In Stanislaus County California, an arrest warrant “orders a peace officer to arrest and bring to the court the person accused of crime to begin legal action.” Similarly, a bench warrant is “a judge’s order to arrest and bring a person to court because the person failed to appear in court when they were supposed to, because they were cited to appear on that date or signed a promise to appear for that date.” This information is taken directly from Stanislaus County Superior Court Rules.
If you choose to conduct a warrant search for yourself or someone else, locate specific arrest records, or documentation concerning a specific case, you should choose to direct your requests for access to Judicial Administrative Records at the Stanislaus Superior Court, Public Information Unit, 800 – 11th Street, Room 100, Modesto, California 95353. The Public Information Unit is available from 8am until 4pm, Monday through Friday, and you can also reach them by fax at 209-525-6385.
You may also contact the Criminal Division Clerk’s Office at 800 11th Street, Room 140, P.O. Box 1098, Modesto, CA 95353, or by phone at 209-530-3100 (Select option # 3 for Criminal). The Criminal Court Clerk is available from 8 am to 3 pm.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Records Division has information on outstanding warrants and can be contacted in person at 250 E. Hackett Road, Modesto, CA, 95358, or online at http://www.scsdonline.com/records/. You may speak to them by phone at 209-525-7122.
You may also use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database of the State of California.
If you desire to determine if a particular individual in custody in Stanislaus County, you can go to Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department In Custody Report at
http://www.scsdonline.com/who-s-in-custody/, or by calling 209-525-5636.
There were over 245,000 crimes reported in Stanislaus County, California between 1999 and 2008. There were 177,000 thefts, over 1,300 rapes, and about 200 murders. A crime is reported on average of every 21 minutes in Stanislaus County, CA, which results in over 24,000 reports every year. These statistics also indicate that overall crime in Stanislaus County has gown by 33 percent, while violent crime rose by over 37 percent.