Police Blotter: April 6-9, 2014

The San Jose Police Department blotter for April 6-9 includes gang suppression sweeps, a physical assault and cellphone theft from a hotel restroom. The following information was taken from a report created by SJPD staff:

Date/Time: April 4, 2014—4pm

Location: Central Division

Type of Crime: Gang Suppression

Details: One sergeant and four officers worked the central area gang cars. Officers concentrated on St. James Park. Officers conducted several area checks in the hot spots and conducted foot patrol at St. James Park, Roosevelt Park, and Beckesto Park. Officers contacted several subjects and performed street checks on subjects with gang affiliation. There were no gang related incidents during the time the officers were in the area. One subject was arrested for two misdemeanor warrants and one subject was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Date/Time: April 7, 2014—7:30pm

Location: 100 block of South Second Street

Type of Crime: Robbery

Details: Several suspects physically assaulted the victim causing her injury. A suspect took the victim's purse and fled. An officer located and detained a suspect in the area. That suspect was later identified by the victim. The suspect, who was a juvenile, was booked into juvenile hall for robbery.

Date/Time: April  7, 2014—7:36am

Location: 300 block of South Market Street

Type of Crime: Armed robbery

Details: The victim made contact with the suspect inside of a restroom in a hotel to confront him regarding the victim's phone. The suspect threatened the victim with a knife and then fled the area. The suspect is still outstanding. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Date/Time: April 7, 2014—3:01pm

Location: 4600 block of Mossbrook Circle

Type of Crime: Fire aid

Details: District Nora officers assisted San Jose Fire with traffic control and evacuation for a residential structure fire involving three homes. Approximately 12 residences were evacuated and some of the residents where taken to Moorland School which was set up as an evacuation center. San Jose Fire PIO was on scene and handled the media and evacuation center.

Date/Time: April 7, 2014—5:30pm

Location: 300 block of Blossom Hill Road

Type of Crime: Armed robbery

Details: Two male suspects entered the pharmacy. One male was armed with a handgun. The suspects took cash and various medications from the business and fled. The suspects have not been identified or apprehended. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Date/Time: April 7, 2014—9:25pm

Location: Tasman Drive/Guadalupe Creek Trail

Type of Crime: Strong arm robbery

Details: The victim stated that she was walking eastbound in the area when a suspect came up from behind and pushed her into the bushes. The suspect then took her cell phone and fled the area on foot. The suspect has not been identified or apprehended. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Date/Time: April 7, 2014—10am

Location: Story Road/Roberts Avenue

Type of Crime: Stabbing

Details: A known male suspect was attempting to set up camp on private property. The victim, a caretaker of the property, attempted to remove the suspect from the property. A fight ensued and the victim was stabbed at least once. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is still outstanding at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Date/Time: April 8, 2014—1:15am

Location: 10000 block of Regan Street

Type of Crime: Shooting into a vehicle

Details: Officers responded to a report of reports of shots fired in the area of the 10000 block of Regan Street. A nearby residence was struck by a round, but no injuries were reported. The suspects have not been identified or apprehended. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Date/Time: April 8, 2014—4pm

Location: Southern Division

Type of Crime: Gang suppression

Details: One sergeant and four officers conducted gang suppression in Southern Division. Officers conducted vehicle and pedestrian stops which resulted in four parole or probation searches/contacts. Foot patrols were conducted in the Hoffman Ct. area and a SSSJ Norteno was contacted and subsequently arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Date/Time: April 8, 2014—6:30pm

Location: Alum Rock Youth Center

Type of Incident: Community policing meeting

Details: Tonight was the first meeting to discuss "San Jose Night Walk" that will take place in the White/Alum Rock/Pala area in Foothill Division. Leaders from St. John Vianney, St. Phillips, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and Our Lady of Guadalupe met with leaders from the MGPTF and PD to discuss procedures and guidelines to engage and connect with the community while walking their neighborhoods as a group. The group will conduct its first walk on Friday April 18 at 7pm. They will begin the walk at St. John Vianney Church.

Date/Time: April 8, 2014—4pm

Location: Foothill Division

Type of Crime: Gang suppression

Details: One Sergeant and six officers worked gang suppression for pre-approved overtime. Multiple stops and patrol assists were conducted. This resulted in several arrests and street checks.

Date/Time: April 8, 2014—12:02pm

Location: 3100 block of Finthaven

Type of Crime: Interrupted burglary

Details: The homeowner came home for lunch and found two juvenile males inside his house, taking his things. One escaped into the neighborhood but the homeowner was able to subdue the second suspect. Police arrived and took the suspect into custody. He was cited and released to his parents. The outstanding suspect is known to the officers and they will be attempting to locate him. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Date/Time: April 8, 2014—5:51pm

Location: 2300 block of Palmira Way

Type of Crime: Felon with a firearm/under the influence

Details: The reporting party reported a man in the driveway of a residence waving a firearm in a threatening manner. Officers approached and took the suspect into custody. A firearm was located in the garage. The suspect was arrested for felon with a firearm, being under the influence and resisting arrest. The suspect was treated for injuries and then booked into jail.

Date/Time: April 9, 2014—7:19pm

Location: 3000 block of Water Street

Type of Crime: Burglary

Details: A suspect forcibly entered a residence. The suspect was arrested after being located hiding inside the residence by a SJPD canine. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and later booked into County Jail.

Date/Time: April 9, 2014—10:07pm

Location: Santee Drive/McQuestern Drive

Type of Crime: Assault with a deadly weapon

Details: Unknown suspect(s) fired numerous shots at two unknown victims. The victims fled on foot prior to police arriving and have not been located. The suspects fled in a vehicle and are unidentified and at large. The investigation is active and ongoing.


  1. Are you just running out of stories? Anyone can go to the SJPD website and get this. Tells us nothing, waste of time.This has been done for years. You’re starting to sound like the MNews when they have nothing else to print.

  2. Yup this is only a fraction of the violent felonies EVERY week. Wake up KoolAid drinkers. Your politicians are playing you like fools and getting richer!

  3. The MN filters out all the violent incidents and waters it down with stolen garden tool stories out of Atherton! C’mon retired ! You’re smarter than that! The real crime needs to be printed!

    • You are so right but we both know it will not happen here or in the MSN. That is why SJI is wasting our time with this post. Still waiting SJI (Josh) to post ALL the VIOLATIONS for the Chucks want to be mayor instead of post stuff from who the don’t want to win.

  4. The real suppression of crime news is about the increasing crime in the downtown core. Club owners I speak with all say that if the non-gang, non-Eastside public knew what goes on downtown, especially Thursday-Sunday after 10:00, no-one would ever venture downtown.

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