Once an Orange County arrest warrant has been issued, police officers enjoy a certain degree of freedom when arresting the individual whose name the order was released. Usually, 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.
The police cannot enter private property unless they complain about 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. 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 and the police.
While the sheriff’s office maintains its database of arrest records and warrants related information, the magistrate’s office also keeps all details about the warrants released by them. Finally, the Orange County clerk’s office 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
How do access arrest records and details on warrants from Orange County over the phone? (Valid in 2021)
- Connect with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 812-723-2417 to learn about recent arrests.
- Call the State Attorney’s Office at 812-723-7103 to speak with Victim/Witness Services.
- Call the Clerk of Court at 812-723-2649 to learn about accessing court dockets and judicial records
Crime Statistics of Orange County
The property crime rate of Orange County at 9.4 incidents/1000 people is not exceptionally high but when you add the annual rate of vandalism (12 cases/1000) to this figure it drives the yearly average to well above that of the state and the country.
Together, these lead to the filing of more than 330 cases annually. Violent crimes bring in another 55 complaints, taking the yearly crime total to almost 400 complaints.
Orange County, IN has a relatively 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 compared to the national rate of 100. The area’s overall crime risk is at one quarter of the national risk index and one-third of the statewide risk level.