On Feb. 13, 2022, at about 11:42 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1300 block of Howard Avenue, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, to investigate the report of suspicious activity outside the residence.
Deputies contacted three individuals at the residence, two of whom were identified as 60-year-old Thomas Edward Schuyler and 63-year-old Kevin Bruce Couturier. Schuyler was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody without incident. During additional investigation, deputies found Couturier to be in possession of a stolen motorcycle. During a search of Couturier incident to arrest, deputies located a concealed dagger.
Couturier was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(a)), carrying a concealed dagger (PC 21310) and providing false evidence of registration (VC 4463).
Schuyler was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of violating a court order (PC 273.6(a)), inflicting corporal injury on a spouse (PC 273.5(a)), criminal threats (PC 422) and grand theft (PC 487(a)).
The third individual was released at the scene.
This case is still under investigation. 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.
Kevin Bruce Couturier Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility
Thomas Edward Schuyler Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility