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, October 13, 2019
Location: Stanley Avenue and Maria Street
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of Stanley Avenue and Maria Street.
An officer contacted four juveniles associated with a vehicle matching the description from the reporting party. The vehicle was confirmed stolen. A search of the vehicle yielded stolen property. The juveniles were issued Juvenile Crime Reports and released to their parents.
The stolen vehicle was returned to the victim.
Case Number: 19-1013146
Monday, October 14, 2019
Location: 2700 Block of Homestead Road
Two female subjects entered a business on the 2700 block of Homestead Road and placed several items in a shopping cart. The subjects attempted to purchase the items with a real $100 bill and several counterfeit bills. When the store representative refused to take the counterfeit bills, subject #1 pushed the store representative to get the real $100 bill back. Meanwhile, subject #2 pushed the shopping cart out of the store without paying for the items. The subjects remain at large.
Case Number: 19-1014244
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Location: Martin Avenue and Walsh Avenue
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of Martin Avenue and Walsh Avenue. Two male subjects associated with the vehicle attempted to break into parked vehicles.
An officer observed a truck matching the reporting party’s description on northbound San Tomas Expressway. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
A Records check revealed subject #1 had two outstanding warrants. A search of his person yielded drug paraphernalia. Subject #2 also had two warrants for his arrest. A search of his person yielded burglary tools. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1015009
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Theft from a Vehicle
Location: 800 Block of Circle Drive
An officer responded to the report of a theft from a vehicle on the 800 block of Circle Drive.
The victim heard activity outside at approximately 0130 hours but did not investigate. Later that day, the victim discovered the catalytic converter had been sawed off at the sensor disconnect and stolen. The subject(s) remain unknown and at large.
Case Number: 19-1016111
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Hit and Run
Location: 3500 Block of The Alameda
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a hit and run collision on the 3500 block of The Alameda.
The subject vehicle had a flat time and was leaking radiator fluid. The responding officer followed the trail and located a vehicle with significant front-end damage on the 1300 block of Main Street. A male subject was in the driver’s seat with blood on his hands.
Upon contact, the officer observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Based on his inability to respond to the questions, refusal to participate in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, admission to have consumed alcohol and objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication, he was arrested.
Case Number: 19-1017224
Friday, October 18, 2019
Location: Bowers Park, 2582 Cabrillo Avenue
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a suspicious package in Bowers Park, located at 2582 Cabrillo Avenue. The responding officer believed the device may have been an explosive. Unsure if the contents posed a danger, the Santa Clara County Bomb Squad was activated.
In an abundance of caution, Bowers Elementary School, Cabrillo Middle School and Cabrillo Montessori School of Silicon Valley were placed on shelter in place until the bomb squad was able to examine the package. In addition, Bowers Avenue was closed, and Bowers Park was evacuated. After several hours, the Santa Clara County Bomb Squad determined the device did not contain an explosive and was not a threat to public safety.
Case Number: 19-1018037
NOTE: Reporting suspicious activity, circumstances or individuals can prevent a crime, minimize victimization, save a life and improve the overall quality of life. Call or text 9-1-1 in an emergency, or (408)615-5580 for non-emergency situations.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Location: 3300 Block of Victor Street
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding three male subjects breaking lights and security cameras, possibly in preparation to burglar a business, on the 3300 block of Victor Street.
While en route, an officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop. The vehicle was occupied by three male subjects. Through investigation, it was determined to be an elaborate operation to target the business. The subjects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1019230