February 15th, 2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) received a tip
regarding the whereabouts of fugitive Joshua Wentworth. At approximately 1015
hours, Deputies from the HCSO Trinity River Division (TRD), assisted by
Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) followed up on the tip at a
motel in the 39000 block of State Highway 96 in Willow Creek. Through investigation on scene, Deputies were
able to determine that Wentworth was likely in one of the rooms at the motel
with girlfriend Tamara Conley, who was also a fugitive. Because Wentworth was
considered armed and dangerous, Deputies and CHP Officers set up a perimeter
around the motel, and verbal commands were used to request their surrender. A
short time later, both Wentworth and Conley exited the room and were taken into
custody without incident.
later booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) on 3
warrants that were issued out of the Humboldt County Superior Court. The
misdemeanor warrants were issued for resisting arrest/driving while suspended,
and for possession of a Billy club. The felony warrant was issued for being a
convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Wentworth is being held without
bail. Conley was later cited and released on a misdemeanor warrant.
information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal
activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the
Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
(Above) Joshua Wentworth