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 7, 2021
Location: 2300 Block of Sutter Avenue
An officer made consensual contact with a male subject on the 2300 block of Sutter Avenue.
A Records check revealed the subject has a felony arrest warrant. He was issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and released from the scene.
Case Number: 21-207086
Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: 3300 Block of Bassett Street
A new employee (Victim #1) from a business on the 3300 block of Bassett Street received an email from an individual who identified themself as the CEO of a company (Victim #2). The email instructed Victim #1 to reply with a cellphone number. Shortly thereafter, Victim #1 received a text with instructions to purchase 15 $100 Apple gift cards and to send Victim #2 images of each. Victim #1 complied with the request.
It was later determined the subject’s cell phone and email address did not match that of Victim #2 and this was a situation of fraud. Victim #1 reported the scam to the credit card company and filed a police report. The subject is unknown and at large.
Case Number: 21-208082
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: 2300 Block of Arguello Place
On 2/8/21 at approximately 0700 hours, a subject stole the victim’s unlocked bicycle from the front porch of a home on the 2300 block of Arguello Place. The incident was captured on video surveillance. The subject has not yet been identified.
The incident was reported to law enforcement on 2/9/21.
Case Number: 21-209
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: 600 Block of Hudson Drive
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a prior burglary on the 600 block of Hudson Drive.
The victim’s storage shed had been broken into overnight and numerous items were stolen valued at approximately $1,030. The unknown subject(s) remain at large.
This is the second time the victim’s storage shed has been broken into (Case #20-1118055) in recent months.
Case Number: 21-210099
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: 100 Block of Washington Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an exterior mailbox that had been broken into.
Through investigation, it was determined an unknown subject(s) used a prying tool to open several mailboxes. It is unknown what was taken at this time.
There is no subject information. This area of Santa Clara has had several similar occurrences in the last several weeks.
Case Number: 21-211072
Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: 2800 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a stolen vehicle from a business on the 2800 block of El Camino Real.
The responding officer learned a female subject rented a vehicle from the business on 12/8/20. The vehicle was due back to the same location on 12/9/20 however it was not returned nor was the rental agreement extended.
The company sent a demand notice on 12/15/2020 after making six attempts to contact the subject between 12/14/20 and 12/18/20 without success. The vehicle was valued at approximately $20,285.
Through investigation, it was determined the vehicle had been towed on 2/10/21 for being parked along/left on the highway for more than 72 consecutive hours (Case #21-210161). The officer was able to provide the business with vehicle recovery information.
At the time of this report, the victim vehicle remains with the tow company and attempts to contact the subject have been unsuccessful.
Case Number: 21-212032
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Driving Under the Influence
Location: Bowers Avenue and Warburton Avenue
An officer observed a driver fail to signal while changing lanes near the intersection of Warburton Avenue and Bowers Avenue. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
On contact, the driver displayed objective signs of alcoholic beverage intoxication, had an open container of alcohol visible in the vehicle and refused a Preliminary Alcohol Screening. A Records check revealed the subject had a suspended driver’s license, is on two counts of court probation and had two previous DUI charges. The terms of the probation listed the subject shall not drive a vehicle with alcohol in his system, shall obey all laws, shall drive only if licensed and insured and shall not refuse BAC. The subject did not satisfactorily complete the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and did not comply with the probation terms.
The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-213131
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