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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, March 19, 2017

Commercial Burglary


Location: 4900 Block of Patrick Henry Drive
An officer responded to a report of a commercial burglary alarm activation on the 4900 block of Patrick Henry Drive. Upon arrival, the officer located a broken glass door and observed movement inside the building. Public Safety Dispatchers contacted the buildings’ responsible party who advised nobody had permission to be in the building.

Officers established a perimeter and began an interior search of the building. The San Jose Police Department responded with a K-9 and air assets. Approximately one hour later, the suspect was located hiding in the building and was apprehended by the K9. The suspect resisted arrest and had a concealed dirk/dagger and two (2) used hypodermic needles on his possession at the time of his arrest. The suspect was medically cleared by staff at a local hospital and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 2256
Case Number: 17-2499 (San Jose Police Department #17-078-0942

Monday, March 20, 2017


Location: 4100 Block of Marston Lane
At approximately 0607 hours, a vandalism and possible mail theft was reported from the postal boxes on the 4100 block of Marston Lane. The unknown suspect(s) pried open the doors of the postal cluster box causing damage to one of the doors. The cost to repair the door is unknown. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 0607
Case Number: 17-2501

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Location: 400 Block of El Camino Real
The male suspect passed a demand note to the clerk at Starbuck’s on the 400 block of El Camino Real. The clerk gave the suspect approximately $300 from the register. The suspect walked away from the store without any further incident.

A subject matching the description of the suspect was located on a train at the Santa Clara train station. He was detained and brought to the Police Building for an in-field line-up where it was later determined he was not the suspect. He was released.

SCPD later learned of a similar robbery earlier in the day at a Starbucks in San Mateo (#17-0321022).
Time: 1638
Case Number: 17-2547

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Location: 1500 Block of Newhall Street
SCPD’s Nuisance Suppression Unit (NSU) served an arrest warrant on the 1500 block of Newhall Street on a male suspect who repeatedly, needlessly ties up the City of Santa Clara’s 9-1-1 emergency phone lines. The situation started as an annoyance and evolved to a crime after the NSU properly advised the suspect to stop calling unnecessarily. Disposition was Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 1310
Case Number: 17-2569

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Grand Theft

Location: 3700 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Four suspects, two male and two female, entered a store on the 3700 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard. While the two female suspects distracted store employees, the two male suspects kicked open a locked display case. The males stole three (3) laptops. The estimated loss was $11,999.55. The suspects fled the store and drove away.

SCPD later learned a similar incident was documented by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (#17-2116).
Time: 1131
Case Number: 17-2592

Friday, March 24, 2017

Warrant Arrest

Location: El Camino Real and Railroad Avenue
Utilizing the patrol vehicle’s MDC, an officer completed a Department of Motor Vehicle check on a vehicle registration and learned it was expired. The vehicle was clear of any wants, but had an orange, February, 2018 registration tab. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop for expired and false registration tabs.

A Records check revealed the male suspect had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail. The vehicle was towed for storage.
Time: 1408
Case Number: 17-2628

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Location: 2200 Block of Monroe Street
Officers responded to the 2200 block of Monroe Street regarding a domestic violence incident. The suspect prevented the victim from leaving the residence and threatened to kill the victim. The victim attempted to call 9-1-1 from a cell phone. The suspect physically took the cell phone from the victim and prevented the victim from making an emergency call. The victim fled the residence and called 9-1-1. While in route, officers learned the suspect recently purchased a firearm and confirmed the gun was registered to the address of this incident.

Trained negotiators initiated de-escalation dialogue with the suspect. The suspect declined communicating with the officers and refused to exit the residence. Members of the Special Response Team (SRT) and Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) responded to the scene. At approximately 0628 hours the suspect surrendered without further incident and was arrested. The firearm was safely collected per PC12028.5

Officers provided the victim with domestic violence resources.

NOTE: Disagreements develop from time to time in relationships. Domestic violence is not a disagreement. It is a whole pattern of behaviors used by one partner to establish and maintain power and control over the other. The range of behaviors can include psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, spiritual, and physical abuse, as well as stalking and threatening behaviors. These behaviors can become more frequent and intensify over time.

Domestic violence is a serious community problem which affects individuals of all races, religions, sexual orientations and socio-economic backgrounds. It impacts people of all ages, including seniors and juveniles.

Don’t wait until you and the ones you love get hurt! If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, help is available from 24-hour crisis hotlines (Next Door Solutions, 408-279-2962; YWCA Support Network, 1-800-572-2782; Community Solutions, 1-877-363-7238). In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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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