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 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, June 9, 2019
Location: 2000 Block of Avenida De Las Flores
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a domestic violence incident on the 2000 block of Avenida De Las Flores.
Upon arrival, officers contacted two subjects, one female and one male. The subjects got into a heated argument at the male subject’s house. The male subject pushed the female subject in the chest during the argument.
The male subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0609161
NOTE: Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused, and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship (married or domestic partners, are dating or used to date, live or lived together or have a child together). It is also when the abused person and the abusive person are closely related by blood or by marriage.
Domestic violence laws say abuse is:
- Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone, intentionally or recklessly;
- Sexual assault;
- Making someone reasonably afraid that they or someone else are about to be seriously hurt (like threats or promises to harm someone); OR
- Behavior like harassing, stalking, threatening or hitting someone; disturbing someone’s peace; or destroying someone’s personal property.
The physical abuse is not just hitting. Abuse can be kicking, shoving, pushing, pulling hair, throwing things, scaring or following you, or keeping you from freely coming and going. It can even include physical abuse of the family pets.
Also, keep in mind that the abuse in domestic violence does not have to be physical. Abuse can be verbal, emotional or psychological. You do not have to be physically hit to be abused. Often, abuse takes many forms, and abusers use a combination of tactics to control and have power over the person being abused. Read more about domestic violence and abuse at https://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/
If you are being abused in any of these ways or you feel afraid or controlled by your partner or someone you are close with, it may help you to talk to a domestic violence counselor, even if you do not want (or are not sure if you want) to ask for legal protection. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). All calls are free and confidential.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Location: Duane Avenue and Lafayette Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding an in-progress theft of a bicycle on the 2700 block of San Tomas Expressway.
Two subjects, one male and one female, matching the reporting party’s description were located on Duane Avenue at Lafayette Street. Upon contact, the male subject fled on his bicycle. The subject was apprehended on the 2900 block of Lafayette Street.
A Records check on the female subject revealed she had a felony warrant. She was in possession of burglary tools, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The male subject had a felony warrant as well. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0610024
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Driving Under the Influence
Location: Bowers Avenue and Augustine Drive
Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible drunk driver traveling southbound near the intersection of Bowers Avenue and Central Expressway. The reporting party noted two male subjects passed out, then accelerated quickly, weaving through traffic, running over traffic cones in a construction area and driving on a raised center divider.
An officer observed a vehicle matching the reporting party’s description near Bowers Avenue and Kifer Road. The vehicle had a broken tail lamp. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop. The vehicle was occupied by two subjects.
Upon contact, the male driver displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. He was very unstable and therefore unable to safely perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. A consensual search of the vehicle yielded used syringes, a controlled substance and prescription pills. He was arrested.
The male passenger displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of a depressant. The passenger claimed responsibility for the pills. He did not have a prescription for the pills. He was arrested. Both subjects were transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0611128
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Warrant Arrest – Felony
Location: Kiely Boulevard and Kaiser Drive
An officer observed a male subject riding a bicycle without the proper lights or reflector. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
A Records check revealed the subject was on searchable probation and had an outstanding no-bail felony warrant. A search of his person yielded a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0612016
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Location: 2000 Block of Duane Avenue
Public Safety Dispatchers deployed police and fire personnel to the 2000 block of Duane Avenue on the report of a dog that had attacked three individuals. While en route, the reporting party indicated the dog was actively biting a fourth victim.
Upon police arrival, one of the victims was holding down the dog. Officers secured the dog. The Santa Clara Fire Department began medical treatment on the three remaining bite victims. Three individuals were transported to a local hospital.
Silicon Valley Animal Control took possession of the dog.
Case Number: 19-0613200
NOTE: The Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) provides the City of Santa Clara with the care of sick, injured, lost and abandoned companion animals, animal cruelty investigations, enforcement of animal laws, education and outreach programs, volunteer and foster programs, etc. Information is available online at…
- Adopt an Animal http://svaca.com/adoptions
- Search for Lost Animals http://svaca.com/services/lost-and-found
- Spay and Neuter Services http://svaca.com/services/spay-and-neuter
- Vaccination or Licensing http://svaca.com/services/vaccination-clinic
- Report an Animal Issue online form http://svaca.com/services/animal-complaints
Call 408-764-0344 for emergency animal-related issues, such as an aggressive dog or dangerous animal, an injured stray or wild animal, a sick stray or wild animal, a confined stray animal or an animal bite
Friday, June 14, 2019
Despite officers conducting auto burglary suppression efforts, eight (8) thefts from vehicles were reported throughout the City today at the following locations:
- 2700 block of Mission College Boulevard
- 2700 block of Augustine Drive (2)
- 2800 block of Benton Street
- 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
- 3500 block of Monroe Street
- 4200 block of Great America Parkway
- 5200 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Residents are reminded to:
- Always lock your vehicle;
- Do not leave ANY valuables (e.g. loose change, GPS, gym bag, purse/wallet, charging cords, garage remote, or sunglasses) in your vehicle or in your trunk. Suspects have been known to break windows, fold the back seat, and access trunks;
- Do not leave cell phones, iPads or laptops in your vehicle. Thieves have been known to locate signals from these devices even when they are in “sleep mode”;
- Criminals often target rental cars, so do not leave any valuables in your rental car while it is parked; and,
- Report suspicious activity by calling 408-615-5580. In-progress incidents should be reported by calling 9-1-1. Do NOT confront suspects. Instead, be a good witness
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Strong Arm Robbery
Location: 4900 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
A victim listed a watch for sale on a website. A subject contacted the victim through the website and later via phone communication. The two agreed to meet at a business on the 4900 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard to have the watch verified.
The suspect asked to try on the watch and for the corresponding paperwork. When the victim reached in a bag to retrieve the paperwork, the subject ran out of the store with the watch.
The victim pursued the subject to an awaiting vehicle occupied by a female subject. A second male subject punched the victim in the head. All three suspects fled northbound on Rodonovan Drive.
The subjects remain at large. The watch is valued at $45,000.
Case Number: 19-0615060
Location: 2800 Block of Pruneridge Avenue
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding sounds coming from an open side garage door to a neighbor’s home on the 2800 block of Pruneridge Avenue.
Officers responded and established a perimeter. A K-9 was summoned to search the scene. No signs of forced entry or burglary were found.
Case Number: 19-0615089