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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, December 25, 2016

Car Clout


Location: 1800 Block of Graham Lane
A victim parked a vehicle on the 1800 block of Graham Lane at approximately 1630 hours. The responsible party returned to the victim vehicle at approximately 2320 hours to find the driver’s door open and the hardtop missing. A neighbor contacted Public Safety Dispatchers when they heard the alarm sound and saw the driver’s door open at 2312 hours. A dark colored vehicle was seen leaving the area. The loss is estimated at $1,500. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 2312
Case Number: 16-12338

Monday, December 26, 2016

Residential Burglary

Location: 700 Block of Varsi Place
An officer was dispatched to a residential burglary the 700 block of Varsi Place. The unknown suspect(s) stole miscellaneous clothing, an iPad, three water pipes and a backup hard drive. The approximate value of the items stolen amounts to $1,000.00. The suspect also punched a hole in two doors, damaged the lock on another door and broke two screens. The damage is estimated at $620.00. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 1304
Case Number: 16-12346

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Driving Under the Influence

Location: 1600 Block of Lincoln Avenue
An officer responded to the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue to investigate a traffic collision. According to the radio broadcast, a vehicle had driven off the roadway and into a house. During the investigation, it was determined the driver was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect initially agreed to perform the standardized field sobriety tests, but then refused to complete the series of tests. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 0020
Case Number: 16-12364

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Residential Burglary

Location: 400 Block of Woodhams Road
An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Woodhams Road on the report of a residential burglary. During previous police shifts, officers were called to this address on alarm calls. Officers responded on each instance, found the perimeter secure and no evidence of a break in. There was no responsible person available to access the residence for an interior search.

When the resident returned, the residence was in fact compromised through a skylight. An interior surveillance camera captured images of the residential burglary. This incident is being further investigated. Meanwhile, the suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 1127
Case Number: 16-12404

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Man with a Gun

Location: 800 Block of Monroe Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a female holding and handgun and chasing a male. Upon arrival, officers detained the female suspect and recovered a loaded revolver. The suspect rents a bedroom from the victim and, while outside, got into an argument over the rent. The suspect removed the loaded handgun from the trunk of her car and threatened the victim. The victim tackled the suspect, was able to gain possession of the gun and ran to the apartment and locked himself inside until officers arrived. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 1544
Case Number: 16-12432

Domestic Violence

Location: 3700 Block of Miramar Way
Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Miramar Way on the report of a possible domestic violence incident. The male suspect and victim had an argument that turned physical. The victim exited the residence and contacted Public Safety Dispatchers.

Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect without success. Due to the dangerous nature of the call, the suspect’s criminal history and the discovery of firearms registered to the suspect, an armored vehicle was requested to the scene. Armored vehicles are used as refuge to protect the lives of the victim, officers and suspect. After approximately two hours of crisis negotiation, the suspect surrendered. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 1547
Case Number: 16-12433

Friday, December 30, 2016

Grand Theft

Location: 1100 Block of Duane Avenue
At approximately 0900 hours, a male subject entered the Police Building to report an incident that had occurred on 12/12/16 on the 1100 block of Duane Avenue. An unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle through the rear tail gate and stole his backpack containing a laptop, iPad, wireless hotspot and various work related binders and paperwork. The total loss was approximately $2,000. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 0900
Case Number: 16-12448

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Weapons Arrest

Location: Scott Boulevard and Martin Avenue
An officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop for expired registration near the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Martin Avenue. The male suspect revealed to the officers that he had a loaded handgun in his backpack which was sitting on the front seat of his vehicle. A search of his person also yielded a controlled substance. A Records check revealed he had an active infraction warrant. The suspect was arrested.
Time: 1320
Case Number: 16-11608

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Residential Burglary

Location: 2300 Block of Roosevelt Avenue
Officers responded to the 2300 block of Roosevelt Avenue on the report of a residential burglary. The unknown suspect(s) made entry into the home by punching a hole into the stucco. The suspect(s) ransacked the bedrooms, including making several holes in the sheetrock to make entry from room to room avoiding detection by the motion sensors. The suspect(s) stole a Samsung tablet and approximately $220 in cash.

This case has similarities to another incident (Case Number #16-11330); both of which are under investigation.
Time: 0417
Case Number: 17-34

Monday, January 2, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Location: Scott Boulevard and Walsh Avenue
An officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and witnessed it turn right onto Scott Boulevard without stopping, per the red light. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Scott Boulevard and Walsh Avenue. The vehicle was occupied by three adult males. A Records check revealed the driver had a suspended driver’s license and an active misdemeanor warrant out of Menlo Park Police Department. The suspect was arrested and a licensed driver drove the vehicle away from the scene.
Time: 2112
Case Number: 17-54

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Residential Burglary

Location: 700 Block of Los Olivos Drive
An unknown suspect(s) pried open a window of a residence on the 700 block of Los Olivos Drive and entered the home. The entire residence was ransacked and numerous items were stolen including electronics, jewelry, vehicle keys and identification paperwork. The suspect(s) is unknown and outstanding.
Time: 1833
Case Number: 17-78

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Resisting / Obstructing

Location: Lafayette Street and Bellomy Street
Santa Clara University (SCU) Security found a male suspect sleeping on campus. The suspect was uncooperative and refused to leave the property. Upon SCPD arrival, the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended in the area of Lafayette Street and Bellomy Street. While attempting to pat search the suspect, he attempted to bite officers. He was placed in a “wrap device” for everyone’s safety. The suspect was arrested for resisting arrest and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 2213
Case Number: 17-109

NOTE: Several units conducted traffic enforcement on Pruneridge Avenue near Tantau Avenue as a result of numerous traffic complaints. Thirteen tickets were written during this operation.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Petty Theft

Location: 2600 Block of Newhall Street
An officer was dispatched to the 2600 block of Newhall Street on the report that a mailbox had been damaged and the contents had been stolen. The cost to repair the mailbox lock is estimated at $45.00. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 1036
Case Number: 17-122

Friday, January 6, 2017

Residential Burglary

Location: 2500 Block of Malone Place
Officers were dispatched to a possible residential burglary in process on the 2500 block of Malone Place. The reporting party arrived at the residence and found the side gate open, the rear door kicked in and the inside of the house ransacked. A search of the residence did not reveal any suspect(s). Numerous items were stolen, including jewelry, purses and cash. The total loss was estimated at $6,440. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 1211
Case Number: 17-141

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Municipal Code Violation

Location: Clyde Avenue and Lafayette Street
Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Clyde Avenue on a report of an extremely aggressive salesman attempting to sell an alternate electricity provider in the area of Clyde Avenue and Lafayette Street. While officers were responding, Public Safety Dispatchers received several more calls regarding the subject. Responding officers were flagged down by several citizens who pointed out the male suspect as the person in question.

The suspect was uncooperative with officers and initially refused to sign the citation for his unlawful act of peddling without a business license until he realized he was not in the City of San Jose. He ultimately signed the citation and was released from the scene without further incident.
Time: 1434
Case Number: 17-175

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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