THREE SUSPECTS RESIST ARREST WITHIN 12 HOURS; ONE OFFICER INJURED
Originally published as a Hollister Police Department Nixle post –
HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – February 5th, 2022 – Within 12 hours between February 3rd and February 4th, Hollister Police officers arrested three subjects who physically resisted arrest. In one instance, an officer was injured and sent to the hospital for medical evaluation.
The first incident occurred on Thursday evening around 10 pm. Officers patrolling in the area of Downtown were notified by a passerby that a transient was breaking windows of businesses in the 500 block of San Benito St. Officers Ornelas and Dooley contacted Rodolfo Ayala (39 years old). Ayala threatened to kill the officers and tried to flee once he had been detained. He was ultimately arrested for charges including vandalism, resisting arrest, and threatening a public officer. He was lodged at the San Benito County Jail.
At about 8:30 am, Officer Ells was assisting Hollister Code Enforcement and Public Works in the riverbed west of the area of Bridgevale Rd. and Bridge St. Officer Ells contacted Nicacio Villalobos (39 years old) who had been served with a notice to leave the riverbed. Villalobos refused to leave and demanded the presence of a Game Warden, Code Enforcement, and others before he would leave. Despite numerous opportunities provided to him to leave, Villalobos had to be physically restrained before being removed from the riverbed and booked at the County Jail on charges including resisting arrest, and three outstanding warrants.
About 30 minutes later, Thomas Hauck (64 years old) interfered with a traffic stop in the area of San Felipe Rd. at Gateway Drive. Hauck stopped in the roadway blocking traffic and taking photographs of the stop, honking his horn, and then left the area at nearly double the speed limit. When stopped by Officer Aguilera, Hauck was argumentative. Hauck refused commands to turn off his car, exited his vehicle, and then sprayed Officer Aguilera with an unknown chemical substance. He was violent with officers attempting to arrest him. Hauck was ultimately booked at the county jail for charges including resisting arrest causing injury to an officer, battery on a police officer, and several vehicle code violations. Officer Aguilera was treated for injuries and is recovering at home.
Anyone with information regarding these investigations are requested to contact The Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4331. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.