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Police Report

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, July 9, 2017

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Drug Arrest                                        Location: Mission College Boulevard at Our Lady’s Way

An officer detained a male bicyclist at the intersection of Mission College Boulevard and Our Lady’s Way for traversing a cone pattern, making an unsafe turn and failure to signal. During the detention, the subject displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject had drug paraphernalia, an illegal knife, over 10 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, a ring of shaved keys and a list of stolen credit card numbers in his possession. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1722

Case Number: 17-5805

Monday, July 10, 2017

Vehicle Theft                                    Location: 2500 Block of Seaboard Avenue

While on an unrelated stop on De La Cruz Boulevard and Seaboard Avenue, an officer observed a vehicle drive into the La Quinta Inn without a front license plate. The officer conducted a vehicle enforcement stop.

A registration check revealed the rear license plate did not match the vehicle identification number (VIN). A VIN check determined the vehicle was reported stolen out of Mountain View. The officer had the female driver step out of the vehicle and placed her in handcuffs.

The driver was identified as a 15 year old female. A DMV check showed the juvenile female’s status as “None Issued” and she had a previous violation for driving without a license. She was arrested for auto theft, possession of burglary tools and driving with no driver license. She was released to her mother with a Juvenile Crime Report.

A Records check was conducted on the adult female passenger. She had two active warrants, one felony and one misdemeanor, for her arrest out of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the Campbell Police Department. The search also came back with one count of formal active and searchable probation. A search of the vehicle yielded possession of methamphetamine, a bottle of pills and drug paraphernalia. She was booked at the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 0031

Case Number: 17-5814

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Burglary                                             Location: 2800 Block of De La Cruz Boulevard

An unidentified male suspect stole the victim’s purse from a reception desk in a building on the 2800 block of De La Cruz Boulevard. Employees confronted the suspects while officers were in route. One suspect fled in a vehicle while the other two suspects fled on foot.

Officers located the two suspects who fled on foot near Central Expressway and Lafayette Street. Both suspects were juveniles. The suspects were issued juvenile citations and were released to the custody of their respective parents.

The third suspect remains at large. This case is under investigation.

Time: 1028

Case Number: 17-5865

 Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shooting at Inhabited or Occupied Dwelling      Location: 900 Block of Las Palmas Drive

On July 12, 2017 at about 10:00 AM, the victim reported that a window to his residence was damaged by a bullet.  Officers responded to the victim’s home and found shell casings on the street.  The occupants of the home were not struck by any bullets. Suspect information was quickly developed and the investigation was turned over to investigators.

Detectives were able to identify Victor Cruz as a suspect and connected him to the shooting.  Detectives also learned the shooting had occurred at about 3:00 AM. The shooting was an isolated incident where the victim was the intended target.

Later in the afternoon, at about 3:30 pm, Victor Cruz was located in San Jose and arrested by Santa Clara Police Detectives.  He was booked in Santa Clara County Jail.  At this time, there are no other outstanding suspects.  This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information can contact Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald at (408) 615-4806.

Time: 0300

Case Number: 17-5890

 Thursday, July 13, 2017

Possession of Stolen Property                  Location: 4700 Block of Snead Drive

An officer was flagged down by a concerned citizen on the 4700 block of Snead Drive. The citizen reported seeing a male subject take a package from a porch of a residence on Snead Drive. The officer obtained a description of the subject and located an individual matching his description on the corner of Lafayette Street and Hogan Drive.

Upon contact, the suspect admitted his actions. A Records check revealed the name the suspect had provided was inaccurate. Instead, the suspect’s correct name revealed two active grants of probation with a search clause and two no bail warrants. It was also determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1600

Case Number: 17-5928

NOTE:            Multiple cars were broken into at Santa Clara Square Marketplace, located on the 2800 block of Augustine Drive, between 1900-1940 hours. In each case, the unknown suspect(s) shattered a window and stole a gym and/or electronics bag. There is no suspect information at this time. Case Numbers: 17-5933, 17-5934, 17-5935, 17-5936, 17-5937 and 17-5938.

Help reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our community. Take simple precautions:

  • Lock your vehicle
  • Never leave valuables in plain sight (e.g. purse, cell phone, laptop, backpack, GPS, etc.)
  • Report suspicious activity by calling (408)615-5580

Friday, July 14, 2017

Warrant Arrest                                  Location: 3000 Block of Benton Street

An officer observed a vehicle traveling on Benton Street near Pomeroy Avenue with expired registration. The officer confirmed the registration was expired via mobile computer and initiated a traffic enforcement stop. The vehicle was occupied by a male driver and a female passenger.

A Records check of the involved parties revealed the driver had a suspended license. He was issued a misdemeanor citation. The passenger had a $300 infraction warrant. She was issued a Notice to Appear. Both parties signed the paperwork in the officers’ presence and were released at the scene.

Time: 2245

Case Number: 17-5973

 NOTE:  A large gathering took place at Franklin Mall. SCPD was made aware of the event and there were no problems related to the gathering.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hit and Run                                      Location:  2900 Block of Mead Avenue

Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Mead Avenue on the report of a hit and run vehicle collision.

According to witnesses, the male suspect crashed into four parked cars and then fled the scene on foot. The suspect was identified by photos and videos that witnesses took following the collision.

Officers contacted the suspect at his home on the 2100 block of Francis Avenue and detained him in handcuffs. The suspect was belligerent and resisted officers’ efforts to remove a knife from his pocket for everyone’s safety. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 2108

Case Number: 17-6003

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