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Police Blotter

The Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in the city and is distributed on a weekly basis. The Blotter provides the date, time, approximate location, a narrative summary of the incident, case number and the most serious arrest charge.

Meanwhile, the Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of the arrests made by the Santa Clara Police Department. It includes the name of the suspect(s), date of birth, city in which they reside, arrest date, time, location, case number as well as all of the charge(s) associated with the arrest. This information, located on the Santa Clara Police Department’s home page (, is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sexual Assault


Location: Lafayette Street and Poplar Street
On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at approximately 0809 hours, a female was sexually assaulted on the sidewalk in the area of Lafayette Street and Poplar Street. The suspect was last seen running northbound on Lafayette Street after the assault. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Rodriguez at (408) 615-4823.
Time: 0809
Case Number: 17-1838

Monday, February 27, 2017

Disorderly Conduct

Location: 1500 Block of Newhall Street
A male suspect called the 9-1-1 system over 100 times between January 10 and February 15, 2017. He did not have an emergency for any of the instances. The Nuisance Suppression Unit has been assigned to conduct an investigation.
Time: 1132
Case Number: 17-1871

NOTE: Misuse and abuse of 9-1-1 can be intentional and unintentional.

Unintentional calls are when a person inadvertently dials 9-1-1, such as misdials and hang-up calls. Callers sometimes deliberately, but inappropriately, dial 9-1-1, such as non-emergency 9-1-1 calls, prank calls, exaggerated emergency calls and lonely complainant calls. Regardless of whether the calls are intentional or unintentional, they have a significant impact on 9-1-1 resources.

Misuse and abuse of 9-1-1 drains personnel resources and is costly to the City. If you inadvertently call 9-1-1, remain on the line to inform Public Safety Dispatchers as opposed to hanging up. This saves valuable resources.

It is also a misdemeanor under California Penal Code Section 148.3 for any person to willfully use the 911 system for any purpose other than reporting an emergency. It is a felony if someone is injured or dies as a result of emergency service response to a false call.

Petty Theft

Location: 3500 Block of Warburton Avenue
An officer responded to the 3500 block of Warburton Avenue on a report of two male suspects stealing mail from mailboxes. The suspects fled on bicycles prior to police arrival. Based on the description provided by the reporting party, officers were able to locate both suspects near Nobili Avenue and Cabrillo Avenue. A search of their person yielded mail from five victims. Both were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 1730
Case Number: 17-1886

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Residential Burgalry

Location: 1100 Block of Maryann Drive
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers after witnessing a male subject jump a fence into the backyard of a neighbor via video surveillance camera on the 1100 block of Maryann Drive. Officers responded to the burglary in progress.

The male suspect gained entry into the residence by prying open the rear door with a pick axe. The suspect ransacked the residence removing several items from the home. Upon officer arrival, the suspect fled the scene with the stolen items. A perimeter was established and a yard-to-yard search was conducted. The subject was detained a few blocks away from the scene and the stolen items were not recovered.

A Records check revealed the suspect was on parole. A search of his vehicle yielded burglary tools. He was placed under arrest.
Time: 1816
Case Number: 17-1927

NOTE: On March 1, 2017, an officer was sent to the above location to meet with the victim and San Jose Police Department (SJPD) Detectives. SJPD had been working a similar case(s) against the parolee suspect. SJPD towed the vehicle, parked on the 1200 block of Maryann Drive, as it related to evidence in their case(s).

While on scene, the SCPD officer conducted a yard-to-yard search looking for evidence from the incident the night prior. The officer located two large trash bags in an adjacent yard with property from the above burglary as well as the suspect’s gloves used in the crime. This evidence will be utilized to corroborate the suspect’s involvement in the crime.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Petty Theft

Location: 1600 Block of Coleman Avenue
An officer was dispatched to the 1600 block of Coleman Avenue on the report of a prior petty theft. According to a Costco Loss Prevention Agent, a female suspect hid three speakers in a piece of luggage, purchased the luggage and fled the store without paying for the speakers. The suspect was contacted by Costco Security outside the store. The suspect abandoned the luggage and speakers before fleeing the scene.

Utilizing Costco membership and credit card information, an officer made contact with the suspect at her residence on the 1000 block of Lewis Street. A report has been submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Time: 1811
Case Number: 17-1956

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Possession of Child Pornography

Location: Bret Harte Court
On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at approximately 7:00am, Santa Clara Police Detectives with the assistance of the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Forces served a search warrant on Bret Harte Court. They arrested David Bruce Lang, after finding him to be in possession of child pornography. Lang was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Lang is currently the Chief Financial Officer at the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara. Lang has been associated with the Bill Wilson Center since 2004. Lang also volunteered as an assistant Scout Master for a Sunnyvale Boy Scout troop in the 1970’s.

This investigation is on-going. If anyone has any information regarding David Lang, please contact Santa Clara Police Detective Frank Hagg at (408) 615-4821.
Time: 0700
Case Number: 17-1876

Friday, March 3, 2017

Grand Theft

Location: Alviso Street and Franklin Street
A bicycle, valued at approximately $2,579, was stolen by a male subject from Santa Clara University property, near the intersection of Alviso Street and Franklin Street. The cable bicycle lock was damaged in order to free the bicycle from its locked position. The subject was stopped a short distance later on a separate bicycle which was also determined to be reported stolen.

A Records check revealed the subject was on active probation and on California Department of Corrections parole. A search of his person yielded burglary tools. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 0135
Case Number: 17-1999

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Driving Under the Influence

Location: Forbes Avenue and San Tomas Expressway
An officer noticed a vehicle driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Forbes Avenue. The officer contacted the wrong-way driver on Forbes Avenue near San Tomas Expressway after the driver narrowly avoided a collision with a street sign and an island.
The officer contacted the male driver and observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The driver failed to perform standardized field sobriety tests satisfactorily and submitted a breath test which confirmed the officer’s suspicions. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 0331
Case Number: 17-2037

Prepared by Carolyn McDowell, Management Analyst.

If you have questions regarding the Police Blotter contact Lieutenant Dan Moreno, 408-615-4865.


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