Photo: Kurt Stahl
Originally a Hollister Police Department press release –
“HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – October 22, 2020 – Hollister Police arrest suspect for assault with a deadly weapon that occurred on October 21, 2020.
On October 21, 2020, at about 8:30 am, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Monterey Street regarding a man, later identified as Kurt Stahl (61), allegedly brandishing a long piece of metal pipe and
Officer Ornelas contacted the witness and his investigation revealed Stahl, who is a local transient,
was asked to leave the property and he retaliated by charging at the person and attempting to strike
her with a metal pipe.
Officers circulated in the area and located Kurt Stahl on the 900 block of San Benito Street. Stahl
was still holding the metal pipe and Officer Campos attempted to contact him. Stahl refused orders
to drop the pipe and fled toward a more populated area of Downtown.
Officer Campos gave chaseon foot and Stahl swung the pipe (later determined to be a 3 foot long piece of metal squared tubing) toward Officer Campos. Officer Campos utilized his department issued Taser on Stahl. The Taser immobilized Stahl and he was then taken into custody without further incident.
Stahl was arrested for felony Assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing of a weapon, resisting arrest
and trespassing. He was transported to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries related to him
falling after the Taser deployment. He was subsequently booked at the San Benito County Jail for
the listed charges.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Officer Ornelas at 831-
638-4331. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.
Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.”