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, February 21, 2021
Driving Under the Influence
Location: Cabrillo Avenue and Lawrence Expressway
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an unconscious male driver sitting in a vehicle on Lawrence Expressway at Cabrillo Avenue.
When the police officer arrived on scene, the signal light was green and other vehicles on the roadway were swerving around the subject vehicle. The officer approached the vehicle and it was running and the gear shift was in drive. Before the officer attempted to wake the driver, the officer opened the vehicle’s door and placed the gear shift in park. The officer then woke the subject. He displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.
Due to the subject’s condition and busy roadway the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests could not be safely completed. A preliminary alcohol screening test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.177 and 0.179.
The driver provided a blood sample. The driver was transported and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-221132
Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: 1600 Block of Hope Drive
Sometime between 0830 hours on 2/19/21 and 1500 hours on 2/22/21, a residential burglary occurred on the 1600 block of Hope Drive.
An unknown subject(s) stole a women’s bicycle and car battery tender. The loss was estimated at $1,450. The subject is at large.
Case Number: 21-222118
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: 500 Block of Manion Park Drive
In June 2020, two victims (husband and wife) from another state realized their U.S. mail was not being received, including credit card bills.
The victims were advised by the U.S. Post Office that an unknown subject(s) had changed their mailing address without their permission. The mail was being sent to a Santa Clara address. The subject(s) made multiple attempts to open fraudulent accounts under the victim’s names.
In October 2020, the victims had the same situation occur. On 1/13/21 the out of state police department was made aware of the incidents. The Santa Clara Police Department was subsequently made aware of the incidents.
Case Number: 21-223143
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: 2800 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a male subject refusing to leave a business.
On arrival, the officer met with the store manager for additional details before contacting the subject in the parking lot. The subject was carrying a black purse and a plastic bag full of mail.
A Records check revealed the subject was not being truthful with his name. Eventually, he shared his real name and it was determined he was free of warrants and probation. A search of his person yielded a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, debit, credit cards and a California identification card that did not belong to the subject. The bag of mail contained identification cards, passports, mail and a belt. It was later determined the belt had been stolen from the business. He was arrested.
While en route to the Police Building’s temporary holding facility for processing he requested medical attention and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Case Number: 21-225182
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: 4700 Block of DeMaret Drive
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a prior incident of fraud.
During an audit of accounts, a financial institution identified an incident of fraud which took place on 3/25/17. In this case, a vehicle loan was opened using the victim’s name and social security number, and no other personal identifying information. This report was initiated for documentation purposes.
The suspect is unknown and at large.
Case Number: 21-225107
Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: 3300 Block of Homestead Road
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a vandalism and possible mail theft.
The apartment manager observed two unknown subjects (one male and one female) accessing the complex mailboxes and noticed pry marks and damage to the rear of the boxes. The manager confronted the subjects, words were exchanged, and the subjects fled the area.
It is unknown if any mail was stolen.
Case Number: 21-226183
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: 3000 Block of Tasman Drive
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regrading a male subject inside a bank on the 3000 block of Tasman Drive after closing time.
Officers responded to find a smashed window leading into the building. A search of the building yielded a male subject. The subject was arrested without further incident. A search of his person yielded a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Case Number: 21-227128
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