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, September 27, 2020
Location: 1000 Block of Clyde Avenue
Public Safety Dispatchers received multiple calls about several subjects fighting in the street on the 1000 block of Clyde Avenue, followed by the sound of gunshots.
Officers arrived at the scene and canvassed the area for suspects, victims, witnesses and evidence. All of the involved parties had fled the area prior to police arrival. Multiple ammunition casings were located, and an uninvolved vehicle had been struck by the gunfire. The roadway was closed for several hours while the Police Department’s crime scene investigators gathered evidence.
At the time of this report, no victims or suspects have been identified and all involved parties remain outstanding. This remains an active investigation.
Case Numbers: 20-927113
Monday, September 28, 2020
Location: SCPD, 601 El Camino Real
On or about 9/24/2020, a victim was deceived into providing two suspects with $2,000 worth of Best Buy gifts card after responding to an email the victim believed was from Amazon.
The victim received an email to click on a link to receive a refund on an overcharged purchase. In doing so, the suspect gained access to the victim’s computer. The suspect then accessed the victim’s bank accounts and conducted a bank transaction to show the victim the suspect’s ability to take money. No money was taken from the victim’s bank accounts.
The victim then received a phone call from the suspect to discuss the alleged Amazon purchase. During the call, the suspect reference a screenshot of the victim’s bank account showing a bank transaction where $4,000 was taken from the victim’s account and then redeposited. This transaction was later confirmed with the victim’s bank.
The suspect directed the victim to buy four Best Buy gift cards, totaling $2,000. The victim used a credit card to pay for the gift cards and provided the gift card number to the subject. The victim has since received five phone calls from the subject; the victim did not answer or respond to these calls.
The victim realized the scam and contacted the bank, credit card provider, Federal Trade Commission and the Police Department.
Case Number: 20-928066
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Location: 400 Block of Maria Street
An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Maria Street on the report of a prior theft.
From inside the residence, a victim heard a loud grinding sound coming from outside. The victim did not immediately investigate the sound. After the noise continued, the victim walked outside to find a male subject get into a vehicle and drive away. Then, the catalytic converter was observed missing from the victim’s Toyota Prius. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $5,000.
The unknown subject remains at large.
Case Number: 20-929172
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Location: 4200 Block of Great America Parkway
At approximately 0555 hours, an unknown male subject entered the lobby of a hotel on the 4200 block of Great America Parkway and used a hand cart to take the bolted down automated teller machine.
This incident was not reported until 1139 hours. The machine was valued at $2,500 and it contained approximately $4,000.
Case Number: 20-930055
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Location: Market Street and The Alameda
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call for service about an attempted robbery at Market Street and The Alameda.
A male subject on a bicycle approached the victim, who was walking with a dog. The subject requested the victim’s wallet. The victim did not hear the subject, so the subject blocked the victim’s path and aggressively yelled at the victim for the wallet.
Two witnesses in a truck witnessed the encounter and pulled over. The subject observed the witnesses and fled the scene. The victim was not injured and no property was taken.
The witnesses made sure the victim was all right and provided the victim with a ride home.
A short time later, officers located a subject matching the reporting party’s description. The victim positively identified the subject in an in-field line-up. The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-1001155
Friday, October 2, 2020
Location: 2200 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received a report of multiple batteries occurring on the 2200 block of El Camino Real.
On arrival, officers learned a male subject had pushed several individuals. The subject displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and was unable to care for himself or others.
A Records check revealed he had a warrant. The subject was agitated, uncooperative, and, after multiple attempts, refused to sign the Notice to Appear citation. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-1002158
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: 200 Block of Bret Harte Court
At approximately 0359 hours, Public Safety Dispatchers deployed officers to an interrupted residential burglary on the 200 block of Bret Harte Court. The reporting party observed two male subjects walking around vehicles and pulling on their handles. The reporting party chased the subjects in the area of Pruneridge Avenue and Los Padres Boulevard before losing sight of them.
Arriving officers located an abandoned bicycle on the 2000 block of Pruneridge Avenue which matched the reporting party’s description. The officer took a photograph of the bicycle, with plans to follow up with neighbors in the morning to determine if it belonged to anyone in the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, officers set-up containment in the area and canvassed 12 residences in the area of N. Henry Avenue and Pineview Drive. During this door-to-door search, officers spoke to homeowners and checked backyards for any additional evidence discarded by the subjects.
At 0526 hours, an officer located a subject matching the reporting party’s description in the area of Pineview Drive and Pruneridge Avenue. Officers contacted the subject and detained him without incident.
A Records check revealed the subject has five counts of formal searchable probation in Santa Clara County. A search of his person yielded drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-1003019
Location: 200 Block of Mark Twain Court
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted by a resident on the 200 block of Mark Twain Court regarding a prior residential burglary.
On 10/3/20, residents awoke to finding the door leading into their garage door open, with a hole in the screen used to access the locking mechanism and gain entry. A bicycle had been stolen from a hanging rack in the garage. The victim put the screen back in place, shut the garage door and went on Nextdoor to see if any of their neighbors had been victims of a burglary as well. In doing so, the victim noticed a picture of the stolen bicycle in the back seat of a patrol car. The victim called the Santa Clara Police Department to see if the bicycle had been recovered.
Officers were unaware that the subject was involved in a burglary on Mark Twain Court minutes earlier (Case Number 20-1003019). The subject was released from custody Santa Clara County Jail before his involvement in the burglary on Mark Twain Court was discovered.
Case Number: 20-1003089
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
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- Coronavirus Local News and Resources – www.SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates
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