Before an arrest warrant may be issued, a judge must first find probable cause to issue an active warrant. Probable cause is not a ruling of guilt but just the reasonable belief that the suspect in question committed the crime. The judge bases his finding of probable cause on the facts presented to the court by a law enforcement agent or an individual. After the judge signs the arrest warrant, it is given to law enforcement agents for execution.
To search for arrest warrants in Eagle County, you should first begin searching for open court cases. The Eagle County Docket Search provides online access to cases filed in either the District and County courts for Eagle County. If you find an open criminal case in Eagle County, you can visit the Clerk’s Office located at 885 Chambers Avenue in Eagle, CO 81631 (telephone: 970-328-6373) to get more information or to request copies of court records. Most criminal cases begin with an arrest warrant; therefore, searching for open criminal cases is an important step in any warrant search.
To continue your warrant search, you should visit the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department to determine if any outstanding warrants have not been served. The Sheriff’s Department is located at 885 E. Chambers Avenue in Eagle, CO 81631 (telephone: 970-328-8500). Since the Sheriff’s Department executes the arrest warrants for Eagle County, it is the best resource for finding outstanding warrants. You can also request copies of arrest records from the Sheriff’s Department.
The Sheriff’s Department does list the 100 Most Wanted individuals online, so be sure to check this list during your warrant search.
Eagle County, CO crime data
From 1999 through 2008, crime rates in Eagle County increased by less than 20%; however, violent crimes rose by almost 80%. Of the almost 9,900 crimes committed during this period, roughly 5% were violent, including two murders. Even though the rate of violent crimes increased at an alarming rate, most crimes committed in Eagle County were theft-related.