Sheriff Darren Thompson. Photo from the San Benito County Sheriff's Department website.


Sheriff Darren Thompson set to retire

San Benito County Supervisors will appoint interim sheriff April 27.

The federal jury spent three weeks evaluating the Martinez v. San Benito County case. Photo by Garrick Wong.

Government / Politics

County wins lawsuit, Martinez considers filing for mistrial or appeal

After losing her lawsuit against the county, Nancy Martinez told supervisors she isn’t done and plans to continue the fight to decriminalize mental illness in the community.

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Business / Economy

Supervisors approve funding for 2 sheriff’s deputies

Despite the approval, the sheriff's office continues raising flags over its small patrol force

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Government / Politics

Sheriff appointed by governor to state board

Thompson to serve on California Rehabilitation Oversight Board

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Union Bank Robbed in San Juan Bautista

Men with handguns escape with cash