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 comprehensive list of arrests made.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Location: El Camino Real at The Alameda
Public Safety Dispatchers deployed Police and Fire Department resources to El Camino Real at The Alameda for a solo vehicle roll-over accident. The male driver took the curve at a very high rate of speed, struck the east curb of El Camino Real, severed a light pole and continued south on the Santa Clara University lawn striking several curbs, a sign and landscape boulders before flipping on its side and coming to rest directly in front of a building on the 2300 block of The Alameda. The suspect was uninjured in the crash.
A Records check revealed the suspect had two warrants out of Kern County and he was in possession of drug paraphernalia at the time he was contacted by emergency personnel. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Members of City of Santa Clara Street Department, Silicon Valley Power and Santa Clara University were summoned to the scene to address the damaged property.
Case Number: 17-9490
Monday, October 30, 2017
Theft from Vehicle
Location: 3900 Block of Rivermark Plaza
Officers were dispatched to the 3900 block of Rivermark Plaza on a report of suspicious subjects looking into vehicles with a flashlight.
Upon arrival, an officer was flagged down by a female victim. The victim was standing next to a vehicle with a shattered window and wanted to report her vehicle had been broken into (Case Number 17-9541). The officer determined this victim was not the reporting party, and asked the victim to wait by her vehicle while the officer attempted to locate the reporting party and/or suspects. Two bags and a tablet computer were taken in the burglary.
The officer located the reporting party who pointed out a vehicle occupied by two subjects. The officer detained the female driver and male passenger.
The male suspect initially provided the officer with an incorrect name and displayed objective signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. A Records check revealed the suspect’s true identity and that he had a felony no bail warrant out of Santa Clara County and a Ramey warrant out of Oakland. His warrants totaled over $350,000. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
An officer asked the female suspect for consent to search her vehicle and she agreed. The suspect admitted to having a shaved key inside her pants. The key belonged to the male suspect. She was arrested.
While conducting this investigation, a male victim contacted an officer about his vehicle being broken into (Case Number 17-9542).
Case Number: 17-9543
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Location: 2831 Homestead Road
Sometime overnight, an unknown suspect(s) cut two holes in a chain link fence at a City of Santa Clara Electrical Substation, located at 2831 Homestead Road. The damage is estimated at $500. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 17-9556
Location: 2000 Block of Homestead Road
Between 2230 hours on 10/30/17 and 859 hours on 10/31/17, an unknown suspect(s) broke into a business on the 2000 block of Homestead Road. The suspect(s) smashed the door glass and stole two empty cash registers valued at $2000. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 17-9557
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Petty Theft Location: 500 Block of Moreland Way
An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Moreland Way on the report of mailboxes being pried open in a complex mail room. In total, 23 mailboxes were damaged and/or broken into by an unknown suspect(s). It is unknown what, if anything, was stolen. The damage is estimated at $100. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 17-9594
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Man with a Gun
Location: Northside Branch Library, 695 Moreland Way
A juvenile called Public Safety Dispatchers to report another juvenile seen walking into the Northside Branch Library with a gun. Officers located a subject matching the description provided at the rear of the library.
The juvenile had a BB gun in his backpack, which was all black in color and had no distinct orange markings. The same juvenile was reported as a runaway from school earlier in the day. The suspect was cited and released to his guardian.
Case Number: 17-9646
Friday, November 3, 2017
Location: Augustine Drive and Bowers Avenue
An officer observed a vehicle with expired registration and initiated a traffic enforcement stop at Augustine Drive and Bowers Avenue.
A Records check revealed the male suspect had a suspended driver’s license. In addition, the suspect had license restrictions that required him to have an ignition interlock device. He was arrested.
Case Number: 17-9664
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Location: 3500 Block of Homestead Road
An officer detained two individuals, one male and one female, in a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of a closed business on the 3500 block of Homestead Road. The vehicle was parked in a No Parking zone. As the officer approached the vehicle, the smell of alcohol and marijuana emanated from the vehicle. The officer saw two open containers of alcohol and made contact with the male driver. The male suspect originally provided a false name.
A Records check revealed the female passenger was on probation. The officer directed the female out of the car to conduct a probation search, however the male suspect quickly reinserted the keys into the ignition and drove away from the area at a high rate of speed with the female suspect still inside. The officer had to jump backwards to avoid being pinned between the suspect vehicle and a parked vehicle.
The suspect vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and was not following traffic control signals. Records updated the officer with the correct name of the male suspect and informed officers of his warrants for arrest. The suspect crashed into a power pole at Lafayette Street and Homestead Road before fleeing on foot. He was apprehended and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Officers later learned the male suspect dropped the female suspect off near Lochinvar Avenue and Bing Drive. The female suspect remains at large.
The Santa Clara Fire Department and Silicon Valley Power responded to the scene to tend to the downed, live power lines and to replace the power pole. Approximately 400 households were impacted as a result of the power outage.
Case Number: 17-9690