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Santa Clara Police Report: October 11 – 17

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



Sunday, October 11, 2020


Location: 400 Block of Washington Street

Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a male subject acting suspicious and trespassing on a property on the 400 block of Washington Street.

On arrival, officers located a male subject matching the reporting party’s description. The officer immediately noticed the subject’s shorts had a large hole exposing his genitals. The subject indicated he was charging his phone. He was issued a warning for trespassing and told to leave the premises.

Approximately thirty minutes later, Public Safety Dispatchers received a follow-up phone call. The male had returned. The condition of his clothing had worsened, he was observed peeking through the window of the residence and screaming obscenities to the residents. Officers returned and arrested the male, who was subsequently transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1400

Case Numbers: 20-1011080


Monday, October 12, 2020

Attempted Murder

Location: El Camino Real and Jackson Street

An officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Lafayette Street near El Camino Real. Almost simultaneously, the officer observed a vehicle flashing its’ headlights on and off as the vehicle traveled in an aggressive manner toward the officer. It was obvious the driver was desperately trying to get the officer’s attention.

The male driver indicated someone was shooting at him, provided a vehicle description and direction of travel. The officer initiated a high-risk traffic enforcement stop. The vehicle was occupied by five subjects.

After pulling over, the driver immediately exited the vehicle and began to walk away from the vehicle. The officer provided verbal commands and the subject became argumentative. The remainder of the subjects remained in the vehicle. All of the subjects were detained in handcuffs while officers conducted their investigation.

A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded firearm. Four shell casings were located in the area of the shooting, near Scott Boulevard and Monroe Street. The casings matched that of the firearm located in the vehicle. All of the vehicle’s occupants were transported to the Police Department to be interviewed. Through investigation, it was determined the passenger in the front seat conducted the shooting. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

The firearm was not registered to any of the vehicle’s occupants however it has not been reported stolen. There were several bullet holes in the victim’s vehicle.

Time: 0013

Case Number: 20-1012002


Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Location: 3500 Block of Benton Street

An unknown subject used a counterfeit $100 bill at a business on the 3500 block of Benton Street. It was determined to be fraudulent after the subject left the business. The subject remains at large.

Time: 1630

Case Number: 20-1013103


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Commercial Burglary

Location: 1000 Block Comstock Street

Sometime between 10/9/20 and 10/14/20, an unknown subject(s) pried open a door on the 1000 block of Comstock Street and removed commercial grade electrical panels and copper wiring. The subject(s) fled the scene with the stolen property and have not been identified. The total loss is estimated at approximately $140,000 in damages and stolen property.

Time: 1422

Case Number: 20-1014098


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Drunk in Public

Location: 1000 Block of Kiely Boulevard

Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a physical fight on the 1000 block of Kiely Boulevard.

On arrival, officers located three male subjects matching the reporting party’s description. The subjects displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Despite evidence of a physical altercation, the subjects denied a fight had occurred.

One of the subjects was unable to care for himself due to his level of alcohol intoxication. He was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 2240

Case Number: 20-1015185


Friday, October 16, 2020

Drugs for Sale

Location: Central Expressway and De La Cruz Boulevard

An officer was patrolling the area of Central Expressway and De La Cruz Boulevard when a vehicle was observed with expired registration. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop. The vehicle was occupied by two male subjects.

On contact, the officer conducted a Records check. It revealed the driver of the vehicle was on searchable probation. A search of the vehicle revealed a controlled substance in an amount inconsistent with personal use and supplies consistent with drug sales. The subject was transported to the Santa Clara Police Department’s temporary holding facility for processing and was release on his own recognizance.

Time: 2217

Case Number: 20-1016183


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Petty Theft

Location: 2500 Block of Glade Drive

Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service regarding a prior package theft on the 2500 block of Glade Drive.

An officer made contact with the victim and learned the package arrived on 10/15/20 at approximately 1500 hours and was left on the porch. On 10/16/20, the victim noticed the package missing. Through contact with neighbors, the victim learned the package was stolen from the porch on 10/16/20 at 1228 hours. The contents were valued at $300. The subject is unknown and at large.

Time: 1313

Case Number: 20-1017094


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:


1 Comment
  1. Tom E. 4 years ago

    Drive by shooting. Not good. And Mr. Becker wants to defund the police.

    Mr. Barber, your spot-on assessment of Prop 57 is going to be interesting to compare to your Mea Culpa for helping get Mr. Becker and his extreme politics on to the Council.

    I hope it doesn’t come to that. This District 6 resident is pulling the lever for Mr. Mezzetti.

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