From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


On Aug. 31, 2018, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office investigators served a search/arrest warrant at a residence on the 14000 block of Highway 96 in Hoopa following an investigation into child molestation allegations.

During the service of the warrant, investigators located 43-year-old Joshua Seth Strange of Hoopa hiding inside of a closet in the residence. He was arrested without incident. Strange was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of lewd or lascivious acts on a minor and oral copulation on a minor. His bail is set at $1.4 million.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the youth of our community. Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.