Bizarre behavior and two felony strikes
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.