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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 2018, the City of Santa Clara Communications Center fielded 177,881 phone calls. Of these, 83,781 resulted in police calls for service (58,912 Police calls for service; 24,869 police officer self-initiated activity) and 9,238 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 Crime Reports or LexisNexis.
SCPD Police Blotter for the week of October 27, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Residential Burglary Location: 3600 Block of Benton Street
Between 10/26/2019 around 1700 hours and 10/27/2019 at approximately 0930 hours, the victim's garage carport was burglarized on the 3600 block of Benton Street.
An unknown suspect(s) pried open the garage door and stole miscellaneous tools valued at approximately $280. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 19-1027068
Monday, October 28, 2019
Embezzlement Location: 3200 Block of Mission College Boulevard
A business on the 3200 block of Mission College Boulevard reported a possible case of embezzlement.
The responding officer learned a female employee stole cash from a store on five occasions, totaling $550. The store manager contacted the subject, she admitted to stealing the money and store management desired prosecution. She was arrested.
Case Number: 19-1028152
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Assault and Battery Location: El Camino Real and Los Padres Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a male subject standing in the middle of the #3 lane on El Camino Real, near Los Padres Boulevard, blocking a Valley Transportation Authority bus and yelling at the bus driver.
An officer arrived on scene to witness the same behavior communicated by the reporting party. The subject refused to identify himself and began yelling at the responding officers. The subject eventually assaulted one of the officers. The officers placed the subject under arrest, and he was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
The bus driver was able to continue the designated route.
Case Number: 19-1030002
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Residential Burglary Location: 2900 Block of McKinley Drive
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding an interrupted residential burglary on the 2900 block of McKinley Drive.
Responding officers learned the victim was in the home at the time of the incident and heard noise inside the attached garage. The victim went into the garage and confronted the subject, who fled the scene. The suspect left a backpack at the scene with miscellaneous items belonging to the victim.
A perimeter was established, however the subject was not located.
Case Number: 19-1030123
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Armed Robbery Location: 2800 Block of Benton Street
A male subject approached a juvenile victim asking for money. When the victim refused, the suspect pulled a small folding knife from his pocket and displayed it toward the victim. The victim gave the subject $20, and the subject fled on a bicycle.
The victim proceeded to the Central Park Library to report the incident. While the responding officer was speaking with the victim, the victim observed the subject riding his bicycle in Central Park. The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1031166
Friday, November 1, 2019
Commercial Burglary Location: 3000 Block of Patrick Henry Drive
Public Safety Dispatchers deployed officers on the report of a commercial burglary in progress.
Officers, including a K-9 from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety and California Highway Patrol’s air support, arrived on scene and established a perimeter around the building. The female subject exited the building and was taken into custody. A search of the subject’s backpack yielded burglary tools. Inside the building, newly cut copper wiring was found near an electrical panel. The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1101094
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Warrant Arrest Location: 2300 Block of El Camino Real
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers after overhearing a male subject state he was going to kill someone and observing him pull out a knife.
Multiple officers responded to the 2300 block of El Camino Real. Officers contacted the subject. A Records check revealed he had a $20,000 warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1102125