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 home page (www.scpd.org), is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Location: Multiple locations
At 1725 hours, Public Safety Dispatchers began receiving several calls regarding a group of 20-30 bicyclists creating a disturbance in multiple locations throughout the city – near Santa Clara University, Benton Street, Lafayette Street and Aldo Avenue.
The bicyclists were obstructing traffic, ignoring traffic laws, vandalized a vehicle, assaulted a store clerk and other concerning behavior. As officers located the group, the bicyclists separated and fled.
Four male subjects were apprehended, one adult male and three male juveniles. Juvenile Crime Reports were issued for the juveniles before they were released to their parents. The adult was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0825142 and 19-0825162
NOTE: Through investigation, officers learned “rideouts” are organized through social media and these bicycle “mobs” pick a location to rally and cause disturbances. If you observe any such behavior, please contact Public Safety Dispatchers immediately. Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency or (408)615-5580 for non-emergency situations.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Location: 2700 Block of Pruneridge Avenue
An unknown suspect(s) entered through an open rear sliding door. The suspect(s) stole jewelry and electronics. The suspect(s) is unknown and at large.
Case Number: 19-0826099
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Hit and Run – Felony
Location: San Tomas Expressway and Walsh Avenue
Officers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on San Tomas Expressway and Walsh Avenue. A male driver involved in the collision fled the scene.
Through investigation, the suspect was located nearby. During the arrest, he displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. The suspect did not satisfactorily perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. His blood alcohol content measured 0.24 percent and 0.23 percent. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
One of the other involved parties was injured and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Case Number: 19-0827154
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Location: 2700 Block of Augustine Drive
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a female subject that had been detained as a result of a petty theft on the 2700 block of Augustine Drive.
Loss Prevention Officers observed the female subject exit the store without paying for numerous items, totaling $347.20. She was arrested.
Case Number: 19-0828132
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Traffic Accident – Major Injury
Location: Lafayette Street and Central Expressway
Officers were dispatched to a report of an injury accident at Lafayette Street and Central Expressway.
Upon arrival, officers found vehicle had run a red light and struck a second vehicle. Two individuals were injured and transported to a local hospital.
Case Number: 19-0829092
Friday, August 30, 2019
Location: El Camino Real and Scott Boulevard
An officer responded to a business on El Camino Real at Scott Boulevard.
A male subject initially approached the victim asking for money for gas, claiming to be from out of the country and having had his wallet stolen. The scam evolved and the subject asked to exchange $1,000 for jewelry. The victim drove to a bank, collected the money and gave it to the suspect in exchange for the jewelry. The victim later learned the jewelry was fake.
The suspect remains at large.
Case Number: 19-0830135
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Location: Lafayette St. / Calle De Primavera
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted regarding approximately 20-30 vehicles racing and blocking traffic.
Upon arrival, the officer observed approximately 100 vehicles blocking north and southbound Lafayette Street as well as Calle De Primavera. An estimated 50 pedestrians were watching the race from the sidewalk. The pedestrians and vehicles fled in all directions.
One vehicle blocking an intersection had expired registration. An officer attempted to conduct a vehicle enforcement stop however the subject failed to yield. After a short pursuit, the subject pulled over on Highway 237. During the pursuit, the subject collided with a patrol vehicle. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0831006