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August 18, 2022

From the Files: Top 10 blotter reports

The following are compiled from police blotter reports published in October.

Impersonation of an officer, Buena Vista Street

At 7:30 on Oct. 5 Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1600 block of Buena Vista Road to address a disturbance of the peace call. At the scene they spoke with a citizen who reported that he had approached a residence to see why a female was yelling inside. A suspect in the home falsely identified himself as a police officer and threatened to arrest the citizen. The deputies took the suspect into custody and he was booked into the county jail.

Possession of meth pipe, County Jail

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the San Benito County Jail on Friday after receiving reports of an inmate in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. According to the report, the 33-year-old Hollister resident was entering his cell carrying his belongings when a correctional officer observed a small glass meth pipe fall from his items. The inmate claimed that the pipe was not his and that it had fallen from the cushion of a nearby chair, but the correctional officer noted that the cushion was sealed.

Strong-arm robbery at 7-11, San Benito Street

Police on Oct. 13 arrested a suspect on Tuesday for a robbery that took place at 4:56 p.m. Sept. 13. The report states that a victim was standing in line at 7-11 with items and a $100 bill in his hand. The suspect grabbed the bill and fled. It was unclear from the police report how the suspect was identified.

Live shotgun found in car, Santa Ana Road

A 37-year-old Hollister resident was arrested Wednesday after he was observed driving recklessly on Santa Ana Road. A live shotgun round was found in plain sight in his vehicle, and a records check found that he was a convicted felon not allowed to possess guns or ammunition. Police also found that the suspect had warrant for his arrest.

Robbery, Meridian Street

Police reports indicate that a male juvenile was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Meridian Street after he pushed another juvenile off his bicycle and rode away with it. The suspect was located and taken into custody by Hollister police officers.

Rummaging through car, Plum Court

Police took a report at 1:30 a.m. Thursday from a resident in the 900 Block of Plum Court who detailed an attempted auto burglary. The resident reported that she heard her doorbell ring, and then heard excessive banging noises on her front door. Police report that she then waited a moment and walked out to her driveway where she saw an older white female rummaging through her car parked in the driveway. The female suspect got into a red Toyota SUV and drove away.

Husband suspected for missing rings, Kings Circle

Police took a report Tuesday from a victim in the 1400 block of Kings Circle claiming that she had been missing two rings since Aug. 14. The woman reported that one ring was gold with a diamond in the center, and that the other was also gold and set with ruby and diamonds. The victim reported to police that she believed her husband had pawned them or given them to his girlfriend. The victim estimated that the rings were worth more than $1,000.

Birthday night and broken windows, San Benito Street

Police received reports of a man breaking windows in downtown Hollister at 1:59 p.m. Thursday and located a suspect who matched the description running down the 300 block of Sixth Street. Witnesses positively identified the 43-year-old Hollister resident in custody as the vandal, and he was booked into the county jail. Windows were damaged at the former Broken Wing, 500 San Benito St., the San Benito Bank office at San Benito and Briggs Alley, and the Red Cross, 357 San Benito St. The suspect was apparently over-celebrating his birthday, which had ended at midnight, police said.

Waving knife in businesses, San Benito Street

Hollister police arrested a 30-year-old Hollister parolee at 1:47 a.m. Sunday after he reportedly had entered several businesses in the 500 block of San Benito Street and brandished a knife at employees.

Vehicle scratcher brags afterward, Plum Tree Drive

Hollister police are investigating an incident that occurred at 4:45 a.m. Friday involving a male suspect who reportedly scratched a victim’s vehicle and broke the front windshield in the 900 Block of Plum Tree Drive. Police report that the suspect then called the victim to brag about what he had done. No arrests have been made at this time.

Staff Report
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