News Release

Hollister Police planning DUI/driver’s license checkpoint this weekend

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

Emergency Vehicle Specialists President Stephen Haynes gives a brief tour of a Hollister Police SUV to State Senator Anna Caballero. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Hollister company serves police, fire and EMS

Emergency Vehicle Specialists Inc. installs warning lights, sirens and two-way radios.


Schools & Education

Active-shooter drills at schools are about saving lives

Local law enforcement trains school administrators and teachers how to survive an active-shooter by emphasizing escaping, barricading and hiding, and if all else fails, fighting.

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Children and Youth

Hollister Police Teaming Up With Turning Wheels for Kids

Once again Hollister Police Department will team up with non-profit Turning Wheels for Kids to provide new bicycles & helmets to area children


Police / Fire

Update: Pedestrian killed on Highway 25, Nov. 9 is identified

Updated Information: Hollister Police Department identify victim of possible hit and run as Kathy Haro, 56. HPD requests information on the incident which occurred approx. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Highway 25 at Meridian in Hollister

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Police / Fire

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.


Police / Fire

Police arrest suspected carjacker at gas station

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



National Night Out brings community, public safety together

Hollister has joined the nation in an annual celebration to bring communities and public safety personnel closer together to build trust and fight crime

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Police / Fire

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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Government / Politics

BenitoLink addresses big questions

Grappling with tense subjects is better than not communicating


Police / Fire

Police find apparent drug lab at garage fire

21-year-old burned in the blast was arrested on various charges

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Police / Fire

Police investigating non-injury shooting downtown

Property damage reported in the 500 block of San Benito Street, near Sixth

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Police / Fire

Police arrest two on gun charges

Two males taken into custody after large fight on Monterey Street in Hollister


Police / Fire

BenitoLink Connects: Perspectives on local policing

Hollister resident Luis Burguillo and Police Chief David Westrick share their thoughts about police practices


Police / Fire

Police seek information about drive-by shooting

Witnesses report that a home on Farragot Drive was shot at on Wednesday night