Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest juvenile in connection to attempted murder shooting

The morning of Feb. 4, Hollister Police officers and detectives conducted a search warrant on a home located on the 700 block of South Street in relation to a Jan. 31 shooting.

Rancho San Justo Middle School. Photo by Leslie David.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department rescues child at Rancho San Justo Middle School

Student was stuck on softball backstop.

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Police / Fire

2019 Statistics for Hollister Police Animal Care and Services

Last year, 729 animals were adopted or sent to rescue and another 391 animals were reunited with their owners.

Jung Choi smiles at her interpreter as she enters the courtroom on Jan. 24. She pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Jung Choi pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter

Choi is one of two accused in a December 2017 murder. She faces up to 11 years in prison.

Jung Choi at a Jan. 10 hearing. Over the course of nearly two years of hearings, she has remained mostly silent and communicated only through an interpreter. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Ji and Choi trial set for March 9

They are charged with first-degree murder in the December 2017 death of Yoon ‘Clara’ Ji.

Sheriff Darren Thompson and deputies take a selfie with retiring Hollister Police Chief David Westrick. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Leaders say farewell to Hollister’s top cop

City and county officials roast retiring police chief David Westrick over coffee.

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Education / Schools

HPD donates surplus vehicles to SBHS auto program

The addition of two 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police cars offer more opportunities for students to learn and improve their automobile diagnosis and repair skills.

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Police / Fire

CHP Checkpoint planned for Friday, Dec. 27

CHP will be having a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of southern Santa Clara County.

The clean-up after the skilled nursing facility on Sunset Drive flooded on Dec. 4. Cleaning could be extensive if asbestos is discovered. Photos by John Chadwell.

Health

Flooding forces nursing facility evacuation

Forty-six patients moved to Hazel Hawkins and another facility.

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Flooding at Fairview Road and McCloskey Road.

Police / Fire

Weather advisory warns of potential flooding

Sandbags available at numerous city and county locations.

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Police / Fire

BLM Central Coast Field Office lifts seasonal fire restrictions

Information provided by the Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office. The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office plans to lift its seasonal fire restrictions on Dec. 2 for approximately 300,000-acres of public land, due to reduced wildland fire potential. This action also lifts target shooting restrictions on public lands within the

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Police / Fire

Red Cross offering free smoke alarm installation in Hollister

Nov. 23 event will also provide fire-prevention information.

What started out as a journey to shorten David Westrick's daily commute turned into a career move to become police chief. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Chief Westrick to retire in December

He leaves the department ‘at its best,’ says crime has dropped significantly since 2013.

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Police / Fire

Prescribed burn planned for San Benito County

Smoke is expected to be visible from King City, Bitterwater, Pinnacles National Park, New Idria, southern San Benito County and the San Joaquin Valley.

Emergency Vehicle Specialists President Stephen Haynes gives a brief tour of a Hollister Police SUV to State Senator Anna Caballero. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Hollister company serves police, fire and EMS

Emergency Vehicle Specialists Inc. installs warning lights, sirens and two-way radios.