Searching for active arrest warrants in Highland County, OH is no easy task. Although there are several agencies that offer information on arrest records, none of these allow online access to their databases. So, people interested in a warrant search have no other option but to put in some leg work and actually visit these justice departments in search of outstanding warrants.
On your quest for information on arrest warrants, you should undoubtedly stop at the local sheriff's office. To contact the law enforcement agency, simply go to 130 Homestead Avenue, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. You can also call on 937-393-1421 but the records clerk will be less than keen on divulging such sensitive data over the phone.
At this point, the sheriff's department only offers an arrest list on their website at http://www.highlandcoso.com/arrests.htm. However, there is no provision for a warrant search and the site also lacks a most wanted list page.
Stopping at the county clerk's office is the next option. The clerk of court and his team keep the court dockets for the judiciary and hence have all records pertaining to criminal as well as non criminal matters. To communicate with the county clerk's office, find your way to 119 Gov. Foracker Place, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 or you can call on 937-393-9954. To mail in your inquiries, write to P O Box 804 Hillsboro, Ohio 4513.
Finally, you can also get such details from the magistrate's office that handles information on all cases presented before the sitting judge of the local criminal. To call on them, go to 105 N High St, Hillsboro, OH 45133 or dial 937) 981-2139 to speak to a representative of the department.
Between 2002 and 2008, an estimated 7300 criminal cases were lodged in Highland County, OH. This works out to well over a 1000 cases every year. The violent crime average currently stands at just about 3% of the total criminal activity and through the 7 years mentioned above, there has been an increase of almost 75% in the rate of crime.