Crime & Fire

Red Cross volunteers install free fire alarms in San Juan Bautista homes

The effort was designed to make homes and residents safer in case of an emergency

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Supervisor Jerry Muenzer with a fallen down sign brought by resident Julio Salazar

Supervisor Hears Neighborhood Concerns

Residents of Riverview Estates off Southside Road hope to hold a second meeting with the sheriff's office to address safety issues

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Supervisors vote to downsize planned fire station on Fairview Road

Because of the possibility of a lack of sales tax or other funding mechanisms, supervisors choose smaller fire station to serve North County

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Gang activity update presented to Supervisors

Al DeVos said anti-gang activities can include literacy programs and Gang Resistance and Training Program in elementary schools

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AAA to offer free rides home on Cinco de Mayo

Impaired drivers do not need to be a member of the auto club in order to get a free ride on Friday

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Police find apparent drug lab at garage fire

21-year-old burned in the blast was arrested on various charges

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Police make arrest in strong-arm robbery

Suspect accused of assaulting a victim, demanding money

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CHP to offer parent/teen driver safety program

"Smart Start" program aimed at teen drivers to teach responsibilities, collision avoidance techniques

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HPD holding prescription take-back day Saturday

The department will accept and dispose of prescriptions, while offering tips about potential abuse of medications

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Juvenile arrested for downtown burglaries

17-year-old was allegedly caught on the downtown video surveillance system after breaking in to Heavenly Bakery and breaking a window at Country Rose

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Hollister City Council approves $1.6 million for four new fire engines

Engines to cover urban and rural fires will be financed over 10 years

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Residents want homeless moved from Dunne Park

People living near the park claim homeless are encamped and committing crimes, making it unsafe

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Police seek information on shoplifting suspects

Four suspects are accused of stealing alcohol from the Safeway store on Tres Pinos Road in Hollister

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Van hits pole on Hwy. 156

Single-vehicle accident sheared power pole on the eastbound side of the highway

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Arrest made after attempted Aromas armed robbery

Suspect was located in Watsonville after multi-agency effort

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Missing woman found deceased

Anita Manzo De Flores was reported missing on Thursday; her body was found near the San Benito River on Friday

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Understory clearing along the sides of San Juan Canyon Road, thanks to a grant from CAL FIRE to the San Benito Fire Safe Council

Grant keeps firefighters, San Juan Canyon residents safer

The San Benito Fire Safe Council received a $117,000 grant from CalFire in 2015 to reduce fuels in San Juan Canyon and fund understory thinning

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Police make arrest in downtown shooting

Heated argument allegedly prompted shots to be fired; 38-year-old arrested

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Sheriff puts out notice regarding missing person

Anita Manzo-DeFlores was last seen Thursday in Riverview Estates neighborhood

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City declines fire department's request to apply for federal grant

Mayor cites concerns that the city may eventually not be able to afford the cost of firefighters hired by the grant, potentially forcing layoffs

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