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


Subject :

Man Sought in Prowling Incident
Contact : Agent Dan Ryan, Palo Alto Police Department    408-406-1330
Detective Sal Madrigal, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2558
Palo Alto, CA - Police responded at 9:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 8, to the 200 block of College Avenue after a man was seen sitting in a tree, apparently peeping into a residential second story window. The man was heard and seen by the resident as he climbed down from the tree; when challenged, he ran away on foot.

The man was described as a white male aged 25-30 years old, with close-cropped dark blond or dark-colored hair. He is approximately 6'0' tall, and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He wore a dark sweater and jeans, and he was last seen driving away in a dark green or blue mid-sized SUV, possibly a Nissan Pathfinder. The tail-lamps were covered with a grill-style cover.

It is believed to be the second time that this man has been seen peeping in the same neighborhood. Anyone recognizing the person shown in the attached sketch, or anyone with any information about this incident, is asked to call Detective Sal Madrigal at 650-329-2558. Anonymous tips may be made at 650-329-2190