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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 2016, the Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) responded to 50,211 calls for service, took 12,503 police reports and made 4,785 arrests. 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 8, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Driving Under the Influence Location: El Camino Real and Scott Boulevard
An officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on El Camino Real near the Police Building. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop near Scott Boulevard. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noted objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The officer had the male driver perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), including administering a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) test. Based on the officer’s observations, responses to questions, results of the SFST’s and the PAS test, the driver was booked at SCPD’s temporary holding facility and later released on his own recognizance.
Case Number: 17-8762
Monday, October 9, 2017
Driving Under the Influence – Felony Location: 900 Clyde Avenue
Officers responded to a hit and run collision on the 900 block of Clyde Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect collided with several vehicles before fleeing the scene on foot.
At approximately 0320 hours, two subjects, one female and one male, walked towards the officers at the scene. The subjects identified themselves as the male driver and his mother. The 18-year old driver admitted he was at fault for the collision. While the officer was speaking with the subject, the officer noted objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The officer had the subject perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), including administering a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) test. A Records check revealed the subject did not have a driver’s license, nor was he able to provide car insurance. During a search of his person, the officer located composite knuckles in his jacket pocket. The driver was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-8790
Vehicle Theft Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
Officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of El Camino Real on the report of an automobile theft that had just occurred. The victim had been inside the store and left a set of car keys on the counter. When the victim returned, the car keys were missing.
Store security retrieved surveillance footage that showed a male suspect walking near the victim's car while pushing the unlock button on the remote. The suspect then drove the victim's car to a neighboring restaurant before returning to the store where he re-joined a female co-suspect. The suspects were contacted by store security, but denied any wrongdoing. Store security detained the suspects until an officer arrived.
The victim noted several items missing from inside the vehicle, including approximately $200 in cash.
A Records check revealed the suspect was on Post Release Community Supervision. A search of the vehicle yielded a magnetic tool commonly used to defeat store security tags, a controlled substance and property from previous burglaries in the area. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-8800
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Residential Burglary Location: 1900 Block of Briarwood Drive
The victim left his home at approximately 0950 hours and returned at approximately 1700 hours. Upon arrival, the victim discovered that his front door had been forced open and his home had been ransacked. An Apple laptop computer, Apple iPad, and two sets of spare car keys were stolen. The victim estimated the total loss at approximately $1650. No suspects were identified or located. There were no witnesses to this burglary.
Case Number: 17-8845
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Stolen Vehicle Location: 2100 Block of Laurelwood Road
An officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of Laurelwood Road on the report of a stolen vehicle report at a U-Haul location. The missing vehicle dolly was returned by a renter on 9/30/17 and discovered missing from the parking lot on 10/1/17. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 17-8872
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Medical Location: 500 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted about a male subject who became ill due to excessive consumption of alcohol. The subject was unresponsive and could not answer Police or Fire personnel questions due to his level of intoxication. He was transported to a local hospital.
Case Number: 17-8886
NOTE: Each year, members of the Santa Clara Police Department conduct education and awareness programs among Santa Clara University students regarding the harmful effect of drinking on college students, their families and the community at large. Discussions among freshmen, student athletes and members of Greek organizations as well as environmental-level interactions are funded by a grant from the California Alcoholic and Beverage Control.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Warrant Arrest - Felony Location: 2200 Block of Monroe Street
An officer was in a parking lot on the 2200 block of Monroe Street beginning to coordinate a felony warrant service on a male suspect. The officer observed the suspect enter his vehicle and begin to drive away. When the suspect spotted the officer, he parked his car and tried to walk away. The officer took the suspect in custody without incident.
The suspect had a $250,000 felony warrant. He was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-8920
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Vehicle Theft Location: 600 Block of Moreland Way
An officer initiated a vehicle enforcement stop on the 600 block of Moreland Way when the car immediately fled. Officers in the area were flagged down by pedestrians about the vehicle driving erratically near Rivermark shopping center. Officers located the abandoned vehicle, still running without a key, near Agnew Road and Harrigan Drive. After contacting the registered owner, it was determined the vehicle was recently stolen. The suspect(s) is unidentified and still at-large.
Case Number: 17-8993
Prepared by Carolyn McDowell, Management Analyst.
If you have questions regarding the Police Blotter contact Lieutenant Dan Moreno, 408-615-4865.