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 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 homepage (www.scpd.org), is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Location: 601 El Camino Real
On 5/27/19, a victim was contacted via phone by a male subject misrepresenting himself as a public defender. The subject stated the victim’s granddaughter was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over and arrested because drugs were found in the car. The subject demanded money for the granddaughter’s defense. The victim sent approximately $73,000 in multiple installments.
A bank notified the victim’s daughter of excessive withdrawals on 6/14/19.
The suspect is unknown and still outstanding.
Case Number: 19-0616092
Monday, June 17, 2019
Location: Monroe Street and Scott Boulevard
An officer located an unoccupied stolen vehicle at approximately 0204 hours parked in the area of the 2200 block of Deborah Drive.
Later, a male subject drove away in the vehicle. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic enforcement stop at Monroe Street and Billings Place. The driver complied with officer instructions and was taken into custody without incident.
The subject did not provide his identity. A Records check revealed he was on searchable probation. He was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0617009
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Throughout the state, law enforcement agencies are battling high occurrences of thefts from vehicles. Santa Clara is no different!
SCPD has taken proactive steps to address preventing thefts from vehicles among residents, business / property owners and visitors, including:
- Educational messages on the City / SCPD website and social media
- Community meetings
- Flyer distribution in targeted areas encouraging drivers not to leave valuables in their vehicle
- Meetings with hotel management, car rental companies and shopping center property managers to encourage ample lighting, security personnel, signage, video surveillance and maintain an open line of communication
- High visibility patrols in areas where break-ins have occurred
- Undercover operations to locate in-progress thefts and apprehend suspects
Despite these on-going efforts suppression efforts, 11 thefts from vehicles were reported throughout the City today at the following locations:
- 500 block of Saratoga Avenue
- 2800 block of Lakeside Drive
- 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
- 3000 block of El Camino Real
- 3100 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
- 3300 block of Coronado Place
- 3400 block of El Camino Real
- 3600 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
- 3900 block of Freedom Circle
- 5100 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
- 5200 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Residents are reminded to:
- Park in well-lit areas
- Always lock your vehicle
- Do not leave ANY valuables (e.g. loose change, GPS, gym bag, purse/wallet, charging cords, garage remote, or sunglasses) in your vehicle or in your trunk. Suspects have been known to break windows, fold the back seat, and access trunks
- Do not leave cell phones, iPads or laptops in your vehicle. Thieves have been known to locate signals from these devices even when they are in “sleep mode”
- Criminals often target rental cars, so do not leave any valuables in your rental car while it is parked
- Report suspicious activity by calling 408-615-5580. In-progress incidents should be reported by calling 9-1-1. Do NOT confront suspects. Instead, be a good witness
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: 1800 Block of Washington Street
An officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of Washington Street on the report of a vehicle draining liquid into the street.
Upon arrival, an officer located a male subject associated with the vehicle. A Records check revealed the subject had a no bail warrant and was on searchable probation. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0619203
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Location: Orkney Avenue and Tyne Way
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding loud music coming from a vehicle.
Upon arrival, an officer located a male subject associated with the vehicle. A Records check revealed the subject had three misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0620228
Friday, June 21, 2019
Location: 1515 Civic Center Park
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call from a reporting party requesting an area check at Civic Center Park, located at 1515 Civic Center Drive.
A subject was observed drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public park. The reporting party contacted the subject and when confronted the subject threw food at the reporting party.
A Records check revealed the subject had a bench warrant for her arrest. She was arrested.
Case Number: 19-0621123
NOTE: Section 9.05.040 of the City of Santa Clara Municipal Code states it is unlawful for any person to possess any open container of alcohol in any City-owned park or City-owned public place, except in a park or other public place for which a license has been issued by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Location: 1700 Block of Halford Avenue
An unknown suspect(s) stolen a motorcycle from the 1700 block of Halford Avenue sometime between 2330 hours on 6/21/19 and 0830 hours on 6/22/19. The suspect(s) left behind the motorcycle’s rear license plate.
The suspect(s) are unknown and at large.
Case Number: 19-0622076