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 home page (www.scpd.org), is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Location: N. Bascom Avenue and Heatherdale Avenue
An officer observed a vehicle on Washington Street with paper plates without the required temporary dealership permit mounted on the front windshield. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop and the vehicle yielded near N. Bascom Avenue and Heatherdale Avenue.
A strong odor of cannabis could be smelt coming from the vehicle as the officer contacted the male driver. A bag containing cannabis could be seen in plain view.
Both the driver and female passenger did not have any form of identification with them. A Records check revealed the driver had a warrant. A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded handgun under the front passenger seat. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0526207
Monday, May 27, 2019
Location: 100 Block of N. Winchester Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred on the 100 block of N. Winchester Boulevard.
An unknown suspect planned to sell Apple Air Pods and used the app OfferUp to meet with a potential buyer. The suspect took the money and the property out of the victim’s hand and fled on foot westbound on Stevens Creek Boulevard. The suspect remains at large.
Case Number: 19-0527110
NOTE: The Santa Clara Police Department has partnered with MeetUp Spot to offer online buyers and sellers with a trusted location to inspect the item and safely complete the transaction. Each MeetUp Spot is in a well-lit, public, surveilled locations for buyers and sellers. Our MeetUp location is in the Police Building parking lot at 601 El Camino Real (at Benton Street).
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
An officer responded to the area of Lincoln and Harrison Street on an anonymous report of an intoxicated male subject attempting to get in a vehicle and drive away.
The officer contacted a subject matching the reporting party’s description. The subject was seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, bleeding from his face, his clothing disheveled and he was attempting to start the ignition. The hood of the vehicle was warm to the touch and appeared to have recently been involved in a collision. The Santa Clara Fire Department was summoned to the scene for medical treatment.
The subject exhibited symptoms of alcohol intoxication. He was unable to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. A Preliminary Alcohol Screening test read 0.064% blood alcohol content; subsequent tests were not successful due to his physical state.
He was arrested. A search of the vehicle yielded prescription pills, empty beer bottles, a loaded firearm and ammunition. The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment before being booked at the Santa Clara County Jail.
Through investigation, it was determined the subject had previously crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle.
Case Number: 19-0528312
NOTE: When you receive a prescription medication, you will often find stringent warning labels about the risks of mixing alcohol with the drug. When used as directed, prescription drugs can effectively manage a variety of ailments and issues. However, medication, including over the counter drugs and herbal remedies, can be dangerous when combined with alcohol. Mixing medication and alcohol can cause drowsiness, dizziness, interfere with your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery, impair judgment and/or increase your risk of an overdose. If in doubt, avoid alcohol when taking medication or contact your doctor.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Location: 3100 Block of Cabrillo Avenue
An officer was dispatched to the 3100 block of Cabrillo Avenue on the report of a fallen tree. The roadway was partially blocked, and a parked vehicle was damaged by a fallen branch. The officer was unable to contact the vehicle’s owner and left a case number at the front door of the residence.
The appropriate crew from the City of Santa Clara was dispatched to remove the tree.
Case Number: 19-0529014
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Location: 1600 Block of Coleman Avenue
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a shoplifter in custody on the 1600 block of Coleman Avenue.
A Loss Prevention representative observed a male subject enter the liquor department, conceal the bottle and exit the store without paying. The subject was contacted in the parking lot and escorted back into the business until police arrived. He was arrested. The stolen item was valued at $85.99.
Case Number: 19-0530139
Friday, May 31, 2019
Location: 1600 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers deployed an officer to the 1600 block of El Camino Real on the report of a vehicle burglary.
An unknown suspect(s) broke a window on a vehicle and stole a backpack containing multiple personal items. A firearm and ammunition were stolen from a locked gun case in the center console. The value of the items stolen amounted to approximately $1,500.
Officers discovered multiple vehicles in this same parking lot that were also burglarized. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 19-0531035
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Location: El Camino Real and Kiely Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers deployed the Santa Clara Fire Department to El Camino Real and Kiely Boulevard for a fire. The Police Department was on scene supporting the needs of the Fire Department.
Individuals in the area were contacted, but at the time there was not any evidence to link any of the subjects with the fire. The Fire Department noted there have been numerous small fires in the same general area recently.
Through investigation, officers arrested a male subject for this arson on June 2. The Detective Bureau has been assigned this case to determine if this subject is connected with any of the other fires in the area.
Case Number: 19-0601044
Location: 1500 Block of Norman Avenue
At approximately 1632 hours, an explosion and fire occurred on the 1500 block of Norman Avenue.
It was reported a hydrogen tank exploded on the property, which caused the fire. The Santa Clara Fire Department extinguished the fire and remained on scene for several hours to ensure there were no further chemical leaks. The Police Department responded to the area for traffic control.
Case Number: 19-0601155
NOTE: 800+ residents, business owners and potential employees visited the Santa Clara Police Department for its’ Open House.
Chief Sellers greeted attendees with a brief Department overview. Members of the Command staff led folks on a tour of the Communications Center, Records Unit, temporary holding facility, sally port and briefing room. Sworn and civilian members of the Department were available to present information and answer questions associated with various vehicles and displays — K-9, recruiting, crime prevention, mobile command center, crime scene / evidence collection, armored rescue vehicle, motorcycle traffic unit, bicycle unit, DARE program and more. Police Explorers and Police Reserves provided traffic control, parking assistance and security for the event. Police Chaplains handed out ice cream.