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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 July 7, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Warrant Arrest - Felony Location: Tasman Drive and Lick Mill Boulevard
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a female yelling for help in the area of Tasman Drive and Lick Mill Boulevard.
Officers arrived and located an unoccupied vehicle. While officers looked around, a male subject emerged from the bushes in Ulistac Natural Area. He was extremely uncooperative. Meanwhile, another subject could be heard walking around in the thick brush. Officers were unable to establish verbal contact with the second subject. Concerned for the individual’s safety, the Santa Clara Fire Department was deployed for their lighting equipment and air assistance was requested. The California Highway Patrol responded with their fixed-wing plane.
A female subject emerged onto Lick Mill Boulevard. The subjects were in a dating relationship and engaged in a verbal argument while driving. She claimed the male subject prevented her from exiting the vehicle. A Records check revealed the female subject revealed multiple felony no-bail warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
The male subject claimed to have a medical issue and was transported to a local hospital. After being medically cleared, he was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0707176
Monday, July 8, 2019
Fatal Traffic Collision Location: Cabrillo Avenue and Fordham Drive
On Monday, July 8, 2019 at about 1:27 a.m., a fatal traffic collision involving one vehicle occurred near the intersection of Cabrillo Avenue and Fordham Drive.
A black Honda Fit, travelling eastbound on Cabrillo Avenue at a high rate of speed, struck parked cars along the 3300 block of Cabrillo Avenue. The two occupants of the Honda were ejected from the vehicle.
A 29-year-old male, who is a San Leandro resident, was transported to Valley Medical Center where he is in critical condition.
A 25-year old female, who is a San Leandro resident was transported to Valley Medical Center. The female was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Traffic investigators are working on identifying which party was driving. It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were involved.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Nick Cusimano at (408) 615- 4764.
Case Number: 19-7080009
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Warrant Arrest Location: El Camino Real and Nobili Avenue
An officer contacted a female subject in a business parking lot on El Camino Real at Nobili Avenue. The woman appeared to be in distress.
A Records check revealed she had a misdemeanor warrant. She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0709009
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Warrant Arrest - Felony Location: Kiely Boulevard and Benton Street
An officer observed a male subject riding a bicycle on the sidewalk near Kiely Boulevard and Benton Street. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
A Records check revealed the subject had a no bail felony arrest warrant. A search of his person yielded five (5) credit cards that did not belong to the subject. The subject was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0710014
Thefts from Vehicles Locations: Various
Officers are regularly scheduled to work a vehicle burglary suppression detail, conducting checks to combat and interrupt auto burglaries at pre-identified “hot spots” (e.g. retail and restaurant parking lots).
Despite those efforts, there were thirteen (13) reported auto burglaries during swing shift. The vehicle burglaries occurred in the following locations:
- 100 block of N Winchester Boulevard
- 1700 block of Halford Road
- 1700 block of Lawrence Road
- 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
- 3200 block of Mission College Boulevard
- 3400 block of Woodward Avenue
- 3400-3500 block of El Camino Real (2)
- 3500 block of Homestead Road (2)
- 3600 block of Thomas Road
- 3900 block of Rivermark Parkway
- 5200 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Just as we are taking steps to combat thefts from vehicles, we ask the community to protect themselves by doing the following:
- Park in well-lit areas
- Always lock your vehicle
- Do not leave ANY valuables (e.g. loose change, GPS, gym bag, purse/wallet, charging cords, garage remote, or sunglasses) in your vehicle or in your trunk. Suspects have been known to break windows, fold the back seat, and access trunks
- Do not leave cell phones, iPads or laptops in your vehicle. Thieves have been known to locate signals from these devices even when they are in "sleep mode"
- Criminals often target rental cars, so do not leave any valuables in your rental car while it is parked
- Report suspicious activity by calling 408-615-5580. In-progress incidents should be reported by calling 9-1-1. Do NOT confront suspects. Instead, be a good witness
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted regarding an incident of shoplifting on the 2100 block of El Camino Real.
An individual matching the suspect’s description was located nearby. Upon contact, the suspect admitted to stealing the item, valued at $34.87. A Records check revealed the suspect was on searchable probation. A search of his vehicle yielded syringes and heroin. He was arrested.
Case Number: 19-0711073
Friday, July 12, 2019
Stolen Vehicle Location: 3200 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call requesting an area check for a vehicle stolen in a residential burglary in another jurisdiction.
Just as officers located the unoccupied vehicle backed into a motel parking lot stall on the 3200 block of El Camino Real, four subjects ran toward the vehicle, got in and fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle traveled westbound on Calabazas Boulevard and went southbound on Pomeroy Avenue. Officers lost sight of the vehicle as it turned onto Homestead Road.
Moments later, an observant resident called Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description. The resident observed a group of male subjects park the vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot on the 3300 block of Homestead Road before fleeing on foot.
Officers responded to the Homestead Road address and confirmed it was the stolen vehicle that fled from the motel parking lot. The vehicle was unoccupied and a perimeter was established. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was requested. With the assistance of STAR-1, the four suspects were located near Lochinvar Street and Pomeroy Avenue.
After an investigation, three of the four suspects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0712257
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Traffic Accident - Minor Injury Location: 2600 Block of Homestead Road
A vehicle collision occurred on the 2600 block of Homestead Road.
According to witnesses, a driver accidentally hit the gas pedal, as opposed to the brake, drove onto the walkway in front of the business and struck several pedestrians. Two male juveniles were briefly pinned between the vehicle and the storefront, sustaining only minor injuries.
Case Number: 19-0713099