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 of 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 homepage (www.scpd.org), is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Location: 1500 Block of Bellomy Street
While patrolling the area, an officer was flagged down by a male subject on the 2100 block of El Camino Real.
The subject stated all four tires and rims were stolen off his vehicle on the 1500 block of Bellomy Street. The vehicle was also damaged during the theft. The suspect(s) were unidentified and at large.
Case Number: 19-0203108
Monday, February 4, 2019
Location: 2700 Block of Sonoma Place
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding graffiti on the 2700 block of Sonoma Place.
An unknown suspect(s) painted graffiti on the school side of a common fence between Central Park Elementary School and a residence. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 19-0204105
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Location: 900 Block of Kiely Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received repeated calls from a male subject on the 900 block of Kiely Boulevard. The subject was not experiencing a medical emergency and was not in danger. The caller was cursing, aggressive and abusive. He did not respond to dispatcher inquiries or requests to stop abusing emergency services.
An officer was dispatched to the subject’s residence to evaluate the situation and ask the subject to stop abusing 9-1-1 services.
Case Number: 19-0205003
NOTE: 9-1-1 is for police, fire, or medical emergencies when immediate action is required because someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.
Chronic abuse of 9-1-1 is a burden to public safety trying to triage real emergencies and puts police officers at risk.
Examples of When to Call 9-1-1
Available 24/7, 365
- An event that involves an immediate threat to a person or property (e.g. screams, attacks, gunshots, fire, car accident with injuries or any other medical emergency)
- A substantive, in-progress crime. This includes fights, break and enters (if there is a suspect on scene) or a report of an impaired driver
- A serious crime that has just occurred (e.g. sexual assault, robbery)
- A suspicious circumstance that may indicate an imminent criminal act (e.g. prowler, vandal)
- Text-to-9-1-1 is available in the City of Santa Clara to callers in an unsafe situation (e.g. home intruder, domestic violence), are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech issue
If you call 9-1-1 for a non-emergency matter, it will not result in a faster response. Emergency situations are always given priority over situations where response is not urgent or time sensitive.
Examples of When to Call the Non-Emergency phone line, 408-615-5580
Available 24/7, 365
- Reporting a crime with no suspect (e.g. theft of a license plate)
- Reporting a crime with suspect, but suspect is not on the scene (e.g. fraud)
- Reporting a serious crime with suspect, but with a lengthy delay (e.g. assault that occurred last night at a bar)
- Non-emergency in-progress (e.g. noisy party, drug use)
- On-going crime issues or crimes that are not in-progress (e.g. graffiti or on-going drug dealing with no suspect on scene)
- A suspicious circumstance that may indicate an on-going criminal activity (e.g. subject looking in car windows/pulling on car doors)
Examples of When to Call the Police Department’s General Business line, 408-615-4700
Open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-3pm; Closed Sunday
- Obtain a copy of a police report
- File a police report (e.g. cold case)
- Have a ticket signed off (e.g. expired registration, no driver’s license, fix-it)
- Public Records Act request
- Parking complaints
It is a misdemeanor in California for any person to willfully use the 911 system for any purpose other than reporting an emergency. It is a felony if someone is injured or dies because of emergency service response to a false call.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Location: 4900 Block of Avenida de Lago
An officer was dispatched to the 4900 block of Avenida de Lago to take a stolen property report. Two bicycles were left unsecured, valued at $500 combined.
While en route, the victim stated the bicycle was found on the website “OfferUp.” The victim made arrangements to purchase the bicycle back from the seller on the 2500 block of Channing Avenue. The victim was requesting a police standby to recover the bicycle.
The bicycle was confirmed to be that of the victims. The male seller was placed under arrest. A search of his person also yielded a controlled substance.
Case Number: 19-0206102
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Location: Police Building, 601 El Camino Real
A female victim came to the Police Building to report a stolen license plate. It is unknown when the license plate was lost/stolen. There is no suspect information.
Case Number: 19-0207125
Friday, February 8, 2019
Theft of a Credit Card
Location: 2400 Block of Lafayette Street
A victim called the Santa Clara Police Department to report an unknown subject used a credit card to make purchases at a business on the 2400 block of Lafayette Street.
The victim is a resident of San Diego and has not given anyone permission to use the bank card. The victim was informed by the business that they have video of the transaction. This case was forwarded to the Investigations Division.
Case Number: 19-0208131
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Location: 300 Block of Hayes Avenue
An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Hayes Avenue to collect found property — a bicycle.
Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the reporting party. The reporting party stated the bicycle had been left in the neighborhood for about one week. The bicycle was taken for safe keeping.
Case Number: 19-0209078