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Santa Clara Police Report: July 5 – 11

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 5, 2020

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Armed Robbery

Location: 2600 Block of The Alameda

Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of The Alameda on the report of a robbery in progress.

Per the callers, a male subject brandished a knife at a store employee, pushed a victim while making his way out of the store before fleeing the scene. Through investigation, it was determined the subject fled in a stolen vehicle.

Time: 2144

Case Number: 20-705156

 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Commercial Burglary

Location: 2500 Block of Lafayette Street

Between 7/2/20 to 7/6/20, an unknown subject entered a business on the 2500 block of Lafayette Street, stole approximately 25 keys to various vehicles belonging to the business and one vehicle from the premise. The estimated value of the stolen items in approximately $11,000. The subject(s) is outstanding.

Time: 0900

Case Number: 20-706024

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Suspended License

Location: N Baywood Avenue and Forest Avenue

An officer observed a vehicle without a front and rear license plate on N Baywood Avenue and Forest Avenue. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.

The vehicle was occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. The male subject admitted to driving on a suspended driver’s license. A Records check also revealed the subject was on formal probation with search conditions. The search yielded cannabis. The subject received a citation and the vehicle was released to the subject to have a licensed driver operate the vehicle.

Time: 2000

Case Number: 20-707191

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Extortion

Location: 1700 Block of Warburton Avenue

An officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of Warburton Avenue regarding a juvenile who sent photos to an unknown subject via social media.

Through investigation, it was determined a male juvenile received a friend request from an unknown female subject on Instagram. The juvenile accepted the friend request and the two individuals began chatting. During the conversation, the subject requested that the juvenile send photographs of himself. A video conversation on Skype followed in which the juvenile removed his clothes.

Shortly thereafter, the juvenile received a list of all of his Instagram friends from the subject. The subject demanded $500 via wire transfer, or the photos would be shared with the juvenile’s friends.

The juvenile did not send any money and instead got his parents involved. Limited subject information was available however the Detective Bureau has been made aware of this incident.

Time: 0834

Case Number: 20-708034

 

NOTE: Cyber exploitation is a serious crime that can result in significant harm to a victim’s personal and professional life (e.g. employment opportunities, academic success, etc), and physical safety (e.g. physical violence, stalking, criminal threats, etc.).

If someone shares or threatens to share an intimate, nude or sexual image or video of you when you don’t want them to, this is called image-based abuse, non-consensual porn or revenge porn. Common types of abuse include:

  • Pressure to send intimate images when you do not want to
  • Non-consensual distribution of intimate images
  • The threat to share intimate images unless you do what your abuser wants
  • Intimate, nude or sexual images that have been taken without your permission that are used to threaten and harass you (e.g. will post online unless you provide money or more compromising photos)
  • You receive an email in which someone claims they have hacked into your accounts and/or devices and they state they have nude photos of you

These images can be real, altered and drawn pictures and videos.

In each case, this is a scam and they are trying to panic or scare you into doing what they say. If you are in this situation, take screenshots of the threat and/or accounts and contact the Police Department.

Two state laws expressly prohibit cyber exploitation — California Penal Code sections 647(j)(4)(A) and 647(j)(4)(B). In California, it is illegal for any person to intentionally distribute an image of an intimate body part or parts of another identifiable person, or an image of the person depicted engaged in an act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, oral copulation, sexual penetration, or an image of masturbation by the person depicted or in which the person depicted participates, when the persons agree or understand that the image shall remain private. The person distributing the image is criminally responsible when he/she knows or should know that the distribution of the image will cause serious emotional distress, and the person depicted suffers that distress. In addition, other California Penal Code sections, such as identity theft or extortion, may be triggered in a cyber exploitation case when a perpetrator steals images and uses them for any unlawful purpose or demands money to remove the unlawfully posted images.

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Residential Burglary

Location: 800 Block of Cherry Orchard Place

A resident on the 800 block of Cherry Orchard Place woke to their garage door being open, noticed items and a car missing and contacted Public Safety Dispatchers.

An unknown subject(s) stole a toolbox and tools from inside the garage, took a spare set of vehicle keys and stole the vehicle, which was parked on Homestead Road. The subject(s) is at large.

Time: 1054

Case Number: 20-709062

 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Weapons

Location: 1600 Civic Center Drive

An officer observed a suspicious vehicle, parked alongside a door to a closed business, while patrolling the area of Lincoln Street and Civic Center Drive.

The officer made consensual contact with the male occupant. The subject displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia was visible on the passenger seat. A Records check revealed the subject was on Post Release Community Supervision with search and seizure terms. He was arrested. During a search of his vehicle, the officer located a loaded .22 caliber revolver and a large amount of .22 caliber ammunition. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Through investigation, it was later determined the firearm was stolen.

Time: 1600

Case Number: 20-710092

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Petty Theft

Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard

Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a shoplifter in custody on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard.

A male subject stole four items, valued at $286.12, before being apprehended by a loss prevention specialist. He was issued a citation.

 

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

 

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