News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Peeper Caught on Surveillance Video; Police Seek Public's Help
Contact : Janine De la Vega, Public Affairs Manager    650-329-2413

Palo Alto, CA Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who peeped through the bedroom window of a home last Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at about midnight, our 24-hour dispatch center received a report of a prowler that had just left the rear yard of a home on the 100 block of Waverly Street. Officers arrived and attempted to track the suspect with a canine, but were unsuccessful in locating him.

The preliminary investigation revealed that, at about 11:50 p.m., the male resident received an alert from his security camera of movement in his backyard. When the male resident noticed the alert and reviewed the associated surveillance footage, he saw that a male subject had entered his yard through the closed gate and peered through the occupied bedroom for several minutes before leaving on foot.

The surveillance video appears to depict a Caucasian or Hispanic male, in his early twenties with dark thick eyebrows and a mustache. The suspect had a light colored shirt wrapped over his head and was wearing baggy shorts with stripes on the side. A still image of the suspect is attached to this release.

 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app, downloadable at or