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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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CHP Urges Drivers to Drive Safely

Fatal accidents over the past week in both Santa Clara and San Benito counties have prompted the CHP to remind people to drive safely.

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Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Violation and Abatement

On Monday Feb. 5 members of the SBSO, UNET, and HPD executed Inspection and Abatement Warrant to abate the unlawful cannabis cultivation from a property in the 300 block of Ladd Ln.

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Lack of discovery materials delays murder trial proceedings

Attorneys of defendants Ji and Choi ask for delay of hearing, claiming FBI and sheriff's office have not given them any discovery materials needed to defend their clients.

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San Benito County Sheriff’s Office Issues Scam Alert Advisory

The SBC Sheriff’s Office received reports that a scam phone call has re-surfaced in which the caller identifies him/herself as a Deputy with the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.

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Photos by: Jack Foley San Benito County Jail Commander Tony Lamonica sits in on Nick Fortino’s Personal and Career Development class during a session Feb. 7 with women inmates. The class is part of joint effort by Sheriff Darren Thompson and Gavilan Community College to help inmates become productive citizens and to reduce recidivism.

Gavilan Community College and San Benito County Sheriff’s Department team up to help jailed women and men

College’s jailhouse education program is designed to get inmates back to a productive life and reduce recidivism.

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Hollister Police Animal Care and Services Arrest Juvenile In Animal Cruelty Case

Sunnyvale Animal Control contacted Hollister Police Animal Care and Services regarding a Snapchat video depicting animal cruelty

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Hollister Police Department looking for 11 year old

Updated: Marguerite Maze Middle School student who was missing from school Jan. 30. has been been located.

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Kevin O'Neill said report may have had valid recommendations, but there was no data to back it up. Photo by John Chadwell.

Consulting company terminates its own consultant after he delivers flawed report to fire committee

Because of complacency within its own ranks, Emergency Services Consulting Int. fires one of its contractors along with his boss, after delivering report to fire committee. New report due in February.

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Hollister Police Indentify Sexual Assault Suspect

Police identify suspect, based on two individual's information in sexual assault case.

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Hollister Police seek information on assault

Hollister Police Department have identified the approximate date and time a crime occurred and are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect.

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Robbery suspect arrested after multi-county chase

The CHP's involvement in the pursuit covered 58 miles.

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CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint in South Santa Clara County on Dec.30

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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Sang Ji and Jung Choi are led into the courtroom in chains. Photos by John Chadwell.

UPDATE: Missing local woman's body found buried near San Juan Bautista; two accused of her killing appear at Superior Court

Authorities suspect that body discovered near San Juan-Salinas Grade Road is that of Yoon Ji, whose husband, Sang Ji and a South Korean citizen, Jung Choi, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

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According to online descriptions, Dabo's financial services are geared to older, retired clients and those near retirement.

Dabo now target of criminal probe in trust fund rip-off

After a civil trial found him liable for more than $1.74 million, Hollister police have opened a probe into whether San Benito County Board of Education President Mitch Dabo committed a crime when he took funds left to a charity

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