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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 24, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Vandalism Series Location: Miscellaneous
Between 2000 hours and 2100 hours a series of four window shattering, vandalism incidents were reported at various locations throughout the city.
In each case, the window was shattered after being hit by a projectile; the projectile appears to have been from a slingshot. No persons were injured. The Investigations Division was notified.
Time: 2000 – 2100 hours
Case Numbers: 19-1124246, 19-1124247, 19-1124263, 19-1124290
Monday, November 25, 2019
Fraud Location: 601 El Camino Real
Since August, an elderly victim was tricked into transferring over $500,000 to a bank oversees. It was determined to be a scam. The Investigations Division is investigating the situation.
Case Number: 19-1125045
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Petty Theft Location: 2000 Block of El Camino Real
An officer responded to a business on the 2000 block of El Camino Real regarding the report of a theft.
A Security Specialist stated three bicycles had been stolen on separate dates (11/26/2019, 11/16/2019 and 4/15/2019) for a total loss of $558.98. The suspect remains at large.
Case Number: 19-1126219
NOTE: Heavy winds and rain created several calls for service, including trees down, construction fences in the street, sewers plugged, alarm activations and power disruptions.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Theft from a Vehicle Location: 3900 Block of Rivermark Plaza
An unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim's vehicle on the 3900 block of Rivermark Plaza. The suspect(s) stole a backpack containing a laptop computer and iPad and fled the scene. The suspect(s) remain at large.
Case Number: 19-1127188
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Driving Under the Influence Location: Pepper Tree Lane and Santa Lucia Drive
An officer observed a vehicle exit a parking lot on Benton Street and travel at a high rate of speed, swerving in and out of double yellow lines. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
Upon contact, the male driver exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication. The subject performed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and a Preliminary Alcohol Screening measuring a blood alcohol content of 0.151% and 0.159%. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1128007
Friday, November 29, 2019
Warrant Arrest - Felony Location: El Camino Real and Los Padres Boulevard
An officer observed a vehicle with a license plate that appeared to be tampered with in the area of El Camino Real and Los Padres Boulevard. A Records check confirmed the license plate was not valid. In addition, the registration was expired. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop.
The officer conducted a Records check on the male driver. It revealed the subject had a felony warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1129151
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Warrant Arrest - Felony Location: 4500 Block of Patrick Henry Drive
An officer patrolling the rear of a closed business contacted a male subject. A Records check revealed the subject had four warrants; one felony, three misdemeanors. He was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 19-1130035