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, November 3, 2019
Location: Buchanan Drive and El Camino Real
An officer observed a male subject riding a bicycle in the opposite direction of traffic on the 2500 block of El Camino Real. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop for the California Vehicle Code violation.
A Records check revealed the subject is a sex registrant out of compliance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1103060
Monday, November 4, 2019
Location: 500 Block of Woodhams Road
A victim contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding an incident of fraud.
An officer responded to the 500 block of Woodhams Road to learn two unauthorized withdrawals were made from the victim’s bank account totaling $4,578. A police report was filed.
Case Number: 19-1104104
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Hit and Run
Location: Monroe Street and Glade Drive
Officers were dispatched to Monroe Street and Glade Drive on the report of a collision where the suspect vehicle fled the scene. Officers located the vehicle down the street, under a car cover. A male subject matching the description of the suspect was nearby. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1105028
NOTE: On 11/5/19, there were 22 thefts from vehicles in the City of Santa Clara. The incidents occurred primarily at the following locations between 1930 – 2145 hours:
- 100 block of Winchester Boulevard
- 200 block of Saratoga Avenue
- 1500 block of Market Street
- 1500 block of Halford Avenue
- 2700 block of Augustine Drive
- 2700 block of El Camino Real
- 3000 block of Mission College Boulevard
- 3000 and 3100 blocks of Stevens Creek Boulevard
- 3400 block of Agate Drive
- 3500 block of Homestead Road
- 4100 block of Great America Parkway
Most thefts from vehicles are crimes of opportunity — and, are easily preventable. Prevention begins with you. Take simple precautions…
- Always lock your vehicle
- Never leave valuables in plain sight (e.g. purse/wallet, GPS, gym bag, charging cords, garage remote, sunglasses, etc.)
- Do not leave cell phones, iPads or laptops in your vehicle — thieves have been known to locate signals from these devices
- 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.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Location: 1000 Block of Sunset Drive
Between 11/5/19 at approximately 1900 hours and 11-6-19 at approximately 0928 hours, an unknown suspect broke into the victim’s garage and storage shed on the 1000 block of Sunset Drive. and stole property. Approximately $2,100 in property was stolen. The suspect(s) remain at large. Time: 0928
Case Number: 19-1106044
NOTE: On 11/6/19, there were 19 thefts from vehicles in the City of Santa Clara. Thieves primarily target shopping centers adjacent to expressways and highways, including:
- El Camino Real and Alpine Avenue – Slavich Plaza
- Lawrence Expressway at Homestead Road – Lawrence Station
- Great America Parkway
- Mission College Boulevard — Mercado Shopping Center
- Rivermark Plaza
- Bowers Avenue and Scott Boulevard — Santa Clara Square Marketplace
- Stevens Creek Boulevard at Lawrence Expressway — Stephen’s Plaza
- Stevens Creek Boulevard at Winchester Boulevard — Westfield Valley Fair
- El Camino Real at Flora Vista
Thefts from vehicles happen fast — within seconds. If you are a victim from a theft from a vehicle, there are three ways to file a police report:
- Online at www.scpd.org
- In-person at the Police Building, 601 El Camino Real, during normal business hours
- Call the non-emergency phone line at 408-615-5580 and request an officer; deployment will take place as their shift allows
Always call 9-1-1 for in-progress police, fire of medical emergencies.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Location: Woodhams Road and Stevens Creek Boulevard
An officer conducted a computer search of a license plate while traveling near Woodhams Road and Stevens Creek Boulevard. A Records check revealed the registration was expired, however the vehicle displayed a valid sticker. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
Upon contact with the male driver, the officer learned the subject did not have a valid driver’s license. The subject was arrested.
Case Number: 19-1107191
Friday, November 8, 2019
Location: 1700 Block of El Camino Real
An officer observed a male subject riding a motorized bicycle near El Camino Real and Benton Street. The subject crossed against the “Do not walk sign.” The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
A Records check revealed the subject had a no bail warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1108188
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location: 1800 Block of Silva Place
An unknown suspect(s) stole a package from the victim’s porch. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 19-1109116
NOTE: Protect your packages from porch pirates. The Santa Clara Police Department offers tips to prevent your packages from being stolen:
- Increase your home security. Install a security camera — thieves will be 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 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.)
If you are a victim of a porch pirates or theft, file a police report with the Santa Clara Police Department at www.scpd.org. Even if your package is a low-value item, reporting the problem can help law enforcement uncover larger theft operations.