In Boulder County, an arrest order issued by the local criminal court is an active arrest warrant. With this document, the police can barge into any place they believe the suspect is hiding in. This could include the home or office of the person in question or even third party premises.
Given the reach, authority, and ramifications of an arrest warrant, every bit of data available in the matter is carefully scrutinized by the magistrate before an active arrest warrant is issued. This includes:
- Information about the incident: Crime scene reports, weapon analysis, coroner’s report, medical reports, etc
- Details about the suspect: Age, name, gender, etc
- Evidence: Witness testimony, evidential items, etc.
Because a warrant is issued after meticulous deliberation over all the incident related facts, the arrest order never goes out of effect. A signed order released to the police is known as an active arrest warrant. In contrast, an order that is not executed is stored back in the national criminal database as an outstanding arrest warrant.
Information about both active and outstanding warrants can be procured from this database by police officers. In fact, in case of even the most trivial legal infraction, the individual’s name in question is run through this database to ascertain that there are no other pending arrest orders against him/her.
If you want to find out about an arrest warrant out in your name or one that has been issued against somebody you know, get in touch with the Sherriff’s Department of Boulder County, Colorado.
- Address: 1777 6th St, Boulder, Colorado 80302
- Telephone number: 303-441-3600
An analysis of the crime figures in Boulder County from 1999 to 2008 showed that there had been a slight rise in the number of criminal incidents in the county. While the overall crime rate went down by over 6%, there was a rise in the number of violent criminal occurrences by over 10%.
When translated into specific, this equated to nearly 51,000 reports filed over the ten period; of these, over 5% were violent crimes. On average, approximately 51,000 criminal reports are filed in Boulder each year. Most of these occurrences are related to theft and robbery. Fortunately, homicide and sexual assault incidents come in considerably lower, with just about 15 and 500 cases.