Lorain County OH Arrest Warrants Search

Ohio Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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The State of Ohio has clear rules regarding the issuing of arrest warrants within Lorain County and all of its counties. These rules have certain elements in common and elements that should be easily identifiable on all active warrants, no matter what county they might have come from. The elements include the following: the criminal suspect’s name, the date of the crime, the crime he or she has allegedly committed, and the agency that has issued the arrest warrant. This agency could be represented by the local town or city police department, the local Sheriff’s Office, or the Highway Patrol unit.

Any of these agencies could have issued a warrant that ought to be given its legal force by a magistrate or a sitting judge in the county. The name of the formerly mention documents is that of active warrants, and if you need to do a warrant search against your name or against someone you know, there are various procedures you could use. According to Ohio laws, arrest records are forced to become public material, and searching for outstanding warrants is also 100 percent legal in this County. This link should help you complete a computerized court records search; this address should display a list (picture including) of the most wanted criminals in the county, and here:  you should find a shortcut leading to a database of all sex offenders in the same area.


How do you inquire about active warrants and recent arrests from Lorain County over the phone? (2021-current)

  • Information about recent arrests- 440-329-3770 (Lorain County Jail)
  • Information on prisoners and current inmate search- 440-329-3787 (Corrections main phone number)
  • Information on accessing arrest records and police reports- 440-329-3703 (Records Division)
  • Information on arrest warrants 440-329-3810 (Warrants Unit)
  • Information on criminal court records- 440-329-5000 (Clerk of Court)
  • Information on victim’s assistance- 440-204-2230 (Victim’s Advocate)


Crime Statistics of Lorain County

The Lorain Sheriff’s Department received 569 criminal complaints in 2019, compared to 536 instances in 2018. There were 509 property offenses and 60 crimes against people among them.

Around 323 larceny thefts, 167 burglaries, and 19 motor vehicle thefts were among the property offenses recorded. Nearly 358 aggravated assaults, 16 rapes, and 9 robberies were among the reported violent offenses.

There were more than 50,000 crimes recorded in Lorain County during the 1999–2008 decade. Close to 9 percent of these crimes were violent. According to official crime statistics, more than a dozen crimes happen here daily. Around half of these crimes occur less than a mile from the victims’ residences. More than 45 murders, over 2,000 vehicle thefts, and more than 400 rapes occur here.

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