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April 14, 2024

Former county supervisor under investigation for theft of political signs

Anthony Botelho accused of stealing signs opposing Strada Verde project

Hollister man arrested in relation to San Jose shooting

Hollister resident Juan Samarron was arrested at his home Nov. 7 in relation to a May 5 shooting in San Jose, according to authorities.  About 8:34pm May 5, San Jose Police responded to a call reporting a shooting on the 30 block of Southside Drive....

Suspect allegedly drove stolen van to probation appointment

Hollister Police recovered a stolen U-Haul van after the vehicle’s illicit driver was exiting an appointment with San Benito County Probation staff, authorities said.  About 10:15am Nov. 7, a Hollister Police Department license plate reader scanned the plate of the vehicle when it was parked...

San Benito County Probation conducts sex offender sweep

Seven of 106 registered sex offenders in San Benito County were found to be out of compliance with their sentencing requirements during a recent operation conducted by multiple local agencies, according to authorities.  On Oct. 30, the San Benito County Probation Department led an annual...

Hollister homicide victim had young daughter

Authorities this week identified the victim in an Oct. 23 homicide as 45-year-old lifelong Hollister resident Jacob Arballo.  About 11:44pm Oct. 23, officers responded to the 1000 block of Monterey Street on a report of a shooting victim, according to Hollister Police. When police arrived,...

Police investigate deadly shooting in Hollister 

Hollister Police are investigating the shooting and homicide of an adult male that occurred late Monday night, and authorities are asking any potential witnesses to come forward.  About 11:44pm Oct. 23, officers responded to the 1000 block of Monterey Street on a report of a...

San Benito County launches new alert system

San Benito County and the Santa Cruz Regional 911 system this week announced the launch of SBCAlert, an automated alert and warning system that will be used to inform residents of vital information—from road closures to emergency incidents in their area.  SBCAlert is a “significant...

Man accused of killing, dismembering woman in Gilroy

Human remains found in Gilroy recently have been confirmed to be that of a 33-year-old woman who went missing in late July and her ex-boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of killing her, police said Oct. 4. Ivan Alfaro Escobedo allegedly cut Alyssa Salazar’s body...

Update: Counseling available for students following Sept. 14 Hollister High incident

Hollister High School
A drug investigation on the Hollister High School campus led to the discovery of a student in possession of a loaded firearm on Sept. 14, according to authorities.  The school was placed on lockdown while law enforcement officials searched the campus. Shortly following the search,...

Loaded gun found at Hollister High School leads to lockdown

Hollister High School
A drug investigation on the Hollister High School campus led to the discovery of a student in possession of a loaded firearm on Sept. 14.  The school was placed on lockdown while law enforcement officials searched the campus. There is no longer a threat to...

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