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, March 18, 2018
Providing False Identification
Location: Locust Street and Park Avenue
An officer observed a male subject throw a cigarette on the sidewalk and step on it near Locust Street and Park Avenue. The officer conducted an enforcement stop. The subject identified himself with a name and date of birth that could not be matched in the system. In order to confirm the subject’s identity, he was placed in handcuffs and transported to SCPD’s temporary holding facility for fingerprinting. After processing the subject, he was positively identified with a different name and birthdate. A Records check did not reveal any wants or warrants. He was issued a citation for littering and providing false identification to a peace officer.
Case Number: 18-2487
Monday, March 19, 2018
Location: Los Padres Boulevard and Monroe Street
The suspect’s vehicle collided with two parked vehicles on the 2200 block of Los Padres Boulevard. The suspect fled from the collision. A uniformed police officer caught up with the suspect as she entered the vehicle and shut the door. The officer broke the glass window on the driver’s side door in an attempt to open the door and turn off the vehicle. The suspect placed the vehicle in reverse and fled the scene. A few minutes later the vehicle was located abandoned on the 2200 block of Monroe Street. An area check for the suspect was conducted with negative results. This investigation is ongoing.
Case Number: 18-2505
Suicidal Individual Location: De La Cruz Boulevard / El Camino Real Overpass
At approximately 1329 hours, an officer responded to a report of a distraught female subject climbing over the railing on the De La Cruz Boulevard / El Camino Real overpass. Upon arrival, the subject was crying and threatened to jump onto the railroad tracks.
Two SCPD officers and a Santa Clara County Crisis Counselor communicated with the subject for approximately one hour and 40 minutes. The subject eventually agreed to climb back over the rail and seek assistance. The subject was transported to a local hospital.
While negotiating with the subject, emergency personnel closed the the De La Cruz Boulevard / El Camino Real overpass and CalTrain service was suspended.
Case Number: 18-2519
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Location: 4700 Block of Lafayette Street
An officer was traveling on Lafayette Street near Agnew Road and conducted a check of a license plate on a vehicle. The return indicated that the vehicle and/or plate had been stolen. The vehicle turned into a business parking lot. Both car doors opened while the vehicle was still in motion and three occupants appeared as if they were going to flee on foot. The occupants, however, complied with the officers instructions to stop and raise their hands.
All three suspects were determined to be juveniles. Two of the arrestees received Juvenile Crime Reports and were released to their parents. The third arrestee admitted to stealing the vehicle, and was transported to Juvenile Hall.
Case Number: 17-11434
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Location: 1200 Block of Homestead Road
An officer responded to the 1200 block of Homestead Road on the report of fraud.
A victim was contacted by phone by a suspect claiming to be a representative from Silicon Valley Power (SVP). The suspect had the victim’s account number and street address, and demanded payment for a past due utility bill in three payments for $1,500, $1,500, and $3,000, via Green Dot cards.
After the final transaction, the victim felt uneasy and contacted Silicon Valley Power. Through this interaction, the victim learned it was a scam.
Case Number: 18-2605
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Location: 600 Block of Laurelwood Road
An unknown suspect followed a vehicle into the storage facility on the 600 block of Laurelwood Road, went to the victim’s storage unit, and took personal items. The suspect then followed a vehicle out. The loss is approximately $2,800.
Case Number: 18-2590
Friday, March 23, 2018
Fatal Traffic Accident
Location: El Camino Real and Alviso Street
A City of Santa Clara employee contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report what was believed to be a hit and run on El Camino Real and Alviso Street. The responding officer located debris from what appeared to be a serious traffic collision, but could not immediately locate the involved vehicle. After a search of the area, the officer located the vehicle behind a shipping container.
After a thorough investigation, SCPD determined the single occupant Toyota Camry was traveling westbound El Camino Real on the wrong side of the road at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle and ran over the center median into the westbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle continued across the four westbound lanes and onto the sidewalk at El Camino Real and Alviso Street. The vehicle struck a small retaining wall separating the sidewalk and the parking lot of a motel. The impact of the vehicle was such that it broke through the retaining wall and struck two large metal shipping containers (Conex boxes) that were in the parking lot of the motel. The force of the impact moved the metal boxes several feet as the vehicle came to rest on its side.
The driver of the Camry has been identified as a 30-year old male resident of the City of Seaside.
El Camino Real and Alviso Streets were closed until approximately 1400 hours as a result of this accident follow-up traffic investigation.
Case Number: 18-2615
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted regarding one male suspect and one female suspect involved in a petty theft at Target on the 2000 block of El Camino Real.
Loss Prevention personnel observed the duo conceal a pocket knife and DVDs and walk past the registers without paying for the items. The total value of the items was $34.99. An officer located the suspects in a vehicle in the parking lot. The stolen property was in plain view. The suspects were arrested.
Case Number: 18-2676