Crime & Fire

Suspect arrested in Tres Pinos armed robbery

The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office arrested local resident Michael Huerta, 25, in connection to an armed robbery of the Tres Pinos Country Store.

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AAA offers a 10 mile ride home with "Tipsy Tow" April 20 and 21.

AAA estimates that a first-time DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees and increased insurance costs. Tipsy Tow is available April 20 and 21 in

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CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint on April 21

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be checked for impairment and arrested if determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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Red Cross volunteers provide support to people affected by Hollister home fire

An early morning fire on April 14 at a residence in the city of Hollister prompted a response from the city's Fire Department, an assist from CalFire personnel, and support from the American Red Cross.

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Berglund honored for keeping campus secure

San Benito High School Supervisor of Security Mercedes Berglund is the first civilian to receive the Challenge Coin from the Hollister Police Department

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Hollister Police arrest felon on multiple charges

Hollister resident was arrested on multiple charges including child endangerment and committing a felony while on bail. 

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Emmaus House helps women find safety and independence after abuse

Emmaus House, the only shelter for abused women and children in San Benito County, is a place of safety for women and children escaping abusive relationships, such as Jasmine Stone.

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HPD Arrest Man for Having Stolen Property And Heroin

Carlos Sanchez was arrested on multiple theft, drug and possession of stolen property charges

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Local educators attend school safety workshop at San Benito High School

Event at San Benito High School brought together law enforcement and educators from around the county

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CHP to conduct enhanced enforcement operation focused on school bus pedestrian safety.

The project is designed to educate and remind motorists, parents, and students of the importance of school bus pedestrian safety.

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Statewide crime initiative gains local support

A statewide initiative to change portions of three crime-related laws is picking up steam in the local region.

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Police Arrest Man on Drug and Gun charges

HPD arrest Cesar Montez Gonzalez after a brief vehicle pursuit and foot chase.

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Disaster-response trailer stolen from Red Cross facility

A disaster-response trailer has been stolen from the American Red Cross's Santa Cruz facility. The trailer was stocked with cots, blankets, and other emergency supplies used during Red Cross responses in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.

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Traffic collision results in the death of a 20-year-old Hollister resident

The young woman was traveling at high speeds. Alcohol nor drugs are believed to be the cause.

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Adult Male and female arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor

According to the SBC sheriff's dept. the four subjects planned to go to Fremont Peak State Park to drink, do drugs and “party.”

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The CHP Hollister-Gilroy Area Office reminds motorists to buckle up and designate a sober driver this St. Patrick’s Day

According to a press release by the CHP, last year on St. Patrick’s Day, the CHP made 148 arrests statewide for driving under the influence (DUI).

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Apple grower Anthony Botelho stands with hundreds of the more than 7,000 fruit bins he uses to cart apples from his orchard off Flint Road in San Juan Bautista. When the plywood bins can no longer be repaired, orchardists historically have burned them. Botelho is Chair of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Jack Foley

County Supervisor targeted in illegal burn probe

Anthony Botelho says it’s all a misunderstanding, but air pollution officials say he has done it before...

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Hollister Police Arrest Downtown Sexual Assault Suspect

The suspect was located and arraigned in Hollister.

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SBC patrol deputies to begin using body cameras

San Benito county patrol deputies will begin to wear Body-Worn Cameras this week.

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UPDATE: Hollister-Gilroy CHP turns to community for help

The CHP is seeking information for a car accident that left a 6-year-old child with fatal injuries and another child with major injuries. The accident was one of several that occurred last weekend.

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