18-Year-Old Attempts to Conceal Firearm by Standing on It, Says EPD
Another firearm was taken off the streets of Eureka today, say police in that city. According to their spokesperson Brittany Powell, “An officer was patrolling the area of 9th and L Street when he spotted a man who was wearing blue gang colors and a gang tattoo.” The officer approached the subject. “While contacting him, saw the male was standing on a firearm,” said Powell. “The firearm was found to be loaded.”
18-year-old Juan Olivares of Eureka was booked on charges of possession of a concealed firearm and possession of a loaded firearm.
“[Officers] are attempting to contact the registered owner of the firearm right now to determine whether it has been stolen,” she said.
UPDATE 4/13: Photo of Juan Olivares provided by EPD.