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San Benito County Amateur Radio Association members Tim Takeuchi and Dave Fears (BenitoLink file photo)

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.

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Hollister Police Department Squad Car

HPD Arrest Parolee for Vehicle Theft and DUI

On Oct. 8 officers arrested Jose Eduardo Garcia on charges of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, driving under the influence, and a parole violation.

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Hollister Police Department vehicle was wrecked when it hit an ongoing vehicle during a high speed chase.

Officer Injured and three arrested after lengthy vehicle pursuit

Police Officer injured by another vehicle while pursuing three women accused of grand theft and stolen property.

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Sheriff's car.

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.

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Juvenile arrested for downtown burglaries

17-year-old was allegedly caught on the downtown video surveillance system after breaking in to Heavenly Bakery and breaking a window at Country Rose

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Police say be wary of strangers knocking on your door

Suspects allegedly knocked on the front door of a South Street house then came back and broke a window to gain access

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Report says Hollister crime down nearly 20 percent in 2016

Police Chief David Westrick credits his staff, community involvement for "remarkable drop"

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COMMENTARY: How to Prevent a Cyber Attack and Protect Our Privacy

Two recent Congressional bills would force private tech companies, like Apple, to allow a back-door for law enforcement to assist after a crime. This is a reactive policy rather than being proactive about our cyber security and our personal privacy.

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Violent crime down, property crime up locally

Hollister Police report details crimes over the past five years

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Ellen Marie Laitinen promotes caring for police through prayers.

Adopt-A-Cop Program Promotes Prayers for Community and Police

Pastor Ellen Marie Laitinen launches local version of nationwide Adopt-A-Cop program in Hollister

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Police need help ID'ing alleged shoplifters

Thefts occurred at Rite Aid and Safeway

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COMMENTARY: Police, crime, and race – a volatile mixture

Distrust between police and minorities is endemic but not surprising

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Sheriff decries 'desperate' staffing levels in his department

Criminals are aware of barebones patrols in the short-staffed department, Thompson says

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Suspect arrested after burglary spree

Manuel Pacheco, 23, is accused of robbing multiple commercial businesses

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Council votes to create $50,000 crime tip reward fund

Half of that fund designed to encourage tips in recent murder, missing person case

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City to consider creating crime tip reward fund

Mayor hopes to earmark $25,000 for information on recent murder case

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Citizen tip leads to arrests at skate park

Two 20-year-olds arrested in drug arrest at Vet's Park

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Police release recap of criminal activity during biker rally

Fewer criminal reports were taken this year compared to 2013

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Seven arrested in probation, patrol sweep

Compliance checks at known gang members' residences resulted in arrests

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Court Rules Surveillance Tracking and other Nasty Habits Unconstitutionl

Decision highlights the constitutional conundrum the City of Hollister faces

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