Police Calls: Water, Water Everywhere!

Selected highlights from the Dec. 23-25 Los Altos Police logs include rainstorm related calls for flooding, sewer backups, and trees down.


Dec. 23

Stranded motorist

  • 11:26 a.m., I-280 and Foothill Expressway, Los Altos Hills; California Highway Patrol advised.

Vehicle Accident

  • 1:30 p.m., Foothill Expressway and El Monte Avenue; traffic collision with property damage, no injuries. Officer assisted parties with name exchange.

Tree down

  • 3:25 p.m., Fremont Avenue and Fallen Leaf Lane; Municipal Services advised.
  • 3:34 p.m., 1400 block of Hollidale Court; tree branch down and blocking roadway; Municipal Services advised.
  • 3:52 p.m., Fallen Leaf Lane and Fremont Avenue; tree branch down and blocking roadway; Municipal Services advised.
  • 4:46 p.m., 600 block of Covington Road; report of unstable trees because of flooding; Municipal Services advised.

Sewer Backup

  • 9:02 a.m., Alma Court; caller reported a possible sewer or storm drain backup. Referred to Municipal Services.

Storm Drain Blocked

  • 11:43 a.m., South Springer Road and Giralda Drive; blocked storm drain resulting in “ponding” on roadway. Municipal Services advised.
  • Noon, Berry Avenue and Riverside Drive; blocked storm drain resulting in “ponding” on roadway. Municipal Services advised.
  • 5:20 p.m., 500 block of Paco Drive; blocked storm drain with minor flooding. Municipal Services advised.
  • 5:33 p.m., 200 block of Covington Road; blocked storm drain with minor flooding on roadway. Municipal Services advised.

Reports received from neighborhoods throughout the city during weekend rainstorm.

  • 1400 block of Montclaire Place
  • 1500 block of Vineyard Drive
  • Berry Avenue and Brentwood Street
  • 600 block of Benevenue Avenue
  • 2100 block of Deodara Drive
  • 700 block of Manor Way
  • 1300 and 1600 blocks of Holt Avenue
  • 700 block of Viola Place
  • 400 block of Deodara Drive
  • Windimer and Stonehaven drives
  • Foothill Expressway and Summerhill Avenue
  • 1900 block of Colleen Drive
  • Deodara Drive and St. Joseph Avenue
  • 2100 block of Sierra Ventura Drive
  • 1200 block of Windimer Drive
  • 1900 block of Wimbledon Place
  • 600 block of Covington Road
  • Woods Lane
  • 1800 block of St. Charles Court
  • 300 block of Blue Oak Lane
  • 100 block of Pine Lane
  • 1900 block of Grant Road
  • 30 block of Farm Road
  • Manresa Court and Manresa Way
  • Middlebury Lane
  • 900 block of Campbell Avenue
  • Los Altos and Chamisal avenues
  • 200 block of West Portola Avenue

Dec. 25


  • 11:08 a.m., 1200 block of Patlen Drive; vandalism to a vehicle. Report taken.

Public Accident

  • 4:35 p.m. 300 block of Second Street; subject reported to have tripped and fallen. Report taken.


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