Police log

Publication Date: Wednesday Apr 8, 1998

Police log

A 66-year-old Menlo Park man was fatally injured Thursday around 1:30 p.m. in a motorcycle accident on El Camino Real near Fifth Avenue outside Atherton, authorities said. William Joseph Paur suffered massive head injuries after he fell from his Honda motorcycle even though he was wearing a helmet, authorities said. After Paur fell to the ground, he was run over by a truck driven by a 42-year-old Oakland man, according to the California Highway Patrol. Paur was pronounced dead at the scene, according to CHP records. CHP officers are still investigating the cause of the accident.

A two-alarm fire gutted a condominium at 777 San Antonio Road Friday morning causing more than $120,000 of damage, according to Battalion Chief Phil Constantino. Nobody was harmed in the fire, which started around 9:30 a.m. on April 3, according to Constantino. Investigators were still investigating the cause of the fire, which originated in the bedroom, Constantino said.

A fire broke out in the attic of 962 Garden St. in East Palo Alto on Friday, causing around $10,000 of damage, according to Acting Division Chief Harold Schapelhouman from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. The 82-year-old resident reported the fire, which was traced to a faulty lighting fixture, Schapelhouman said.

A 20-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested last week in connection with the theft of a 1996 Ford Explorer from the Lutz Ford sales lot on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, according to Lt. Don O'Keefe of the San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force. Jose Luis Ceja Jr. of 2153 Capitol Avenue in East Palo Alto was arrested on Wednesday, April 1 on suspicion of auto theft after he was seen pushing the car down the street the night before, O'Keefe said. Ceja was booked into San Mateo County jail, according to O'Keefe. A search of Ceja's home did not turn up any stolen vehicle parts, and the search for additional suspects and stolen property is ongoing, according to O'Keefe. Anyone with additional information should contact Special Agent Paul Ritter at 573-3573. 

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