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May 20, 2022

DA: Former UFC champ tried to kill child molestation suspect

Authorities confirmed Wednesday that former UFC fighter Cain Velasquez is suspected of trying to shoot and kill a man accused of molesting a close family member of Velasquez’s in a Feb. 28 incident on the streets of Morgan Hill and San Jose. Velasquez, 39, of...

Gilroy resident Cain Velasquez accused in San Jose shooting

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested after he allegedly shot a man near an intersection north of Morgan Hill Feb. 28, according to authorities. San Jose Police reported on social media Tuesday morning that Velasquez had been booked at the Santa Clara County...

Suspect in 2020 Hollister murder found guilty

A San Benito County jury found a local suspect guilty last week in the December 2020 murder of 32-year-old Christopher Jacobs, according to authorities. The Hollister Police Department, whose officers responded to and investigated the violent death, praised the Feb. 23 verdict. “With the receipt of...

Hollister PD releases video of 2016 arrest

The Hollister Police Department last week released video from a 2016 arrest in which a suspect is seen assaulting police and resisting arrest as the officers used force to attempt to subdue him at a county law enforcement facility. The video showing the arrest of...

Gilroy woman sentenced to jail for role in U.S. Capitol breach

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentenced Mariposa Castro, of Gilroy, to 45 days in jail Feb. 23 for her participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Castro, also known as Imelda Castro, was also ordered to pay a $5,000...

Police report robbery, overdose, vehicle theft in Hollister

Hollister Police were busy Feb. 17-18 responding to numerous high-priority calls, including a violent robbery involving a juvenile victim, a fentanyl overdose and a stolen trailer that resulted in an arrest. Officers are still seeking information about the suspect or suspects in an alleged strong-arm...

Police: Shoplifting teens arrested with handgun

Police arrested a car full of teenagers after they stole alcoholic beverages from a Hollister grocery store Sunday night, and one of the suspects was in possession of a handgun, according to authorities.  About 10pm Feb. 6, Hollister Police officers received a report that several...

Hollister PD officer injured in Feb. 4 arrest

Hollister Police faced a flurry of suspects who physically resisted arrest—including one who injured an officer—in a short period of time Feb. 3 and 4, according to authorities. All three suspects were arrested. The first of three unrelated incidents occurred about 10pm Feb. 3, when...

Police: Fugitive arrested after traffic stop

Following a traffic stop on a reckless vehicle, Hollister Police arrested a motorist who was wanted for multiple weapons-related warrants, authorities said. On Jan. 25, Hollister Police Officer Julio Martinez was on patrol when he saw a vehicle driving recklessly in the area of Meridian...

Sheriff’s office warns of phone scam

The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert that a suspect or suspects are attempting to scam local residents by calling them on the phone impersonating an employee of the law enforcement agency.  The scammer or scammers have been calling San Benito County...

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