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April 18, 2024

Hollister police report drop in arrests for biker rally

Hollister police reported a decrease in calls and arrests during the Hollister Independence Rally, although citations were up, according to data.

According to the Hollister Police Department:

June 30, July 1-2, 2017 were the dates of the 2017 Hollister Independence Rally. This is a summary of Hollister Police Department’s activity as it relates to the event and associated weekend. These figures show a comparison from last year to this year and past years in each category.

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 +/-
Calls 420 891 753 619 -17.8%
DUI 12 11 10 12 7 -41.7%
Citations 32 16 86 70 86 22.9%
Arrests 30 28 32 46 30 -34.8%
Collisions 6 4 3 1 4 300%
Reports 36 32 40 56 46 -17.9%

In addition to the reported statistics by Hollister Police Department, San Benito County Probation arrest 7 persons in the rally event area for various probation violations. 1 person was arrested by UNET in the event area for possession for sales of narcotics.

Arrests for public intoxication, narcotics, and illegal weapons highlighted the bulk of the reports taken. No crimes, incidents, events were reported after 12 midnight in the rally event area; all weekend for the third year in a row.

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