The Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) offered new information about why an officer “discharged” their weapon near downtown Santa Clara.
While responding to reports of a stolen vehicle, officers tried to arrest the two men inside the vehicle. Police say, during the arrest, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and drove at the detectives. One of the detectives fire their duty weapon. No one was hit.
The vehicle speed backwards and collided with a nearby building. The two men inside ran.
Officers arrested Art Torres, 50, of San Jose and Dominique Dotson-Cabrera, 36, San Jose nearby. Torres had multiple outstanding warrants including possession of a controlled substance for sale and corporal injury to a spouse. Dotson-Cabrera had more than a half dozen outstanding warrants including vehicle burglary, vehicle theft, burglary and possession of others personal identification.
If you witnessed this incident or have information, contact SCPD Detective Sergeant Hagg at (408) 615-4814. Individuals may also provide information via the Anonymous Tip Line (408) 615-4TIP (4847).
The Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) is on scene of an investigation in the area of Harrison Street between Lincoln and Jefferson Streets.
According to Lt. Cuong Phan of SCPD, special enforcement detectives arrived in the area around 9:12 a.m. to investigate a stolen vehicle. At some point, detectives located the vehicle on the 1200 block of Lincoln Street.
While officers were on scene, one of the officers “discharged” their duty weapon. No one was hurt.
Police arrested two people. Officers are still on scene investigating and some streets may be closed.
SCPD says there is “no threat” to the community.