San Benito County Sheriff’s Alert: Suspect Wanted in Alleged Assault at High School Football Game
Originally Published By: San Benito Police Department Facebook Page
“Tonight, at approximately 8:30PM, a group of juveniles arrived at the Hollister High School football game and began challenging people to fight.
There were Deputy Sheriff’s assigned to the game. While they were responding, along with security, a fight ensued just inside the gates. During that fight, a male juvenile was cut with a weapon.
Subsequently, a knife was recovered from the victim. It is unknown at this time if the victim cut himself or was cut by somebody else. The cut was very small/minor. It was not a stab wound.
While the Deputies were dealing with the juveniles involved in the fight, and tending to the victim, three more male juveniles surrounded the deputies and were challenging them. Those three male juveniles were taken into custody for obstruction of a peace officer.
A short time later, an adult male approached one of our Commanders and threatened to kill him. That male was arrested for the threats.
We received another report of two female juveniles involved in a fight outside of the stadium. There is no further information on that altercation at this time.
The persons involved in these incidents are from OUR community. This is not a reflection on Salinas High School and/or their students/families. We ask that rhetoric cease on social media.
Hollister High School has been proactive in asking our office to staff these games as we have since 2019 for this very reason. We had staff on scene and there is also a private security presence at the stadium for the duration of the games.
If anyone has information on this incident, we urge you to call our office at 831 636-4080.”