An arrest warrant issued in Monterey County California begins with evidence and particulars that are presented to a court judge. If the judge establishes that a reasonable person would conclude that a violation of law or crime has been committed, they will sign the document and it becomes an active warrant.
An active warrant for arrest allows law enforcement to find and capture the subject and compel them to appear before the court. If the subject cannot be located, the order becomes an outstanding warrant and stays in effect until an arrest is made, bail is paid, or the individual appears before the court.
To perform a warrant search for Monterey County, CA, you should contact the Office of the Sheriff, County of Monterey at 831-755-3700. There is also a helpful web page with more information that is maintained by the Office of the Sheriff at http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/sheriff/Default.htm.
If your warrant search incorporates previous arrest records, there are two official places with information: the Sheriff Arrest Records at 831-755-3819, or the Superior Court of California County of Monterey in Salinas at 831-755-5400.
You may search a criminal records database for the State of California by accessing the search form above.
To determine if someone is currently in the Monterey County Jail, contact the Custody Operations Bureau Detention Division at 831-755-3782.
Over 130,000 crimes were reported in Monterey County California during 1999 through 2008. This averaged to about 13,000 each year, or one crime reported every 39 minutes. During this time frame of reporting, crime rose by 22 percent with violent crime by only 8 percent. Of the total reports there were at least 90,000 thefts, over 1,000 rapes, and 200 murders.