If you think you think there might be a warrant for your arrest in Washington County, Minnesota, the sheriff’s website offers a free searchable warrant database. Most warrants issued in Washington County are the result of missed court appearances. People are also issued arrest warrants if they have violated probation or if an officer suspects that they have committed a crime. The arrest warrant must be signed by a judge and supported by evidence called probable cause. It is not required that the evidence prove the suspect’s guilt, only that it leads a reasonable person to believe the subject committed a crime.
The arrest warrant search for Washington County, MN, is located at https://www.co.washington.mn.us/2514/Warrant-Search.It is updated with active warrants several times a day, but new warrants can take several days to be added.
If you have an outstanding warrant and want to turn yourself in, you must go to the main jail before 6 AM on a weekday, and they will try to get you on the court docket for the day. If there is already bail set on the warrant, the bail can be paid at the jail, or you can post bond through a bonding agency. The bail may also be paid at any MN Sheriff’s office. The warrant will be cleared, and a court date will be set once the bail is satisfied. An outstanding warrant that is not settled leaves you open to arrest anywhere in Minnesota. Serious offenses will leave you vulnerable nationwide.
Who can help you with an over-the-phone warrant search and arrests inquiry in Washington County? (2021- Update)
- You will get details on recent arrests from the Washington County Jail- 651-430-7900.
- You can do a warrant search through the Warrant Division- 651-430-7998.
- You will get arrest records and police reports from the Records Division- 651-430-7600.
- You can get information on the status of a criminal case from the Investigation Division- 651-430-7800.
- You can get judicial records from the Office of the Clerk of Court- 651-413-8030.
- You can get victim’s assistance from the Washington County Attorneys’ Office- 651-430-6115.
Crime statistics of Washington County
In 2019, Washington County’s crime rate decreased by 9%. Around 50 of the 631 complaints filed were against violent crimes. These involved 18 cases of physical assault, 27 cases of rape, and 7 cases of robbery. The annual crime average included about 580 complaints against property crimes. Among these were 428 cases of larceny-theft, 116 of burglary, and 35 of car theft.
Crime rose significantly over the 10-year period between 1999 and 2008. Violent crime also increased in Washington County significantly at a rate of 32% compared to a 5% increase statewide. Less than 1% of the crime in this 10-year period was attributable to murder and rape. Even though the crime rose, less than 53,000 crimes were reported over the 10-year period out of a population of 230,000.