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Open Letter From DA’s Office

Dear Buena Vista Residents,

Buena Vista is a fantastic neighborhood. From its location near shopping and dining, to ease of access to freeways and public transportation, and its rich history as the heart of what was once San Jose’s agricultural boom, it has much to boast about. None of these characteristics, however, outshines its true gem – the residents who make up this community. The neighbors of Buena Vista care about each other, their neighborhood, and the safety of the community. In that vein, I write to remind you of the integral role you all can play in keeping your streets and neighborhood safe.

One of the most important things you can do for your community is to report crime to the San Jose Police Department. Reporting crime serves two important purposes: the first, and most obvious, is so that SJPD can respond to investigate. The second is so that SJPD has accurate data about the location of crime and crime trends, and can allocate resources accordingly. Thus, it is critical that crimes are reported to SJPD every time they occur, and regardless of the time it may take for an officer to respond.

If you witness an on-going crime, please call 911 immediately. Do not confront suspects.

If you witness a violent crime or someone with a weapon, please call 911 immediately. Do not confront suspects.

If you have been the victim of a property crime, please call 311 or (408) 277-8900. If you witness suspicious activity, please call 311 or (408) 277-8900.

You can report vandalism, vehicle tampering, harassing phone calls, fraud/identity theft, lost property, theft, and vehicle burglary online at:

Help your community: report crime, every time it occurs.

Thank you, Alisha B. Schoen Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County

A copy of the letter is available online here.


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