Crime & Fire

File photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Hollister approves fire services for San Juan Bautista

SJB council still needs to OK contract.

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Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police seek information on McCray Street shooting

Officers ask for assistance from possible witnesses.

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File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police seek armed robbery suspect

Alleged accomplice in custody.

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Fire station in downtown Hollister. Photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Hollister approves shared fire services for San Benito County

Supervisors set to vote on contract Nov. 20.

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File photo by Joshua Miller.

Local police take part in No-Shave November and December fundraisers

Fourth year running for Hollister Police Officer's Association and the Hollister Police Department.

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A Red Cross worker installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in San Juan Bautista homes on October 27

American Red Cross of the Central Coast to provide in-home fire preparedness education and earthquake preparedness education.

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Photo courtesy of the Cal Fire San Benito-Monterey Unit Facebook Page.

Prescribed burn planned for San Benito County

Smoke to be visible from Hollister, San Benito County, Santa Clara Valley and Salinas Valley.

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Court bailiffs lead Jose Antonio Barajas into court where he may soon be on trial for murder and other felonies. Photos by John Chadwell.

Murder suspect Barajas back in court

Decision on preliminary hearing date expected this week.

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HFD and CalFire hot on the heels of hometown blazes

Agencies explain how their jurisdictions are organized.

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File Photo by Joshua Miller.

DUI and Drivers License Checkpoint planned for September 14

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI could expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This could include fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time.

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Engines outside the downtown fire station in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister Fire Department to get expedited reimbursements

Department sent crews to five fires out of jurisdiction in 2017 and 2018; seeks grant money for new training facility.

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The Hollister Fire Department needs 41 firefighters to cover both cities and the county, according to Fire Chief Bob Martin Del Campo. Photos by John Chadwell.

SAFER grant won and likely lost within a week

Acceptance of $2.6 million grant could be hindered by upcoming expiration of shared fire services contract between Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County.

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File Photo by Joshua Miller.

DUI and Drivers License Checkpoint planned for September 1

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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File Photo by Joshua Miller.

Burglaries and thefts from cars hits 5-year low

Though reported incidents are on a downward trend, the remaining months of 2018 could change that.

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Jose Antonio Barajas is led into San Benito County Superior Court. Photos by John Chadwell.

Judge grants three-week continuance in Barajas case

Attorney LaForge requested time to prepare defense.

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File Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police Planning DUI and Drivers License Checkpoint on August 17

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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File Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police arrest two on drug possession and stolen property charges

Both suspects were booked for several warrants out for their arrest from neighboring counties.

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The federal jury spent three weeks evaluating the Martinez v. San Benito County case. Photo by Garrick Wong.

County wins lawsuit, Martinez considers filing for mistrial or appeal

After losing her lawsuit against the county, Nancy Martinez told supervisors she isn’t done and plans to continue the fight to decriminalize mental illness in the community.

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File Photo by Joshua Miller.

Man arrested for assault on officer and gun charges

The 20 year-old man was arrested Sunday, Aug. 5 and was also wanted for a prior case where he was identified as the driver of a stolen car.

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