime and Public Safety Meeting
January 28, 2016, 6 pm
@ Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center

# City government Attendees:
* Supervisor Campos + Hillary Ronen
* Capt. Joseph McFadden, SFPD Ingleside
* Sarah Burton / Executive Director SF Safe
* Ernest Mendieta; SF Adult Probation Department
* Archie Wong, Bernal’s prosecutor from the DA’s office
* Reps from DPW, PUC

# Supervisor Campos (District 9 Supervisor)

* Supervisor Campos: had a prior commitment, could only stay at the meeting until 7:15
* “We’ve heard a lot of complaints about car break-ins. To be honest I am as frustrated as you are when I look at what’s going on.”
* Quoted the car note from the lovely neighbor who posted a sign in her car: “My car has been broken into 7 times… there’s nothing inside anymore, and I’m too old for this shit.”
* “What we’ve seen in car thefts in SF has reached, in my view, ridiculous levels. … It is a city-wide problem.”
* Supervisor Campos discussed discussions in government audits; other districts have had a task force-based approach to crime, but not in D9. Why not “is a question I have.”
* “I will be making sure the city takes not just a neighborhood approach, but a city-wide approach, that goes beyond what I believe could be called a ‘timid response’.”
* Proposing a new resolution Tuesday with asks for Chief Suhr: “I think the response from the city has focused too much on the citizens becoming the problem-solvers.” He continues, we all have a responsibility to minimize the risk of becoming a victim, city focuses more on what residents can do, not enough about what the city can do.
* He will ask Chief Suhr to develop an app to report thefts and crime. A big problem SF faces: “People stop reporting crime.” Reporting is critical. [Totally agree!]
* “I want to get to the bottom of how the police department and law enforcement is being used around us… there’s a lot of finger-pointing. What is happening? What kind of enforcement is the police department actually doing?” He continues, PD points finger at DA, and so on.
* “To the police department: I hope it happens not only in Ingleside, but throughout the city. I think we need better technology, and I think we need to improve our tactics,” such as bait cars (which McF has discussed before).
* “We need more information from all the law enforcement agencies. We are working in a vacuum. I know car thefts are up because I hear from my constituents, but what are the numbers of arrests?” He continues that the public has a right to that information. [Actually, lots of that information is already online here.]
* In reference to the annual budgeting process, which will begin happening shortly: “If there is any resource needed by law enforcement, as the supervisor of this district, I am committed to getting that resource. … If that means we need more officers or better technology in Ingleside, I will do that.”

# Capt. McFadden (SFPD Ingleside)
The captain’s section got cut into a bit (partly thanks to questions from yours truly) so the conversation jumped around a bit.

* To the Supervisor: “We already have an app.” It’s going out now and in the coming weeks, and it can alert officers of crimes to their city-issues smartphones in real-time. [I checked, and I don’t believe it’s out yet — no mention on the SFPD site, and nothing in the App Store (iOS)]
* “I’m not asking constituents in the community be cops, but I want you to be good reporters. … We need witnesses.”
* The discussion thus far had been almost entirely about car theft, and I asked to stop that thread momentarily, and for the Supervisor to speak to violent crime. Supervisor Campos: “In terms of crime, the priority is always violent crime. … The key is increasing our police presence. … There is something to be said about a police officer being seen in a neighborhood. … My ask would be we get more foot beats in that area. There is nothing like consistent police presence to demonstrate this isn’t acceptable.”
* Community member asks: “You’ve been Supervisor for a lot of years, it seems like the relationship with the police” is not great. tl;dr what is Supervisor Campos doing to foster this?
* Supervisor Campos: “Under the charter of SF… I don’t have the authority to tell the Captain to do x, y, and z. I have the ability to be a facilitator between the public and the agency. … I don’t know any Supervisor that works more day to day with the police department than I do.”
* “Any time there has been an uptick (in violent crime), I ask the Captain: is that enough?” [I may have transcribed this incorrectly — I think he was saying he checks in with the police captains in his district.]
* Another resident asks about cameras. “Public streets are public streets. … We need cameras on the streets.” Met with lots of vocal support and clapping.
* Nato Green asks the panel what their plans are, and “I’m sure you’re all failing completely.” Zing!
* Okay, back to the Captain: arrests are “way up” in car break-ins (aka “852s”)
* Capt. McFadden is a huge proponent of cameras, but “We also make cases on the simplest little facts.” (i.e. tiny details in clothing, bodily features, vehicles, etc.)
* The Captain also discusses some incidents of recent violent crime, followed by the same presentation as last week (showing a burglary in process) — refer to last week’s post on Bernalwood, the talking points were largely the same.
* Supervisor Campos asks Captain about the SFPD app: when will it be live? “I believe it’s already out there, I’ll have to check with the Chief.” [Again, I don’t think it’s out there yet.]
* Supervisor Campos: At the last meeting “I heard Prop 47 is the reason for all these crimes.” (Cue Archie Wong.)

