File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police & Fire

Man arrested for DUI, possession of weapons

Suspect is as gang member and convicted felon, according to press release.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police & Fire

Police Arrest a man for battery and burglary

Suspect attempted to take equipment.

Buddy, a three-month old puppy, is now recovering after a night with the vet and is now with Animal Care Services. Photo provided by Hollister Police Department.

Police & Fire

Hollister Police arrest man on animal cruelty charge

Police say three-month old dog picked up and thrown to the ground during argument.

File Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police & Fire

County probation office put on lockdown

Social media posts said an individual “threatened to shoot everyone in here.”

SBC Sheriff deputy Luis Espejo works security at the main entrance to Christmas Hill Park following the Garlic Festival shooting on July 28. Photo courtesy of SBC Sheriff's Office.

Police & Fire

SBC Sheriff deputies respond to Garlic Festival shooting

Officers assisted with security and searching perimeter of the festival.

Sang Ji walks into the courtroom at the July 31 hearing. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police & Fire

Defense strategies block hearings again in Yoon Ji murder case

Sang Ji’s new attorney aims to challenge a search warrant; Jung Choi’s attorney wants defendants tried separately.

Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, along with principals (left to right) Diana Herbst, Scott Wilbur and Ken Woods, told Hollister School District trustees that school resource officers are part of a team that builds relationships. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education

Principals give high grades to school resource officers

Specially trained Hollister police serve as educators, counselors and mentors to students at several schools.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police & Fire

Hollister Police and Fire respond to gas leak

Police say a construction crew broke a two-inch natural gas line at the corner of Jan Avenue and Chaparral Court.

Gilroy community members hold up candles at a July 29 vigil for the victims of the Garlic Festival Shooting. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.

News

Upcoming vigils for Garlic Festival shooting victims

Family Assistance Center also available for grief counseling, emotional support and other services.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police & Fire

Law enforcement continues Garlic Festival shooting investigation

Police say shooter's vehicle found northeast of festival grounds.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police & Fire

Police and Fire revive man after suspected overdose

Police say officers administered Narcan, a medication used in cases of opioid overdoses.

Second Chance Success Panelists Brian Evans, Pablo Gaxiola, Michael Salinas, Amy Bravo, Rolando Barrientos and Jose Rodriguez discussed second chance employment opportunities at a July 16 workshop hosted by the San Benito County Workforce Development Board. Photo by Melissa Melton.

Our Economy

Breaking recidivism through second chance employment

Workshop encourages businesses not to reject job applicants because of criminal history.

Jose Antonio Barajas faces a charge of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, and two counts of kidnapping and false imprisonment in relation to his alleged killing of 19-year-old Ariana Zendejas on Aug. 1, 2014. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police & Fire

Barajas defense asks for motion to examine judge’s handling of case

995 motion to be presented on Aug. 9.

Rachel Spivack, her boyfriend Ben Rivera and her son Jayden. They were stuck without a car to pull their trailer when the Trail Fire started. Photo by Kirti Bassendine.

Police & Fire

Trail Fire gets campers packing

First-person account at the Thousand Trails RV Park when fire broke out.

The San Benito County Sheriff's Office is working with a local contractor in an attempt to determine why the primary radio channel is experiencing interference. Photo courtesy of SBC Sheriff's Office.

Police & Fire

Law enforcement experiencing radio frequency interference

San Benito County Sheriff’s Office working to resolve it.