Stolen SUV Recovered

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

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 [age 30 transient,] and Eugene Peterson [age 31, Ukiah] 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.



  • Tellie d. Simmons

    This was my only daughter. Many people know about this wrongful death. Please help.

  • Tellie d. Simmons

    Tellie j. Simmons was released from MCSD on a or. She was a Known flight risk. She was also a CI for MCSD. The people involved with her murder were All methanphetamine vampires. And I guess MCSD is alarmed by this due to their unpredictability.
    It took me seven months to get the judicial dept to search the property on spyrock. She was my only daughter,a sister to two brothers, and a mother to three children. Many people know about this murder. We just NEED CLOSURE to this wrongful death. So if you know any info, let it weigh heavy on your heart to DO THE RIGHT THING and call anonymously if need be. We just want her body brought home. As for the murderers, Karma shows no mercy. Please help stop the meth users control the law. Thank you for hearing me, her mother out. MCSD dent even return my calls…go figure?

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