Initiating a background check is the only way to determine if there is an outstanding warrant in your name or that of somebody you know. This information can be useful when forging professional ties and evading arrest if a judicial directive for detention has been issued against you.
While numerous government agencies offer a simple procedure to access this information, any attempt to contact them will lead to arrest if there is a warrant out in your name. So, when approaching an official source, get a friend or your attorney to find the arrest records for you.
The first stop for anybody interested in conducting a warrant search in Ashland County should undoubtedly be the magistrate’s office. The judiciary holds the authority to release arrest warrants in felonies and misdemeanors and bench warrants, which are issued against people who fail to appear in court.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for at the magistrate’s court, which is highly unlikely, or are keen on a more extensive search that also encompasses civil cases, go to the county clerk’s office. Both the magistrate’s and the clerk of court’s offices are situated on 142 W 2nd St, Ashland, OH 44805.
You can also get a detailed criminal background check done on your subject through the sheriff’s office. To reach the law enforcement agency, drive down to 1205 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
When writing this article, the law enforcement agency was not offering online warrant search facilities. In fact, their site sorely lacked even the basic “most wanted” page, which is frequently found on the websites of other sheriff’s departments.
How do you get information about Ashland County warrants and arrests over the phone? (Updated in 2021)
- Contact the Ashland County Jail in order to know about recent arrests- (419) 281-9009.
- Reach out to the Records Division for arrest records and incident reports- (419) 281-0219.
- Contact the police department in order to obtain information on outstanding warrants- (419) 289-6552.
- Reach out to the State Attorney’s Office for victim’s assistance- (419) 289-8857.
- Contact the Clerk of Court for information on how to begin a criminal case search- (419) 282-4242.
Crime statistics of Ashland County
The Ashland Sheriff’s Office received 140 criminal complaints in 2019, compared to the 162 criminal instances of 2018. There were 103 property offenses and 37 violent crimes among them.
Around 74 larceny thefts, «burglary» burglaries, and 4 motor vehicle thefts were included in the property offenses category. Almost 13 aggravated assaults, 23 rapes, and 0 robberies were included in the violent crimes category.
Crime data for Ashland County, OH, is only available for the 8 years between 2001 and 2008. The scrutiny of the information reveals that the area’s crime rates have increased by almost 40% over this period. On average, nearly 800 criminal incidents are reported in Ashland each year, of which less than 5% are violent in nature.