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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 most comprehensive list of arrests made.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Vehicle Theft


Location: El Camino Real and Lawrence Expressway
Officers responded to a solo vehicle accident on the northbound on-ramp for Lawrence Expressway at El Camino Real. While on route, Public Safety Dispatchers informed the officers that the vehicle’s three occupants fled the scene in different directions.

Officers scanned the area for individuals matching the description of the suspects provided by the reporting party. Suspect #1 was located in the parking lot of an adjacent hotel. He admitted to driving, crashing and stealing the vehicle. The reporting party confirmed the identity of the suspect in an in-field-show-up. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

The two passengers remain outstanding.
Time: 1119
Case Number: 17-3530

Monday, April 24, 2017

Commercial Burglary

Location: 3200 Block of Olcott
Between 4-21-17 at approximately 1600 hours and 4-24-17 at approximately 0545 hours, an unknown suspect(s) cut the lock to a storage container on the 3200 block of Olcott. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole tools and wire. The total loss has yet to be determined. The suspect has not been identified at the time of this report.
Time: 0825
Case Number: 17-3553


Location: Lafayette Street and Reed Street
An officer observed a male driver using a cell phone while driving on Reed Street near Grant Street. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop for the violation. Upon contact, the officer observed objective symptoms of stimulant use. A Records check revealed a previous arrest for illegal possession of a firearm and a controlled substance. The officer attempted to conduct an evaluation of the suspect, however he refused multiple requests to cooperate. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Temporary Holding Facility.
Time: 2156
Case Number: 17-3581

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Drug Arrest

Location: 800 Block of Parker Court
An officer observed a male bicyclist traveling westbound on Parker Street, west of Grant Street. The officer recognized the suspect from an interaction on 4-11-17 where the suspect fled from the officer on a bicycle. The officer knew the suspect was on active searchable probation and had multiple misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. The officer instructed the suspect to pull his bicycle over.

A Records check confirmed the warrants. A search of the suspect yielded multiple needles, and baggies of various controlled substances. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 1637
Case Number: 17-3605

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Suspicious Circumstances

Location: Kevin Way and Laurie Avenue
An officer responded to the intersection of Kevin Way and Laurie Avenue on the report of an occupied suspicious vehicle. A Records check revealed an outstanding San Jose Superior Court warrant for the male occupant. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 0818
Case Number: 17-3625

NOTE: On this day, the Santa Clara Police Department’s Traffic Unit helped the Morgan Hill Police Department with a County-wide Traffic Enforcement Initiative. Officers focused on enforcement in school zones, yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, areas with high accident and complaint rates, red light and stop sign violations and distracted driving. This initiative takes place once a month and rotates from city to city throughout the county.

On May 24, motorcycle officers will be in Santa Clara.

NOTE: Police Chief Michael J. Sellers hosted Chat with the Chief this evening at Maywood Park Building. Attendees had a lot of great questions and topics included the city’s abandoned vehicle program, enforcement of traffic laws among bicyclists, road diet, the pending signal light at Cronin Drive and Pruneridge Avenue, employee occupancy of the new Apple campus, body-worn cameras and sanctuary cities.

While not all of the topics raised pertained directly to the Police Department, Chief Sellers provided attendees with contact information for the appropriate City Department(s) based on their inquiry.

The next Chat with the Chief will take place on June 5 from 7:00-8:30pm at Montague Park Building (3593 MacGregor Lane)

NOTE: Community members gathered tonight with Santa Clara Police Department employees and volunteers for Tip-A-Cop at Chili’s Grill & Bar in Santa Clara. The event raised $2,275 for Special Olympics of Northern California

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grand Theft

Location: 3400 Block of El Camino Real
An officer responded to the 3400 block of El Camino Real on the report of theft from a business. According to a witness, one male suspect was seen removing the locks on the perfume/colognes cabinet and he walked away. The suspect returned to the same cabinet with a second male suspect. The suspects stole several boxes of perfumes/colognes. The suspects concealed the items in their pants to avoid detection. The total value of the stolen items is estimated to be over $950. The suspects were captured on surveillance video. The suspects are unknown and remain at large.
Time: 1745
Case Number: 17-3678

Friday, April 28, 2017

Parole Search

Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Two officers consensually made contact with two male occupants of a vehicle parked on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard.

The driver, suspect #1, admitted to being on probation. A Records check revealed the suspect had an active warrant for his arrest out of Santa Clara County. A search of his person yielded a knife and burglary tools. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers noting the ignition of the vehicle was punched out and concealed with a scarf. The suspect was not able to provide contact information for the owner. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail. The vehicle was towed to allow officers to investigate whether it was stolen or not. The passenger was released at the scene.
Time: 2053
Case Number: 17-3714

Vehicle Theft

Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Two officers located an occupied vehicle parked on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard. A female suspect was in the driver’s seat and a male suspect in the passenger’s seat. The officers ran the license plate of the vehicle on their mobile computer and it returned stolen. Both subjects were detained without incident as they were attempting to walk away from the vehicle. A Records check revealed the female suspect was on active probation. The male suspect was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 2349
Case Number: 17-3722

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Attempted Burglary

Location: 300 Block of Pineview Drive
At approximately 0720 hours, a resident on the 300 block of Pineview Drive heard someone knock on the front door. Then, the victim heard the side gate to the residence open. The victim saw an adult, white male approximately 25-30 years old with a dark hoodie pulled over his face removing the screen on one of the windows. The suspect saw the victim as 9-1-1 was being called. He ran away holding a hammer. The suspect was not apprehended or identified.
Time: 0720
Case Number: 17-3730

Prepared by Carolyn McDowell, Management Analyst.

If you have questions regarding the Police Blotter contact Lieutenant Dan Moreno, 408-615-4865.


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