Unlike some other areas of the state, there is no provision for an online search for Lake County arrest warrants. This means that you will have to do things the old fashioned way and visit the office of a justice agency in person to find arrest records and outstanding warrants against your subject.
This information is maintained by just about every agency that is involved in the procedure of active warrant issue in any way. So, not only the police and the magistrate’s office but also the county clerk’s department will keep details pertaining to the criminal matters that occurred in the area. There are two ways to find arrest records in Lake County.
You can fill a warrant search form at the sheriff’s office or the magistrate’s court and wait for a representative of these agencies to get back to you with the report. Usually, inquiries are handled on the same day; in fact, most are processed within a few hours. The other option is to use the public service terminals provided at the justice center.
However, these will only give you access to the court dockets repository held by the office of the county clerk. If you take this route, you can gather all the data about your subject without paying a penny for it. However, if you need a formal copy of the background report, you will have to bear a small fee. You can find these offices at:
- The sheriff: PO Box 255, Leadville, Colorado 80461
- The magistrate: 112 W 5th St, Leadville, CO 80461
- The clerk of court: 505 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, Colorado 80461
Only about 100 criminal incidents are reported in Lake County, CO on an annual basis. This puts the monthly crime average at just about 9 incidents. Yet almost 2 of these are of a violent nature which is higher than the violent crime rate in the other parts of the state.