# Archie Wong, prosecutor for the DA’s office
 Archie has worked over a decade here and Riverside — career prosecutor!

* Works on cases primarily in Bernal and Tenderloin — Tenderoin is the worst area of the city for all crime, per CompStat data shown. So his time is likely not spread proportionately. (More on that shortly.)
* DA has a camera registry: If you have a camera, if your neighbors have a camera please ask them, register your camera. Here’s the link!
* “Video video video, give me as much video as you can. These cases are really tough for us to prosecute.”
* In 2014 there were over 22,000 reported auto break-ins in SF. [THAT NUMBER IS REAL.] “We have 437 brought to DA for prosecution.” Out of those, Archie’s office took action on 63% of those cases. “We’re looking to prosecute these cases.” But it’s still less than 2% of cases.
* 2015: 26,000 reported auto break-ins, and 487 cases brought in to be charged. DA charged 80% of those cases 390. But still less than 2% of total cases.
* For those not keeping track at home, if you wanted to steal from vehicles in SF, you have a 99%+ chance of doing so without any repercussions (especially including all the unreported auto theft crime).
* Archie discusses common inability to get a conviction; public defenders only need to use Twinkie defenses: “That’s a very viable defense, especially here in SF. … This is a darn tough place to be a prosecutor and a police officer. The bench is very liberal. And I say that because the jurors are also very liberal.”
* “We need video, we need witnesses.”
* When taking a case to trial, “The first thing we do: ask civilian witnesses.” But many people don’t want to step forward for fear of retaliation. Archie urges people to do so anyway.
* “I can honestly tell you that in 17 years, over thousands of cases, I have never seen a civilian witness ever get threatened.” He includes himself in that too, he’s never been threatened.
* Addressing prop 47: “It didn’t cause this uptick in auto burglaries.” They’re actually able to be charged as either felony or misdemeanor before 47, and didn’t change. “They just look for easy marks. … There’s no $950 limit [referring to the felony theft threshold, see more detail ].”

# Ailed Quijano Paningbatan-Swan, BHNC Director of Community Engagement

* Proposed monthly meetings! (Sounded like the fourth Thursday of each month — didn’t hear the date)
* Nicki Hatfield: runs youth summits! Next one is in April, this one with the goal of creating a dialogue between SFPD officers and local youth, as well as empower them and give them tools, such as rights awareness.

# Q&A Period
* Neighbor: She has lived here for 55 years, talking about driving safety. “You want to know where the police are? The police are all in Martha’s. Go to Martha’s.” Zing again!
* Neighbor (who was assaulted just last night, and wore bandages and wounds to prove it… UGH. Really feel for her.): “I had a knife to my neck last night on the Esmerelda steps. … There’s been volleying to the conversation.” She asked for folks from the city to come together. “I’m an attorney and I’ve passed the bar in two states. I understand your position … This conversation needs to revolve less around trying to find evidence or witnesses after the fact, but to deter it. … Something like cameras puts criminals on notice that we’re watching them. This conversation should be more about things like that.”
* Capt. McFadden on a comment about not hearing back from police: “If you don’t hear back from one of my officers, call me. I guarantee you will get a call back.”
* Neighbor: “Will you support concealed-carry weapons?” McF: “I don’t support more guns.” He continued that he wants to do everything he can to reduce guns in the community, and he doesn’t have, like, or keep a gun except when he’s in SFPD uniform.
* Neighbor: Expressed more support for cameras. [This is definitely a trend I am noticing amongst the community!]
* Neighbor: Explanation of the district court electoral process, and requests for district judges here next month to speak to the community group. [No one seemed confident that could happen, but thanks for the strong suggestion, Buck!]
* Neighbor: Request for redistricting of Bernal’s local police station be in the Mission due to proximity. Some discussion of that idea, which seems far-fetched (other corners of Bernal will be without good coverage), followed by Capt. McFadden: “One of the positives… you’re on the border of three stations. We’re talking about getting on the same radio channel.” This was recently discussed — 911 dispatch calls can go out to multiple stations, but right now Mission and Ingleside use different radio channels to reduce chatter, but possibly for not much longer!
* Question from me to Archie: “Are you shared with the Tenderloin?” Yes. “So Bernal shares its DA prosecutor with one of the top three most blighted urban areas in the entire nation? (and, obviously, the most crime-ridden area in our city)?“ (Yes.) “How can we get you (Archie) focused solely Bernal?” Archie: things are changing, but it’s up to the supervisors. For example: “DA units in New York units have 20 prosecutors, we have 5 per unit.” The DA is asking Supervisors for more budget to hire more prosecutors.
* Neighbor: How can we get CalTrans involved in the CalTrans-run areas (like the Bayview footbridge)? In trying to fix little things, like the lighting in that footbridge, our neighbor got tons of handoffs, and eventually called every day for 60 days straight to get results. Hillary: “CalTrains is notoriously hard to get ahold of.” Followed by some discussion on how to better reach them.
* Neighbor: How can we get CalTrans involved in the homeless encampments in NE Bernal? Hillary: Hotspot walks, helping get them into Navigation Centers, “What we think we need to do with that area is try to open a new much bigger Navigation Center down the road on Cesar Chavez (in district 10). We want to activate that area [use it for city storage, etc.] so people can’t move back in.”
* Neighbor: re. Holladay, would love to put a park on Caltrans right of way and turn it into a park. It’s already terraced.
* Neighbor: one of the local leaders who led the improvement Holly Court, missed name? Bobby?) Discussed community policing strategies, community involvement, and suggesting really working hard to cooperate and get to know local PD.
* Neighbor: He’s been coming to community safety meetings “for many years” and never seen Supervisor Campos or anyone from his office, including Hillary. He appreciated their attention, but strongly implied that the citizens of D9 + Bernal were not interested in election year stunts.
* Ernie (SF Adult Probation Department): Strongly in favor of community dialogue. “Some of these ideas, these are nothing new. You’re reinventing the wheel.” [This reads defeatist in text, but I didn’t take his comments that way; my interpretation of Ernie’s tone was more like: a lot of people around SF have these problems, and there are only so many solutions, so keep organizing and communicating.] Probation team has been discussing stay-away orders, using GPS on people on probation, as well as sanctions (and rewards!) for behavior.

