Four Schools Suffered Substantial Damage
HOLLISTER—The Hollister Police Department, with the help of school district personnel, arrested four juveniles in connection with multiple graffiti vandalism incidents that occurred at four different elementary schools in the Hollister Area.
Hollister Police Department School Resource Officer Michael Paddy had been working multiple cases of graffiti vandalism that occurred from May 30 to June 1. During that time, four schools received substantial damage from the vandalism.
With the help of the staff at Marguerite Maze Middle School, Officer Paddy identified several persons of interest in the case. After a thorough investigation the suspects were contacted and arrested for their involvement. Through the investigation police found that the same suspects were responsible for a recent arson that occurred just outside the city limits on the 300 block of Chappell Road.
“The Hollister Police Department would like to thank the Hollister School District Personnel for their diligent work with me on this investigation.” Officer Paddy wrote in a press release, “We would like to remind citizens to report suspicious person or activity that occurs in their community, schools or parks.”
There were other vandalism incidents reported, and some that went unreported during the same time period. Victims of those vandalism cases are encouraged to contact the Hollister Police to confirm if there may be a connection between those incidents and the suspects in this investigation.
If anyone has information related to this investigation please contact the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330 .