November 20, 2009
Bradford R. Fenocchio
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: November 20, 2009
Public Information Officer
Assistant District Attorney
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 September 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 October 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.