Once an Orange County arrest warrant has been issued, police officers enjoy a certain degree of freedom when it comes to arresting the individual in whose name the order was released. Normally, the police can only take a person into custody if the offender is arrested while he is involved in the illicit act or if he is found to have illegal substances on his person.
Also, the police cannot enter private property unless they receive a complaint about a criminal activity occurring in that house/building. However, with an Orange County active warrant, peace officers can barge into any home or office to arrest the person. In fact, even if this individual is found to be hiding inside a privately owned property, law enforcement agents have every right to use force to enter the premises.
Because arrest warrants are only ever issued in serious criminal matters, the court expects such a directive to be followed at the earliest opportunity. For this reason, information on outstanding warrants is maintained by several branches of the judiciary as well as the police.
While the sheriff’s office maintains its very own database of arrest records and warrant related information, the office of the magistrate also keeps all details pertaining to the warrants released by them. Finally, the office of Orange County clerk also has access to this data through the court dockets kept for that particular case.
As a civilian interested in a warrant search in Orange, you can go to any of these agencies; their contact details have been listed further.
- Justice agency: 205 E Main St, Paoli, IN 47454
- Police: Same as above
- County Clerk: Same as above
Orange County; IN has a fairly high risk rate for murder and rape; the average of homicide cases stands at 50% of the national figure of 100 while cases of sexual assault have a risk level of 31 as compared to the national rate of 100. The overall crime risk for the area is at one quarter of the national risk index and one third of the statewide risk level.