What happens if you discover you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest filed against you? Should you rush to get an attorney or do the job yourself? Even though you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, representing yourself against the charges in an arrest warrant is not advisable. These are serious charges that may result in jail time and/or huge fines. Unless you are familiar with California’s Criminal Code and the Rules of Court Procedure, you may end up making matters worse for yourself. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you upon your request.
If you want to search for criminal records or perform a warrant search in Siskiyou County, you need to begin where the warrants are issued – – the courts.
The Superior Court of California for the County of Siskiyou is the best place to search. If you need further information about a specific criminal case record, you can visit the Clerk’s Office located at 311 4th Street in Yreka, CA 96097.
Another source for searching for arrest records and active warrants is where they are sent to be executed – – the local Sheriff’s Office. Once an arrest warrant is issued, it then must be served and executed. Contacting the Sheriff’s Office may help you determine if an outstanding warrant is pending against you or someone else. In Siskiyou County, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office by telephone at 530-842-8301 or in person at 305 Butte Street in Yreka, CA. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
If you are trying to find out if a person has already been arrested in Siskiyou County, you can use the Siskiyou Sheriff’s Office Inmate Locator. It’s available online through the Sheriff’s website and is a free service to the public.
Always remember that searching for active arrest warrants in your name may result in an immediate arrest if you appear at the Sheriff’s Office to inquire in person.
How do you look up information on recent arrests and active warrants from Siskiyou County over the phone? (2021-information)
- To find out about recent arrests, call the Custody Division at 530-842-8157.
- To file a non-emergency report, call the Sheriff’s Office on 530-841-2900
- To reach victim’s services, call the DA’s Office on 530-842-8125 during business hours and on 530-842-8229 or 1-888-854-2000 ext. 8229 after hours.
- To understand the procedure for arrest records and active warrants checks, connect with the Administration Division at police at 530-842-8301.
- To connect with a detective/deputy, dial the phone number 530-842-8300.
Crime in Siskiyou County, CA
The crime rate of Siskiyou County fell by 10% in 2019. As compared to the 245 complaints filed in 2018, the local police received around 215 complaints in 2019. Of these complaints, more than 140 were against property crimes while 780 were against violent crimes.
In the property crimes category, cases of larceny-theft and burglary had the highest rate of occurrence each bringing in 70 complaints to the total figure.
Crime rates in Siskiyou County, CA rose slightly between 2001 and 2008 – – just under 30% for the overall crime. Somewhere in the county during that time, a crime was committed about every nine hours, and nearly half of them occurred less than one mile from the victim’s home. Theft and burglary accounted for approximately 81% of the total crime during those years.