The Sherriff’s Department of Humboldt County, California has to follow the statute of limitations concerning the issue and procurement of an arrest warrant when seeking an order to detain an individual suspected of a crime.
However, a police officer can arrest a person who commits a felony or misdemeanor in front of the law enforcement official without a warrant. Cops also have the authority to search a person who is suspected of possessing illegal substances and ammunition. An individual can also be arrested without a warrant if the police have reason to believe that he will commit a certain crime.
However, in most cases that require legal investigation, a person has to be taken into custody after the court issues a warrant against him/her. When the document is issued to the police by the sitting judge of a criminal court it is known as an active arrest warrant. However, when not served over a period of time, the order is classified as an outstanding warrant and retained in the system indefinitely.
Depending on the charges levied against the alleged perpetrator, the warrant can only result in an arrest if the person against whom it has been issued is apprehended within the bounds of the state. In case of a felony related arrest warrant, the individual in question can be arrested anywhere in the United States.
Because an active warrant in Humboldt County is only issued after careful scrutiny of the evidence collected by the police in the case, if you are conducting a warrant search on a person, you can be sure that a probable cause does exist if the warrant has been issued.
To gather accurate arrest records related information, it would be best to get in touch with the Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office at 826 Fourth St Eureka, California 95501. Their telephone number is 707-445-7251; however, they may not be forthcoming about outstanding warrant records over the telephone. For an online search, you can use the form above to access a database of national arrest records.
In the ten year time period from 1999 to 2008, crime figures have gone up by a more than 19% and the grim reflection of this has been observed in the rate of violent crimes which rose by nearly 60%. This translates to a whopping 12 criminal incidents that occur in the county every 24 hours. The annual rate of crime is roughly about 4000 which equates to almost 40,000 crimes over ten years.
Of these the majority of the criminal reports were filed in theft related cases at almost 30,000 incidents while homicide and sexual assault and battery related matters were well behind with nearly 30 and 400 cases respectively.