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 8, 2020
Location: 3500 Block of Granada Avenue
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding an in-progress attempt at stealing a vehicle on the 3500 block of Granada Avenue.
The locked vehicle was parked in an underground parking area. As the vehicle’s owner approached the vehicle, an unknown subject was in the seat of the vehicle. The victim yelled at the subject, who confronted the subject before fleeing the scene.
The subject used a screwdriver to disable the ignition in an attempt to steal the vehicle. Although no items were stolen, repairs to the vehicle were estimated at $2,000.
Case Numbers: 20-1108054
Monday, November 9, 2020
Location: 601 El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers dispatched an officer to meet with a resident regarding an incident of fraud.
A non-English speaking resident received a call from a male subject representing himself from the Social Security office. The subject told the victim he located his information during a drug raid in Texas and now he had a criminal record. As a result, the subject threatened to seize the victim’s bank accounts. The subject told the victim in order to secure his money before his accounts are seized to go to Sephora or Apple and buy $1,900 in gift cards with the money. The money was promised to be returned later by a local police officer. The victim complied with the subject’s request and provided the gift card numbers.
The victim received a second call requesting an additional $500 on a later date. At this time, the victim realized it may be a scam and did not send any additional money.
Case Number: 20-1109129
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Home Invasion Robbery
Location: 4200 Block of Davis Street
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service where an unknown female stated, “home invasion” and hung up. Dispatchers utilized a variety of resources to deploy officers to the 4200 block of Davis Street to investigate the situation.
As an officer arrived on scene, a vehicle pulled away from the residence. The officer broadcast information about the vehicle and its’ direction of travel. Meanwhile, the officer noticed the door to the residence ajar. The officer shined a flashlight inside and heard calls for help.
Inside the home a male victim was lying on the floor with his hand and feet secured with zip-ties. A female victim was later located in restraints in the garage. The home and vehicles were ransacked.
The female victim described arriving home, entering a secure gate to her residence, opening the automatic garage door and two males running into the garage behind her vehicle. One of the subject’s assaulted the victim, brandished a firearm and took the victim’s captive before ransacking the residence. At the time of this report, it is unknown the extent of the items stolen and there may be a previous relationship between the subjects and victims.
Case Number: 20-1110149
NOTE: Text to 9-1-1 is the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 from your mobile phone or handheld device.
Text to 9-1-1 is intended primarily for use in three emergency situations:
- For an individual who is deaf, hard-of-hearing or has a speech disability
- For someone who is in a situation where it is not safe (e.g. home intruder, victim of domestic violence, etc.) to place a voice call to 9-1-1
- A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech
Dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency is still the preferred and fastest way to request police, fire or medical assistance. Remember, “Call if You Can, Text if You Can’t.”
How to text 9-1-1 in an emergency:
- Enter the numbers 911 (no dashes or spaces) in the “To” field
- The first text message to 9-1-1 should be brief. Include address, city and type of emergency (police, fire or medical)
- Push the “Send” button
- Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the Public Safety Dispatcher
- Text in simple words – do not use abbreviations
- Keep text messages brief and concise
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Location: Ulistac Natural Area, 4901 Lick Mill Boulevard
At approximately 1112 hours, an officer was waved down by a citizen at 4901 Lick Mill Boulevard.
The victim set a diaper bag and jacket on the ground in the Ulistac Natural Area while playing with a child. An unknown subject picked up the property and left with it. The victim’s wallet and cell phone were inside the diaper bag. At the time of this report, there is no subject information and the subject is outstanding.
Case Number: 20-1111062
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Location: 2700 Block of El Camino Real
On-site security contacted the property manager for a business on the 2700 block of El Camino Real regarding a commercial burglary.
Video surveillance showed three unknown male subjects forcefully entering the building at approximately 0256 hours. The subjects stole cash, electronics and alcohol with a total value of approximately $1,220. At the time of this report, the subjects remain at large and unidentified.
Case Number: 20-1112055
Friday, November 13, 2020
Location: 2200 Block of Nobili Avenue
A nearby resident heard a loud noise in the backyard of a home on the 2200 block of Nobili Avenue and noticed the rear glass door had been shattered. Moments later, a vehicle parked in front of the residence fled the area at a high rate of speed. The resident contacted the homeowner, who contacted Public Safety Dispatchers.
Two unknown subjects made entry to the residence and stole a camera and two checkbooks. The subjects are unidentified and at large.
Case Number: 20-1113142
Street Racing and Sideshow Activity
Location: Multiple Locations
In recent weeks, there have been multiple reports of illegal street racing and sideshow activity in Santa Clara. Organized illegal street racing and sideshows have been mostly concentrated in large parking lots in the industrial area and on expressways in our City. The noise and danger presented by these activities are significant concerns that have been expressed by residents and local businesses.
Current state law enables criminal enforcement against an individual who is caught operating a vehicle in a street race or sideshow. In addition to enforcing the state laws against the driver, the City Council adopted an ordinance in April 2020 which allows law enforcement to fine spectators attending a race or sideshow to discourage participation in illegal speed contests or reckless driving exhibitions.
Help the Police Department rev up enforcement of organized street racing and sideshow activity in our City. If you witness illegal street racing or sideshow activity, contact the Santa Clara Police Department via the non-emergency phone number, 408-615-5580. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: 600 Block of Lafayette Street
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted regarding a loud party on the 600 block of Lafayette Street.
An officer arrived at the property to find approximately four individuals inside and another eight people outside. Amplified music was being played and alcohol was present; minors were not in possession of alcohol. Party hosts were cooperative, and the party was shut down.
One of the party guests was heavily intoxicated and transported to a local hospital (Case 20-1114011) for medical evaluation.
Case Number: 20-1114004
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