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Press Release: People v. Mejia, Marcelino Mesa, 11/20/09

November 20, 2009

 

Bradford R. Fenocchio

District Attorney

 

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240

Roseville, California 95678

916 543-8000

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

Date: November 20, 2009                        

 

Contact:

                        Art Campos

                        Public Information Officer

                        916 543-8076

                        Scott Owens

                        Assistant District Attorney

                        916 543-8000

 

MAN WHO COOKED BREAKFAST AND SET CHAIR ON FIRE

IN PAIR OF BURGLARIES IS SENT TO PRISON FOR TWO YEARS

 

            A 26-year-old Roseville man’s bizarre behavior has earned him two years in a state prison and two felony strikes on his criminal record.

Marcelino Mesa Mejia broke into a Roseville home on Coloma Way during the early morning hours of Sept. 5 and began cooking himself a breakfast. He fled when he awakened the home’s occupants.

Twenty minutes later, he broke into another Roseville home on Audrey Way, awakening the occupant. He fled after setting a chair on fire in the sunroom. Police responded, found him in the area and arrested him.

Mejia entered a plea of no contest on Oct. 9 to two counts of first-degree residential burglary and he was given the prison term by Placer County Superior Court Judge James D. Garbolino.

Two other counts of arson and giving false information to police were dismissed in an arrangement with the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.

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