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SCPD Police Blotter - Week of 10/20/19

Post Date:10/29/2019 11:40 AM

SCPD Police Blotter for the week of October 20, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Residential Burglary                        Location: 800 Block of Bellomy Street

At approximately 0953 hours, a victim contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report a burglary that had occurred the prior evening on the 800 block of Bellomy Street.

Upon arrival, the officer learned the victim returned to a residence on 10/19/19 at approximately 2300 hours to find the door open slightly. Light from a flashlight could be seen. The victim yelled at the unknown subject. The suspect fled through the rear of the residence. Approximately $800 was stolen. The subject remains at large.
Time: 0953
Case Number: 19-1020058

Monday, October 21, 2019

Registration                                      Location: Stevens Creek Boulevard and N. Cypress Avenue

An officer ran the license plate of a vehicle traveling on Stevens Creek Boulevard and N. Cypress Avenue. The registration returned as expired as of 2/10/18, despite displaying a 2020 registration tab. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.

Upon contact, the female driver admitted to having knowledge the vehicle was paid non-operational. She received a citation for the vehicle code violation.
Time: 1841
Case Number: 19-1021140

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Drugs - Under the Influence          Location:  Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Boulevard   

A male subject contacted Public Safety Dispatchers stating he was high on drugs, wanted to injure himself and others, and was asking that an ambulance be deployed to his location. He was near the Community Recreation Center at 969 Kiely Boulevard.

Upon arrival, officers observed a subject yelling and rolling around on the ground. The subject displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance and made suicidal statements. He was detained and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
Time: 1724
Case Number: 19-1022147

Warrant Arrest                                  Location: 2800 Block of El Camino Real

An officer made a consensual contact with a male subject in the area of El Camino Real and Bowers Avenue. As the officer approached the subject, he immediately informed the officer that he had four arrest warrants and a controlled subject in his possession. The officer conducted a Records check to confirm the warrants, and learned the subject was on probation. A search of his person yielded drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

During the interaction, the subject stated his girlfriend was unresponsive in the nearby creek. Officers responded to the creek and located the female subject. She displayed objected symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol, had slipped off the embankment and was stuck in the water. The Fire Department was dispatched to safely extricate her from the creek and tend to her medical needs.
Time: 2149
Case Number: 19-1022209 and Fire Event #8570

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Driving Under the Influence           Location:  200 Block of Saratoga Avenue

Officers were dispatched to a report of a collision on the 200 block of Saratoga Avenue. According to the reporting party, the male subject fled on foot.

Arriving officers located a subject matching the reporting party’s description on the 1800 block of Pruneridge Avenue. The subject displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Due to the subject’s inability to stand, the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were not facilitated.  A preliminary alcohol screening indicated a 0.21% blood alcohol content. The subject was arrested and transported to Santa Clara County Jail.

A Records check indicated the subject had three (3) prior Driving Under the Influence convictions (2004, 2008, 2012).
Time: 0600
Case Number: 19-1023028

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thefts from a Vehicle                      Location: 4300 Block of Great America Parkway

An unknown subject broke the left rear window of a rental car on the 4300 block of Great America Parkway. The subject stole a laptop from the rear seat. The victim heard the commotion, ran up to the waiting getaway vehicle and grabbed the laptop from the subject’s lap. The subject vehicle accelerated away, and the open passenger door collided with the victim's rental car.  The subject(s) are unknown and remain at large.
Time: 0838
Case Number: 19-1024063

Friday, October 25, 2019

Petty Theft                                       Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real

Public Safety Dispatchers deployed an officer to the 2000 block of El Camino Real in connection with a shoplifter in custody.

A Loss Prevention Officer observed a juvenile male subject conceal $96.70 in cosmetics in a backpack and leave the store without paying for the items. The juvenile was detained by the Loss Prevention Officer.

SCPD issued a Juvenile Crime Report and released the subject to his mother and adult sister.
Time: 1532
Case Number: 19-1025133

NOTE:  Santa Clara University hosted concert on campus. The event generated multiple noise complaints and four medical incidents. The event concluded at 2130 hours.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Strong-Arm Robbery                       Location: 2400 Block of Agnew Road

At approximately 2214 hours, Public Safety Dispatchers began receiving calls regarding a shooting inside California’s Great America Theme Park. A large contingent of police officers were already working on overtime in the theme park for The Haunt, however additional police officers and the Santa Clara Fire Department were deployed.

A strong-arm robbery had occurred, a fight ensued, and someone screamed there was an active shooter. Immediately, unconfirmed reports of an active shooter flooded social media. Meanwhile, 200+ calls for service were fielded by Public Safety Dispatchers in relation to this incident.

Meanwhile, thousands of guests began a mass exodus screaming that there was an active shooter.

Through SCPD investigation, it was determined the robbery victim was not a victim of a gunshot wound, a person with a gun was not located and there was no evidence of shots fired. The strong-arm robbery victim had minor injuries and approximately $420 of personal property was stolen.

In this situation, social media was the conduit for misinformation and unnecessarily drained Police and Fire Department resources.

SCPD asks our community members to remain aware of their surroundings. If You See Something, Say Something! Reporting suspicious activity, circumstances or individuals can prevent a crime, minimize victimization, save a life and improve the overall quality of life. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency, or (408)615-5580 for non-emergency situations. Please do not report crimes on social media; it is not monitored regularly. For police, fire or medical resources, call Public Safety Dispatchers as they work 24/7, 365 and can deploy resources accordingly.

NOTE: An officer attended the "Trunk or Treat" at Bethel Church. Pastor Wright and the congregation were appreciative of SCPD’s attendance.

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