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, July 11, 2021
PRESS RELEASE – Burglary and Shooting
On Sunday, July 11, at about 1:49 am, Santa Clara officers responded to the 1000 block of Santa Clara Street on a report of a prowler. The reporting party said a male suspect was in the backyard of their home. As units responded to the call, they learned that gunshots had been fired.
The subsequent investigation revealed that the occupants of the home were awoken by the sounds of pounding and kicking on their doors and windows. The suspect broke a window at the front of the home. The suspect then forcibly kicked open a rear door, at which time the resident fired multiple shots at him. The gunshots immobilized the suspect. There are no known associations between the suspect and the residents.
The suspect is identified as Spencer Olson, a 26-year-old male resident of Los Gatos. He was arrested for burglary and transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The victim is only being identified as a 51-year-old male resident of Santa Clara. He has been cooperative with the investigation.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, we encourage you to contact Detective Sergeant Jake Malae at (408) 615-4846, Detective Adam Wilson at (408) 615-4818 or via the Anonymous Tip Line at (408)615-4TIP (4847).
Case Number: 21-711013
Monday, July 12, 2021
Location: 3300 Block of Montgomery Drive
An officer was dispatched to the 3300 block of Montgomery Drive on the report of a prior burglary.
On arrival, the officer learned two subjects forced entry into a storage room and stole several tools with an estimated value of $3,450. The subjects are unknown and at large.
Case Number: 21-712024
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Driving Under the Influence
Location: Central Expressway and Lafayette Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call requesting a welfare check of a person asleep in the driver’s seat of their vehicle at Central Expressway and Lafayette Street.
On arrival, officers located the male subject in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition and the gear in the drive position. On contact, the subject displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication, admitted to drinking alcohol, and agreed to a preliminary alcohol screening test. The subject refused to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and consented to a blood chemical test. The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-713119
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Location: 500 Block of Mansion Park Drive
An officer was deployed to the 500 block of Mansion Park Drive on the report of a male subject trespassing and harassing maintenance personnel.
The responding officer contacted the subject. A Records check revealed he has three active grants of probation all with search and seizure clauses. During a probation search, the officer located several items that are commonly used to commit burglary. The subject was issued a citation for burglary tools and admonished for trespassing.
Case Numbers: 21-714051
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Location: 2100 Block of Walsh Avenue
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding tampering of a mailbox on the 2100 block of Walsh Avenue.
An officer met with the reporting party and learned a subject pried open two mailboxes. It is unknown if any mail was stolen. The subject(s) is unknown and at large.
Case Number: 21-715033
Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: 1900 Block of Fillmore Street
An officer responded to the 1900 block of Fillmore Street on the report of a fraud.
The victim was on military duty when a stimulus card containing $1,400 was mailed. The victim received a letter from the United States Post Office that his mailbox was compromised in April 2021, and it was unknown what mail, if any, had been stolen.
The victim returned from military duty in May 2021 and discovered his stimulus card was in fact stolen. The victim contacted the Internal Revenue Service to request a replacement card. A replacement card was received on 7/15/21. When the victim called the phone number on the back of the card to check the balance, he discovered it was at $0. The victim contacted law enforcement to document this instance of fraud.
Case Number: 21-716056
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: 4500 Block of Carlyle Court
At approximately 1200 hours, a victim residing on the 4500 block of Carlyle Court discovered the garage had been broken into.
Through investigation, it was discovered the garage had been broken into and unknown suspect(s) stole two mountain bicycles, valued at $440. The subject(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 21-717064