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, December 10, 2017
Location: El Camino Real and Buchanan Drive
An officer observed a vehicle with its left tail lamp not functioning and initiated a traffic enforcement stop in the area of El Camino Real and Buchanan Drive. The officer made contact with the male driver and female passenger.
A Records check revealed the female subject had two outstanding warrants totaling $45,000 out of Fresno and Pomona. She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-10936
Monday, December 11, 2017
Driving Under the Influence – Felony
Location: Beth Court and Leith Avenue
An officer was driving on Leith Avenue near Beth Court when the officer observed a vehicle with its stop lamp not functioning. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
Upon contact, the officer observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication from the male driver. A Records check revealed approximately 15 aliases, a suspended driver’s license and two driver’s license numbers. The subject also had two previous driving under the influence convictions, 1/17/2012 and 1/26/2016. His most recent DUI conviction resulted in a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) commitment.
The subject did not satisfactorily perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. On scene, a preliminary alcohol screening yielded 0.13 and 0.146 blood alcohol content. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-10960
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Location: 2500 Block of Newhall Street
An officer was patrolling in the area of Newhall Street and Winchester Boulevard when the officer noticed the window of a business was shattered. Officers conducted a search of the interior and the exterior of the business, were able to confirm a burglary had occurred but did not locate a suspect(s).
The business owner was contacted and helped to determine the following items were stolen: approximately $8,200 in cash, a locked safe valued at $4,000, an estimated $900 in cigarettes, roughly $9,000 in various alcohol bottles and around $10,000 in unscratched lottery tickets. This investigation is on-going.
Case Number: 17-11002
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Driving Under the Influence
Location: Kiely Boulevard and Sykes Court
An officer was traveling on Kiely Boulevard when the loud sound of metal scraping could be heard. The officer then observed a vehicle missing a tire and the rim scraping along the pavement sending sparks shooting into the street. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
Upon contact, the male driver exhibited objective signs of alcoholic beverage influence. The subject did not satisfactorily perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. The officer administered a preliminary alcohol screening, with test results of 0.164 blood alcohol content. He was placed under arrest.
Case Number: 17-11069
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Location: 4900 Block of Great America Parkway
While working speed enforcement on Great America Parkway, a Motorcycle Officer documented a vehicle traveling 58 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer activated emergency lights to initiate a traffic enforcement stop.
A male suspect was the sole occupant of the vehicle and provided the officer with his driver’s license. The suspect was unable to produce the vehicle’s registration, nor could he give the officer the name of the registered owner.
The officer conducted a vehicle identification number check and learned the license plate displayed on the vehicle belonged to a different vehicle, and the vehicle was stolen. A Records check revealed the suspect’s driver’s license was suspended. The suspect was placed under arrest and was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
A search of the vehicle yielded a heavily modified knife, and a suitcase full of stolen mail, checks, a passport and driver’s licenses.
Case Number: 17-11075
Friday, December 15, 2017
Warrant Arrest – Felony
Location: Homestead Road and Bing Drive
An officer observed an RV parked among multiple “No Parking” signs in a parking lot on the 3500 block of Homestead Road. An officer made contact with the male suspect inside the RV who initially lied about his identity.
A Records check revealed the suspect had three warrants out of Tulare County. A search of the RV yielded drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-11167
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location: Patrick Henry Drive and Old Ironsides Drive
An officer observed a female suspect riding a bicycle on Great America Parkway traveling the wrong way and without lights. The officer made a U-turn with the intent of initiating a traffic enforcement stop when the suspect abandoned the bicycle on Patrick Henry Avenue and fled on foot.
A short time later, the suspect returned to retrieve her bicycle. Officers initiated contact and the suspect did not comply with verbal commands. Instead, she became verbally and physically aggressive with the officers and resisted detention. An officer deployed oleoresin capsicum (OC) on the suspect however she continued to be combative. To prevent her from further assaulting officers, an officer elected to deploy a conducted electrical weapon (CEW). She was handcuffed and officers confirmed her identity using images provided by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.
Per protocol, the Santa Clara Fire Department was requested to treat the suspect for OC exposure and CEW deployment. She was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and later booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-11137