To find information on City of Winchester, Virginia active warrants, it is possible to approach the cops or the office of the magistrate. The police get involved in a criminal matter the minute such an incident occurs and the cops are called to the crime scene. The accused can be arrested at this point if he is found near the area in which the occurrence took place or even if there are witnesses who claim to have seen him commit the crime.
The police can also arrest a person if they have probable cause to believe that he has already been involved in a criminal incident or will be participating in such an act in the future. In all cases mentioned earlier, offenders can be detained without arrest warrants. However, if the name of the accused does not crop up immediately or if the police need to call in the suspects for questioning before they can ascertain who committed the crime, an arrest warrant will be required.
In such cases, the police have to go to the office of the magistrate with a petition in hand that contains information on the case and the evidence collected up to that point. This proof along with any witness testimony has to be enough for the judge to see how the said individual was involved in the criminal incident; only then will the police be granted a City of Winchester active warrant.
As a civilian looking for information on arrest records from City of Winchester along with any outstanding warrants against an acquaintance, you can approach the relevant agency at the addresses mentioned below. For a warrant search, you will have to pay a small fee.
- The sheriff's: 5 N Kent St, Winchester, Virginia 22601
- The magistrate's: 15 N Cameron St, Winchester, VA 22601
- The county clerk's: 5 N. Kent Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601
Over 1200 crimes are reported in City of Winchester, VA every year and this has been the annual trend since 2000. There has only been a marginal improvement in the crime scenario of the area over the decade. Yet, thefts still account for well over 900 crimes every year. Fortunately since 2009, there have been no reported incidents of homicide in the area.