Crime & Fire

Lack of discovery materials delays murder trial proceedings

Attorneys of defendants Ji and Choi ask for delay of hearing, claiming FBI and sheriff's office have not given them any discovery materials needed to defend their clients.

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San Benito County Sheriff’s Office Issues Scam Alert Advisory

The SBC Sheriff’s Office received reports that a scam phone call has re-surfaced in which the caller identifies him/herself as a Deputy with the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.

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Photos by: Jack Foley San Benito County Jail Commander Tony Lamonica sits in on Nick Fortino’s Personal and Career Development class during a session Feb. 7 with women inmates. The class is part of joint effort by Sheriff Darren Thompson and Gavilan Community College to help inmates become productive citizens and to reduce recidivism.

Gavilan Community College and San Benito County Sheriff’s Department team up to help jailed women and men

College’s jailhouse education program is designed to get inmates back to a productive life and reduce recidivism.

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Hollister Police Animal Care and Services Arrest Juvenile In Animal Cruelty Case

Sunnyvale Animal Control contacted Hollister Police Animal Care and Services regarding a Snapchat video depicting animal cruelty

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Hollister Police Department looking for 11 year old

Updated: Marguerite Maze Middle School student who was missing from school Jan. 30. has been been located.

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Kevin O'Neill said report may have had valid recommendations, but there was no data to back it up. Photo by John Chadwell.

Consulting company terminates its own consultant after he delivers flawed report to fire committee

Because of complacency within its own ranks, Emergency Services Consulting Int. fires one of its contractors along with his boss, after delivering report to fire committee. New report due in February.

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Hollister Police Indentify Sexual Assault Suspect

Police identify suspect, based on two individual's information in sexual assault case.

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Hollister Police seek information on assault

Hollister Police Department have identified the approximate date and time a crime occurred and are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect.

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Robbery suspect arrested after multi-county chase

The CHP's involvement in the pursuit covered 58 miles.

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CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint in South Santa Clara County on Dec.30

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be checked for impairment and arrested if determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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Sang Ji and Jung Choi are led into the courtroom in chains. Photos by John Chadwell.

UPDATE: Missing local woman's body found buried near San Juan Bautista; two accused of her killing appear at Superior Court

Authorities suspect that body discovered near San Juan-Salinas Grade Road is that of Yoon Ji, whose husband, Sang Ji and a South Korean citizen, Jung Choi, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

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According to online descriptions, Dabo's financial services are geared to older, retired clients and those near retirement.

Dabo now target of criminal probe in trust fund rip-off

After a civil trial found him liable for more than $1.74 million, Hollister police have opened a probe into whether San Benito County Board of Education President Mitch Dabo committed a crime when he took funds left to a charity

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Jung Choi (left)  and Sang Ji were arrested and booked in the San Benito County Jail on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Pair Arrested on Suspicion of Murder and conspiracy to Commit Murder

San Benito County Sheriff's seek information on case.

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American Armory pistol on display.  Photo by Julie Finigan Morris

Hollister police seek former gun store owner

Gun store, American Armory was open in Hollister from January to August.

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Coffee with a Cop comes to Hollister

Hollister-Gilroy CHP invites community members to an open conversation about increased traffic on local roadways and other topics of interest.

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Sheriff's Dept. provides report on Purple Cross RX burglary

San Benito County Sheriff's Office sent out a news release with more detail on the recent burglary at Purple Cross RX in Hollister

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Hollister Police Department says this photo is from a surveillance camera and shows the suspect . HPD photo

Failed carjacking prompts request for information

Suspect was thwarted in his efforts to highjack a car because of his inability to use manual transmission.

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OPINION: Will San Benito County Lose Out in California’s Cannabis Market?

SBC Sheriff's department issued cultivation abatement notices to all 27 commercial cannabis amortization applicants to terminate grow operations in two weeks time. The Board of Supervisors will vote on banning commercial cannabis at its next meeting.

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Hollister tobacco sales to minors

In the first sting in 10 years, city cites three local stores for not seeking proof of age from underage "decoys"

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School Resource Officer Carlos Rodriguez stands by the 70 bikes given away for 2016 Wheels for Kids campaign.  BenitoLink file photo

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

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