Crime & Fire

Arrest at motorcycle rally leads to warrant for drug sales

52-year-old arrested in Salinas on suspicion of selling cocaine at the motorcycle rally in downtown Hollister

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County awards $25 million jail expansion project; state to pay $20 million

Construction is expected to begin in late August, with the state funding 80 percent of the project

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Police arrest 4 juveniles after alleged break-in at school

The group is alleged to have broken into Cerra Vista and Calvary Christian schools

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Police arrest felon after chase

Hollister resident jailed after chase followed report of person shooting a handgun from a pickup

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Gilroy man charged in DUI accident death of Hollister man

CHP says the driver passed traffic over the double yellow lines on Fairview and caused a fatal, head-on collision

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Fireworks caused at least three fires locally on July 4

Two vegetation fires, one car fire started by fireworks

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Smartphone app credited with increase in fireworks citations

Fireworks-related calls to dispatch dropped 24 percent, but reports through the app increased more than 573 percent on the Fourth of July

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County proceeds with $25 million jail expansion, state to pay $20 million

After discussing four options, the Board of Supervisors decides to move forward with a project that could begin in late August

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Arrests down, fewer calls for service during rally weekend

619 calls for service on rally weekend was down from 753 last year; 86 citations issued matched three-year high

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Fire knocked down on Highway 156 Sunday

Blaze ahead of Fourth of July is a reminder of summer fire dangers

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OPINION: What the Fourth of July means to those of us not included

How does a society grapple with certain undeniable historical truths?

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Hollister resident killed in suspected DUI crash

CHP arrested one driver on suspicion of driving under the influence

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Police will be on patrol to enforce illegal fireworks rules

The Hollister Police Department is encouraging locals to download a smartphone app to help pinpoint where illegal fireworks activity is taking place

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Police announce timing of downtown street closures for motorcycle rally

Rally construction will begin after Farmers' Market closes on Wednesday

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Multiple burglaries, crashes lead to arrest

Sheriff's deputies and CHP officers responded to multiple incidents allegedly stemming from the same man

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Explorer firefighters complete training, get pinned, demonstrate skills

Explorer Firefighters are pinned in a ceremony and then demonstrate what they have learned

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San Juan Bautista holds marijuana workshop

Issues included land use and revenue generation through different taxes and development fees

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Law enforcement torch run raises money for Special Olympics

Police, sheriff and probation staffs do fundraising relay run from Bolado Park to police headquarters

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Police arrest additional suspects in shooting murder

Four Hollister men have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Victor Barajas

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CalFire launches app to alert homeowners of wildfire danger

Free cell phone app includes safety checklist, notifications and fire map

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