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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 (, is updated daily and serves as the comprehensive list of arrests made.

 Sunday, November 12, 2017


Location: 3500 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard

An officer conducted a DMV registration check on a vehicle traveling on the 3500 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard. The registration

n returned with no record on file. The officer followed the vehicle into a parking lot, exited the vehicle and made contact with the male driver and female passenger.

The officer conducted a followed up DMV registration check using the vehicle identification number and learned the registration was not connected with the vehicle, and it was expired. A Records check revealed the male was on Post Release Community Supervision out of Sacramento County. A search of the vehicle yielded a stun gun.

A Records check on the female suspect revealed a $6,000 warrant out of the Morgan Hill Police Department. Both subjects were arrested.

Time: 1922

Case Number: 17-9997


Monday, November 13, 2017

Use of Force

Location:  1000 Block of El Camino Real

An officer was dispatched to a business on the 1000 block of El Camino Real regarding a shoplifting incident.

A female matching the description of the suspect was located across the street. Upon contact, the suspect falsely identified herself. A search of her backpack yielded the stolen items. While being placed in handcuffs, the suspect became aggressive, pulled away from, kicked and spit on the officer. During the entire incident, she was screaming and using profanity. For safety reasons, the suspect was placed in a prisoner restraining device and a spit mask. While in the prisoner restraining device, the suspect began slamming her head into the ground.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation before being booked.

Time: 1427

Case Number: 17-10018


Drug Arrest

Location:  400 Block of El Camino Real

A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a suspicious circumstance involving two subjects in a parking structure being pat searched by a third subject who arrived on a motorcycle. Following this incident, the reporting party communicated that all three subjects began unloading items from an adjacent truck.

An officer made contact with the suspects. Two of the suspects identified themselves with identification cards however the third suspect, wearing a ballistic vest, misidentified himself verbally.

One suspect had an outstanding $20,000 warrant. A search of his person yielded a shaved key. A Records check of his motorcycle revealed the registration and license plate were both expired, and the vehicle identification number did not match that of the motorcycle.

Inside the truck in plain-view was drug paraphernalia, an open beer and there was a distinct odor or marijuana. The registration on the truck was expired. A search of the vehicle yielded a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The owner of the truck and arrested.

The third suspect was released from the scene.

Time: 2039

Case Number: 17-10031


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Warrant Arrest – Felony

Location:  3500 Block of El Camino Real

Officers made contact with a male suspect with an active felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants in his motel room on the 3500 block of El Camino Real. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

While in the room, officers observed several apparatuses consistent with a drug lab. The Santa Clara Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials unit examined the scene and deemed it safe for investigation. SCPD’s colleagues with the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team were contacted and concluded the operation was an anhydrous ammonia condenser used to extract ephedrine from pills.

Time: 1800

Case Number: 17-10052


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Residential Burglary

Location: 3000 Block of Machado Avenue

At approximately 1830 hours, occupants of a residence on the 3000 block of Machado Avenue returned home to discover their home had been burglarized.  Upon further inspection, it was determined the unknown suspect(s) forced their way through the side garage door and stole electronics. The total loss was estimated at $2,700. The suspect(s) remain at large.

Time: 1905

Case Number: 10078


NOTE:            At approximately 1730 hours, a fatal car accident occurred in the intersection of San Tomas Expressway and Scott Boulevard. A motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle and the motorcyclist died at a local hospital. Due to the location of this incident, the California Highway Patrol investigated this accident.


Thursday, November 16, 2017


Location:  1800 Block of Scott Boulevard

Public Safety Dispatchers received multiple calls regarding a large fight in progress on the 1800 block of Scott Boulevard. Upon officer arrival, several suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

Meanwhile, the officer located a group of people who directed the officer to an apartment where two victims were injured. According to witnesses, during the altercation the victims were struck with a golf club and baseball bat. The Santa Clara Fire Department was contacted to evaluate the victims.

The involved parties remain outstanding and are members of a local Norteno gang. The Detective Bureau will be investigating this situation further.

Time: 2021

Case Number: 17-10115


Friday, November 17, 2017


Location: Civic Center Drive and Monroe Street

An officer responded to the area of Civic Center Drive and Monroe Street on the report of an interrupted theft from a vehicle. According to the reporting party, an unknown male subject was sitting in the driver’s seat of the victim’s vehicle. The witness observed the subject flee the vehicle with a backpack. The witness followed the subject and provided Public Safety Dispatchers with location information until their arrival.

An officer made contact with the male subject. A Records check revealed the subject had a $25,000 warrant out of Santa Clara County. A search of his person yielded the victim’s spare key. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.


Case Number: 17-10125



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Suspended License

Location: Great America Parkway and Tasman Drive

An officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop on Great America Parkway at Tasman Drive after witnessing the vehicle making an illegal u-turn. A Records check advised the vehicle’s registration was expired, despite displaying a 2018 registration tab. The male suspect also had a suspended license and could not provide proof of insurance. The driver was cited and his vehicle was impounded.

Time: 0324

Case Number: 17-10173


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