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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 March 10, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Location: 2400 Block of Lafayette Street
An officer approached a vehicle parked in the handicap stall without the appropriate placard. A male subject was leaning against the vehicle (subject #1) and another male was inside the vehicle (subject #2). A knife was removed from subject #1 until the investigation was complete.
A DMV check of the vehicle revealed it was stolen. A Records check revealed subject #2 was on formal probation. A search of his person yielded a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. Subject #1 displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. He, too, was in possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0310045
Monday, March 11, 2019
Possession of Stolen Property
Location: 3200 Block of Keller Street
An officer observed a male subject trespassing on the railroad tracks near the 3200 block of Keller Street.
A Records check revealed the subject had three outstanding warrants totaling $45,000. A search of his person yielded drug paraphernalia and a stolen bicycle. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0311059
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Location: 3900 Block of Rivermark Plaza
Officers observed a suspicious vehicle in Rivermark Plaza occupied by three male subjects.
A DMV check of the license plate had a return for an unrelated vehicle with a different make and model. The subjects fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed. Public Safety Dispatchers issued a “be-on-the-lookout” notice to local law enforcement agencies.
Case Number: 19-0312210
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Stolen License Plate
Location: 3400 Block of Homestead Road
Sometime between 03/10/19 at 1200 hours, and 03/11/19 at 0145 hours, an unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's front and rear license plate from a parking lot on the 3400 block of Homestead Road.
Case Number: 19-0313115
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Location: 3000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted by Loss Prevention Officers on the 3000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard regarding a male suspect in custody.
The suspect stole $2,105.75 worth of items from the business without paying. The suspect was detained by store Loss Prevention Officers until SCPD arrival. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-0314174
Friday, March 15, 2019
Location: 2400 Block of El Camino Real
An officer was patrolling a motel parking lot on the 2400 block of El Camino Real.
A DMV registration check revealed an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for a female suspect’s arrest. The officer contacted the suspect in her motel room. The room was occupied by a male subject as well. The female suspect was arrested.
A Records check of the male subject revealed he had a $1,000 warrant. He was arrested.
Case Number: 19-0315072
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Location: 1900 Block of El Camino Real
Public Safety Dispatchers received a call regarding a possible strong-arm robbery at a bus stop on the 1900 block of El Camino Real.
An elderly victim was waiting for a bus. The victim was approached by a male suspect and a female suspect in a vehicle asking for directions and money for gas. The victim gave the suspects $40. Then, the female suspect lured the victim closer to the vehicle and ripped the victim’s necklace off and fled the scene. The necklace was valued at approximately $200.
Public Safety Dispatchers issued a “be-on-the-lookout” notice to local law enforcement agencies. The suspects are unknown and remain at large.
Case Number: 19-0316128