Arcata Police Dept. Press Release:

On 2/18/13 at about 10:45 PM, APD officers attempted to contact Codi Owens, age 26, in the area of McDonalds, 4901 Valley West Blvd., for outstanding warrants.  Owens fled on foot from the officers.  A short time later, Owens was spotted in front of the Super 8 Motel.  Owens fled on foot again and officers pursued.  After a short foot chase, officers were able to take Owens into custody for the warrants.


During a search of Owens person, officers located an empty gun holster on his hip.  Officers then searched Owens’ vehicle pursuant to his probation terms and located a loaded .380 caliber handgun.


Owens was arrested and booked at the Humboldt County Jail for the following charges:


  • Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm by a subject of a restraining order
  • Resisting arrest
  • Violation of probation
  • Possession of a firearm with the serial number removed