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, March 21, 2021
Location: 1600 Block of Lafayette Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an in-progress theft of a vehicle.
Through investigation, it was determined the victim parked their vehicle in a business parking lot on the 1600 block of Lafayette Street and went inside. While the victim was in the store, a male subject opened the victim’s vehicle and got inside. The victim quickly exited the store. Meanwhile, the subject placed the vehicle in reverse while the victim tried to get the driver side door open. As the subject accelerated the victim fell backwards and hit their head on the asphalt. The subject fled southbound on Lafayette Street. The victim did not suffer any injuries because of this incident.
Meanwhile, a series of calls came into the Communications Center regarding a major injury accident on Lafayette Street, north of Poplar Avenue. On police arrival, it was determined that the vehicle that had been carjacked was the vehicle involved in the solo vehicle collision. The driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
A Records check revealed the subject was on searchable probation.
Case Number: 21-321082
Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Saratoga Avenue and Stevens Creek Boulevard
An officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop after observing a vehicle traveling on Stevens Creek Boulevard near Saratoga Avenue with expired registration. The vehicle caught the officer’s attention due to its excessively loud exhaust system.
On contact with the solo occupant male driver, the subject told the officer that the registration had expired because the subject could not get the vehicle to pass a smog check. A visual inspection of the vehicle yielded multiple California emissions violations.
The subject was issued a non-correctable citation for the violations and the vehicle was referred to a California Bureau of Automotive Repair referee for further inspection. The subject signed the citation and was released from the scene.
Case Number: 21-322132
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Location: 3500 Block of Monroe Street
At approximately 2240 hours, two subjects entered a business on the 3500 block of Monroe Street. The male subject selected approximately $1,600 in iPhone chargers and USB cables while the female subject remained at the clerk’s desk. The subject fled the store without making any effort to pay for the merchandise.
The subjects are unknown and at large.
Case Number: 21-323157
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: 700 Block of Fairlane Avenue
A 69-year-old female subject, who suffers from dementia, went missing at approximately 1430 hours from a residence on the 700 block of Fairlane Avenue. Family members contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to file a missing person report at 1539 hours.
An extensive search was initiated, including conducting an area check, contacting area hospitals, informing Valley Transit Authority, distributing a “be on the lookout” flyer to fellow law enforcement agencies throughout the county, coordinated the deployment of K-9 bloodhounds from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and disseminating messaging on the Police Department’s web and social media resources.
Just prior to the activation of a Silver Alert through the California Highway Patrol, the subject was located at the intersection of Kiely Boulevard and Benton Street at approximately 2045. The Santa Clara Fire Department was deployed to conduct a health assessment.
Case Number: 21-324121
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: El Camino Real and Pomeroy Avenue
An officer observed a male subject walking through a parking lot on the 3200 block of El Camino Real and made consensual contact.
A Records check revealed the subject had two outstanding felony warrants. A search of his person yielded drug paraphernalia, a California driver’s license and a credit card reported stolen from a vehicle in Santa Cruz County. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-325
Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: 3100 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred on the 3100 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard.
An unknown male subject entered the store and stole a bag of candy, a bag of peanuts, and a small bottle of alcohol without paying for the items. When the store employee confronted the subject, the subject pulled a small hand axe out of his backpack, yelled racial expletives at the store employee and ran across Stevens Creek Boulevard.
Officers located a subject matching the reporting party’s description nearby. The store employee confirmed the subject’s identity in an in-field line-up. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-326139
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Driving Under the Influence
Location: Haig Street and Leith Avenue
Officers were dispatched to the area of Haig Street and Leith Avenue on the report of a possible intoxicated male driver. The reporting party informed Public Safety Dispatchers that the subject’s vehicle had hit the freeway median, turned off the freeway and the subject was trying to park his vehicle in the intersection.
On arrival, an officer observed a vehicle matching the reporting party’s description with the engine still running, the vehicle illegally parked in the intersection and a male subject in the driver’s seat. As officers approached the vehicle, they heard a revving sound, however the vehicle was in “park.”
The subject refused to take the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, declined the preliminary alcohol screening test, and denied a blood draw. No other tests are available currently due to COVID-19. The officer informed the subject that refusing testing could result in a one-year license suspension. The subject told the officer his driver’s license is suspended. A Records check confirmed such.
A blood draw search warrant was received from a judge and the subject provided a blood sample. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 21-327155
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