Most criminal cases begin with an arrest warrant. If you think that someone you know may have an arrest warrant pending against them in Adams County, do a warrant search to find out. Arrest warrants, unless they are sealed by court order, are typically considered public information. You can request information about arrest warrants by contacting the county court or visiting the Sheriff’s Office. Either way, you should include both resources when you are performing a warrant search in Adams County.
To do a warrant search in Adams County, you will need to go in person to the court offices to look for criminal cases, as they do not have an online case system. The Clerk of Court is located 110 West Main Street in West Union, OH 45693. You cannot get legal advice from the staff; however, they can show you how to search the court records for active warrants. If you discover a case with an active warrant, you can ask for copies of the court documents; however, this will probably cost a fee for copies.
To find outstanding warrants, you must speak to the Sheriff’s Department for Adams County. You can visit the office at 110 West Main Street in West Union, OH 45693 to search for outstanding warrants or to request copies of arrest records for warrants that have already been executed. You can also request a criminal history report; however, this will likely cost a fee. If you suspect that you have an arrest warrant pending against you, be careful of appearing in person at the Sheriff’s Department, as this may result in your immediate incarceration.
How do you get information about Adams County warrants and arrests over the phone? (Updated in 2021)
- Information on recent arrests: (937) 544-2314.
- Details about a criminal case: (937) 544-2344.
- Details on assistance available to crime victims: (937) 544-3600.
Adams County, OH crime data
In 2019, the Adams County Sheriff’s Department dealt with about 194 criminal complaints. Around 185 of the complaints were for property crimes. There were 119 cases of larceny-theft, 45 incidents of burglary, and 22 cases of motor vehicle theft in this category. Allegations of aggravated assault resulted in the filing of 4 violent crime complaints.
Between 2003 and 2008, there were almost 1,800 crimes in Adams County. Of those crimes, nearly 300 were violent, including seven murders and fifteen rapes. Overall, crime rates in Adams County increased by over eighty percent.