On March 28, 2022, at about 11:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 7100 block of Humboldt Hill Road near Eureka for the report of a possible residential burglary.
Deputies arrived at the residence and learned that multiple unknown suspects were reportedly observed accessing the home without the owner’s permission. The suspects reportedly stole numerous items of value, including a vehicle which had been parked at the home.
Later that evening, at approximately 5:58 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Eureka area observed the stolen vehicle traveling on Broadway Street. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and detained two occupants, 33-year-old Anthony David Maillelle and an adult female. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located multiple items that had been reported stolen from the Humboldt Hill residence.
Maillelle was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of vehicle theft (VC 10851(a)), possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(A)), driving with a suspended/revoked license (VC 14601.1(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(A)(2)).
The female was determined to be uninvolved and was released at the scene pending further investigation.
This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this case or additional involved suspects should contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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Anthony David Maillelle Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility