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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, May 28, 2017

Resisting Arrest


Location: 3300 Block of Cabrillo Avenue
An officer made consensual contact with two suspicious individuals, one male and one female, in a carport on the 3300 block of Cabrillo Avenue. When the subjects were asked to sit down, the male suspect immediately fled from the officer into the adjoining apartment complex. Due to the terrain and time of day, the officers quickly abandoned the foot pursuit and a perimeter was established.

A Records check of the female suspect revealed she had a no-bail misdemeanor warrant.

A Records check for the male suspect confirmed he had two felony no-bail warrants and six misdemeanor warrants. A K-9 search was performed however the male suspect was not located.
Time: 0202
Case Number: 17-4631

Monday, May 29, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Location: 2800 Block of De La Cruz Boulevard
SCPD received a be-on-the-lookout notice from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) regarding a vehicle that hit the center divide on Highway 101, near Montague Expressway.

An officer located a vehicle matching the CHP’s description, with substantial damage to the driver’s side, on the 2800 block of De La Cruz Boulevard. A Records check revealed the male driver had a no-bail warrant and a suspended driver’s license. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 2351
Case Number: 17-4675

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Location: Homestead Road and Kiely Boulevard
An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Homestead Road and Kiely Boulevard on the report of two juvenile males jumping on vehicles and throwing soda bottles at passing motorists.

Officers located the suspects matching the description from the victim at the intersection of Homestead Road and Woodhams Road. The suspects were detained until the reporting party was transported to the scene to confirm their identity in an in-field show up. It is estimated the suspects caused more than $2,000 in damage.

A search of his person yielded a family-sized bag of Hershey Kisses, fresh cherries, chocolate-covered pretzels and several unopened packages of batteries. The suspect admitted to stealing the batteries and food from the AM/PM market on Homestead Road (estimated value $27).

The suspects were transported to the Temporary Holding Facility. Both suspects were issued Juvenile Citation Reports and were released to their parents.
Time: 1815
Case Number: 17-4700

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Location: 3200 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
An unknown suspect(s) entered the rear parking lot on a 3200 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard and ignited a fire in a trash dumpster and fled the scene. The Santa Clara Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The only damage was to the dumpster. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 1248
Case Number: 17-4716

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Drugs – Under the Influence

Location: Police Building, 601 El Camino Real
A subject was communicating with law enforcement personnel from a phone outside the Police Building during non-business hours. The subject was attempting to turn himself in because he believed he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. A Records check revealed he did not have any outstanding warrants.

This incident is of note, because the subject was observed on video surveillance holding a hatchet while waiting for officer response. Upon contact, the subject was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 2016
Case Number: 17-4757

Friday, June 2, 2017

Assist fellow Department Within the City

Location: 3200 Block of El Camino Real
Patrol units were dispatched to the 3200 block of El Camino Real to assist the Santa Clara Fire Department. A 4-year old child had fallen from a third floor window after leaning against a screen. Fortunately, the child was uninjured.
Time: 1418
Case Number: 17-4777

NOTE: Every year, the Police Department is summoned to investigate injuries, or a death, as a result of a window fall. To prevent a window fall, consider the following:

  • Limit openings to four inches or less by using a window stop/guard for any window more than six feet off the ground;
  • Move furniture away from windows and balconies. Children can climb on beds, cribs, couches, patio furniture, etc. increasing the falling risk;
  • Monitor your child. Do not leave children unattended on balconies or decks.
  • Talk to your children about the dangers of playing near windows, particularly on upper floors;
  • Plant grass or shrubbery around your home to soften the impact surface in case of a fall.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Commercial Burglary

Location: 800 Block of Duane Avenue
Public Safety Dispatchers summoned an officer to the 800 block of Duane Avenue to investigate a burglary to a storage unit. Sometime between 2100 hours on 6/1/17 and 1700 hours on 6/2/17, an unknown suspect(s) stole approximately $5,000 in tools from the victim’s storage unit. The unidentified suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 0938
Case Number: 17-4801

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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