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Under State and Federal Freedom of Information Laws, law enforcement agencies are required to keep a record of daily activities that can be inspected by the public. Local newspapers typically review these records, referred to as Police Blotters.
In 2019, the City of Santa Clara Communications Center fielded 179,736 phone calls. Of these, 61,931 resulted in police calls for service (44,323 Police calls for service; 17,608 police officer self-initiated activity) and 9,794 in fire calls for service. SCPD’s Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in Santa Clara and is distributed to the press 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.
What types of incidents are generally included in the Police Blotter?
- Routine and unusual calls for service;
- Incidents that may raise awareness and/or educate the public;
- Similar calls for service taking place with frequency, targeting a specific population and/or occurring in a particular area; and,
- When SCPD is seeking the public’s assistance to solve a crime.
Why aren’t certain calls for service included in the Police Blotter?
The U.S. Department of Justice cites several reasons why some information may be excluded from a Police Blotter, including:
- Deprives a person to their right of a fair trial;
- Hampers an ongoing investigation;
- Hinders prosecution;
- Places an officer or witness in danger; and,
- Constitutes an invasion of privacy.
In general, it is SCPD’s practice not to include sensitive items such as juvenile arrests, incidents of domestic violence, suicide, calls connected with a restraining order or custody of a juvenile and/or dead bodies.
The Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of 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.
SCPD also offers online crime alerting and mapping services that provide easy to read incident crime maps and automated alerts. Neighborhood crime data is available in near real-time. Crime information can be found at LexisNexis.
SCPD Police Blotter for the weeks of March 15 and 22, 2020
Based on the March 31, 2020, mandatory orders from Santa Clara County Public Health, the City of Santa Clara has implemented many service level changes, limited to essential services. Since the preparation and distribution of a Police Blotter is not an essential service, it will be produced as resources are available until further notice.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Missing Person Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call from a woman who reported her 78-year old husband, who suffers from dementia, was missing. He was last seen in Westfield Valley Fair Mall on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard.
Available units searched the area and located the missing person approximately one hour after the initial report. He was reunited with his wife.
Case Number: 20-315080
Monday, March 16, 2020
Attempted Burglary Location: 5200 Block Stevens Creek Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call from an alarm provider regarding an alarm activation to a business on the 5200 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard.
Upon arrival, officers located a broken glass panel to the front entrance of the business.
The unknown subject(s) did not gain entry to the business and fled the scene prior to police arrival.
Case Number: 20-316136
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Vandalism Location: 2000 Block of Sahara Way
A reporting party witnessed a male subject throw a glass bottle and rock at a window causing it to break. The reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers with the subject’s description and direction of travel.
Officers located a subject matching the reporting party’s description. The reporting party positively identified the subject. The subject was arrested. The damage is estimated at $1,500.
Case Number: 20-317168
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Grand Theft Location: 1600 Block of Coleman Avenue
On 3/6/20 an unknown male subject stole a gaming unit valued at $1,416.99, from a business on the 1600 block of Coleman Avenue.
On 3/18/20 a subject matching the description matching the subject from the 3/6/2020 incident selected the same gaming unit and attempted to walk out of the business with the item. Store employees confronted the subject and he fled the scene without the item.
Employees contacted the Police Department to report the incident, suspect and vehicle description. The suspect remains at large.
Case Number: 20-318131
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Residential Burglary Location: 1400 Block of Agnew Road
Sometime between 1930 hours on 3/18/20 and 1430 hours on 3/19/20 a residential burglary occurred on the 1400 block of Agnew Road.
Unknown subject(s) entered the residence and stole several items including a firearm. The subject(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 20-319084
Friday, March 20, 2020
Fraud Location: 3500 Block of Agate Drive
An unknown subject(s) created a “clone” Facebook profile, pretending to be a friend of the victim. Using the impersonated Facebook account, the subject requested money from the victim. The victim wired $3,000 to a bank account.
The victim later discovered the Facebook profile had been hacked and the subject received the funds fraudulently. The subject remains at large.
Case Number: 20-320065
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Drug Possession Location: 2800 Block of Cabrillo Avenue
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding an unknown male in the backyard of a residence on the 2800 block of Cabrillo Avenue.
While en route to the call for service, an officer observed a male subject matching the reporting party’s description on Cabrillo Avenue near Morrison Avenue. The officer detained the subject.
A Records check revealed the subject was on Post Release Community Supervision. A search of his person yielded a controlled substance. He was arrested.
Case Number: 20-321071
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Driving Under the Influence Location; Maria Street and Maria Court
A solo vehicle collision was reported near Maria Street at Maria Court.
The female driver displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication, admitted to drinking and was unable to successfully perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. A preliminary alcohol screening yielded a 0.24% blood alcohol content.
She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-322006
Monday, March 23, 2020
Commercial Burglary Location: 3600 Block of Kifer Road
Between 03/19/20 at approximately 1100 hours and 03/23/20 at 1100 hours, an unknown subject(s) cut a lock to gain access to a construction site on the 3600 block of Kifer Road. Approximately $5,308.33 in copper wire was stolen and an unknown number of tools. There is no suspect information currently.
Case Number: 20-323049
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Drug Possession Location: 2300 Block of Calle de Luna
At approximately 0359 hours, an officer was dispatched to the 2300 block of Calle de Luna on the report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind an abandoned building.
The responding officer located a male subject. A Record check revealed he was on searchable probation. A search of his vehicle yielded a controlled substance. He was arrested.
Case Number: 20-324016
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Armed Robbery Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
Two juveniles were sitting outside the main entrance of a business on the 2000 block of El Camino Real. A vehicle drove into the parking lot and two unidentified subjects got out of the vehicle; two additional subjects remained in the vehicle. The subjects brandished a handgun and requested the individuals’ property. Fearing for their life, the victims complied with a Chromebook, two iPhones, two sets of Air Pods, backpacks, wallet, student ID, house keys, cash, etc. Approximately $2,874 was stolen. The subjects fled northbound on Scott Boulevard prior to police arrival.
Case Number: 20-325123
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Residential Burglary Location: 700 Block of Hilmar Street
Between 03/25/20 at approximately 2200 hours and 3/26/20 at approximately 0830 hours, an unknown subject(s) broke into residence on the 700 block of Hilmar Street.
The resident found the backyard gate open and the door to the detached garage open, both of which were unlocked. A bicycle and tools were stolen before the subject(s) fled the scene. The subject(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 20-326049
Friday, March 27, 2020
Driving Under the Influence Location: Homestead Road and Los Padres Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers deployed officers to a multi-vehicle collision on Homestead Road at Los Padres Boulevard. The accident involved multiple unoccupied parked vehicles and a truck.
While en route, an officer observed a damaged vehicle traveling on Karen Drive. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop. The male driver exhibited objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was unable to satisfactorily perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. A preliminary alcohol screening had a 0.22% blood alcohol content. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 20-327132
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Petty Theft Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
An officer was summoned to the 2000 block of El Camino Real on the report of a petty theft.
A male subject concealed several items in his clothing and exited the store without paying for the items. The subject was detained by loss prevention specialists. The total value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $78.97.
The responding officer arrested the subject.
Case Number: 20-328092
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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