In Stanislaus County, California, an arrest warrant “orders a peace officer to arrest and bring to the court the person accused of a 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.
Suppose you choose to conduct a warrant search for yourself or someone else, locate specific arrest records or documentation concerning a particular case. In that 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 8 am until 4 pm, 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 https://www.scsdonline.com/ops/records.html. 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 California’s State.
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
https://www.scsdonline.com/online-svcs/whos-in-custody.html, or by calling 209-525-5636.
How do you get information on Stanislaus County warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021-update)
- For accessing the arrest records of an inmate held in a specific detention facility, call the Sheriff’s Detention Center at (209) 525-5630.
- For regular inquiries, use the general information phone number of the Sheriff’s Department- (209) 525-7114
- For information on arrest warrants, call Background Investigations at (209) 567-4412
- For victim’s assistance, call the DA’s Office at (209) 525-5541.
- For police reports, accident reports, and criminal records, get in touch with the Records Division at (209) 525-7117.
- For criminal case-related assistance from the Investigations Unit, call (209) 525-7074.
Crime statistics for Stanislaus County, CA
There was a drop of around 100 cases in the annual crime average between 2018 and 2019, which translated to a decrease of around 5% in the total crime incident rate of Stanislaus County.
In 2019, the Sheriff’s Office dealt with approximately 1970 complaints of which, around 1600 were against property crimes and approximately 370 were against violent crimes.
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 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 grown by 33 percent, while violent crime rose by over 37 percent.