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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 November 10, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Driving Under the Influence Location: San Tomas Expressway and Highway 101
A reporting party contacted Public Safety Dispatchers regarding a potential drunk driver in the area of San Tomas Expressway and Highway 101. The reporting party witnessed the vehicle strike a guardrail and continue driving.
An officer located a vehicle matching the reporting party’s description parked, with the vehicle running, on Benton Street near Blackfield Drive. The officer contacted the male driver. During the contact, the officer observed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The subject proceeded through the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and performed a Preliminary Alcohol Screening. The results of the blood alcohol test were 0.192% and 0.203%. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1110124
Monday, November 11, 2019
Felony Vandalism Location: 4900 Block of Marie P. DeBartolo Way
At the conclusion of the Monday Night Football game at Levi’s Stadium, a security guard witnessed a male subject vandalize a statue of Joe Montana. The subject was subsequently arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
The damage is estimated at $16,000.
Case Number: 19-1111294
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Embezzlement Location: 2400 Block of Lafayette Street
An officer responded to a business on the 2400 block of Lafayette Street on the report of embezzlement.
A female subject took advantage of her position at the business and stole money from the company in the form of return fraud. She was arrested.
Case Number: 19-1112143
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Vandalism Location: 1045 Los Padres Boulevard
An employee with the City of Santa Clara witnessed a male subject vandalize property in Steve Carli Park, located at 1045 Los Padres Boulevard, and contacted Public Safety Dispatchers.
The responding officer contacted the subject. He was arrested.
Case Number: 19-1113065
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Petty Theft Location: 3900 Block of Freedom Circle
Public Safety Dispatchers were contacted regarding a petty theft within a business.
Upon arrival, an officer learned a victim noticed a key and $100 in cash missing from an unlocked desk drawer. At the time of this report the suspect(s) remains at large.
Case Number: 19-1114143
Friday, November 15, 2019
Residential Burglary Location: 3400 Block of Granada Avenue
An officer responded to the 3400 block of Granada Avenue on the report of a residential burglary that had occurred earlier in the day.
The suspect(s) gained access into the residence by prying the victim's window open causing structure damage. Upon investigation, it was discovered identification cards, ATM cards, jewelry and currency were stolen, valued at approximately $4,180.00. There was no suspect information.
Case Number: 19-1115197
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Commercial Burglary Location: 5000 Block of Stevens Creek Boulevard
Between 0530 and 0601 a business on the 5000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard was burglarized.
The unknown suspect(s) pried open the front door and gained access into the closed business. The suspect(s) took several items from the business valued at $1,930. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 19-1116041