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Santa Clara Police Report: September 1 – 7

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

Sunday, September 1, 2019


Hit and Run – Felony

Location:  El Camino Real and San Tomas Expressway

At approximately 0521 hours, a collision occurred in the area of El Camino Real and San Tomas Expressway. The male driver fled the scene on foot.

Officers responded to a hit and run collision with injuries. The suspect was located nearby, and after a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody. The suspect displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. He refused to participate in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. A Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test read 0.272 percent blood alcohol content. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 0521

Case Number: 19-0902027


NOTE:  Chief of Police Mike Sellers was recognized for his years of service at North Valley Baptist Church during their morning service. Assistant Chief of Police Dan Winter, Council Member Kathy Watanabe and members of the Police Department were recognized by Pastor Trieber and the church community with a blessing, warm round of applause and a standing ovation.


Monday, September 2, 2019

Warrant Arrest

Location:  Lafayette Street and Laurelwood Road

An officer on foot patrol observed a male subject along the railroad right-of-way adjacent to Lafayette Street, near Laurelwood Road.

Upon contact, the subject falsely identified himself. A Records check revealed he had three outstanding warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1301

Case Number: 19-0902093


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Informational Report

Location:  2000 Block of El Camino Real

At approximately 1730 hours, a reporting party was using the restroom facilities in a business on the 2000 block of El Camino Real. An unknown subject in the next stall dropped a cell phone under the divider with adult pornography playing on it. The reporting party exited the restroom and notified a store employee.

At 1845 hours, the reporting party came to the lobby of the police building to report the incident. An informational report was taken.

Time: 1845

Case Number: 19-0903205


NOTE:  The success of the Santa Clara Police Department is enhanced by the active involvement of our citizens. Residents are encouraged to call Public Safety Dispatchers to report suspicious activity. Doing so helps the Police Department and can also make our neighborhoods a safer place to live, work and play. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency or (408) 615-5580 for non-emergency situations.

When you call Public Safety Dispatchers to report suspicious activity, be calm and prepared to provide as many of the following facts as you have available:

  • What happened?
  • Where and when did it occur?
  • Is anyone injured?
  • Description of vehicle(s)
  • License plate number(s)
  • Description of suspect(s)
  • Direction of travel of suspect(s)

While it may seem as though Public Safety Dispatchers are asking a lot of questions, the information is for the safety of the responding officers. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bomb Threat

Location:  3900 Block of Freedom Circle

An officer responded to the 3900 block of Freedom Circle on the report of a threat.

Upon arrival, the officer learned an email was sent to the company on 9/3/19 at 2030 hours threatening to bomb the company. The threat was made through a help desk center out of state, by a local disgruntled customer regarding a customer service issue. Through email, the dissatisfied customer apologized for the threat after the customer service issue was resolved.

SCPD notified the police department where the customer resides asking the department to contact the subject.

Time: 0813

Case Number: 19-0904052


Thursday, September 5, 2019
Strong Arm Robbery

Location:  Burdick Lane and Watson Circle

Officers were dispatched to a report of an attempted strong-arm robbery in the area of Burdick Lane and Watson Circle.

While two victims were walking, a male suspect pushed one victim to the ground from behind. The suspect attempted to steal a gold chain necklace without success as the necklace broke during the exchange. When that was not successful, the suspect tried taking a necklace from the second victim.

An unknown male subject driving a delivery truck yelled at the suspect and chased the suspect until he could not be located.

One victim had minor injuries and declined medical attention. Officers arrived on scene and were unable to locate the suspect.

Time: 1418

Case Number: 19-0905106


NOTE: Police advise residents to take caution while wearing jewelry, especially gold necklaces, and to be aware of their surroundings. Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help. Police advise the public not to fight back for risk of personal injury. Finally, residents are reminded to report suspicious persons or behavior in and around these areas. Dial 9-1-1- for emergencies or call the non-emergency phone line at (408) 615-5580.


Friday, September 6, 2019

Residential Burglary

Location:  1000 Block of Blackfield Court

A homeowner on the 1000 block of Blackfield Court arrived home and was confronted by a female suspect inside the residence. The homeowner could see drug paraphernalia and burglary tools and left the residence to call Public Safety Dispatchers.

Upon officer arrival, a perimeter was established, and public address announcements were made for the suspect to surrender. As it turns out, there were two suspects inside, one male and one female. The suspects attempted to flee through the back yard and were apprehended.

The suspects gained entry to the residence through an unlocked rear window. While inside, they ransacked the residence. A Records check revealed the male suspect was on probation and the female suspect had a misdemeanor warrant. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Through investigation, officers learned the suspects had stored several stolen items in the residence.

Time: 1641

Case Number: 19-0906164


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Domestic Violence

Location:  2700 Block of El Camino Real

An officer was dispatched to the 2700 block of El Camino Real on the report of a domestic violence incident.

Officers contacted the involved parties and learned they are engaged and live together. Both subjects had visible injuries. The female subject displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Through investigation, it was determined the female subject was the primary aggressor. She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Time: 1431

Case Number: 19-0907108


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