Fresno County, California, criminal cases ranging from traffic infractions, relatively minor to severe criminal matters, such as murder and rape. Before the state makes an official charge against someone, they generally produce evidence of probable cause (the facts and circumstances that present evidence that a person can be “reasonably” accused of committing the crime), leading to an arrest warrant.
For an active warrant, the court officers may detain and hold the individual named on the arrest warrant and compel him or her to appear before the court to answer the alleged charge(s).
If you believe that you or someone else has an outstanding warrant in Fresno County, CA, you may want to conduct a warrant search. Although there is no comprehensive online arrest warrant search, you may contact the Superior Court of California County of Fresno, located at 1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93724. Their general information telephone number is 559-457-2000, and they are available from 8 am until 5 pm. For a complete list of contact information for the Fresno County California Superior Court, you can visit their website http://www.fresno.courts.ca.gov/general_info/telephone_numbers.php.
For specific information about the outstanding arrest warrant, or to inquire about any public records on a previous case, you can visit the court’s criminal division at http://www.fresno.courts.ca.gov/criminal/, or contact them directly:
Criminal Felony: 1100 Van Nes Avenue, Fourth Floor – Room 401, Fresno, CA 93724, telephone: 559-457-1801, fax: 559-457-1820
Criminal Misdemeanor: 1100 Van Nes Avenue, Fourth Floor – Room 402, Fresno, CA 93724, telephone: 559-457-1802, fax: 559-457-1810
You can use the above search form to browse through an online criminal records database.
You may also be able to get information on outstanding arrest warrants by contacting the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at 559-488-3939 or visiting their web site www.fresnosheriff.org.
This site can also allow you to see if someone is currently an inmate in Fresno County, CA, or you may call 888-373-7011.
Is there any way to find information on Fresno County arrests, warrants and criminal history over the phone? (Current in 2021)
- Call the Warrants Division of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office to initiate a warrant search- (559) 600-8402
- Reach the Sheriff’s Department for general inquires and to file a complaint by using their non-emergency phone number- (559) 600-3111
- Get in touch with the Administration Office of the agency for arrest records, incident reports, and police reports- (559) 600-8400
- Know about recent arrest by calling – (559) 475-9491.
- Learn more about current inmates by contacting Inmate Information – (559) 600-8600 or (559) 475-9491.
- Get answers to general inquires about inmates by calling – (888) 373-7011.
- Contact the District Attorney’s Crime Victim Assistance Center – (559) 600-2822
Crime statistics for Fresno County, CA
In 2018, the annual crime average of Fresno County was inching dangerously close to the 5000 incident mark. However, in 2019, the total crime figures had plunged to around 4500 incidents, showing a drop of almost 10%. In more good news for the residents, the drop was largely attributed to the significant decrease in the rate of violent crimes, which went from over 1500 incidents in 2018 to less than 1100 in 2019.
Over 420,000 crimes were reported in Fresno County, California, between the years of 1999 and 2008. This averages to about 42,000 crimes each year, or one crime every 12 minutes. Of these crimes, 340,000 were thefts, over 2,100 rapes, and 550 murders. Overall, crime rates in Fresno County have risen by 14% on average, while an improvement of 10% was reported in violent crime.