Crime & Fire

Hollister tobacco sales to minors

In the first sting in 10 years, city cites three local stores for not seeking proof of age from underage "decoys"

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School Resource Officer Carlos Rodriguez stands by the 70 bikes given away for 2016 Wheels for Kids campaign.  BenitoLink file photo

Hollister Police Teaming Up With Turning Wheels for Kids

Once again Hollister Police Department will team up with non-profit Turning Wheels for Kids to provide new bicycles & helmets to area children

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Update: Pedestrian killed on Highway 25, Nov. 9 is identified

Updated Information: Hollister Police Department identify victim of possible hit and run as Kathy Haro, 56. HPD requests information on the incident which occurred approx. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Highway 25 at Meridian in Hollister

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10 Easy Things You Can Do to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween

Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween

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SBCo Probation Dept. Pre-Halloween sex offender operation results in arrest

Samuel Downs was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to report to the Probation Department.

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According to police, he was seen at the parking lot then arrested on Baler Alley

HPD arrests felon with handgun on SB High School campus

Officers arrest Steven Reyes Aguirre for various gun charges. Police report says he was first seen at the SB High School parking lot near Baler Alley

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HPD arrest juvenile for DUI and Marijuana Possession

Oct. 21, Hollister Police Department arrested a 17 year-old male for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana.

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Man arrested after road rage and gun brandishing

HPD report says Road Rage and Gun Brandishing lead to arrest of man with children and family members in car

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The Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts Hosts Napa Sonoma Donation Drive

From Oct. 16 – Oct. 21, people can to donate supplies to those affected by the Napa and Sonoma fires at The Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m

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California Highway Patrol Vehicle

Police Seek Information on Car Crash Fatality

A 53 year-old Hollister Woman died in a car accident on Sunday.

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San Benito County Amateur Radio Association members Tim Takeuchi and Dave Fears (BenitoLink file photo)

OPINION: Disaster communications

Are you prepared for alternate communications in a disaster? Ham radio operators can take over when cell towers and land lines fail.

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Hollister firefighters could be on the line for up to 21 days, all the while staying with their engine. Photos courtesy of Hollister Fire Department.

Hollister firefighters on front line battling Tubbs fire in Napa County

Hollister fire department part of California Office of Emergency Services task force may be fighting fires in Sonoma and Napa counties for up to 21 days.

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Hollister Police Department Squad Car

HPD Arrest Parolee for Vehicle Theft and DUI

On Oct. 8 officers arrested Jose Eduardo Garcia on charges of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, driving under the influence, and a parole violation.

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San Benito Fire Safe Council Awarded $25,000 Grant

The San Benito Fire Safe Council was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Monterey Bay Air Resources District to chip storm-related debris that would otherwise be burned.

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HPD Hosts Drug Take-Back Day

This event is free and anonymous.

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San Benito High School Superintendent John Perales, center in this file photo, tendered his resignation to the Board of Trustees, which accepted it on Jan. 13, 2017. (John Chadwell photo)

Ex-SBHS superintendent Perales sentenced in gun incident

Perales was sentenced for an incident which occurred in October 2016. He resigned from his position as San Benito High School Superintendent in January 2017.

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Hollister Police Department Awarded $70,000 Grant

The grant will provide funding to combat pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and other problems such as speeding and car accidents.

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Lori Grimes likes to run every day. She feels people should appreciate the wildlife in the area and drive with caution.

Aromas citizens grapple with drivers speeding through town.

Aromas citizens speak out about the harrowing experiences they have had on the streets they share with speeding vehicles. They want something done.

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Eighteen firefighters brought fire under control in less than an hour. Photo and video by Steve Loos.

Condominium total loss after Ridgemark fire, two residents slightly injured

Ridgemark fire destroys condominium as two are slightly injured. Eighteen firefighters bring fire under control in 40 minutes.

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Arnulfo Garcia had plans to open a re-entry home for former inmates and was considering locating San Benito County.  (Photo from GoFundMe)

Former Editor-in-Chief of San Quentin News Dies in Local Crash

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money for burial expenses.

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