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 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, April 12, 2020
Strong Arm Robbery
Location: 100 Block of Washington Street
Officers were dispatched to an in-progress strong arm robbery on the 100 block of Washington Street. The victim was walking on Newhall Street and was approached from behind by a male subject riding a bicycle. The subject pointed a handgun at the victim and requested the victim’s belongings. The victim provided the subject with a cell phone, headphones and wallet. The subject fled the scene.
The suspect and the handgun were located nearby. The handgun was determined to be a replica weapon. The suspect was arrested.
Case Number: 20-412107
Monday, April 13, 2020
Location: Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard
From April 7 through April 13, three (3) air relief valves have been damaged or broken along the San Tomas Aquino Creek. The most recent incident took place near the bridge in Central Park.
An air relief valve allows air to escape from City water lines. The City of Santa Clara Water and Sewer Department estimates the cost to fix/replace these items is approximately $8,000.
Case Number: 20-413041
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Location: 2800 Block of Benton Street
At approximately 0115 hours, an unknown subject(s) created a small fire in a locked dumpster area on the 2800 block of Benton Street.
The fire was extinguished and did not cause any property damage. The subject(s) remains at large.
Case Number: 20-414054
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Location: 3000 Block of Kaiser Drive
On 04/03/2020 at approximately 1400 hours, a victim rented a vehicle to a male subject through an online application that connects customers with commercial and personal vehicle owners. The vehicle was picked up from the 3000 block of Kaiser Drive and was scheduled to be returned on 04/07/20.
The subject did not return the vehicle on 04/07/20 and has stopped all communication with the victim. The subject remains at large.
Case Number: 20-415070
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location: 100 Block of Alviso Street
A victim contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report fraud.
The victim stated two (2) checks addressed to the victim’s business had been intercepted, altered, and deposited into an unknown subject’s bank account. The total loss was $1,450. The subject remains at large.
Case Number: 20-416046
Friday, April 17, 2020
Location: 2100 Block of El Camino Real
An officer responded to the 2100 block of El Camino Real on the report of a petty theft.
A male subject attempted to steal a variety of merchandise from the store. A citizen stopped the subject from exiting the business and contacted Public Safety Dispatchers. The items were valued at $742.51.
A Records check revealed the subject had two (2) confirmed misdemeanor arrest warrants, with a total bail amount of $20,000. The subject was arrested.
Case Number: 20-417139
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Location: 2600 Block of Newhall Street
On 04/17/20, a subject was causing a disturbance in a residential parking lot on the 2600 block of Newhall Street. The apartment manager requested that the subject leave. The subject complied.
On 04/18/20, the subject returned to the location and was again causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers could not locate the subject. Within an hour, the apartment manager followed-up with Public Safety Dispatchers regarding the subject’s return to the complex. Upon contact, officers found the subject to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-418098
During these challenging times, if you find yourself in a troubling situation, the Santa Clara Police Department encourages you to utilize the following community resources:
- Disaster Distress Helpline, 800-985-5990
- Domestic Violence Crisis Line, 800-799-7233
- Emergency, 9-1-1
- National Alliance on Mental Illness, 800-950-6264 or text 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 800-273-8255
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 800-662-4357
- Veteran’s Crisis Line, 800-273-8255
For accurate Coronavirus information:
- Coronavirus Local News and Resources – www.SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates
- FEMA Coronavirus Myths and Facts – https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control
- FEMA Coronavirus News, Fact Sheets, FAQ and Ways to Help – https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus