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 25, 2021
Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
On 4/21/2021 and 4/23/2021 identity theft occurred resulting in a petty theft totaling $127.53.
The victim received two emails with information about two orders placed via an app from a local eatery. The victim did not place the orders for food or given anyone permission to use the app to make a purchase. The same two charges appeared on the victim’s debit card.
The victim cancelled the debit card and notified the bank. The victim reported the incidents to the Chicago Police Department (Case #JE209721) who contacted our agency due to the location of where the incidents occurred.
Case Number: 21-425065
Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: 2800 Block of Lafayette Street
An officer was deployed to the 2800 block of Lafayette Street regarding a prior burglary.
On 4/25/2021, between 0651 – 0711 hours, an unknown subject(s) stole a large length, high powered electrical cord valued at approximately $5,000. The corresponding loss is estimated at approximately $600,000 while the company waits for new cords to arrive.
Case Number: 21-426104
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: 2400 Block of Lafayette Street
At approximately 1315 hours, Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an attempted theft at a business on the 2400 block of Lafayette Street.
A Loss Prevention Specialist observed a male subject leave the store with an item valued at $299 without paying. The Loss Prevention Specialist contacted the subject and recovered the item, however the subject fled on foot before getting into an occupied vehicle.
Case Number: 21-427104
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: 3000-3600 Blocks of Stevens Creek Boulevard and 2700 Block of Augustine Drive
Between 1911 – 2033 hours, numerous vehicle burglaries occurred parking lots along the 3000-3600 blocks of Stevens Creek Boulevard and the 2700 block of Augustine Drive.
In one case, a victim entered their vehicle, placed a backpack on the front passenger’s seat and suddenly an unknown subject opened the passenger front door, stole the backpack from the seat fled the scene in a vehicle waiting nearby. In the balance of the cases, an unknown subject(s) used an object to shatter the window of the victim’s vehicles and stole items.
Time: 1911 – 2033
Case Numbers: 21-428156, 21-428162, 21-428165, 21-428168, 21-428172, 21-428176, 21-428177, 21-428179, 21-428180
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: 2100 Block of Main Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an incident of fraud.
On 4/20/21, a victim received a text message from an unknown number regarding a job opportunity with the U.S. Post Office. The text message included a link of where to apply for employment. The victim did not reply to the text but did follow the link and applied for the job.
On 4/22/21, the victim received a check in the amount of $3,800 with a note that read, “Treat as urgent” and provided instructions to text a number for verification and employment instructions. The victim was instructed to deposit the check into a bank account, mail $3,050 in cash to a designated address and further instructions would be provided about working as an “undercover mystery shopper” for the U.S. Post Office.
Because the bank placed a hold on the check, the victim was instructed to purchase three $500 gift cards from Amazon and eBay gift cards and provide the numbers along with an image of the cards, in lieu of cash.
On 4/28/21, the victim was notified by the bank the deposit for $3,800 was returned unpaid and $3,812 had been deducted from the account.
On 4/29/21, the victim received another check in the mail with similar instructions and contacted the Police Department. There is minimal suspect information at the time of this report.
Case Number: 21-429122
Friday, April 30, 2021
Drunk in Public
Location: 3700 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a male subject causing a disturbance in a liquor store.
On arrival, the officer contacted the subject and immediately observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. A preliminary alcohol screening test resulted in a 0.257 blood alcohol content. The subject was unable to care for himself and due to his preliminary alcohol screening results, he was unable to enter the Police Department’s temporary holding facility. Instead, he was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-430043
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Gianera and Cheeney Streets
At approximately 0139 hours, an officer consensually contacted a male subject who was crouched down on the side of the roadway at Gianera and Cheeney Streets.
The subject identified himself and the officer conducted a Records check which revealed the subject had a felony warrant for his arrest. A search of his person yielded a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, a rifle cartridge and numerous credit cards, driver’s licenses, and other documents with various names on them. The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-501012
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