Nipomo residents attack arsonist
February 14, 2014
A 35-year-old man accused of arson and vandalism was injured when a person attempted to stop him from vandalizing homes in Nipomo by hitting him with a 2×4 piece of wood.
Jacob Bernerd, 35, of Nipomo suffered a skull fracture and was transported to a local hospital. San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies are searching for the person who assaulted Bernerd.
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies were called to assist Cal Fire with a house fire at 1325 La Quinta Drive. At around the same time, residents in the area were reporting a man on a bicycle who was threatening neighbors while smashing car and residential windows.
A group of residents then began fighting with Bernerd. When officers arrived to the area of 1350 La Loma Drive, Bernerd was already suffering from a head injury.
Bernerd is facing charges of arson and vandalism. The sheriff’s department is asking anyone with information on the assault of Bernerd is to call (805) 781-4550.
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