An arrest warrant in Santa Cruz County, California, is preceded by probable cause, which is evidence that would lead a reasonable person to have confidence that an individual has been involved in a violation of the law. Once the judge recognizes the probable cause, the Santa Cruz County CA arrest warrant is signed and immediately becomes an active warrant.
The warrant generally remains in effect until law enforcement makes an arrest, the subject appears in court, or bail is posted. If an arrest is made, the subject is generally held in jail until they appear before the court, and further action is taken, usually including scheduling additional court appearances.
For an arrest warrant search for Santa Cruz County, CA, there is an online option specifically for Arrest Warrants Search http://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/SHF/New%20SearchWarrants/Default.aspx. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office also has an impressive web site (www.scsheriff.com) that is well organized and has a wealth of easy-to-finding and useful information. You may also contact them by phone at 831-454-2440. The site also includes a jail inmate locator.
Another source of information for outstanding warrants in Santa Cruz County, CA, is the above form to search through an online criminal records database for the State of California.
If your warrant search includes a need or desire for official court records, visit the Sana Cruz County California Court House Details web page for a court records search at http://santa_cruz.countycriminal.com/court-records-search/CA, or call 831-454-2060.
How do you get information on Santa Cruz County warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021-update)
- For information on arrests and inmates, call 831- 454-7800.
- For details about a current inmate, call the Main Jail at 831-454-7800.
- For general inquiries, get in touch with the Sheriff’s Office by using their non-emergency phone number- 831- 471‐1121.
- For details pertaining to the investigation of a criminal case, call 831- 454-7630 to reach the Sheriff’s Department and 831-420-5820 to connect with Santa Cruz PD.
- For information on arrest warrants, call the Warrants and Civil Processes Unit at 813- 454-7601.
- For victim’s assistance, call the DA’s Office at 831-454-2400.
- For connecting with the Sheriff’s Office through their tip line, call 831-454-7631.
- For police reports, accident reports, and criminal records, get in touch with the Records Division at 831- 454-7600.
Crime statistics for Santa Cruz County, CA
Almost 2000 criminal complaints were filed with the Sheriff’s Office of Santa Cruz County in 2019. The complaints received included 1630 cases of property crimes and more than 330 cases of violent crimes. In the property crimes category, larceny thefts accounted for the majority of complaints at nearly 1200 cases.
Reports in Santa Cruz County, California, between 1999 and 2008 resulted in over 81,000 incidents of crime, including close to 58,000 thefts, 800 rapes, and 60 murders. This averages to around 8,000 reported crimes each year, or about 23 every day. Both overall crime and violent crime rose by 34% during this same period.