Crime & Fire

San Benito Fire Safe Council Awarded $25,000 Grant

The San Benito Fire Safe Council was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Monterey Bay Air Resources District to chip storm-related debris that would otherwise be burned.

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HPD Hosts Drug Take-Back Day

This event is free and anonymous.

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San Benito High School Superintendent John Perales, center in this file photo, tendered his resignation to the Board of Trustees, which accepted it on Jan. 13, 2017. (John Chadwell photo)

Ex-SBHS superintendent Perales sentenced in gun incident

Perales was sentenced for an incident which occurred in October 2016. He resigned from his position as San Benito High School Superintendent in January 2017.

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Hollister Police Department Awarded $70,000 Grant

The grant will provide funding to combat pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and other problems such as speeding and car accidents.

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Lori Grimes likes to run every day. She feels people should appreciate the wildlife in the area and drive with caution.

Aromas citizens grapple with drivers speeding through town.

Aromas citizens speak out about the harrowing experiences they have had on the streets they share with speeding vehicles. They want something done.

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Eighteen firefighters brought fire under control in less than an hour. Photo and video by Steve Loos.

Condominium total loss after Ridgemark fire, two residents slightly injured

Ridgemark fire destroys condominium as two are slightly injured. Eighteen firefighters bring fire under control in 40 minutes.

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Arnulfo Garcia had plans to open a re-entry home for former inmates and was considering locating San Benito County.  (Photo from GoFundMe)

Former Editor-in-Chief of San Quentin News Dies in Local Crash

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money for burial expenses.

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Joint law enforcement task force raids marijuana grow in Paicines area

A task force made up of agents from three different state and county agencies find illegal marijuana grow, arrest suspect and find loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic.

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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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