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, November 29, 2020
Location: Great America Parkway and Old Glory Way
Approximately 200 – 300 vehicles arrived in the area of Great America Parkway and Old Glory Way, blocked the intersection and began driving recklessly, performing stunts among spectators known as a sideshow. Officers responded to the area with lights and sirens activated and were ignored by participants. When the officers attempted to stop the activity, drivers backed up, went around the police vehicles and/or sped away, some against traffic. Many of the vehicles had duct tape covering their license plates or no license plate.
In recent weeks, such participants have gathered in various locations throughout Santa Clara. On police arrival, participants have become aggressive, throwing rocks, bottles and pointing lasers at officers. Illegal sideshow activity has the potential to lead to serious injuries and can be a significant draw on police resources.
The Santa Clara Police Department recognizes illegal sideshow activity is not unique to the city and is a regional issue that negatively affects neighborhoods, businesses and quality of life. To mitigate the matter, officers have been conducting preemptive policing in the trouble areas in our city. In addition, the Police Department continues to work with its law enforcement partners throughout the region to share intelligence, issue citations, seize vehicles, make arrests and find long term solutions to illegal sideshows.
Help the Police Department with enforcement of organized street racing and sideshow activity in our City. If you witness sideshow activity, contact the Santa Clara Police Department via the non-emergency phone number, 408-615-5580. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Case Numbers: 20-1129113
Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: El Camino Real and Monroe Street
Between 1340 hours and 1350 hours, an unidentified subject approached a victim out for a walk on El Camino Real near Monroe Street.
The subject placed two fake gold necklaces around the victims’ neck and tried to get the victim to pay for the items. The victim declined. While doing so, the subject stole the gold necklace the victim was wearing, valued at approximately $600. The subject hugged the victim and drove away on northbound Monroe Street.
Reporting of this matter did not take place until 1406 hours. The subject remains at large.
Case Number: 20-1130080
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: 3100 Block of El Camino Real
An officer patrolling the area of El Camino Real and Calabazas Boulevard and came across three male subjects in the alley. The officer-initiated contact.
A Records check revealed one of the subjects had two misdemeanor warrants. The subject was arrested without incident and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-1201129
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Violation of Court Order
Location: 2900 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received an open line 9-1-1 call. During the call, a male voice could be heard yelling and a female crying. A few seconds later the call disconnected. Public Safety Dispatchers attempted to call the phone number back, however there was no answer.
Communications Center technology helped Public Safety Dispatchers determine the call may be coming from the 2900 block of El Camino Real and deployed an officer to investigate the situation. Meanwhile, a Records check on the phone number revealed the potential names connected with the cell phone, one male and one female.
A Records check of the names revealed the male subject had two served domestic violence protective orders, two misdemeanor and one felony arrest warrants. Records personnel were also able to provide the responding officer with an old booking photo.
The officer approached the staff of a nearby motel and determined the subject was an occupant. The subject was in an adjacent parking lot sitting inside a vehicle. He was detained while another officer located the female victim in the motel room. A search yielded drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance.
The duo had been occupants of the motel for approximately one month and she contacted Public Safety Dispatchers during a heated argument. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-1202095
NOTE: Everyone deserves a relationship free from domestic violence. Disagreements develop from time to time in relationships. Domestic violence is not a disagreement.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to establish and maintain power and control over the other. The range of behaviors can include psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, spiritual, and physical abuse, as well as stalking and threatening behaviors. These behaviors can become more frequent and intensify over time.
Domestic violence is a serious community problem that affects individuals of all races, religions, sexual orientations and socio-economic backgrounds. It impacts people of all ages, including seniors and juveniles.
Don’t wait until you and the ones you love get hurt. If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, help is available from 24-hour crisis hotlines, walk-in crisis counseling, social service and systems advocacy, legal advocacy, housing solutions and support groups.
- Next Door, Solutions to Domestic Violence, 408-279-2962
- YWCA Support Network, 800-572-2782
- Community Solutions, 877-363-7238
- National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233
- In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a male subject being detained by Loss Prevention Specialists on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard.
The subject was observed selecting items from multiple departments, passed open cash registers and left the store with 11 stolen items in his possession. The subject was approached and detained by Loss Prevention Specialists. The items were valued at $1,366.99 and were recovered.
The subject lied about his identity to arriving officers. Through investigation, officers learned his name and determined he is on Post Release Community Supervision. He was arrested, processed at the Police Department’s Temporary Holding Facility and released on his own recognizance.
Case Number: 20-1203154
Friday, December 4, 2020
Driving Under the Influence
Location: 1900 Block of Scott Boulevard
An officer observed a vehicle pull out of a driveway on the 3500 block of Monroe Street at a high rate of speed. The officer caught up to the vehicle near Monroe Street at San Tomas Expressway and initiated a traffic enforcement stop. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on the 1900 block of Scott Boulevard.
On contact, the male driver showed symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. A Records check revealed the subject had a suspended driver’s license. The subject performed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and a Preliminary Alcohol Screening test was administered. The readings were 0.177% and 0.172%.
The driver was arrested without incident and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-1204008
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: 1600 Block of Coleman Avenue
A male subject stole two bottles of wine from a business on the 1600 block of Coleman Avenue. A Loss Prevention Specialist observed the petty theft, detained the subject and contacted Public Safety Dispatchers.
The responding officer contacted the subject utilizing the AT&T language translation service. The subject admitted to the petty theft, estimated at $328, as well as a similar incident a few days prior. Combined, the loss is approximately $1,068. The subject received a citation and was released at the scene.
Case Number: 20-1205105
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 – www.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
The police need to arrange for the National Guard, the CHP, the Santa Clara County Sheriff, and all others to block escape from these “sideshows” and then throw the book at them big time. Take their cars, licenses, and a sizable chunk of their cash.