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 homepage (www.scpd.org), is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
An officer responded to the 2000 block of El Camino Real on the report of an unattended 2-year-old child buckled in a child safety seat and locked inside a parked vehicle.
Upon arrival, the officer found the child asleep in the car. Officers knocked on the window several times. The child was slow to wake, did not respond to the officers and could not unbuckle itself from the child safety seat or open the door. As a result, the officer broke the driver’s side window to gain access to the vehicle. The Santa Clara Fire Department responded to the scene to evaluate and treat the victim.
Meanwhile, an announcement was made over the public address system in the neighboring business. The child’s mother returned to the vehicle as a result. She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail. The child’s father responded to the scene and took custody of the child.
Case Number: 18-1125098
NOTE: There are multiple potential dangers to children being left unattended in cars, including:
- Heat stroke
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Runaway vehicles
- Child abduction
- Self-release from car seat
- Emotional trauma
The California Vehicle Code states, “A parent, legal guardian, or other person responsible for a child who is 6 years of age or younger may not leave that child inside a motor vehicle without being subject to the supervision of a person who is 12 years of age or older.” The full text is available at https://carseat.org/Legal/CVC-15620.htm
Monday, November 26, 2018
Location: 3300 Block of Cabrillo Avenue
An officer responded to the 3300 block of Cabrillo Avenue on the report of a residential burglary.
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an open kitchen window. The suspect(s) ransacked the victim’s bedroom. Among the items stolen was a loaded firearm and ammunition. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 18-1126164
NOTE: The Santa Clara Police Department received a grant through Project Child Safe for gun locks. This nationwide program helps ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage.
The locks are available for free to Santa Clara residents from the Police Building (601 El Camino Real) and the Northside Substation (3992 Rivermark Parkway). Proof of residency (e.g. driver’s license, utility bill, rental agreement, etc.) is required.
For more information, contact the Police Department at (408)615-4700.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Location: 2000 Block of Scott Boulevard
Two male suspects entered a business on the 2100 block of Scott Boulevard. An employee approached the suspects to deny service based on previous issues with shoplifting. A verbal argument ensued, the handle of a handgun was brandished and the suspects fled the scene.
Officers located and detained two suspects matching the reporting party’s description at a nearby business. The suspects were positively identified and determined to be juveniles. The firearm was located and determined to be a replica Glock BB-gun. The suspects were cited and released to their parents.
Case Number: 18-1127106
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Hit and Run
Location: El Camino Real and The Alameda
An officer was dispatched to El Camino Real and The Alameda regarding a single vehicle collision.
Upon arrival, the officer learned the suspect fled on foot from the scene. A search of the abandoned vehicle produced identification for the male suspect and drug paraphernalia. A Records check revealed the suspect did not have a driver’s license.
Officers located the outstanding suspect while conducting an area check. He was arrested.
Case Number: 18-1128186
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Location: 100 Block of N Winchester Boulevard
An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of N Winchester Boulevard on the report of a female subject attempting to cash a counterfeit check with an out of state identification card.
Prior to police arrival the subject left the business. As a result, several units canvassed the area for a subject matching the reporting party’s description without success.
Case Number: 18-1129079
Friday, November 30, 2018
Fatal Traffic Accident
Location: 700 Block of Kiely Boulevard
On Friday, November 30, 2018 at about 3:00 p.m., a fatal traffic accident occurred on the 700 block of Kiely Boulevard between Barcells Avenue and Steinhart Court. An 84-year-old female pedestrian attempted to cross Kiely Boulevard outside the crosswalk when she was struck by a gray colored Dodge Charger traveling southbound.
The pedestrian was a resident of Santa Clara.
The driver is only being identified as a 20-year-old female resident of San Jose. She remained at the scene and is cooperative with the investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Nick Cusimano at (408) 615- 4764.
Case Number: 18-1130122
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Driving Under the Influence
Location: 3800 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
An officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop on the 3800 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard for a vehicle without a rear license plate. Prior to coming to a stop, the vehicle ran over the landscaped island in the parking lot.
Upon contact, the officer observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication on the male suspect. A Records check revealed the suspect was driving on a suspended driver’s license for prior DUI arrests. The suspect did not satisfactorily perform the Field Sobriety Tests and the preliminary alcohol screening indicated a 0.225% and 0.234% blood alcohol content.
The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 18-1202154