Saturday, July 07, 2007
Area Man wishes Encinitas had a smoking ban
Man Pleads Guilty To North County Burglaries
An ex-convict who pleaded guilty to burglary after DNA evidence found on cigarette butts linked him to two North County break-ins was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.
Mark Stephen Rochambeau, 45, was arrested Feb. 20 on suspicion of burglarizing the "It's a Love Thing" boutique on Coast Highway in Encinitas last Dec. 1, and a San Marcos home on San Pablo Drive about 10 days later.
Sheriff's detectives testified at a preliminary hearing in April that they found cigarette butts at both locations that had the defendant's DNA.
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