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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 September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hit and Run - Felony                       Location:  El Camino Real and San Tomas Expressway

At approximately 0521 hours, a collision occurred in the area of El Camino Real and San Tomas Expressway. The male driver fled the scene on foot.

Officers responded to a hit and run collision with injuries. The suspect was located nearby, and after a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody. The suspect displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. He refused to participate in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. A Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test read 0.272% blood alcohol content. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 0521
Case Number: 19-0902027    

NOTE:  Chief of Police Mike Sellers was recognized for his years of service at North Valley Baptist Church during their morning service. Assistant Chief of Police Dan Winter, Councilmember Kathy Watanabe and members of the Police Department were recognized by Pastor Trieber and the church community with a blessing, warm round of applause and standing ovation.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Warrant Arrest                                  Location:  Lafayette Street and Laurelwood Road

An officer on foot patrol observed a male subject along the railroad right-of-way adjacent to Lafayette Street, near Laurelwood Road.

Upon contact, the subject falsely identified himself. A Records check revealed he had three outstanding warrants. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 1301
Case Number: 19-0902093    

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Informational Report                       Location:  2000 Block of El Camino Real   

At approximately 1730 hours, a reporting party was using the restroom facilities in a business on the 2000 block of El Camino Real. An unknown subject in the next stall dropped a cell phone under the divider with adult pornography playing on it. The reporting party exited the restroom and notified a store employee.

At 1845 hours, the reporting party came to the lobby of the police building to report the incident. An informational report was taken.
Time: 1845
Case Number: 19-0903205

NOTE:  The success of the Santa Clara Police Department is enhanced by the active involvement of our citizens. Residents are encouraged to call Public Safety Dispatchers to report suspicious activity. Doing so helps the Police Department and can also make our neighborhoods a safer place to live, work and play. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency or (408) 615-5580 for non-emergency situations.

When you call Public Safety Dispatchers to report suspicious activity, be calm and prepared to provide as many of the following facts as you have available:

  •  What happened?
  •  Where and when did it occur?
  •  Is anyone injured?
  •  Description of vehicle(s)
  •  License plate number(s)
  •  Description of suspect(s)
  •  Direction of travel of suspect(s)

While it may seem as though Public Safety Dispatchers are asking a lot of questions, the information is for the safety of the responding officers. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bomb Threat                                    Location:  3900 Block of Freedom Circle

An officer responded to the 3900 block of Freedom Circle on the report of a threat.

Upon arrival, the officer learned an email was sent to the company on 9/3/19 at 2030 hours threatening to bomb the company. The threat was made through a help desk center out of state, by a local disgruntled customer regarding a customer service issue. Through email, the dissatisfied customer apologized for the threat after the customer service issue was resolved.

SCPD notified the police department where the customer resides asking the department to contact the subject.
Time: 0813
Case Number: 19-0904052

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Strong-Arm Robbery                       Location:  Burdick Lane and Watson Circle

Officers were dispatched to a report of an attempted strong-arm robbery in the area of Burdick Lane and Watson Circle.

While two victims were walking, a male suspect pushed one victim to the ground from behind. The suspect attempted to steal a gold chain necklace without success as the necklace broke during the exchange. When that was not successful, the suspect tried taking a necklace from the second victim.

An unknown male subject driving a delivery truck yelled at the suspect and chased the suspect until he could not be located.

One victim had minor injuries and declined medical attention. Officers arrived on scene and were unable to locate the suspect.
Time: 1418
Case Number: 19-0905106

NOTE: Police advise residents to take caution while wearing jewelry, especially gold necklaces, and to be aware of their surroundings. Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help. Police advise the public not to fight back for risk of personal injury. Finally, residents are reminded to report suspicious persons or behavior in and around these areas. Dial 9-1-1- for emergencies or call the non-emergency phone line at (408) 615-5580.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Residential Burglary                      Location:  1000 Block of Blackfield Court

A homeowner on the 1000 block of Blackfield Court arrived home and was confronted by a female suspect inside the residence. The homeowner could see drug paraphernalia and burglary tools and left the residence to call Public Safety Dispatchers.

Upon officer arrival, a perimeter was established, and public address announcements were made for the suspect to surrender. As it turns out, there were two suspects inside, one male and one female. The suspects attempted to flee through the back yard and were apprehended.

The suspects gained entry to the residence through an unlocked rear window. While inside, they ransacked the residence. A Records check revealed the male suspect was on probation and the female suspect had a misdemeanor warrant. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.

Through investigation, officers learned the suspects had stored several stolen items in the residence.
Time: 1641
Case Number: 19-0906164    

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Domestic Violence                          Location:  2700 Block of El Camino Real

An officer was dispatched to the 2700 block of El Camino Real on the report of a domestic violence incident.

Officers contacted the involved parties and learned they are engaged and live together. Both subjects had visible injuries. The female subject displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Through investigation, it was determined the female subject was the primary aggressor. She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Time: 1431
Case Number: 19-0907108

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