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Arrests up 43 percent over holiday weekend

Fewer calls for service this year, but 40 percent more crime reports taken during the Fourth of July weekend from previous years.

Arrests for public intoxication, narcotics, weapons and driving under the influence highlighted the bulk of the bookings over the July 4 weekend, during which the Hollister Independence Rally was held.

Calls for service were down 15 percent, according to a report from Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, but there were 40 percent more crime reports taken and a 43 percent increase in arrests over the weekend when compared to 2015.

For the second year in a row, according to a press release from Westrick, no crimes, incidents, events were reported after midnight in the rally event area throughout the weekend.

The Hollister Police Department responded to 753 calls for service over the three days of the rally. By comparison, HPD responded to 891 calls for service during the 2015 rally and 420 calls during the 2014 rally. 

Fourth of July weekend calls for service

2013 

  • DUI 12 
  • Citations 32 
  • Arrests 30 
  • Collisions 6 
  • Crime Reports 36 

2014 

  • DUI 11 
  • Citations 16 
  • Arrests 28 
  • Collisions 4 
  • Crime Reports 32 

2015 

  • DUI 10 
  • Citations 86 
  • Arrests 32 
  • Collisions 3 
  • Crime Reports 40 

2016 

  • DUI 12
  • Citations 70 
  • Arrests 46 
  • Collisions 1
  • Crime Reports 56

 

 

 

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