San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log with SBC Sheriff Captain Taylor

Taylor writes that his column is an effort to bring clarity to the role of law enforcement in our communities of Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County.

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Police / Fire

Sheriff releases more details on explosive device incident

San Benito County Sheriff's Office states that deputies located two firearms, ammunition, narcotics and suspected explosive devices during search of Nash Road residence.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor at a 2018 meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office issues statement on detonated explosive device

Law enforcement says two homemade explosive devices found in the area of the 700 block of Nash Road.

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Police / Fire

Felon arrested with shot fired during pursuit

The firearm, a Ruger 9mm pistol, was recovered as well as the vehicle that still had the shell casing from the fired bullet inside.

Sheriff Darren Thompson said he is anxious for the trial to be over so he can tell his side of the story. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Woman sues San Benito County for civil rights violations, wrongful death of son

The civil case goes to trial in San Francisco beginning July 9.

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Police / Fire

Update on death investigation related to Panoche Fire

The San Benito County Sheriff's Office issued an update regarding three deaths during the recent Panoche Fire.

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Government / Politics

2018 Primary Election: San Benito County Sheriff-Coroner

Incumbent Darren Thompson faces off against Deputy Bill Hutchison for the position of San Benito County Sheriff-Coroner.

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Police / Fire

Suspect arrested for multiple community burglaries

The San Benito County Sheriff's Office, along with Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team agents and the Santa Clara County Special Enforcement Team, served a burglary-related search warrant on April 24 in the 100 block of Sierra Court.

Government / Politics

Civil Grand Jury claims supes stymying research again

The most recent report cites lack of funding and a skeptical Board of Supervisors as difficulties for the Grand Jury

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Police / Fire

Man on lawnmower killed by plane landing at Frazier Lake Airpark

UPDATE: 75-year-old Hollister resident Douglas Ralph Jackson was mowing the grass runway at the private airpark. Weather and mechanical issues with the plane are not suspected as causes of incident.

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Police / Fire

Police arrest attempted murder suspect

Larry Quiroz was wanted in connection with an April 2014 shooting

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Police / Fire

Gilroy man killed in Hollister Hills accident

Doug Williams was a frequent rider at the off-road park

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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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Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS tax fraud

Callers claiming to represent IRS are looking to defraud taxpayers

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Police / Fire

Local EMS worker arraigned on 42 counts of sexual assault of 2 juveniles

Joseph Alvarado, 42, accused of multiple felony crimes against two male juveniles