In order to be arrested in Alameda County, California, either an officer of the court must catch you in the act of committing crime, or an arrest warrant must be issued and signed by an Alameda County Judge. In order for the judge to sign a warrant for arrest, probable cause must first be presented.
Alameda County CA has an online arrest warrant information that is limited to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted (https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_mostwanted.php). If you desire to carry out a warrant search that is not one of these prominent individuals, then you will most probably have to call or write to obtain your search for active warrants.
Alameda County CA has a Warrants, Records and Crime Analysis Unit located at 2000 – 150th Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578. This division of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office specifically ensures the entry and quality control of arrest warrants, and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may call to inquire about any outstanding warrants at (510) 667-3699.
If you are seeking a police report or an arrest record about a specific incident, there is a form that may be filled out and mailed or fax in. The Records section (510-667-3685) is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5pm, and you can download the request form and more information at: https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/
The Superior Court of California County of Alameda advises that if you have been issued an arrest warrant, contact the courthouse that issued the warrant. There are six listed. Here are their main telephone contacts:
- George E. McDonald Courthouse – Alameda: (510) 263-4304
- Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse – Oakland: (510) 627-4702
- Rene C. Davidson Courthouse – Oakland: (510) 891-6009
- Hayward Hall of Justice: (510) 690-2703
- Fremont Hall of Justice: (510) 818-7501
- Gale-Schenone Courthouse – Pleasanton: (925) 227-6792
Court records available to the public may be viewed and copied at most of the courts listed above during the hours of 8:30am until 2:30pm. There may also be fee charged for research and copying services. Criminal case records in Alameda County, CA, are not currently available online.
If you want to determine if someone has been arrested and is currently in an Alameda County Jail, you may go to the Inmate Locator page at: http://www.acgov.org/sheriff_app/
There were over 690,000 crimes reported in Alameda County, California between 1999 and 2008. Of the total number of crimes, there were 483,000 thefts, 4,900 rapes, and 1,200 murders. On average, a crime was reported every seven minutes and amounted to over 69,000 cases each year. In Alameda County there has been a significant 25% decrease in violent crime during this ten-year period, although the overall crime rate has increased by one percent.