At this point the meeting was well over 2 hours in, and I was getting a bit loopy and ran out of steam; I may have missed a couple of questions / comments but this should have covered the vast majority.

Thanks for reading, and please keep on top of our government folks.

Hope to see you all at the next meeting, and NE Bernal folk please do sign up for the Northeast Bernal Neighbors Alliance!

Very special thanks to Neighbor Ryan for sharing his thorough notes.

PHOTO: Bernal neighbors at the Community Crime and Safety Meeting, Jan. 28, 2016. Photo by Neighbor Sarah

Last Night a Woman Was Robbed at Knifepoint on the Esmeralda Stairs

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“Horrifying,” indeed: Last night, a woman was robbed at knifepoint on the Esmeralda stairway between Coleridge and Lundys. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Neighbor Mat tells Bernalwood:

Walking home about 9 tonight (Wednesday, Jan 27), I saw 3 or 4 police cars and an ambulance on Lundys and on Prospect, near Esmeralda. I asked a policeman what’s going on, and he said, “Attempted robbery at knife point on the stairs going down to Prospect.” When I asked if the victim was hurt, he said, “Yes, but she’ll be all right.”

Another Bernal neighbor reported:

Bad bruise on her arm, minor cut on her hand. Cops are still here. I actually saw him running away as I got out of a cab. Neighbor’s camera was able to pick up the footage and see where he dumped the knife. Other neighbors rushed out to help when they heard her screaming. More lights will be going up on the houses since we can’t count on the city to help.

Regarding that last point; Don’t forget there’s a Community Crime and Public Safety Meeting happening tonight at BHNC. Demand action.

Bernal Heights wishes the victim a speedy recovery.

Thursday Eve: Community Crime and Public Safety Meeting at BHNC

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As you might have heard, we’ve been addressing property crime and robberies in Bernal Heights lately, as burglaries, auto thefts, and thefts-from-autos have been taking a wearisome toll on Bernal neighbors. And sometimes, things get violent.

Following up on last week’s meeting with the Northeast Bernal Neighbor’s Alliance, and as part of an ongoing series of efforts to address crime and public safety concerns in Bernal Heights, Supervisor David Campos and the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center are hosting a community meeting on Thursday, January 28 at 6 pm.

Neighbor Ryan from the Northeast Bernal Neighbor’s Alliance says:

Supervisor Campos and Hillary Ronen are holding a separate meeting this week to address broader Bernal safety. If you didn’t make it to last week’s meeting, would like to continue the discussion with the other city agencies noted there, or don’t live in NE Bernal, I think it’s worth showing up!

Here’s their description of the event:

Supervisor David Campos is hosting a meeting to discuss the rampant car break-ins in Bernal Heights. Captain McFadden will present on how the community can work together to guard against and effectively report these crimes. Representatives from the Department of Public Works and the Public Utilities Commission will be there to discuss areas where additional street light is needed in the neighborhood. A representative from the District Attorney’s Office will be there to explain the office’s work to address this problem. Supervisor Campos would like to hear resident ideas to address the problem and will propose a plan to start addressing the issue.

Details
What: Crime & Safety Meeting
When: Thursday, January 28th at 6:00pm
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Ave

Feel free to contact Hillary Ronen, from Supervisor Campos’ Office, with any questions or comments prior to the meeting. Hillary.ronen@sfgov.org; 415-554-7739.

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PHOTO: Capt. Joseph McFadden at BHNC, Oct. 20, 2015 by Telstar Logistics