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.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Location: Harrison Street and Madison Street
An officer observed a vehicle in the area of Harrison Street and Madison Street with a yellow 2020 registration tab displayed. The officer conducted a DMV registration check and the registration on the vehicle had expired in late 2018. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
The officer contacted the male driver who admitted to placing the registration tab on his vehicle to avoid paying the fee. A Records check revealed the subject had a suspended driver’s license. He was issued a citation and Notice to Appear.
Case Number: 20-712136
Monday, July 13, 2020
Location: Great America Parkway Ramp / Great America Parkway
An officer observed a motorcycle without a license plate light turn from Old Mountain View Alviso Road onto northbound Great America Parkway. The officer approached the vehicle and saw the registration tabs were expired. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop on Great America Parkway near the intersection of Great America Way.
A Records check revealed the subject had a suspended driver’s license, except during his employment. The officer obtained consent to search the subject’s person which revealed drug paraphernalia. He was issued a citation and released at the scene.
Case Number: 20-713175
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a male subject who brandished a knife and made verbal threats at a victim when confronted to wear a mask when entering the store on the 2000 block of El Camino Real. The reporting party stated the subject made statements about having a gun, but one was not witnessed. The reporting party fled the business and called 9-1-1.
Upon arrival, an officer observed a male subject matching the reporting party’s description laying in a prone position on the ground. He had a backpack and laptop computer on the ground beside him. The subject had been detained in handcuffs by a store Loss Prevention Specialist.
During a consent search of the subject, a metal folding knife with a 4″ blade was recovered. The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-714100
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Location: 1400 Block of Memorex Drive
A victim discovered a storage unit on the 1400 block of Memorex Drive had been burglarized and called Public Safety Dispatchers.
Upon investigation, the storage unit was last accessed on July 6, 2020 at approximately 1300 hours. Upon return on July 15, 2020 at approximately 1244 hours multiple tools and government documents were discovered missing. There were no obvious signs of forced entry. The estimated value of the stolen items is $18,000.
The subject(s) are unknown and remain at large.
Case Number: 20-715057
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: N Monroe Street and Woodland Avenue
An officer observed a vehicle traveling on northbound Winchester Boulevard with no license plate. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop and the male driver stopped in the area of Monroe Street and Woodland Avenue in San Jose.
A Records check revealed the subject had two misdemeanor warrants. The subject was arrested, issued a Notice to Appear and released at the scene.
Case Number: 20-716133
Friday, July 17, 2020
Location: 2600 Block of The Alameda
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service on the 2600 block of The Alameda.
Upon contact, the responding officer learned a victim was paying for items at a self-checkout stand when it was noticed, after the transaction was complete, an item had been incorrectly scanned twice. The victim asked a store employee for a refund and was walked to the customer service desk. The victim left a wallet at the checkout stand. The wallet contained credit cards, Air Pods and $1,000 in cash.
Through investigation, the female subject was located. The subject stated she found the wallet and had intentions of returning it to the victim, however there was no identification inside. The subject stated she was going back to the store later to turn it in. The subject provided the officer with the wallet, without the victim’s Air Pods and cash. The suspect denied taking anything from the victim’s wallet.
Based on the information provided and evidence, this incident was documented for review by the District Attorney’s Office.
Case Number: 20-717056
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
An officer was flagged down while driving on Scott Boulevard near Monroe Street. The male victim stated he was scammed out of $1,600 the day prior.
On July 17, 2020 the victim received a phone call from a female subject who told him his social security number was being used by Columbian drug traffickers, who were basing their operations out of Texas. The subject stated there was $250,000 being used fraudulently in the victim’s name. The subject told the victim there was an arrest warrant in his name. The subject then directed the victim to purchase $1,600 in eBay and Target gift cards. The victim provided the subject with the information from the gift cards and provided the subject with his personal identifying information.
Case Number: 20-718076
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