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Lake Elsinore Man's Alleged Ruckus Lands Him In Jail

John Mejia, 23, was arrested Thursday night.

A Lake Elsinore man is behind bars for allegedly injuring a deputy from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

John Mejia, 23, was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday near the JP Morgan Chase Bank in the 31500 block of Canyon Estates Drive for being under the influence, resisting arrest, delay, obstruction, and battery on a peace officer.

According to a news release from Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Hoxmeier, deputies were called to the scene due to reports of “a man yelling and screaming in front of a business and displaying signs of being under the influence of a narcotic.”

The man was later identified as Mejia.

“While attempting to detain the suspect, he became physical with officers and one officer was injured during the struggle,” the sergeant reported. “The suspect continued to resist officers and a K-9 was deployed.”

Deputies were able to restrain Mejia and he was taken into custody.

Mr. Lada January 06, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Is this the same drugged out fool that was arrested in Lakeland Village and 'roughed up' by the police last September?
Mr. Lada January 06, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Yes it is the same loser... I just love the comments from his family insisting this precious family man never used drugs or was violent. http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/articles/lakeland-village-man-roughed-up-after-fleeing-police
simple January 06, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Haha, thats the same dumb ase that tried to escape from jail.
simple January 06, 2012 at 07:46 PM
I can't wait to see the conspiracy theory's on this blog.
THE REAL Anita Drink January 06, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I thought his family wrote that he almost died because of the injuries he got the last time he was arrested and now he's back out there using and resisting arrest again. You're right Mr. Lada, he is a loser.
Roberto January 06, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Conspiracy theory: He's mentally ill.
fred smith January 06, 2012 at 10:47 PM
are you people for real, this young kid NOW has mental problems due to the beating he received at the hands of the police late last year. go to facebook and look up justiceforjohn really quite sad when you see the photo of john holding his 6 month old child that was born out of wedlock by the sister of officier vega of the sheriffs dept. concidience i think not. corrupt, corrupt corrupt VEGA is corrupt and uses his badge for his own personal issues and doesn't even thy to hide it.
MD January 06, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Uh-huh. Sure.
sharon January 07, 2012 at 03:08 AM
I was there, he kept yelling he needed help....I was told about the beating and how he now has seizures and is mentally unstable....I think he scared people that were in the Nail Shop, maybe this added to his reactions, I know the officer gave him loud and clear instructions on what to do, and because he was not doing as asked it only made matters worse. I prayer he gets the help that he deserves and needs...Thank God it turned out this way as it could have been so much worse. Your in my prayers.
Anon January 07, 2012 at 04:05 PM
If he needed help why was he doing what he was doing in the first place. If his family is so concerned why did they let him out? idiots!
Loving Living the Lake January 07, 2012 at 06:20 PM
If you will not act in adult fashion, stay home. As for the collectives, they will just go underground again, those people who really need and use the drug as perscribed will just have to drive further. Of course to support the gas companies as well.
UNCLE FESTER January 09, 2012 at 07:32 AM
uuhhh you're on the wrong page for that comment... this is about the guy having the hissy fit... not the weed barns...
Diana January 09, 2012 at 11:22 PM
So I guess all the mentally challenged people that live in our town are suppose to stay off the streets and lock themselves at home???????? Well sad to say but that would sure leave our sidewalks and streets empty.
sarah January 14, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Hey how About this for an idea ..... Put his ass in a friggen mental hospital before his drug induced mental fits end up killing someone. And btw i love how ppl blame the police for everything. Instead of whining and bitching about it why dont you become a cop and see how much better you can do. (Probably not much, if any at all) so until you have done a police officers job dealing w douchebags, keep you pie holes shut! And thats how i feel about it Oh yeah, his fam probably lets him run around because they are probably hoping the police will kill him so they can sue the county and get $$$ money. Gosh Im good!
Mr. Lada January 24, 2012 at 04:34 PM
According to the Press Enterprise: Court records show Mejia pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to two misdemeanors in connection with the Sept. 26 incident — being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. WHAT A LOSER!! http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/lake-elsinore/lake-elsinore-headlines-index/20120106-lake-elsinore-man-arrested-after-struggling-against-deputies.ece

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