Modoc County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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There are three choices available for an arrest warrant search in Modoc County, CA. The first, the office of the sheriff, is a no brainer as everybody knows that cops make all arrests and investigate every criminal occurrence in the area. However, did you know that the sheriff's department also places the request for the issue of all active warrants?

In fact, bench warrants aside, no directive for detention can be issued unless it involves the police in a major way. Because the sheriff's office carries out the investigation which results in the collection of evidence and testimony, it is understandable why the police are considered to be the eyes and ears of the judiciary.

For your second choice when conducting an inquiry into Modoc County arrest records and outstanding warrants, you get the office of the magistrate. Once the information pertaining to a criminal matter is diverted to the office of the magistrate, the decision on whether the arrest warrant actually gets sanctioned or not lies in the hands of the sitting judge.

Finally, it is the turn of the office of the clerk which handles the court dockets. The county clerk's deputies are in charge of attending all court sessions to assimilate information pertaining to the various cases being heard. So, through this agency you can get non-criminal and criminal data. To look for records through these state entities, you can visit:

  • The office of the sheriff: 102 S Court St, Alturas, California 96101
  • The court of the magistrate: 205 S East St, Alturas, CA 96101
  • The department of the county clerk: 204 Court Street, Suite 107, Alturas, California 96101

Modoc County, California has a fairly low crime rate at just 150 cases filed every year. While the majority of these are property crimes, about 23 complaints are made against violent criminal acts annually. As far as crime trends are concerned, there has been a growth of nearly 100% in violent criminal occurrences and a spurt of 70% in overall criminal activity.


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