Erie County, OH Arrest Records and Warrants

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An active arrest warrant is issued in Erie County, OH, to arrest individuals suspected of committing a crime that did not occur in front of an officer. In other words, the police generally request arrest warrants in matters where an investigation takes place.

So, not only do arrest orders released in criminal matters find their way to the sheriff’s department but also bench warrants are routed to the law enforcement agency as peace officers are entrusted the job of serving them and presenting the accused before the tribunal.

So, if you would like to do a warrant search undoubtedly, the sheriff’s office would be the place to start at. They are situated at 2800 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Requests for arrest records are only entertained when made in person.

The Erie County sheriff’s department’s official website also has a most wanted page at This will give you information on more recently issued arrest orders.

The court clerk’s office is another reliable source of information when looking for information on outstanding warrants. Because the county clerk’s team maintains the court dockets, you can gather information on any criminal or civil case from them. The office can be found at 247 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

For the magistrate’s court, you will have to drive down to 323 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870. The sitting magistrate of a criminal court in the county has the exclusive authority to issue arrest warrants.


Can you access the Erie County warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (Current in 2021) 

  • For information on arrests and prisoners, get in touch with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division at (419) 627-7569.
  • For general inquiries, get in touch with the Sheriff’s Department at (419) 625-7951.
  • For arrest records and police reports (accident/incident), get in touch with the Records Department at 419-625-7951 ext 6250.
  • For details on arrest warrants, call the Civil Unit at (419) 627-7566.
  • For help available to crime victims, contact the Victim Assistance Program Director at (419) 627-7699.
  • For further information on submitting a request for a criminal background check, get in touch with the Clerk of Court’s Office at (419) 627-7705 or 1 (888) 399-6065.


Crime Statistics of Erie County

In 2019, the Erie Sheriff’s Office received 190 criminal complaints, as opposed to the 207 cases received in 2018. Save for one, all other complaints filed were against property crimes. This category included 144 larceny thefts, 40 burglaries, and 5 motor vehicle thefts.

While the overall crime average for Erie County, OH, remained unchanged for the 10 years from 1999 to 2008, there was a drastic increase of nearly 50% in the violent crime rate. Over this period, almost 3000 crimes were reported each year. Almost 7% of these are violent crimes.

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