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 23, 2017
Traffic Accident – Major Injury
Location: Lick Mill Boulevard and Oak Grove Drive
Officers responded to a major injury collision at Lick Mill Boulevard and Oak Grove Drive. The male driver was headed southbound on Lick Mill Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he crashed into a tree in the center median. The Santa Clara Fire Department arrived on scene to extract the unconscious driver from the vehicle. The driver was identified via a Records check and transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.
Medical personnel detected an odor of alcohol while administering aid to the suspect. A search warrant was granted to obtain the suspect’s blood. The toxicology report confirmed he was under the influence of alcohol.
Case Number: 17-6223
Monday, July 24, 2017
Location: 100 Block of Kiely Boulevard
An officer accompanied by a Police Trainee was patrolling the area of Mauricia Avenue and Kiely Boulevard when they initiated a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for suspended registration. As the officers made contact with the male suspect, one officer observed the grip end of a pistol sticking out from under the seat where the driver was sitting. The officers drew their pistols and ordered the suspect not to move.
After additional officers were summoned to the scene, the officers removed the suspect from the vehicle without incident. The firearm was determined to be a replica BB gun. A search of the suspect’s person yielded a folding knife with the blade open in the suspect’s pant pocket. After further evaluation, the suspect was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-6229
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Location: 100 Block of Saratoga Avenue
At approximately 2333 hours, a male subject discharged a .40 caliber handgun inside his residence, striking friend in the upper leg. The discharge was entirely accidental and there had not been any arguments or animosity prior to the event. The subject consented to the seizure of his handgun and ammunition to police personnel. The subject also consented to a voluntary blood draw.
The suspect accompanied his friend to a local hospital for the non-life threatening injury. There were no criminal charges at the time of the report.
Case Number: 17-6297
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Location: 1100 Block of Pomeroy Avenue
Officers responded to the 1100 block of Pomeroy Avenue regarding a report of elder abuse at approximately 1745 hours. The victim informed Public Safety Dispatchers that the suspect assaulted her and was barricaded inside the residence.
Officers attempted to make contact with and hail the suspect from the residence on multiple occasions, without success, over the next two hours. The Santa Clara Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) and Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) responded to the scene.
The front door was breached and tear gas was introduced in an attempt to have the suspect voluntarily and safely exit the residence. The suspect refused and remained inside the residence. The suspect also resisted the police service dog’s efforts. The suspect was eventually taken into custody at approximately 2230 hours.
The suspect was served extreme risk protective orders and was medically cleared for minor injuries a local hospital before being transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Meanwhile, the Santa Clara Fire Department provided care to the victim before she was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
Case Number: 17-6321
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Location: 1000 Block of El Camino Real
A female subject was the victim of a residential burglary via an unlocked rear door on the 1000 block of El Camino Real. Her wallet, cash, credit cards and identification were stolen. The suspect(s) are unknown.
Case Number: 17-6350
Friday, July 28, 2017
Location: 1900 Block of Hastings Court
On July 26, 2017, a victim received a phone call from an individual identifying himself as “Robert Green” informing the victim that their college grant applications had been approved. The subject told the victim in order to process the grants the victim was required to pay $350 in Apple cards. The victim used a debit card to purchase the Apple cards. The victim read the subject the numbers from the back of the cards over the phone. During this conversation, the victim also provided the subject with a bank account number, the last four digits of the social security number, driver’s license number and address.
The victim did not find this phone call suspicious because the victim will be attending college in the fall and had recently applied for grant funding. After failing to receive the information promised to the victim by the subject, the incident was reported to SCPD on July 28, 2017.
Case Number: 17-6387
Location: 1000 Block of Kiely Boulevard
An officer was in the area of Kiely Boulevard and Forbes Avenue when a vehicle was witnessed speeding, tailgating and traveling on the wrong side of the roadway. The officer activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren however the male suspect failed to stop. At one point, the suspect struck the officer’s vehicle while trying to maneuver around it to escape.
Eventually, the suspect pulled into the United States Post Office parking lot on the 1000 block of Kiely Boulevard. The suspect got out of the vehicle, was waving his arms in the air and yelling as he ran toward the front door of the post office. Due to the suspect’s erratic behavior and the officer’s fear for the people inside the Post Office, the officer deployed a Department-issued electronic control device. Despite this use of force, the suspect continued to struggle with officers before being placed in handcuffs.
The Santa Clara Fire Department responded to the scene to provide medical treatment to the suspect. He was transported to a local hospital and cleared by medical staff before being transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-6389
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Location: El Camino Real and Lawrence Expressway
At approximately 0323 hours, a male suspect contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to request medical attention. Based on the suspect’s symptoms, further treatment was advised and he was loaded into an ambulance for transport.
While en route to the hospital, the suspect escaped from the ambulance’s harnessing system, became combative and armed himself with an oxygen tank. The Medics pulled over, exited the ambulance and requested police assistance. After approximately 20 minutes of de-escalation dialogue, the suspect voluntarily put down the improvised weapon and agreed to follow police orders. Due to his erratic behavior and recent methamphetamine use, he was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Case Number: 17-6425
Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
An officer made contact with a male subject on the 2000 block of El Camino Real. The subject displayed objective symptoms of stimulant use. A Records check revealed the subject was on Post Release Community Supervision for evading and possessing a stolen vehicle. As the officer began to pat search the subject, he took off running.
After a short foot pursuit, the male was arrested. The subject had over $2,000 in cash on his person and 16 white debit cards with a black stripe and a chip. Each card had a 4-digit personal identification number taped to it. After further investigation, the cards were fraudulent re-creations of actual debit cards, and the subject was making withdrawals from various ATM’s prior to being contacted. The Detective Bureau was notified of the case.
Case Number: 17-6447
Prepared by Carolyn McDowell, Management Analyst.
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