The police will generally seek an arrest warrant to detain a person in a misdemeanor or felony related matter that calls for an investigation. To put it simply, a suspect cannot be taken into custody unless the police have a warrant against him/her. However, this rule does not apply to an arrest made after a person is found to be in possession of illicit items/substances.
The police are authorized to stop and search a person in the streets merely on suspicion and also take any individual who has given law enforcement officials reason to believe that he/she will imminently commit a crime in the near future. An arrest can also be made in circumstances where a crime is committed in front of a police officer; once again, in this case a warrant is not required.
Arrest warrants are either active or outstanding; with the former being an arrest order that has been freshly issued by the magistrate of a criminal court. On the other hand, an outstanding warrant is simply an active arrest order that has not been executed.
To put it simply, an active warrant that is not used for any reason is stored in the national database as an outstanding warrant. To gather information on either of these documents, you will need to connect with the Sherriff's Office located in Jefferson County.
Their physical address is 200 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, Colorado 80401. You can also call them on 303-277-0211. Another option is to visit the official website of the law enforcement agency. Here you will not only get information on how to find arrest records for an individual but also you can conduct an inmate search on http://jeffco.us/wil/. Finally, a fourth option is to fill the form given above for an internet based warrant search.
The crime rates in Jefferson have shown a steady increase over the ten year period from 1999 to 2008. At the beginning of the decade, the crime figures were at a modest approximate of 1000 incidents; however, this figure rose sharply by almost 70% to reach well over 1700 by 2008. If the trend continues, there is a very real risk of the overall crime rate going right up to 20,000 in the future.
Annual criminal occurrences reported in the county stand at an estimated 16,000, so between 1999 and 2008, roughly 161,000 crimes took place in the area. A deeper analysis revealed that theft related incidents took up the bulk of this figure at approximately 26,000 while homicide and sexual assault charges were relatively fewer at roughly 70 and 1400 respectively.