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SBCo Probation Dept. Pre-Halloween sex offender operation results in arrest

Samuel Downs was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to report to the Probation Department.

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According to police, he was seen at the parking lot then arrested on Baler Alley

HPD arrests felon with handgun on SB High School campus

Officers arrest Steven Reyes Aguirre for various gun charges. Police report says he was first seen at the SB High School parking lot near Baler Alley

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HPD arrest juvenile for DUI and Marijuana Possession

Oct. 21, Hollister Police Department arrested a 17 year-old male for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana.

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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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