Searching for Stearns County, Minnesota outstanding warrants is easy.The sheriff's department maintains a website that has a comprehensive list of online services.There is a list of active warrants to scroll through and a search box that can take you directly to the entry you are looking for. Go tohttp://www.co.stearns.mn.us/OnlineServices/OutstandingWarrants.
Besides a warrant search, this website also allows you to search Stearns County, Minnesota's most wanted and search past and present jail inmates.A common sense disclaimer warns about trying to approach or apprehend individuals on the most wanted list.These individuals should be considered dangerous and the police should be alerted if you see them.
Arrest warrants in Stearns County can be issued for fairly minor offenses like driving violations to more serious offenses like robbery and rape.If an officer sees you break the law he can take you into custody immediately; if he does not see it, yet he believes it happened he can have a warrant signed by a judge.The officer must provide persuasive evidence called probable cause.This evidence does not have to meet the burden of proof needed for conviction; it only needs to validate the officer's suspicion.
An outstanding warrant for arrest is an order from the court directing the police to apprehend an individual.Laws that govern arrest warrants in Stearns County are not unique because they are guided by the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Of the 32,000 or so crimes that occurred in the period between 2000 and 2008, more than 90% of them were property crimes.Violent crime represents a smaller percentage of the total crime rate, but it has still risen at a similar rapid rate as the total crime in Stearns County, MN.Overall, crime during this time rose over 75%.