The Allen County criminal court is meticulous about following the statute of limitations when issuing an arrest order. Because a signed order for arrest which is known as an active arrest warrant does not go out of effect till the individual in question is brought before the court, it would be safe to suggest that the judiciary is essentially marking a person for life by issuing the warrant. So, every effort is taken to verify case related facts.
The magistrate is responsible for ascertaining the veracity of the facts and whether they establish culpability of the person against whom the warrant is being sought. However, the police department is entrusted the task of presenting all relevant information before the court.
A request for warrant will generally be accompanied by a writ that outlines the crucial bits of details about the matter including a description of the crime, witness testimony and other evidence gathered along with information about the person in whose name the warrant is sought.
These are carefully studied by the judge to ensure that the facts will be enough for filing a case against the person; only then is the arrest order signed by the magistrate.
Active warrants that are not executed are saved as pending in a national legal database from where they can easily be accessed by arresting officers from over the country. The legal term for such pending arrest orders is outstanding arrest warrants.
If you are looking for arrest records related data, the most reliable source of information will be the Sherriff’s Department of Allen County. The law enforcement agency has records on every warrant ever issued by the local criminal court, so approach them by paying a visit in person. Their contact details are:
- Address: 715 S Calhoun St, Room 101 Courthouse, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802.
- Telephone no: 260-449-7535
- Fax no: 260-449-7915
If you are mulling over conducting a warrant search on one of your acquaintances but are not sure that such drastic means are called for, take a look at the crime data from the county. From 1999 to 2008, over 123,000 crimes were reported in Allen and over 8000 of these were violent criminal incidents.
The annual rate of crime has burgeoned to well over 1000 and criminal activities are rampant in the area, with an occurrence being reported every hour. Of the total crime figures, most reports are filed in robbery and theft cases with nearly 95,000 incidents while murder and rape are placed lower on the crime charts with just about 220 and 1000 reports filed.