Palo Alto tech CEO was a serial peeper: police

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A tech company CEO has preyed on multiple women in public places around Mountain View and Palo Alto. 

According to the Mountain View Police Department, Eduardo Moreno, 35, was arrested back in January after he was caught peeping inside a women’s restroom. 

Since Moreno’s arrest, three more victims of the alleged serial peeper had been identified. 

MPD wrote, “Eduardo Moreno has been connected to at least three other cases – two out of Palo Alto and an additional case in Mountain View — by our detectives. Based on our ongoing investigation, we believe there may be additional victims.”

Moreno is the CEO of SeaDrone Inc., a Palo Alto-based tech company that offers underwater ship hull inspections using drones and robots.

The Mountain View incident happened on January 2 inside a women’s restroom at Panera on El Monte Avenue. “While in the restroom, the victim heard another person in the stall next to her, and then saw a man stick his head underneath the stall to look at her. The woman screamed at the man, who then ran out of the restroom,” police wrote.

The victim chased Moreno to El Camino Real and attempted to take a picture with her phone. Police said Moreno grabbed the phone and pushed the woman to the ground. 

Eventually, “he was tackled by a group of bystanders,” MPD wrote.

Moreno was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on charges of robbery and peeping in January. Jail inmate records show Moreno is not currently in custody.

If you, or anyone you know, may be a victim of Moreno, you are encouraged to contact MPD Detective Josh Gould at josh.gould@mountainview.gov.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.