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November 29, 2021

Police investigate ATM burglary in Hollister

Police are investigating the burglary of a bank’s automated teller machine in Hollister over the weekend. About 11am Oct. 17, Hollister Police responded to a call reporting the Bank of America ATM located at 1707B Airline Highway had been burglarized. Investigating officers learned that a...

‘Potential threat’ to school was unfounded, superintendent says

Police were called to Rancho San Justo School Oct. 15 in response to a “potential threat” on campus, but the threat turned out to be unfounded, according to school officials.  “At no point was there a credible threat on campus,” says a statement from Hollister...

Former Gilroy educator pleads guilty to cancer fundraising fraud

A former Gilroy educator pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud for soliciting donations from individuals to help her pay for cancer treatments she did not need nor received, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Amanda Christine Riley admitted to purposely deceiving people into thinking she...

Hollister PD gains $50K grant to increase traffic enforcement

The Hollister Police Department received a $50,000 grant from state authorities for driver safety education and increased enforcement of dangerous and illegal driving practices. The grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will fund a new police...

Police: Drunken collision with pole causes power outage

A drunken driver crashed into a power pole on Sunnyslope Road, resulting in a power outage in the surrounding area Sept. 27, according to police. About 7:30pm, Hollister Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle collision at the 1700 block of Sunnyslope Road,...

Police arrest Hollister man on suspicion of attempted murder

Police arrested a local man on suspicion of attempted murder after he shot a victim in Hollister traffic earlier this week, according to authorities. About 2:50pm Sept. 21, officers responded to a call reporting shots fired near the 1200 block of Fourth Street, according to...

Police to conduct DUI checkpoint Sept. 25

The Hollister Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Saturday, Sept. 25, from 6pm to 1:30am, at an undisclosed location within the city limits.  Hollister Police Department supports the new effort from the California Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate...

Police: Man killed in Gilroy shootout led officers to location

Gilroy Police identified the man killed in a Sept. 8 shootout with an officer as David Lopez, who was a suspect in an Aug. 31 shooting that left a person in critical condition. In a Sept. 10 press release, police released details of the events...

Man brandishing weapons arrested after standoff

Following an hours-long standoff, police arrested a man who was brandishing weapons and threatening to hurt himself outside a vacant store in Hollister, authorities said. About 6:38am Sept. 9, a woman called Hollister Police to report her brother had called her and made suicidal comments,...

Gilroy Police investigate officer-involved shooting

UPDATE 12:50pm: A man who exchanged gunfire with police early Wednesday morning died at a trauma center after being struck by “at least” one bullet, according to Gilroy Police. At about 2:30am, police responded to a business on the 100 block of Fourth Street for a...