Eureka Police Department press release:

On April 7, 2022, at about 5:30 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a residence on the 2100 block of C Street for the report of a male squatter last seen in the yard of the residence with a revolver in his back pocket.

Upon arrival, officers contacted the male, 63-year-old Kevin Couturier at an open back door. Couturier briefly stepped inside out of officer view before coming out to officers as directed. Couturier was detained while officers called out for any additional occupants to exit the residence. Several subjects exited and were detained without incident.

During a protective sweep of the residence, officers located a loaded revolver and confirmed it had been in Couturier’s possession at the time of the call. Couturier was placed under arrest and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition. All other detained subjects were released without incident.