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Hollister
February 25, 2024

District sees uptick in school vandalism

Level 1 Security has started night patrols at each of the Hollister School District sites due to an increase in vandalism.  In recent weeks, playground construction projects have been interrupted and delayed due to nightly vandalism. In March, the district announced that $2.4 million would...

South Bay DA proposes ballot initiative to address gun violence in California

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Aug. 3 that he is sponsoring an “unprecedented” statewide ballot initiative that seeks to “transcend the bitter politics of gun control and save the lives of crime victims, the suicidal and children.” If approved by voters, the...

Locals flock to downtown Hollister for National Night Out

Hollister Police and the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office hosted the annual National Night Out at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister on Aug. 1. Local residents attended the nationwide event, which Hollister Chief of Police Carlos Reynoso said was a fantastic turnout with...

Local man sentenced to jail for cruelty to an animal

A local man was recently sentenced to serve time in the San Benito County Jail for intentionally harming a neighbor’s dog while impaired by methamphetamine use, according to authorities. Walter Monzon was sentenced on July 13 on a felony charge of cruelty to an animal,...

Illegal fireworks net dozens of citations in Hollister

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Hollister police and firefighters issued 46 citations for the use and possession of illegal fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday period, according to authorities.  The City of Hollister’s municipal code prohibits aerial and explosive fireworks, with each cited violation carrying a minimum fine of...

San Benito investigation leads to felony weapons arrest in Los Banos

After an investigation that lasted about one year, authorities from San Benito County and neighboring agencies arrested an alleged gang member on June 1 who was in possession of more than 20 illegal firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to the sheriff’s...

Six arrested in relation to Hollister collision, shooting

Local authorities arrested several people—including four juveniles—for gun-related offenses and are seeking information on possible additional suspects in relation to a collision, followed by a shooting, that occurred June 1 in Hollister, according to police.  About 8pm, police were dispatched to the 1000 block of...

May 18 high school lockdown triggered by alarm system glitch

A May 18 lockdown of Hollister High School was triggered by a glitch in the school’s alarm system that sent out a false alert of a campus emergency, according to law enforcement and school officials.  Police responded to the live report of a potential emergency...

Police investigate false shooting report at Hollister High

A report of an active shooter at Hollister High School was unfounded Thursday afternoon, police said.  The Hollister Police Department sent out a press release at 12:58pm May 18, stating that officers responded to the campus to investigate an “apparent false active shooter alert.” Police...

DUI checkpoints set for May 19

The Hollister Police Department as well as the local office of the California Highway Patrol will each conduct DUI checkpoints at different locations in South Valley the evening of May 19, according to authorities.  Hollister Police announced this week that officers will hold a checkpoint...

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