The biggest problem that I have encountered when looking for criminal records or details on arrest warrants from Chowan County is the lack of information on the websites of law enforcement and judicial agencies. For instance, you won’t be able to find an arrest log on the website of the sheriff’s dept. It isn’t asking for much because a lot of police departments provide this information along with a warrants list through their site.
Chowan SO also does not offer arrest records on their social media page, not even for some of the cases handled by them. So, if you need a criminal check done, you will have to take the effort to drive down to the county offices. Now, let me tell you where your search for an active warrant or an arrest report ought to lead you:
How can I get a warrant search done through Chowan Sheriff’s Dept?
- Make your way to their office at 305 W Freemason St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA. You will have to connect with the records division if you are seeking information on arrest warrants or want to conduct a background check.
Typically, the cops don’t have an issue with offering arrest records, but outstanding warrants are another story. You need to understand that criminal court records become available to the public only after charges are filed in a particular matter, and this is only done after arrest. Nonetheless, if you suspect somebody, I’d say be proactive and safe than sorry.
- You can also send them an email at [email protected] or mail in your request to 305 West Freemason Street, P.O. Box 78, Edenton, NC 27932.
Can I access the police blotter through a judicial office?
No, you cannot. Police reports are eventually sent to the Clerk of Court’s office but a blotter involves a whole lot of data. It is essentially a police log that includes information on the issue of arrest warrants, the serving of such orders, citations, handling of 911 calls and much more. I am going to give it to you straight- You are not going to get access to this information, certainly not from county offices.
However, the Clerk of Court’s office will be happy to help you with a background check. In fact, you can even get a response that is certified “accurate”. Yet, you also need to understand that you will just be asked to provide the name and the DOB of your subject and not the fingerprints, which would help to establish positive identification.
So, if there are two people with the same name and suppose the same birthdate, the results could be wrong. But, I would say there isn’t much of a possibility of something like this happening simply because the information you receive is only from Chowan County. I mean, what are the chances that you have two people with the same name and birthdate living in the same county? That said, you can connect with the Clerk of Superior Court in two ways:
- Mail in your warrant check form to PO Box 588, Edenton, NC 27932. You will have to incur a cost of $25 for this service. Also, do not forget to only use the form at http://www.nccourts.org/Forms/Documents/112.pdf and send the fees in the form of either a money order or a certified check but not a personal check.
- Visit the clerk’s office at 101 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932 and ask them to conduct the warrant search for you. Alternatively, you can find a specific court docket by scouring through the judicial database on your own by using the computers meant for public use.