MELROSE, Minn. – An Idaho man wanted for kidnapping has been arrested at a campground in central Minnesota.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Joshua Michael Oquendo of Pocatello, Idaho, had an arrest warrant for kidnapping and child custody interference.
The Idaho State Journal reported last week that Oquendo had failed to show up for a custody hearing with his 1-year-old daughter.
A caller told officers Sunday night about suspicious activity at Birch Lakes State Campground near Melrose. The caller said a group of campers had covered their vehicles with tarps and displayed Idaho license plates.
The St. Cloud Times reports officers found Oquendo, his daughter and four other people at the campsite.
Oquendo was arrested on the warrant. The other four were arrested on possible charges of aiding an offender.