San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log—The Politics of Policing

Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about what inspired him to work in law enforcement, and how the job has become increasingly politicized.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

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COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Victims of gangsters or gangsters as victims? Chapter 3

In this third installment, Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about what he sees as top concerns related to Hispanic criminal street gangs.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Victims of gangsters or gangsters as victims? Chapter 2

In this second installment, Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about how and why Hispanic criminal street gangs have proliferated in the region.

The start of the de Anza trail in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Police / Fire

SBC Sheriff’s Office identifies suspect in De Anza Trail burglaries

Law enforcement said 18-year-old male confessed to breaking into cars and using a stolen credit card during an interview while in custody at Santa Cruz County Jail on unrelated charges.

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Government / Politics

Modified hours for San Benito County government services

Though several offices are closed, phone and email contact are still available.

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.

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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.

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Government / Politics

New jail expansion kicked off with groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking ceremony at San Benito County Jail for a minimum-security extension set in motion construction of $20 million facility that should be completed in 18 months.

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Health

Law enforcement torch run raises money for Special Olympics

Police, sheriff and probation staffs do fundraising relay run from Bolado Park to police headquarters

Police / Fire

Sheriff puts out notice regarding missing person

Anita Manzo-DeFlores was last seen Thursday in Riverview Estates neighborhood

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Our Local Officers: Meet SBC Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Diller

Army veteran, 26, hired and then sent to academy to become sheriff's deputy