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.
Based on the mandatory orders from Santa Clara County Public Health, the City of Santa Clara has implemented many service level changes, limited to essential services. Since the preparation and distribution of a Police Blotter is not an essential service, it will be produced as resources are available.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: 2400 Block of Condensa Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service on the 2400 block of Condensa Street on the report of a prior theft.
Two male subjects cut the locking mechanism on a storage container and stole several construction tools from inside the container. The subjects were confronted and fled the scene in a vehicle. The estimated value of the stolen property is $3,400. The subjects have not been identified and are still at large.
Case Number: 21-411047
Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: 1000 Block of Walsh Avenue
A subject rented two vehicles from a business on 3/17/21 and did not return the vehicle as scheduled on 3/24/21. The business contacted the bank used to rent the vehicle to inform them of the incident and attempted to get a copy of the identification of the subject and/or surveillance footage of the subject without success.
One of the vehicles were recovered in Orange County (Case Number 21-408036). The second vehicle remains outstanding.
Case Number: 21-412040
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: 2400 Block of Karen Drive
At approximately 1818 hours, an officer was dispatched to the 2400 block of Karen Drive on the report of a suspicious male looking into vehicles and trying to open an apartment door.
On police arrival, witnesses pointed out the subject. The subject was attempting to exit the apartment complex. The subject was located, initially displayed paranoid, manic behavior, and became defensive and belligerent during the contact. He was arrested for prowling and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-413182
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: 1900 Block of Don Avenue
A resident on the 1900 block of Don Avenue received a phone call from a person who identified themselves as a Social Security Administration agent. The subject stated the victim’s social security number was associated with fraudulent changes and instructed the victim to purchase $2,000 worth of gift cards. The victim complied with the request and called the subject back to provide the numbers on the gift cards.
The victim was then instructed to purchase another $1,000 in gift cards. On this instance, the victim was instructed to contact the subject from the store parking lot, scratch the numbers off the gift cards and read them to the subject immediately after the purchase.
After speaking with a friend, the victim learned about this type of scam and contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report the incident. The subject is unknown and at large.
Case Number: 21-414102
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: 3500 Block of Monroe Street
Officers were dispatched to a business on the 3500 block of Monroe Street on the report of a petty theft.
The store manager referenced two subjects that have been frequenting the store and stealing items. The subjects came into the store on 4/15/21, began browsing items and left the store without paying for approximately $200 in merchandise.
Responding officers were able to locate one of the subjects matching the store manager’s description. A Records check revealed the subject has a warrant for his arrest out of state; the warrant is not extraditable from California. The subject was admonished, advised not to return to the business and released from the scene.
Case Number: 21-415058
Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: 4900 Block of Great America Parkway
A male subject, female subject, and minor child (estimated at 5 years old) picked a lock on a business on the 4900 block of Great America Parkway. Once inside, the male subject used a hammer to try to access an automated teller machine but was not successful. An employee confronted the subjects and they fled the scene. The subjects are unknown and at large.
Case Number: 21-416087
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: 500 Block of Lafayette Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service on the 500 block of Lafayette Street on the report of a loud party.
On police arrival, approximately 45 individuals were in the backyard of the residence and amplified music could be heard. There was alcohol on the premises; minors were not in possession of alcohol.
The party host had been drinking alcoholic beverages and was cooperative with police contact. The party was shut down while officers were present. The warning was issued.
Case Number: 21-417086
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 – 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