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, December 8, 2019
Location: 900 Block of Cole Place
A resident on the 900 block of Cole Place had a package reported delivered, however it was not received. The resident checked video surveillance and observed a subject taking the package from the doorstep. According to the video footage, the theft occurred on 12/7/19 at 1407 hours. The items were valued at $55. The subject is unknown and is at large.
Case Number: 19-1208061
NOTE: If you are a victim of a package theft, take these steps:
- Use your confirmation email to track the package (due to the holidays, it may be delayed)
- Check with your neighbors, it may have been misdelivered or a neighbor is holding it for you
- Contact the seller/retailer
- File on online Police Report at scpd.org
- File a claim with the shipping company
- Check your credit card company for purchase protection features
- Claim high-value items with your homeowner’s insurance
Experiencing package theft is frustrating, and the claims process can be even worse. Protect yourself – try these strategies:
- Increase your home security. Install a security camera – it may make a thief less likely to come onto your doorstep
- Customize your delivery and consider insuring your packages. Track your packages with email or text alerts and/or provide delivery instructions (e.g. place package on back porch)
- Have packages delivered to a human (e.g. your office, a trusted neighbor, etc.)
- Consider an alternate delivery option (e.g. Amazon locker, UPS access point, FedEx office, Post Office box, in-store pick-up, etc.)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Location: 3700 Block of Poinciana Drive
An officer was dispatched to the 3700 block of Poinciana Drive for a theft report.
Upon arrival, the officer contacted the victims. The victim vehicle was situated on milk crates and all four tires and rims had been stolen. The subject(s) are unknown and at large.
Case Number: 19-1209022
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Forgery and Grand Theft
Location: 300 Block of Laurelwood Road
An accounts payable representative of a business on the 300 block of Laurelwood Road had no record of receiving or cashing a check for $1,362.25. The representative contacted the customer, who advised the check had been sent and cashed. A copy of the cashed check was provided to the representative.
The representative contacted their bank and learned the check was signed and cashed at a liquor store in San Jose. It is unknown how the subject obtained the check.
Case Number: 19-1211126
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: 3400 Block of Londonderry Drive
An unknown suspect(s) entered a victim’s vehicle on the 3400 block of Londonderry Drive, used the garage door opener to open the garage and stole the vehicle registration and insurance card. Approximately $2,000 in items were stolen from the garage. The suspect(s) did not enter the home.
Case Number: 19-1211037
NOTE: Garage door opener remote controls are incredibly useful for homeowners and can make life a little easier, however, when they fall into the wrong hands, they can put your family at risk.
- Do not leave your garage remote in your car. Instead, consider a key fob remote that can be attached to your key ring, program your car to your garage door opener or program with an app
- Keep your garage doors (side and main) closed and locked
- Always lock the door that separates your garage to your house; if you do not have a lock, install one
- Consider a peephole in the door that separates your garage from your house
- Frost garage door windows, or install another barrier to see inside such as blinds
- Install motion detector lights around the perimeter of your home
- When leaving for vacation, turn off your keypad, secure the emergency release or slide the deadlock into position
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Vandalism – Felony
Location: 2700 Block of Augustine Drive
A male subject requested a ride share. The rideshare driver arrived at the 2700 block of Augustine Drive and the subject was nowhere to be found. The rideshare driver cancelled the ride and began to drive away. The subject chased down the departing vehicle, stood in front of the vehicle, threw his body on the hood and ripped the windshield wipers off the wiper arm. The subject then leaned into the open driver’s side window and tried to punch the driver. The subject then kicked the rear passenger door, causing significant damage, before police arrived on scene.
Officers interviewed witnesses of this incident. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1212207
Friday, December 13, 2019
Hit and Run
Location: 2300 Block of Rambo Court
Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Rambo Court on the report of a hit and run collision.
The reporting party stated the subject vehicle collided with three parked vehicles before fleeing the scene. An officer followed a fluid trail from the collisions and located the subject vehicle parked in a garage on the 2300 block of Lass Drive. Contact was made at the residence; however, the subject was not located and remains at large.
Case Number: 19-1213015
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: 4200 Block of Marston Lane
Between 1835 on 12/13/19 and 0920 on 12/14/19 a residential burglary occurred on the 4200 block of Marston Lane. The victim’s garage door was found open and two laptops were stolen, valued at $1,000. The subject(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 18-1214082
HOLIDAY CLOUSRE – City Hall and most City departments/facilities, including the Police Building and Northside Police Substation, will be closed on Dec. 25 (Christmas/Winter Holiday) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day).
The City Water & Sewer Utility, Police, Fire, Public Works and Silicon Valley Power personnel will continue to provide 24/7, 365 assistance in response to emergencies.
- In an emergency, call or text 9-1-1. Remember, Call if You Can, Text if You Can’t.
- Text should be used if you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability
- You are in a situation where it’s not safe to call 9-1-1 for help
- You are having a medical emergency and cannot speak on the phone
- Non-emergency situations can be reported by calling (408) 615-5580.
- Water, sewer and power emergencies should be reported by calling the 24-hour line at (408) 615-5640