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November 29, 2021

Police plan DUI checkpoint July 4

The Hollister Police Department warns motorists and other revelers not to drive in an impaired state this holiday weekend, and have scheduled a July 4 traffic checkpoint to help remind people. The July 4 DUI and driver's license checkpoint will take place 6pm to 1:30am...

State data reveals rise in hate crimes in 2020

2020 wasn't just about one deadly virus for some. Across California, Asian Americans and other minority groups also faced an epidemic of hate, as revealed by the state's Department of Justice in a specialized report Wednesday.  Attorney General Rob Bonta presented a report on anti-Asian...

Driver in June 20 collision charged with murder

A Hollister man accused of drunkenly running over two pedestrians, killing one, has been charged with murder, according to authorities. Manuel Martinez Vazquez, 23, was charged at San Benito County Courthouse last week. In addition to one count of murder, Vazquez faces two charges of...

Man sentenced to 15 years for shooting at vehicles

Charles Kenneth Lafferty, the man who pleaded guilty to shooting marbles at dozens of motorists on Highways 156 and 101 for more than a year, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on June 29, Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced. In April,...

Pedestrian dies in collision on Sunnyslope Road

Two pedestrians were struck by a drunk driver in Hollister Sunday night, and one of the victims died as a result of the collision, police said. Hollister Police arrested the driver, Manuel Martinez Vazquez, 23, on suspicion of DUI, vehicular manslaughter and other charges in...

Fines increase for illegal fireworks use in San Benito County

Authorities throughout San Benito County will be levying increased fines for the use of illegal fireworks, with fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the number of offenses and other circumstances, according to county staff. On June 8, the board of supervisors approved an...

Police: Hollister man arrested after vandalizing cars, making threats

Police arrested a Hollister man one recent afternoon after he vandalized several vehicles and threatened to kill his neighbors, according to authorities. About 1:50pm June 6, Hollister Police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Western Court on a report of a man waving...

Sheriff identifies suspect in April 5 homicide

Detectives have identified a suspect in the April 5 murder of Adolfo “Junior” Davila, and the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the alleged killer. In a June 8 press release, the sheriff’s office announced that a warrant...

Police use Narcan to save overdose patients

For at least the second time in less than a month, police delivered the Narcan medication to a San Benito County resident June 1 who had just suffered a drug overdose, according to authorities. Hollister Police officers, fire personnel and medics from American Medical Response...

Coroner identifies victims in San Jose shooting

The toll of fatalities in the mass shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance yard in San Jose rose to nine late Wednesday night.    Alex Ward Fritch, 49, who had been in critical condition since being taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center...