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May 23, 2024

Standoff north of Hollister ends with no major injuries

Police and sheriff’s deputies on Monday arrested a shooting suspect after a tense six-hour standoff on Churchill Road that could have ended in tragedy, according to authorities. About 5:45pm Sept. 7, San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from a male resident on the...

Arrest of unmasked resident sparks social media furor

The arrest of an unmasked San Benito County resident and business owner at the supervisors meeting chambers Dec. 15 has sparked a firestorm of commentary on social media and among the community.

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 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...

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 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 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,...

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.

Hollister ranked no. 30 ‘Safest City’ in CA

Hollister is one of the top 50 “Safest Cities” in California due to the city’s low property and violent crime rates, according to a recent study by a public safety and home security research company. City officials give the credit to the residents of...

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