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News Release

Hollister police arrest team of alleged catalytic converter thieves

Officers found illegal drugs, several power tools, reciprocating saws, and two recently removed catalytic converters in suspects' vehicle.

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HPD arrests two people in connection with car burglaries

Driver of car faces three charges while passenger faces one.

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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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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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Government / Politics

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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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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Hollister Police Arrest Downtown Sexual Assault Suspect

The suspect was located and arraigned in Hollister.

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Children and Youth

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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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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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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SBCo Probation Dept. Pre-Halloween sex offender operation results in arrest

Samuel Downs was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to report to the Probation Department.

According to police, he was seen at the parking lot then arrested on Baler Alley

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HPD arrests felon with handgun on SB High School campus

Officers arrest Steven Reyes Aguirre for various gun charges. Police report says he was first seen at the SB High School parking lot near Baler Alley

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Children and Youth

HPD arrest juvenile for DUI and Marijuana Possession

Oct. 21, Hollister Police Department arrested a 17 year-old male for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana.

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OPINION: Disaster communications

Are you prepared for alternate communications in a disaster? Ham radio operators can take over when cell towers and land lines fail.