On April 14, 2023, at about 1:03 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Carlotta area conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation near the 5400 block of Highway 36.
Deputies contacted one occupant of the vehicle, 48-year-old Leo Josh Rosecrans. Rosecrans was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. During a search of Rosecrans and his vehicle incident to arrest, deputies located a loaded firearm, over 7 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Rosecrans was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance while armed (HS 11370.1(a)), felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)(1)), felon in possession of a firearm in violation of a restraining order (PC 29825(a)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) and possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)), in addition to warrant charges of violation of a court order (PC 273.6(a)).
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.
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Leo Josh Rosecrans Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility