Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 10851 CVC - Grand Theft Auto, 11377 H&S - Possession of methamphetamine
Report Number:
2013-23180    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
10851 CVC - Grand Theft Auto, 11377 H&S - Possession of methamphetamine
Location:
Woodruff Rd. Laytonville Ca
When: Date: 07/18/13 Time: 1730
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Tellie Jo Simmons 30 transient Laytonville
Suspect #2: Eugene Peterson 31 Ukiah Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Matt Kendall
Synopsis: On 07/18/13 at about 1730 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were detailed to a location North of Laytonville regarding a trespass. Deputies learned a vehicle was parked on a property, a male and female subject were with the vehicle which they stated had run out of fuel.

Upon arrival deputies contacted Tellie Jo Simmons, and Eugene Peterson who were with a gray SUV parked on the reporting parties’ property. Simmons initially told deputies the vehicle belonged to a friend who had loaned it to her. A check of the vehicle’s VIN number revealed the vehicle was reported stolen from Ukiah. Simmons and Peterson were also found to have outstanding warrants for their arrests.

Simmons and Peterson were arrested at the location. A search of the vehicle revealed several items of stolen property which were linked to thefts in the Fort Bragg area, as well as methamphetamine and items for drug usage.

Simmons and Peterson were booked into the Mendocino County Jail on charges of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, and possession of methamphetamine. Both subjects are currently held on $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani