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, August 9, 2020
Location: 3300 Block of Octavius Drive
Between 7/30/2020 and 8/09/2020, five bicycles were stolen from a secured underground parking garage on the 3300 block of Octavius Drive. The total value of the bicycles is estimated at $6,400. At the time of this report, the subject(s) are unknown and at large.
Case Numbers: 20-809116
NOTE: There has been an increase in bicycle thefts in recent months. While SCPD has implemented a deployment model to address this trend, it is recommended bicycle owners consider the following prevention efforts to protect your investment:
- Prevention – More bicycles are stolen from home (e.g. yard, porch, garage, dorm room) than any other location. When your bicycle and its associated components and accessories are not in use, store them in a secure location and lock them properly.
- Protect Your Investment – Write down your bicycle make, model and serial number. Take a photograph of your bicycle. Keep this information together in a secure space as it is very helpful to law enforcement and your insurance provider should your bicycle be stolen.
- The National Bike Registry (also referred to as 529 Garage) works with law enforcement to return stolen bicycles to their rightful owners. Registering your bicycle is quick, easy and conducted online at www.nationalbikeregistry.com Doing so, helps get recovered bicycles back to the rightful owners.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: 1900 Block of Halford Avenue
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding subjects, two male and one female, walking through a parking lot, looking into the windows of parked cars on the 1900 block of Halford Avenue.
Upon arrival, an officer was flagged down by a maintenance employee who told the officer the subjects were inside of a vacant apartment. While en route to the apartment, the officer was flagged down by another employee about the new whereabouts of the subjects.
The officer located one of the male subjects matching the reporting party’s description. A Records check revealed the subject was on searchable probation. A search of the subject’s backpack yielded a book, saw blades, screws, an extension cord and used women’s shoes. There was no obvious link between the items in the backpack and a specific person or address.
The officer issued the subject a citation for trespassing and he was released from the scene.
Case Number: 20-810095
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: 400 Block of Winchester Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call from the 400 block of Winchester Boulevard to report a scam.
On arrival, the reporting party informed the officer that an unexpected deposit of $99,100 was received in a personal bank account. The reporting party investigated the situation with the bank and learned it was a disbursement for a Small Business Administration loan. The reporting party did not apply for a small business loan.
Through investigation, it was determined the reporting party met an individual on Instagram in February 2019. Since this time, the two communicated through Google Hangouts. Over time, the subject attempted to get the reporting party to use bitcoin through the cash application and Coinbase application. He attempted to but was not able to set up the application accounts before this incident. On August 10, 2020, the subject demanded that the reporting party wire the money to two separate accounts, totaling $99,100. The subject threatened to steal the reporting party’s identity if the funds were not wired.
The reporting party declined and reported the matter to the financial institution and the police. The subject is unidentified and at-large.
Case Number: 20-811163
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: 3900 Block of Lick Mill Boulevard
An officer was dispatched to the 3900 block of Lick Mill Boulevard on the report of a male subject peeping into a residence. While en route, the reporting party mentioned the subject waved at the resident through the window but did not attempt to leave.
On arrival, the officer observed a subject matching the reporting party’s description sitting on a chair on an elevated balcony eating from a tub of sour cream.
The subject was arrested and transported to the Police Building for processing. He was later released.
Case Number: 20-812034
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: 700 Block of Lawrence Expressway
An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Lawrence Expressway for a vandalism report.
The victim’s vehicle was parked in the parking lot, when a male subject pulled up in another vehicle and broke the victim’s driver’s side window. A witness ran over and yelled at the subject. The subject ran back to his vehicle and fled the scene. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. It is estimated it will cost $250 for the repairs.
Case Number: 20-813117
NOTE: Numerous thefts from vehicles were reported the same evening in Santa Clara (Case Numbers 20-813114, 20-813119, 20-813122, 20-813130, 20-813136, 20-813139).
SCPD reminds residents to take simple precautions to reduce your risk of being a victim of a theft from a vehicle:
- Close your windows and sunroof
- Remove all keys, key fobs and garage door openers from the vehicle
- Always lock your vehicle
- Do not leave ANY personal belongings in your vehicle (e.g. loose change, GPS, gym bag, purse/wallet, charging cords, cell phone, iPad, laptop, sunglasses, etc.)
- Report suspicious activity by calling (408)615-5580
Friday, August 14, 2020
Case Number: 20-814
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: 2900 Block of El Camino Real
On August 15, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Santa Clara police officers responded to the report of an injured adult male at the rear of a business in the 2900 block of El Camino Real in Santa Clara. When officers arrived, they determined the 41-year old male was the victim of an assault. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Patrol officers and detectives worked through the night and into the morning and determined that the victim was struck in the head multiple times with a metal object in an unprovoked attack. Detectives were able to quickly locate several witnesses based on patrol officers’ past proactivity and familiarity with those who frequent the area where the assault occurred. During the course of the investigation, 37-year-old Jesse Brito and 38-year-old Stacy Segelin, both of Santa Clara, were identified as suspects in the assault.
On August 16, 2020, at approximately 10:45 a.m., both Brito and Segelin were arrested without incident in Santa Clara. Later in the day, at approximately 1:20 p.m., the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The identity of the victim will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after they confirm the victim’s identity and notify next of kin.
Brito and Segelin were both booked into Santa Clara County Jail on murder and robbery charges. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Alex Torke at 408-615-4806.
Case Number: 20-815119
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