This blog has chronicled the shocking ease by which at least one criminal was able to scootch around the California criminal system, despite multiple felony car thefts. The felon in question, Andrew Clark Bergman, stole Peter’s car on Labor Day 2010 and was caught red-handed by the San Jose police six weeks later. If there was any doubt about the case, it was resolved by the fact that Andrew Clark Bergman (whom I’d nicknamed Mr. Skeezebag) posted multiple pictures of himself and his floozy in the car on the internet.
When Andrew Clark Bergman (or his clone) returned on Cinco de Mayo 2011 to burglarize my car, I found out only then that he’d jumped bail, and he and his floozy had gone on a multi-state crime spree, being caught at least once again in a stolen car, before returning to one of his favorite hunting grounds, that being my own driveway.
The district attorney lamely told me everyone has the “right” to bail, and that certainly he’d be back in jail when he was arrested again. Yeah, right. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his home town of Fresno and was arrested twice again for stealing cars, and let loose to roam. I posted his name and picture on the internet, to let the world know a criminal is loose and to call the police.
Some curious things happened then, based on what little as I could follow from a distance. He seemed to have changed his name to “Rv Na,” a moniker that makes no sense. Then, last month, his mother tried to contact me via this site. Just a note to the loved ones of criminals: anything you have to say, you say to his lawyer and/or the district attorney. Victims tend to be angry and you shouldn’t mess with them — just ask Richard Ramirez.
That inspired me to do a new hunt and it looked like Andrew Clark Bergman found a new whore to take him in, back in San Jose, only about 2 miles away, and was advertising himself as a handyman. I gave the district attorney and the fugitive hotline all the information I’d found; I don’t know if they followed up. But in any case, by March 9, 2013 he was 150 miles away driving yet another stolen car, with ammunition, drugs, and brass knuckles, all no-nos for fugitive felons to have, and got arrested by the Clovis police department.
This time, a judge actually decided to keep him in jail and set the bail at a high enough amount that to this day (March 30), he has yet to find another naive fool willing to give him that money so that he skip his cases and can continue his life of crime, unsentenced. Now, he may actually go to prison — after at least 5 car thefts and almost as many arrests for drug possession and burglaries. And wouldn’t that be nice, for once?