The Hollister Police Department along with San Benito County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Scott Hosler, 37, of Hollister for brandishing a firearm. Hollister Authorities were called twice to a residence on Prune Street both for a report of a man brandishing a firearm. The first incident occurred on June 16 and the second occurred on June 22 with the suspect apprehended.
At around 8:26 p.m. the Hollister Police Department received a call that the suspect Daniel Scott Holser, had brandished a firearm at another person on Prune Street. The victim was able to give the dispatcher a description of the vehicle that Hosler was in and the direction of travel. The dispatcher from Santa Cruz was able to confirm that the address associated with the vehicle was located in the county of San Benito.
The San Benito County sheriff’s Department and the Hollister Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of Enterprise Road in an attempt to locate Hosler. “We spotted him driving the reported vehicle toward his home,” Hollister Police Captain Carlos Reynoso said. Hosler tried to flee from the police and threw the weapon out of the window but authorities were able to take him into custody and also recover the loaded firearm he had in his possession.
Hosler was booked into the San Benito County jail on charges of brandishing a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, attempting to destroy evidence and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Hosler was released from jail after posting a $32,000 bail. These incidents are still being investigated. The Hollister Police Department is asking anyone with information about these incidents to contact Officer Matt Weiss at 831-636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.
San Benito County Today: Police Allege County Man Brandished Gun