Hollister PD captures suspected catalytic converter thieves
The Hollister Police Department has captured a trio of out-of-town catalytic converter bandits thanks to a phone call tip from a nearby concerned resident, according to authorities. The police issued a press release on Dec. 10 announcing that 29-year old Rafael Lazaro, Fernando Esparza, 37,...
Suspected thieves arrested in Hollister
The Hollister Police Department captured an out-of-town larcenist after a local resident called in to report someone who was attempting to open car doors in the middle of the night. Mario Acostaperez, 35, of Watsonville was arrested and taken to San Benito County Jail on...
Hollister PD identifies man shot by officer Dec. 8
Hollister Police identified the suspect shot by an officer during a disturbance at a home on Kimberly Court Dec. 8 as 29-year-old Brandon Hill.
Hollister PD arrest suspect in homicide
The Hollister Police Department caught a break Tuesday by catching a suspect who was involved in last week’s homicide on Sally Street. The police department on Aug. 22 announced that they arrested 19-year-old Andrez Valencia of Hollister, who was booked for murder and is being...
Hollister Police arrest suspect in homicide of Nikko Espinoza
The Hollister Police Department announced that a suspect involved in the death of Nikko Espinoza was arrested on Wednesday, ending a six month investigation led by a crew of detectives and officers. Jessica Chacon, 32, of Hollister was arrested and booked for murder on May...
Sheriff: Hollister resident shoots burglary suspect
A resident of Southside Estates in Hollister shot a burglar who snuck into the home early Monday morning, according to the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office. The burglary suspect who was shot, identified as Ocean Burger, 18, was treated at a nearby hospital and arrested...
Police investigating fires that damaged 10 buildings in Hollister
Local, state and federal police and fire officials are investigating more than a dozen overnight incidents of vandalism and suspicious fires that resulted in damages to at least 10 downtown Hollister businesses—two of which were a total loss—and numerous vehicles.
Fire destroys two downtown Hollister businesses
A series of fires in downtown Hollister destroyed two family-owned businesses early in the morning Nov. 2, and authorities are investigating the cause of the blazes.
De Anza Trail car burglary suspect arrested at Santa Cruz jail
The San Benito County Sheriff’s office arrested a suspect who has allegedly burglarized multiple cars this year at the De Anza Trail parking area just outside San Juan Bautista, according to authorities.
Hollister PD investigates shooting in west side
The Hollister Police Department reported that they’re still investigating a shooting incident that happened this week on the west side of town. Officers were dispatched to the area of San Lorenzo Drive on Oct. 15 at 11am for a report of several gunshots fired by...