Cerro Gordo County sheriff Warrant and Arrest Records Search

Iowa Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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Undertaking an arrest warrant search in Cerro Gordo County IA starts at the county sheriff’s office. Their website contains a link to an “Outstanding Arrest Warrant Report – By Defendant” document containing the outstanding warrants in Cerro Gordo County. The arrest warrants list is set up alphabetically. Beyond names, the list also provides information on the individuals’ height, weight, eye color, the docket number for their case, the date of issue, the agency involved and the amount of bail required.

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If a search for a Cerro Gordo County active warrant turns up nothing, the individual may have been arrested and incarcerated. The Cerro Gordo County Jail posts the names of individuals in the jail. The document may be accessed by going to the sheriff’s page at http://www.cgcounty.org/departments/sheriff/ and then clicking on “Jail Inmate Population Report”. The report includes names, gender, birth dates, booking numbers, intake dates, location, charges and the bail or bond amount for inmates.

On average, over 1700 crimes are reported in Cerro Gordo County IA per year. Approximately 70 crimes per year are categorized as violent crimes such as rape or murder. The vast majority of Cerro Gordo crimes, however, are property crimes. There were over 14,000 fourteen thousand thefts in the county over a 10 year span, with just over 500 automobile thefts. Governments are required to maintain information on both crime statistics and on the individuals involved in committing crimes.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety maintains a Criminal History Record Dissemination Unit. The website (https://iowacriminalhistory.iowa.gov/default.aspx) contains individuals’ arrest and conviction records on file with the Department of Criminal Investigation (“DCI”), and dispenses criminal record information which does not require a waiver for release as provided by Chapter 692.2 of the Code of Iowa. There is, of course, a disclaimer on the site that:

The completeness of our criminal history data is dependent upon the information submitted by the law enforcement agencies and clerks of court throughout the state of Iowa. Therefore, the DCI cannot guarantee or certify that a person has not, in fact, been arrested or convicted in Iowa.

The Iowa Criminal History Record Check site does not give out criminal history data on arrests that occurred more than a year and a half prior to the search when no final disposition of the case has been recorded. Before searching for arrest records in Cerro Gordo County or other information, on-line searchers must first agree to a waiver, and may then search by name, date of birth, social security number and gender. If a criminal history record is found for the identity searched, users are directed to the “rap sheet” associated with the person searched. There is a $15.00 fee per name search.

Searches for criminal histories may also be done via mail. A Request Form and a Billing Form are required. Searches for complete criminal histories require a signed waiver from the subject of the search, and specific forms, available for download on the DCI site, must be submitted.

Individuals may perform searches for their own names only at the Division of Criminal Investigation offices located at 215 East 7th Street in Des Moines. To do a search on themselves, individuals must present a government issued photo I.D. at the DCI office during normal business hours.

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