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January 17, 2022

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...

Courts: Murder suspects’ preliminary hearings approach

Murder suspect Manuel Campa, who is accused of killing a Hollister man Dec. 30, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at San Benito County Courthouse in June. Campa, 22, is charged with felony murder in relation to the stabbing death of Christopher Jacobs,...

Multiple casualties reported in shooting at San Jose VTA facility

UPDATE 11am: The suspect was identified by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Russell Davis as a Valley Transportation Authority employee, who opened fire at the light rail yard in San Jose at the start of a union meeting. Davis said nine people were killed, including...

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...