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Santa Clara Police Report: December 19 – January 2

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 (, is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.




Saturday, December 19, 2020

Registration Violation

Location: De La Cruz Boulevard and W. Trimble Road

An officer observed a vehicle traveling on De La Cruz Boulevard near W. Trimble Road with an inoperable taillight. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.

A Records check revealed the registration was expired however the vehicle displayed a 2021 vehicle registration tab on the rear license plate. The male subject admitted he placed the tab there. He was issued a citation and released from the scene.

Time: 1726

Case Number: 20-1219099


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Suspicious Circumstances

Location: Mansion Park Drive and Mill Creek Lane

At approximately 1625 hours, a suspicious circumstance was reported at Mansion Park Drive and Mill Creek Lane.

Two juveniles were walking in the parking area when two subjects, one male and one female, pulled up in a vehicle and called out to the juveniles asking if they wanted a toy. The male subject told the juveniles they would have to approach the vehicle to the vehicle to get the toy. When the juveniles did not comply, the subject threw the toy on the grass before driving away.

Time:  1625

Case Number: 20-1220094


Monday, December 21, 2020


Location: 800 Block of Main Street

On 12/19/20, a resident utilized a credit card to make an online purchase from a residence on the 800 block of Main Street.

On 12/20/20, the credit card company contacted the victim to advise the victim an unknown subject made two charges with the card for approximately $200. The credit card company canceled the card.

Time: 1125

Case Number: 20-1221079


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Residential Burglary

Location: 2200 Block of Monroe Street

Between 1700 hours on 12/21/20 and 1217 hours on 12/22/20, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence on the 2200 block of Monroe Street. On return, the residence had been ransacked and approximately $25,100 in property, including camera equipment, jewelry, purses, computer equipment, bicycle, drone, etc., had been stolen. The subject(s) remain at large.

Time: 1217

Case Number: 20-1222078


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Commercial Burglary

Location: 3300 Block of Octavius Drive

An officer was deployed to the 3300 block of Octavius Drive on the report of individuals being inside a construction site after work hours.

On arrival, officers contacted two male subjects inside of the unoccupied building carrying boxes. The subjects fled on foot. Subject #1 fled through the building, into a vacant apartment, over the rear fence and across the street before being apprehended. Following an exhaustive search, subject #2 was unable to be located and remains at large.

Through investigation, it was determined the subjects had been previously advised that they were not allowed on the property and caused approximately $400 in damage to an interior door.

Time: 1847

Case Number: 20-1223132


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Commercial Burglary

Location: 2300 block of Pruneridge Avenue

An unknown male subject entered a store on the 2300 block of Pruneridge Avenue and stole two boxes containing approximately $9,600 worth of lottery tickets. The subject fled the store and got into the passenger seat of a vehicle, being driven by an unknown female subject, before speeding away. The subjects remain at large.

Time: 1752

Case Number: 20-1224103


Friday, December 25, 2020

Burglary Attempt

Location: 2000 Block of Royal Drive

Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an in-progress burglary.

Through investigation, it was determined two male subjects drove into a parking lot on the 2000 block of Royal Drive, exited their vehicle and were using a flashlight to look into vehicles. The subjects used a crowbar in an attempt to break the front passenger window. A witness shouted out to the subjects, and the subjects fled the scene. The subjects are unidentified and at-large.

Time: 0617

Case Number: 20-1225020


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Grand Theft

Location: 1700 Block of Lexington Street

Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service on the 1700 block of Lexington Street regarding a report of two unknown subjects attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle.

At approximately 0117 hours, an officer arrived, the subjects had already fled the scene and were unable to be located. The officer identified the victim and made contact to inform them of the situation. The property stolen was valued at approximately $1,800.

Time: 0113

Case Number: 1226006


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Residential Burglary

Location: 2100 Block of Quinn Avenue

A passerby called Public Safety Dispatchers to report two masked males running from an open garage door on the 2100 block of Quinn Avenue.

There was no forced entry into the house and the house was locked. Entry into the garage was likely through an unlocked side garage door. All attempts to contact the homeowner were unsuccessful and it is unknown what was stolen from the garage. The subjects are unknown and at large.

Time: 0105

Case Number: 1227006


Monday, December 28, 2020

Petty Theft

Location: 3000 Stevens Creek Boulevard

An unknown female subject stole approximately $70 of merchandise from a store on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard. At the time of this report the subject is unknown and at large.

Time: 1914

Case Number: 1228143


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Tampering with a Vehicle

Location: 1900 Block of De La Pena Avenue

At approximately 0440 hours, a vehicle alarm was sounding on the 1900 block of De La Pena Avenue. A resident went outside and discovered the alarm was coming from one of their vehicles. The resident approached the driver’s door and an unknown male subject opened the driver’s door and stepped out of the vehicle. The subject was armed with a knife in one hand and an unknown item in the other. The resident told the subject not to leave and called Public Safety Dispatchers. Meanwhile, the subject fled the scene on Catala Court.

The vehicle was damaged with pry marks on the door and damage to the ignition. The cost to repair these items is unknown.

Time: 0447

Case Number: 1229012


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Strong Arm Robbery

Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard

A victim was waiting in line at a bank on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard to make a deposit on behalf of their employer. An unknown subject(s) parked near the victim’s vehicle. The subject exited the vehicle, snatched the deposit pouch from the victim and fled the scene.

Time: 1321

Case Number: 20-1230097


Thursday, December 31, 2020


Location: 400 Block of California Street

Between 11/26/20 and 12/31/20, a resident on the 400 block of California Street made several attempts to file for unemployment with the California Employment Development Department (CEDD).

On 12/31/20, the victim was informed by CEDD that another person was using the victim’s personal identifying information to collect unemployment benefits. CEDD instructed the victim to file a police report and then file a CEDD fraud report online.

Time: 1059

Case Number: 1231042


Friday, January 1, 2021

Petty Theft

Location: 3500 Block of Monroe Street

Between 12/31/20 at 2245 hours and 1/1/21 at 0321 hours, an unknown subject(s) entered the parking garage of an apartment complex on the 3500 block of Monroe Street. The subject(s) used an unknown type of tool to cut off the victim’s bike lock, stole the victim’s bicycle and fled the scene. The subject(s) is outstanding. The value of the loss is estimated at $1,000.

Time: 0321

Case Number: 210-101030


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Driving Under the Influence

Location: Lochinvar Avenue and Lawrence Expressway

On 1/02/21, at approximately 1107 hours, Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Lochinvar Avenue and Lawrence Expressway.

The responding officer contacted both drivers. The at-fault male driver displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The officer led the subject through the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests however he was unable to complete the tests for safety reasons. He was arrested and transported to the Police Department’s temporary holding facility. After completing the booking process, he was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1107

Case Number: 20-102052


More incidents: Gunshots Between Groups On Ruth Court, Property Damage Only


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


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