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Police / Fire

Police makes arrests in May 8 shooting

One adult and one juvenile booked on charges of attempted murder.

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Health

May 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-three confirmed cases since February, seven of which are active, 54 recovered; agricultural businesses now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans; HPD will continue with required registration of sex offenders with no changes despite executive order allowing agencies to register remotely.

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Police / Fire

Cal Fire declares fire season in San Benito and Monterey Counties

State fire agency said substantial rainfall this winter and spring created significant crop of annual grass that has now cured. The brush and trees have begun their summer transition to highly flammable vegetation.

San Juan Bautista City Councilman Dan De Vries (middle) during a May 21 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

SJB Councilman receives misdemeanor, probation for 2019 domestic disturbance

Court orders Dan De Vries to attend counseling meetings.

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Police / Fire

BLM Central Coast Field Office issues seasonal fire restrictions

Agency expects an increase in wildfire severity based on forecasted climate.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

HPD investigating downtown shooting

Police seeking information about a newer model, dark colored four-door sedan seen leaving the area.

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Police / Fire

Police investigating burglary and vehicle theft at San Benito High School

HPD said hand tools and two Kawasaki brand utility task vehicles taken overnight.

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Police / Fire

Declaration of 2020 Fire Season

Active as of 8 a.m. on May 18.

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Police / Fire

Bureau of Land Management issues fire prevention order

Order serves as a reminder of basic precautions to reduce wildfires that apply to BLM-managed public lands, areas, roads, waterways and trails.

Wood going through the chipper. Photo provided by San Benito Fire Safe Council.

Police / Fire

Get prepared for fire season

While sheltering in place, take time to prepare for wildfire season. San Benito Fire Safe Council shares the details on Cal Fire's Ready, Set, Go program.

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Health

April 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

47 confirmed cases since February, four active, 41 recovered; face covering order goes into effect April 27; health order amendment exempts utilization of open areas to include county and city parks, golf courses; drive-thru face covering distribution on April 25.

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News

Illegal hemp cultivation abated

Cultivator had previously been given a 10-day notice to cease operations. No arrests were made.

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Police / Fire

Hollister traffic collision leads to fatality

CHP investigating crash at Highway 25-156 intersection.

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Police / Fire

Police investigate DUI crash

HPD said suspect was allegedly involved in a fight with family members, fled the scene and crashed her vehicle with her three-year-old son in the car.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest driver after high speed pursuit

Chase ended in collision and temporary closure of Fairview Road.