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, May 7, 2017
Location: 700 Block of Varsi Place
Between 0330 hours and 0830 hours, a residential burglary occurred on the 700 block of Varsi Place. There were no signs of forced entry. An unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took a laptop computer and wallet from the living room. The wallet contained multiple gift cards, a spare car key and a license. The suspect remains at large.
Case Number: 17-3993
Monday, May 8, 2017
Fraud – Felony
Location: 2700 Block of Taft Avenue
A victim came to the Police Building to report a loss of $2,150. The victim entered into an agreement with a suspect through CraigsList to rent a home in South Lake Tahoe in late-July. On 4/11/17, the victim paid a security deposit via PayPal. Approximately one week later, the victim received a phone call from the suspect requesting a loan for $500 to conduct some electrical work at the property before the victim’s arrival. The suspect said he would refund the security deposit, plus the loan, following the rental period.
The victim became suspicious and learned the property was actually owned by someone else who was advertising its rental on VRBO. The victim contacted the owner and made them aware of the situation. Unfortunately, the vacation home had already been rented for the prearranged timeframe.
Case Number: 17-4012
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
On 5/9/17, an officer was dispatched to the 1600 block of Hope Drive on the report of a prior robbery. According to the victims, they were walking along Lick Mill Boulevard on 5/8/17 at approximately 0900 hours when an unknown male suspect followed them back to their apartment. At that time, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victims and demanded their jewelry. Three gold chains were stolen, valued at approximately $800.
The victims did not call SCPD on 5/8/17 out of fear that the suspect knew where they lived. The following day they reconsidered and contacted SCPD.
Case Number: 17-4054
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Hit and Run
Location: Scott Boulevard and Monroe Street
Officers responded to Scott Boulevard at Monroe Street on the report of an injury collision. Upon arrival, it was determined a car had been rear-ended causing it to hit an elderly pedestrian. The driver who caused the accident fled the scene. A witness provided a description of the suspect.
As the investigation proceeded, a male subject matching the description of suspect was located among the crowd of onlookers. The suspect was approached by officers and his vehicle was located around the corner with front end damage. The suspect displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication and proceeded through standardized field sobriety tests. A Records check revealed he had a suspended driver’s license. He was arrested and transported to the Temporary Holding Facility. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Case Number: 17-4103
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: 2000 Block of White Oak Lane
An officer responded to the 2000 block of White Oak Lane after Public Safety Dispatchers received a call about a masked gunman in the 7-11. According to the witness, the suspect rushed into the store, wearing a black ski mask and holding a handgun, waving it around and demanding money. The clerk was not at the counter, but at the back of the store and immediately fled through the emergency exit when the gunman came into the store. The suspect stood at the counter for a few seconds and fled the scene without taking anything. The suspect was not identified and remains at large.
Case Number: 17-4109
Driving Under the Influence
Location: 2800 Block of Mission College Boulevard
An officer responded to the 2800 block of Mission College Boulevard on the report of a vehicle collision. The male driver collided head-on with a large tree. The driver sustained moderate injuries and displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Ironically, an officer made contact with the suspect earlier in the evening for drinking beer in a park, a violation of the City’s municipal code.
Case Number: 17-4141
Friday, May 12, 2017
Location: 3500 Block of Tracy Drive
Officers were dispatched on the report of a suspicious person. According to the reporting party, a male subject drove onto the 3500 block of Tracy Drive on a motorcycle and started taking items from a truck parked on the street. Upon officer arrival, the subject was attempting to load the motorcycle into the back of the truck.
A Records check revealed the subject was on probation and had one misdemeanor warrant and two felony warrants for his arrest. The motorcycle was reported stolen out of Santa Clara. The license plate on the truck did not match the vehicle identification number. A subsequent records check on the truck discovered it was stolen out of East Palo Alto. He was detained without incident. He was later transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
A search of his person yielded an identification card and checks belonging to a female victim. A number of other items were recovered from inside the truck that had been reported stolen through the San Jose Police Department and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. The owners of all the items were contacted to pick up their belongings/vehicles from the Santa Clara Police Department.
Case Number: 17-4159
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Resist Arrest / Foot Pursuit
Location: Scott Boulevard and Homestead Road
Officers observed a male suspect taking items from a Clean-Up Campaign pile on Scott Boulevard near Homestead Road. This is a municipal code violation. The officer’s approached the suspect who disobeyed officer’s orders to sit on the curb and ran away. The suspect refused multiple commands to stop. During the foot pursuit, the suspect ran into traffic and collided with a vehicle in the #2 northbound lane of Scott Boulevard. He fell to the ground and immediately got back up and started running. The suspect got into a parked car on De La Pena Avenue and fled the area at a high rate of speed. The unidentified suspect remains at-large.
Case Number: 17-4195
Prepared by Carolyn McDowell, Management Analyst.
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