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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 comprehensive list of arrests made.

 Sunday, October 15, 2017


Domestic Violence

Location:  3300 Block of Cabrillo Avenue

At approximately 1049 hours, a reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers from out of state. The reporting party said her friend texted her that she had been beaten and strangled by her boyfriend at their home on the 3300 block of Cabrillo Avenue. The male suspect threatened to kill his girlfriend if she tried to contact law enforcement.

A Records check of the male suspect revealed he had an outstanding felony warrant out of Sunnyvale.

Officers were dispatched to the residence. The victim came out of the residence and told officers the suspect was asleep, a juvenile remained in the apartment and the suspect owned firearms. Officers established a containment perimeter around the residence. The suspect came out on the third floor balcony and asked what was going on. Officers yelled to the suspect to exit the building and surrender, but he retreated back into his apartment.  After a brief delay, the suspect emerged again and said he was going to come down and surrender.  The suspect exited the building without incident.

An air rifle and replica handgun were recovered at the scene along with some narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1049

Case Number: 17-8999

NOTE:            Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.

There are many signs of an abusive relationship. The most telling sign is fear of your partner. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner—constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up—chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive. If you are in danger, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you and feelings of self-loathing, helplessness and desperation. No one should live in fear of the person they love.

Domestic violence is everyone’s business. If you know someone who you think is being abused (e.g. friend, family member, co-worker, client, patient, parishioner, etc.) refer them to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

                         If you are in danger, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Petty Theft

Location: 3100 Block of Alfred Street

An officer was dispatched to a construction site on the 3100 block of Alfred Street on the report that a suspect(s) had cut off and stolen four lengths of copper cable overnight. The cost of the stolen items was approximately $100, however, the damage to replace the cables was estimated at $2,000. The suspect(s) remain at large.

Time: 0951

Case Number: 17-9021

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Location: 2300 Block of Sutter Avenue

At approximately 0730, Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted regarding a possible domestic violence incident involving a firearm.

Upon arrival, officers set up a perimeter surrounding a residence on the 2300 block of Sutter Avenue.

Officers requested all of the occupants to exit the residence with nothing in their hands. The victim and a juvenile complied and exited the residence. The male suspect remained in the household for a short time before walking outside without further incident. He was detained in handcuffs due to the nature of the call until a security sweep of the residence was complete. A shotgun was located leaning up against a wall in the master bedroom.

The preliminary interview with the victims and suspect were inconclusive. As a result, the suspect was released at the scene.

Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation throughout the day. At approximately 1730 hours, the suspect exited his place of employment and was arrested for domestic violence and child endangerment without incident. He was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1835

Case Number: 17-9040

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Residential Burglary

Location: 3400 Block of Flora Vista Avenue

An unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a home on the 3400 block of Flora Vista Avenue. It is unknown at this time if any property was stolen from the home. The damaged door is valued at approximately $500. The suspect(s) remain at large.

Time: 1007

Case Number: 17-9077

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Location:  1200 Block of Washington Street

An unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence on the 1200 block of Washington Street through the front door of the residence after breaking the glass on the front door and unlocking the front door. The suspect(s) then stole the victim’s property. The suspect(s) remains at large.

Time: 1532

Case Number: 17-9125

Friday, October 20, 2017

Petty Theft

Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard

A Macy Loss Prevention Agent contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report they had a juvenile shoplifter in custody on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard. The juvenile stole a jacket from the store worth $99.50 and security placed him under citizen’s arrest just outside the store. The agent recovered the stolen jacket. The juvenile was cited and released to his mother.

Time: 2042

Case Number: 17-9169

 Saturday, October 21, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting

Location: El Camino Real and Scott Boulevard

On October 21, 2017, at approximately 1:13 AM, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety issued a bulletin to look out for a vehicle that had just been stolen in their city. At approximately 1:40 AM a Santa Clara Police Officer spotted the stolen vehicle driving on the El Camino Real.

Another officer arrived to assist and the officers stopped the stolen vehicle on El Camino Real at Scott Boulevard. When the officers exited their patrol vehicles, the suspect put his car in reverse and rammed into a police vehicle. The suspect continued to fail to listen to the officer’s lawful commands to stop. The officer, in fear for his life, discharged his duty weapon at the suspect.

The suspect was struck and was given first aid by officers. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition.

The suspect, who was driving a stolen vehicle, is on parole for felony burglary and he does not possess a driver’s license.

The officer involved in the shooting was placed on routine paid administrative leave.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Scott Fitzgerald at (408) 615-4806.

Time: 0143

Case Number: 17-9192


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