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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, January 8, 2017

Disturbing the Peace


Location: 400 Block of Alviso Street
Upon police arrival to the 400 block of Alviso Street loud music and loud voices could be heard from approximately one city block away. Amplified music was being played and approximately 20 individuals were inside the residence. There was alcohol present on the premises however minors were not in possession of alcohol. Party hosts were cooperative upon police contact and the party was shut down while officers were present.
Time: 2245
Case Number: 17-207

Monday, January 9, 2017

Drunk in Public

Location: 2700 Block of Park Avenue
An officer was dispatched to the 2700 block of Park Avenue on the report of a suspicious male subject loitering on private property near the garbage dumpster. The subject was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail. The arrestee was refused entry to the jail, issued an own recognizance release and was transported to a local hospital.
Time: 1130
Case Number: 17-220

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Driving Under the Influence

Location: Homestead Road and Woodhams Oaks Place
An officer observed a motor vehicle speeding and not displaying a front license plate in the area of Homestead Road and Woodhams Oaks Place. A traffic enforcement stop was initiated and the officer made contact with the male driver. The subject displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and failed to perform the standardized field sobriety tests as demonstrated. He was also in possession of a switchblade knife. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 0149
Case Number: 17-247

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Armed Robbery

Location: 3300 Block of Machado Avenue
A male suspect entered the victim’s home on the 3300 block of Machado Avenue via the garage door. He was wearing a ski mask, glasses, gloves and brandished a handgun. The suspect directed the victim to go into one of the bedrooms. The victim refused, fought the suspect and managed to run out of the house. During the struggle, the victim removed the ski mask and glasses. The suspect exited the residence, got into a black, 4-door Mercedes Benz and sped off eastbound on Machado Avenue. The victim sustained a minor cut on her right hand from the struggle with the suspect and did not require medical attention.

The victim contacted Public Safety Dispatchers for police response. The suspect was described as an Asian or Hispanic male, late 30’s to early 40’s, 5’4″ – 5’6″ in height, heavy set, clean shaven with short black hair and spoke with an accent. The suspect remains at large.
Time: 1050
Case Number: 17-284

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting

Location: 300 Block of Madison Street
On January 12, 2017, at approximately 11:50pm, a resident on the 300 block of Madison Street reported a male suspect in their garage going through their belongings. On arrival, officers attempted to detain the suspect, but the suspect fled from the officers. Seconds later, officers located the suspect in the 300 block of Jefferson Street. The suspect did not comply with officers’ commands and one of the officers discharged their firearm at the suspect. The suspect was not struck by the discharged round. The suspect fled into the neighborhood.

Officers quickly set up a perimeter in search of the suspect. The search lasted about 30 minutes. The suspect was then found hiding in a yard of the 400 block of Madison Street. The suspect refused to cooperate and follow the officers’ commands but was eventually taken into custody following a struggle.

The suspect is identified as Sergey Ryabykh, a 29-year-old with an unknown address. Ryabykh was arrested and transported to Santa Clara Police Department for processing. He was later booked in Santa Clara County Jail for burglary, possession of methamphetamine, and resisting arrest.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Sergeant Rodriguez by calling (408)615-4823.
Time: 2350
Case Number: 17-344

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fatal Collision

Location: Lafayette Street and Agnew Road
An adult female driver came to a stop for a red light on eastbound Agnew Road at Lafayette Street. The driver stopped her car on the railroad tracks and another car stopped behind her. While at the red signal light, the railroad warning arms dropped down to indicate an approaching train. An Amtrak passenger train struck the woman’s car on the driver side, killing the woman.

Southbound Lafayette Street at Agnew Road was closed for several hours for the investigation conducted by Union Pacific, with assistance from SCPD.
Time: 1001
Case Number: 17-356

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
Customers inside Target on the 2000 block of El Camino Real noticed three male suspects stealing electronics and notified Target Loss Prevention Officers. The security team reviewed their surveillance footage and observed a theft involving two televisions and two GPS units, valued at $669.96. The security team called Public Safety Dispatchers for police assistance. Meanwhile, the suspects exited the store without paying and got into a vehicle driver by a fourth male suspect.

Upon police arrival, the suspects failed to yield to police commands and ran into the adjacent neighborhood to evade arrest. A perimeter was established, south of the store, and a yard to yard search eventually yielded all four suspects. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Star One helicopter aided in locating the suspects. All four suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Jail.

The stolen items were recovered and returned to Target. A bag containing a controlled substance was located inside the suspect vehicle.
Time: 2116
Case Number: 17-401

NOTE: SCPD has a presence on social media, however because it is not staffed around the clock not every incident results in a social media alert. Serious incidents encompassing extended law enforcement activity (e.g. missing person searches, SWAT standoff with road closures, evacuation, etc.) will result in a community alert whenever possible.

SCPD recognizes aircraft noise is a concern to residents. It is our goal to minimize aircraft noise while simultaneously balancing our aerial law enforcement needs. While supporting law enforcement activities on the ground, aircraft operators make every effort to not orbit an area longer than necessary.

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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