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 (www.scpd.org), is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Location: El Camino Real and San Tomas Expressway
An officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop after observing a vehicle with expired registration. A Records check revealed the male driver was found to have a suspended license. The driver was cited and released at the scene.
The male passenger was found to have outstanding warrants. The passenger was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-2067
Monday, March 6, 2017
Driving Under the Influence
Location: Central Expressway and Bowers Avenue
An officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop after witnessing a vehicle swerving on Central Expressway, near Bowers Avenue. Upon contact, the officer observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication from the male driver. The driver did not satisfactorily perform the standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested. During a search of his person, the officer located a controlled substance in his pocket.
The passenger was also arrested for being drunk in public. Both suspects were transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-2082
Location: 3600 Block of Flora Vista Avenue
Between 3/2/17 and 3/3/17, a communal mail box was broken into on the 3600 block of Flora Vista Avenue. The unknown suspect(s) pried open the mail box and stole mail. It is unknown how many victims may be impacted by this crime. The suspect remains at large.
Case Number: 17-2095
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Location: 2200 Block of Tasman Drive
The Santa Clara Fire Department (SCFD) was dispatched to the 2200 block of Tasman Drive on the report of a dumpster fire. A passerby extinguished the fire prior to SCFD arrival.
A reporting party later informed Public Safety Dispatchers that a male subject was seen kicking the door of the solid waste storage unit. The subject later entered the restaurant and ordered a meal. It was shortly thereafter that the dumpster was reported to be on fire. The reporting party advised Dispatchers that the possible suspect was waiting to board the light rail train at the adjacent station.
A field investigation was conducted with the possible suspect and he was later released. This investigation is pending.
Case Number: 17-2109
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Location: 1000 Block of Waterbird Way
The homeowner arrived to the 1000 block of Waterbird Way after being gone for approximately two-hours to find their residence had been burglarized. The suspect(s) made entry by kicking in the side door that leads to the garage. The suspect(s) stole a TV, camera and game system. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 17-2156
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Officer Involved Shooting
Location: 2200 Block of Deborah Drive
On Thursday, March 9, 2017, at approximately 5:09PM, Santa Clara Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Deborah Drive. According to the reporting party, the 24- year-old male subject had cut himself in the chest with a knife, was armed with a handgun and had barricaded himself in his bedroom.
Upon arrival, officers learned the subject had fled out a bedroom window. Responding officers located the subject along a retaining wall adjacent to the railroad tracks. When located by officers, he made threats to shoot officers and himself. Officers trained in crisis communication immediately began talking with the subject and offered him medical aid, which he refused.
Officers made numerous efforts to deescalate the situation. A less-lethal electronic control device was deployed, but was ineffective. After repeated attempts to get the subject to show his hands, he refused. The subject advanced towards Officer Colin Stewart, a 13-year law enforcement veteran. In fear for his safety, he fired his service weapon.
Despite lifesaving efforts, the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. No weapon was found in the immediate vicinity of the subject. A bloody knife was found along the path the subject was running. The involved officer was wearing a body- camera during the incident.
In line with the County’s updated Officer-Involved Shooting protocol, this investigation is being conducted jointly by detectives from the Santa Clara Police Department and investigators from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Case Number: 17-2191
Friday, March 10, 2017
Driving Under the Influence
Location: San Tomas Expressway and Monroe Street
Public Safety Dispatchers broadcasted a “be on the lookout” notice from the Mountain View Police Department (MVPD) for a reckless driver. SCPD officers spotted a vehicle matching MVPD’s description driving at a high rate of speed, on the wrong side of the roadway and run a red light on San Tomas Expressway. The suspect vehicle then collided with another vehicle and fled before being disabled at the intersection of San Tomas Expressway and Monroe Street.
The collision resulted in injuries to the driver in the victim vehicle and the passenger in the suspect vehicle. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The male suspect was extracted from his vehicle and violently resisted arrest resulting in injuries to two SCPD officers. A Records check revealed he was driving with a suspended/revoked driver’s license. It was also determined the suspect was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He was arrested after being treated for his injuries.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene to investigate the driving under the influence and hit and run due to the location of the incident.
Case Number: 17-2227
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Possession of Alcoholic Beverage
Location: 200 Block of Washington Street
A male suspect was approached by a 17-year-old minor decoy to purchase alcohol on his behalf at a retail establishment on the 200 block of Washington Street. The suspect declined and told the decoy he was not 21-years-old. Meanwhile, the suspect purchased a 30-pack of beer and left the establishment. The suspect was approached by an undercover officer and admitted that he purchased the alcohol with a fake identification card. The alcohol was returned to the sales clerk. The fake identification was taken into evidence and the suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation before being released at the scene.
Case Number: 17-2240
Prepared by Carolyn McDowell, Management Analyst.
If you have questions regarding the Police Blotter contact Lieutenant Dan Moreno, 408-615-4865.