Just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, the Hollister Police Department announced that the 2300 block of Glenview Drive had reopened to traffic after more than 100 pounds of combustible/explosive materials were located at a residence during the investigation. The Monterey County Bomb Squad transported the materials to the Hollister Airport and destroyed them as a public safety measure.
On Monday at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Hollister Police Department responded to a home on Glenview after a report of a possible burglary. Upon arrival at the home, hazardous materials were located inside the home. The Hollister Fire Department, the Monterey County bomb squad and San Benito County Environmental Health were called and an evacuation of a two-block area was initiated.
The investigation and the processing of the scene continued for hours until the evacuation area was lifted after midnight. Police asked people to stay away from the area until hazardous material experts removed hazardous materials.
Additional equipment and resources arrived at the scene Tuesday morning. San Benito County Environmental Health cleared the residence of hazardous materials and the chemicals were removed and stored.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, with a report being forwarded to the San Benito County District Attorney’s office for a recommendation on charges of multiple violations of possession and storage of dangerous and hazardous materials.
The Hollister Police Department thanked the Hollister Fire Department, San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, Monterey County Bomb Squad, San Benito County District Attorney’s Office, ATF and FBI for assistance in this investigation.