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Santa Clara Police Report: November 17 – 23

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 (, is updated daily and serves as the most comprehensive list of arrests made.


Sunday, November 17, 2019


Stolen Vehicle

Location: El Camino Real and Kiely Boulevard
An officer was conducting a patrol of a business parking lot at El Camino Real and Kiely Boulevard when a vehicle was observed parked in a handicapped space without the appropriate plaque displayed. A license plate check revealed the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was occupied by four male subjects. The officer contacted the subjects and conducted Records checks.

A witness from the original stolen vehicle report responded to the scene and conducted an in-field show up, identifying one of the males as the suspect who initially stole the vehicle. Another male, who was a juvenile, was found to be in possession of the vehicle’s keys. A third male was sitting in the driver’s seat when the officer contacted the group. The three subjects were arrested for various charges. Two subjects were transported to the Santa Clara County Jail and the third subject was booked into Juvenile Hall.

A search of the vehicle yielded several stolen items and personal identifying information.

Time: 0818
Case Number: 19-1117039


Monday, November 18, 2019

Grand Theft

Location: 2400 Block of Lafayette Street
An unknown suspect cut a cable that secured several grills together in front of a business on the 2400 block of Lafayette Street. The suspect disassembled the grills, packed them into a vehicle and fled the scene. The total loss was $1,497. The suspect is unknown and at large.
Time: 1150
Case Number: 19-1118100


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Petty Theft

Location: 900 Block of East River Parkway
On 11/15/19 at approximately 1132 hours, a package was delivered to the 900 block of East River Parkway. The package was left on the front porch by the delivery driver. It was soon stolen by a male subject. The items in the package were valued at $32.96.
Time: 1440
Case Number: 19-1119124


NOTE: Package deliveries increase during the holidays. Try these strategies to keep porch pirates from stealing your packages:

  • Increase your home security. Install a security camera — it may make a thief less likely to come onto your doorstep
  • Customize your delivery. Track your packages with email or text alerts and/or provide delivery instructions (e.g. place package on the back porch)
  • Have packages delivered to your office or a trusted neighbor
  • Consider an alternate delivery option (e.g. Amazon locker, UPS access point, FedEx office, Post Office box, in-store pick-up, etc.)


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Residential Burglary

Location: 400 Block of Brasswood Court
Between 11/19/19 at 2000 hours and 11/20/19 at 0900 hours, a residential burglary occurred on the 400 block of Brasswood Court.

An unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked rear sliding glass door and stole electronics and jewelry. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Time: 1011
Case Number: 19-1020070


NOTE: The Police Department’s Community Response Team conducted an enforcement operation with funding from the Tobacco Law Enforcement Grant through the California Department of Justice. Minor decoys, under the supervision of police detectives, attempted to purchase tobacco products at fifteen locations in the City of Santa Clara. The minor decoy was refused the sale of tobacco products at 12 businesses and sold tobacco at three locations. The clerks that sold tobacco to the minor decoy were issued citations for the misdemeanor sale and issued court dates.


Thursday, November 21, 2019


Location: El Camino Real and Lawrence Expressway
On 11/21/19 at approximately 1337 hours, an officer responded to a call of a prior vandalism incident that occurred at the intersection of El Camino Real and Lawrence Expressway.

As the victim approached the named intersection, the victim changed lanes in front of another vehicle. While stopped at the signal light, the suspect approached the driver’s side door and took on a fighting stance. The suspect kicked the victim’s vehicle, causing damage the rear door hatch, while returning to his vehicle.

Through investigation, the officer located the suspect vehicle at approximately 2252 hours on the 2500 block of Amethyst Drive. The officer contacted the vehicle’s owner who admitted to kicking the rear of the victim’s vehicle. The report was forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Time: 1337
Case Number: 19-1121101


Friday, November 22, 2019

Driving Under the Influence

Location: 3300 Block of El Camino Real
Officers responded to the 3300 block of El Camino Real on the report of a male subject asleep in his vehicle in the drive-through.

Upon contact, the vehicle was in drive and the subject’s foot was on the brake. Officers woke the subject and observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The subject performed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, including a Preliminary Alcohol Screening test. The results of the test were 0.185% and 0.162% blood alcohol content. He was arrested.

Time: 2235
Case Number: 19-1122234


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Vehicle Collision

Location: Washington Street and Poplar Street
A male subject lost control of his vehicle while traveling south on Washington Street as he crossed Poplar Street. The subject collided with the curb causing the vehicle to flip on its side as it broke through Washington Open Elementary School’s garden. The vehicle destroyed the garden shed and various items. Fortunately, nobody was in the garden at the time of the incident.

The driver was uninjured. This incident is under investigation.

Time: 1245
Case Number: 19-1123109


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