An arrest made in La Porte County, IN is preceded by a specific procedure undertaken for the issue of an arrest warrant. In fact, even after an individual is taken into custody, the police are stringent about sticking to the legally prescribed procedure that eventually culminates in a bail hearing followed by criminal litigation.
At the start of the process, a written petition is handed to the clerk of the local criminal court. The document contains all the vital information about the case. The part that highlights the evidence which implicates the person against whom the warrant is sought is most important.
This is carefully studied by the magistrate to ensure that there exists enough proof to make the charges stick when they are filed. Once the magistrate is convinced of this, the issuance of the active arrest warrant is just a matter of the document being signed by the judge.
In the rare instance that the warrant issued in La Porte County is not immediately put to use, it is stored in the criminal database as an outstanding warrant which can be used at anytime and anyplace to make an arrest.
Although the Sherriff's Department is open to offering information on arrest records and allowing a warrant search, people who want such details are expected to visit the office of the law enforcement agency at 809 State St, La Porte, Indiana 46350. It would certainly help to call the records clerk in advance on 219-879-3530.
The ten year interval between 1999 and 2008 saw only a marginal increase in crime in La Porte County, Indiana. The crime figures that were found to be at nearly 200 at the start of the decade had only increased in single digits by 2008. Almost 39,000 criminal reports were lodged in the area in this interval and not more than 5% of these were violent crimes.
Of the total number of criminal incidents, most complaints were about theft and robbery with approximately 32,000 cases while rape and murder did not offer cause for concern with just about 240 and 40 reports filed over the ten year period.