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February 23, 2024

Gilroy Police arrest Hollister man in relation to shooting

Police arrested a Hollister man on suspicion of shooting a firearm toward several people in Gilroy, authorities said.  The incident happened about 10pm Jan. 20 in the area of the 900 block of Kern Avenue, Gilroy Police said in a recent social media post. Officers...

Tens of thousands allegedly embezzled in San Benito Library case

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Sheriff investigates Jan. 10 shooting death in San Benito County

A person was shot and killed Jan. 10 at the Migrant Housing Center south of Hollister, according to the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.  Investigators have not identified or arrested any suspects in relation to the homicide, Sheriff Eric Taylor said in a press release....

Police release photos of 7-Eleven robbery suspect

Hollister Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a local convenience store Jan. 4, and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.  The robbery took place the morning of Jan. 4 at the 7-Eleven store on San Benito Street. A...

New law allows cruising and speed cameras

Two new laws taking effect Jan. 1 could affect safety on California’s roads. Cameras at intersections across California already flag drivers who run red lights. Under one law, six cities can begin a pilot program to catch and fine speeding drivers with cameras, with hopes...

State stiffens penalties for fentanyl trafficking

People convicted of distributing fentanyl will face stiffer criminal penalties in the coming year under a new law shaped by rising overdose deaths. The law increases the penalty for selling or distributing more than one kilogram of fentanyl by an automatic addition of three years...

2024 brings tougher penalties for child trafficking in CA

A law that classifies human trafficking of a minor for the purposes of a commercial sex act as a “serious felony” took effect Jan. 1, less than six months after debate around the bill roiled the Capitol.  Under current law, human trafficking of a minor...

2024 law makes opiate antagonists more widely available, liability free

As California tackles its fentanyl crisis, two new laws will be taking effect in January that will make drugs that reverse the effects of opioid overdoses easier to access in certain places and update the so-called good Samaritan law to include those who administer...

Police arrest Modesto woman in relation to 2021 Hollister murder

Authorities this week arrested a Modesto woman in relation to the 2021 murder of Hollister resident Adolfo “Junior” Davila, Jr., San Benito County Sheriff Eric Taylor said in a press release.  Police are still seeking the public’s help finding another suspect, Alfredo “Fro” Arredondo, for...

Dog, missing for months, reunited with owner in Hollister

A dog that had been missing for several months was reunited with its owner after a Good Samaritan found the animal roaming Hollister in an unhealthy condition, authorities said.  On Nov. 23, Hollister Police Animal Care and Services received a report of an emaciated, gray...

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