When active arrest warrants are sought in Pender County, North Carolina, they offer the arresting officers a greater degree of freedom. For instance, police personnel who are in possession of a warrant can simply barge into the home or office of the accused, by force if needed, to effect the arrest. Not only this, but also third party premises where the alleged culprit may be hiding are not off limits for the cops.
Another advantage of active arrest warrants from Pender County is that when trying to take the person into custody, the police have the right to confiscate any object that might serve as proof against the offender in the court of law. The caveat is that such an item should be lying in plain view and the police officer should not have to ransack the house for it. In case of a proper search, an additional warrant to this effect is required.
The police not only maintain all arrest records and outstanding warrants but also information pertaining to all other legal processes used in a matter including search orders, bench warrants, summons etc. This data is also held by the office of the magistrate and the county clerk's department that maintains the repository of the court dockets. So, for a warrant search, you can go to any one or all of these agencies; they work out of:
- The office of the sheriff: Law Enforcement Center 605 E Fremont St, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425. Phone: 910-259-1212. Fax: 910-259-1509
- The office of the magistrate: 100 N Wright St, Burgaw, NC 28425
- The office of the clerk of court: 102 Right Street, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425
With less than 800 criminal complaints being filed every year in the area, Pender County, NC is one of the geographical divisions of the state with a notably low crime rate. In fact, an analysis of the crime figures through the eight year period between 2001 to 2008 revealed that the average for violent crime only saw a surge between 2004 and 2007, however, by the end of this interval, in 2008, the number of violent criminal incidents was controlled to well below 50 complaints.