I have found that North Carolina is one of the few states in the country where there is massive disparity in the arrest records and data from the police blotter that is made available to the public by different law enforcement agencies.
I have found the warrants list, the county’s arrest log and incident related police reports on the websites of some law enforcement agencies. Then, there have been instances when I got absolutely nothing from the site of the local police. I hate to tell you this but Warren County law enforcement is in the second category of agencies, those that don’t even offer an arrest report online.
It goes without saying that you cannot expect to find something significant like the warrant list or the recent arrest log from this agency. So, this brings me to the question, what does a regular Joe/Jane do when in need of a warrant search? Read to find the answer…
How can I get the police in Warren County to do a warrant search for me or offer arrest records for the area?
The only way I found to get the police to part with information relating to arrest warrants is to go and talk with them in person. Now, this can be done in two locations.
- You can visit the office of Warren County Sheriff’s Dept at 132 Rafters Ln, Warrenton, NC 27589, USA. When there, ask to speak with a deputy from the administrative department and you will get details on the process you have to follow to get the police reports you need.
- You can also visit the Warrenton County PD’s office at 133 S. Main Street, Warrenton, NC 27589. They charge $5 for each incident or accident report.
Before you go marching down to these offices, I want to clarify that you may not get details on outstanding warrants even after you pay for the police reports. Only if the investigation has been closed, is the data is made available to the public.
However, in cases that are still being investigated a lot of important information is held back. You can also seek an arrest report when at the Office of the Sheriff. There are also another way in which you can initiate an arrest inquiry.
If your subject was convicted of a crime and has served time in the Correctional System of North Carolina, you can use the NC DPS to get information on him. Their criminal search tool is available at https://www.facebook.com/wcsonc/
How about if I approach the judiciary for criminal court records from Warren?
- You will find the office of the Clerk of Superior Court at 109 S Main St, Warrenton, NC 27589. If you are going to take the trouble of driving down there, I highly recommend that you start your warrant inquiry by first going through their court docket database. Use the computers you will see in the lobby for the search. The service is free as long as you don’t ask for printouts.
- If you don’t want to go through all that trouble, pay $25 for the background check and get your certified results in a matter of minutes. In fact, why go down there at all? You can write to the agency at PO Box 709, Warrenton, NC 27589.