Crime & Fire

Arson fire still being investigated, Babe Ruth League will miss season after 60 years playing at Vets Park

The San Benito County Babe Ruth League will miss playing this season because of the arson fire at Vets Park as investigation continues. League uses GoFundMe in attempt to raise money.

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Hollister Police Department vehicle was wrecked when it hit an ongoing vehicle during a high speed chase.

Officer Injured and three arrested after lengthy vehicle pursuit

Police Officer injured by another vehicle while pursuing three women accused of grand theft and stolen property.

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Sheriff's car.

Two Arrested for Felony Mail Theft in Hollister

A man and a woman were arrested in San Benito County Sept. 14 for felony mail theft, identity theft, and the possession of drugs and firearms.

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Suspected arson may delay Babe Ruth season by weeks

Two men were seen fleeing from the fire scene and are suspected of attempted burglary of Babe Ruth League snack bar and then deliberately setting fire to a tool shed. Damage to nearby light may delay baseball season.

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Supes delay cannabis business ordinance until November, demand immediate prosecution of illegal grows

After Supervisor Robert Rivas reverses his position on cannabis ordinance, board moves hearing to November, as some push to immediately prosecute illegal operators

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Police investigating separate shootings in Hollister

Two shootings, less than an hour apart, are being investigated as gang activity

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Thefts, vandalism continue to hit local youth leagues

After the latest flurry of break-ins and thefts, youth baseball and softball leagues will install cameras and lights in attempt to fight back after 12 years of criminal activity

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CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint in South Santa Clara County on Aug. 19

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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Summer fire safety tips from the Hollister Fire Department

CMAP TV summer intern Erica Leung interviews Hollister firefighters about how to stay safe during the summer fire season

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Police arrest suspected carjacker at gas station

Transient is accused of trying to commandeer two vehicles at the Safeway gas station in Hollister

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Emergency Preparedness Fair in Hollister on Saturday

Event in Kmart lot is intended to inform people about how to properly prepare for and respond to disasters and other emergencies

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Another arrest in connection with murder in May

25-year-old Hollister man arrested in the San Diego area on charges he was involved with local murder in May

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Hollister Police officer injured while investigating explosive device

Device made by 15-year-old led to chemical exposure of the officer, who was treated at the hospital

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Police make arrest in death of Lisa Hall

33-year-old Michael Simas claims the fatal shooting of Hall was accidental, according to police

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Police seek information on apparent homicide

40-year-old Hollister woman was brought to the hospital with gunshot wounds

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National Night Out in Hollister Aug. 1

Annual event is part of a national effort to promote community/law enforcement partnerships

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OPINION: Homeless make Dunne Park unwelcoming

Dunne Park is a favorite recreation site near the downtown area, but some in the homeless population live there

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Fire danger prompts restrictions on target shooting on public lands

Restrictions in San Benito County and others mean target shooting is only permitted between 30 minutes before sunrise until noon until fire danger subsides

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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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