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, August 19, 2018
Resisting Arrest Location: 2500 Block of The Alameda
An officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle without its headlights on traveling northbound on The Alameda. The officer conducted a DMV registration check, which revealed the registration was expired. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop. As the car was coming to a stop, the passenger door opened and a male suspect fled.
The officer detained the remaining two occupants of the vehicle and called for additional units to search for the suspect. Officers spotted the suspect hiding in bushes on the 600 block of Accolti Way. The suspect ran again and appeared to be trying to retrieve something from his right front pants pocket while doing so. When the officers caught up with the suspect and he began fighting with them in a very violent manner. Eventually, the suspect was restrained. A search of his person revealed a knife in his pants pocket. A Records check revealed he was on parole had two felony warrants and four misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail after being cleared at a local hospital.
The driver was issued a citation for expired registration, lack of lights required during darkness and no front license plate.
Case Number: 18-7638
Armed Robbery Location: Monroe Street at Los Padres Boulevard
A victim contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report being robbed at gunpoint on Monroe Street near Los Padres Boulevard.
The victim was riding a motorized scooter and stopped to ask three juvenile males for directions. The suspects directed the victim around the corner and Suspect #1 brandished and pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his belongings. Suspect #2 punched the victim once when the victim did not comply with the Suspect #1’s demands. Out of fear, the victim surrendered a cellphone, wallet and suitcase valued at approximately $500. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cellphone, and looked through the victim’s suitcase, but did not take anything from it. The suspects fled on foot southbound on Los Padres Boulevard.
Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the suspects.
Case Number: 18-7639
Monday, August 20, 2018
Grand Theft Location: 1000 block of Santa Clara Street
An officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Santa Clara Street on the report of fraud.
An individual responded to a Craigslist advertisement regarding an apartment for rent. The victim contacted the suspect. The suspect obtained personal identifying information from the victim. The suspect requested a money transfer for the rent and security deposit. The victim complied with a money transfer of $2,200. The suspect confirmed receipt of payment and told the victim the key would be sent in the mail.
The victim never saw the apartment or suspect. All correspondence was conducted over the phone and email. The suspect remains at large.
Case Number: 18-7686
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Assault and Battery Location: White Oak Lane and Poinciana Drive
Public Safety Dispatchers deployed an officer to the area of Poinciana Drive and White Oaks Lane on the report of an assault.
Upon arrival, the officer learned of the dispute over a parking space. A victim was punched in the face before running away to a ride share vehicle. As the victim was entering the back seat of the vehicle, the suspect slammed the door on the victim’s leg, which was not yet inside the vehicle. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival and could not be located.
Case Number: 18-7723
NOTE: The City experienced multiple thefts from vehicles on the southwest and north parts of town, with the 700 block of Lawrence Expressway and 4200 block of Great America Parkway hit particularly hard. In each case, a backpack/laptop bag was stolen.
Individuals are reminded to take the following precautions:
- Lock your vehicle
- Never leave valuables in plain sight (e.g. purse, cell phone, laptop, backpack, GPS, etc.)
- Report suspicious activity at (408)615-5580
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Prowler Location: 800 Block of Alviso Street
Reporting parties contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report a prowler on the 800 block of Alviso Street.
Officers established a perimeter around the location, however the suspect began hopping fences on Poplar, Alviso and Bellomy Streets. A male suspect matching descriptions provided by reporting parties was detained on the 800 block of Bellomy Street.
Upon contact, officers observed objective symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The suspect was also defiant, angry and yelling threatening comments at the officers.
An in-field show-up by witnesses positively identified the suspect as the prowler. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail without further incident.
Case Number: 18-7800
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Burglary Location: 5200 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
An officer responded to the 5200 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard on the report of a theft from a vehicle.
The victim locked and secured the doors and windows to a vehicle at 0815 hours. Upon return at 0845 hours, the victim discovered the passenger window had been smashed. The following items were stolen from the front passenger seat: Macbook Pro laptop ($2,500), identification/keycard ($10) and a pair of Airpods ($160). The estimated value of the property taken is $2,670. There is no suspect information available and the suspect is outstanding.
Case Number: 18-7806
NOTE: The armored tactical vehicle was deployed at approximately 1649 hours. This specialized vehicle has multiple uses including as an emergency rescue vehicle to carefully evacuate threatened or injured individuals, to shield officers attempting to gain access to an area, a tool in medical emergencies and in mass casualty or active shooting incidents. In addition, officers train regularly using the vehicle.
In the case of the 8/23/18 incident, officers were responding to a medical emergency. At no time, was the public in danger. However, social networking sites were a source of fast moving, inaccurate information. Misinformation to a wide audience can have a significant negative impact, including compromising officer safety and causing unnecessary fear in the community.
SCPD utilize its social networking resources to communicate accurate news to the community as necessary. Unless you are obtaining information from SCPD directly, please do not spread information.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Driving Under the Influence Location: Homestead Road and Kiely Boulevard
At approximately 0156 hours, a reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a potential drunk driver. The vehicle was apparently missing a front tire and sparks were coming from the vehicle as it traveled on Homestead Road toward Lawrence Expressway.
The officer located a vehicle matching the reporting party’s description missing a front right tire. The suspect vehicle turned into the Kaiser Hospital parking lot and the officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
Upon contact with the female driver, the officer observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The suspect declined to participate in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. A Preliminary Alcohol Screening test measured 0.185 and 0.204 blood alcohol content.
The suspect was arrested and transported to SCPD’s Temporary Holding Facility.
Case Number: 18-7842
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Stolen Vehicle Location: San Tomas Expressway and Walsh Avenue
An officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound on San Tomas Expressway near the intersection of Walsh Avenue. A Records check of the vehicle’s license plate revealed it had been reported stolen out of San Jose. The vehicle was occupied by two individuals; a male driver and female passenger.
As the suspect vehicle approached El Camino Real, the officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop. The vehicle fled from patrol units. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, STAR 1, was airborne and assisted in the search for the vehicle.
A bystander located the stolen vehicle on the 600 block of Tea Tree Court in San Jose. Upon arrival, the vehicle was not occupied by anyone. A perimeter was established and a search was conducted. The suspects were not located.
Case Number: 18-7914