Many Minnesota counties offer a free online arrest warrants search; however, Freeborn County, MN does not. The only other online options are databases that you have to pay for, and the information is not reliable. Calling the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department will give you accurate, up-to-date information on whether or not you have an active warrant. If their search does return a warrant in your name, you have the option of turning yourself in. Please call 1-507-377-5299, and they will give you the current status of any outstanding warrants in Freeborn County and most likely be able to give you guidance on their preferred method of surrender.
If you choose not to turn yourself in, you are inviting unplanned arrests that can be a major interruption in your life. You may be on your way to work and get pulled over and arrested. Even minor warrants lead to arrests, and sometimes the fine increases if the arrest warrant is not resolved as early as possible.
Arrest warrants are a judge’s order for the police to apprehend you. Some warrants are issued because you did not show up for a scheduled court date, some are because you did not adhere to the terms of your probation, and others are because the police suspect you committed a crime.
Warrants are issued in Freeborn County for the same reasons they are issued everywhere across the United States. Although the entire process may differ, the procedures of pre-and post- warrant are basically the same.
Arrest records are public information, and you have to submit a request to view them. Since the records section of the sheriff’s website is incomplete, you must call the sheriff’s department to retrieve records.
Although violent crime in Freeborn County has been on the rise with an increase of nearly 50% in the 10-year span between 1999 and 2008, during the same time, the total reported crime dropped slightly.