On March 13, 2022, at about 6:23 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Freshwater area observed a truck matching the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen in the county last week.
The deputy conducted a vehicle investigation and confirmed the truck to be stolen. Inside the vehicle, the deputy observed a female, later identified as 29-year-old Rosamarie Ellen Louise Tello, asleep in the driver's seat. Deputies awoke Tello and she was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located drug paraphernalia, burglary tools and an unconfirmed controlled substance containing narcotics. While booking Tello into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, deputies also located over 5 grams of methamphetamine on her person.
Tello was booked on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC496d(a)), possession of burglary tools (PC 466) and possession of a narcotic controlled substance (HS 11350(a)).
Additional charges may be requested as a result of this investigation.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
Rosamarie Ellen Louise Tello Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility