Clarke County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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In response to your arrest warrant search in Clarke County, IA, if you do find a detention directive in the name of your subject, you can be quite sure that the proof presented to procure this active warrant was substantial. To get their hands on an arrest warrant, the police have to go to court as only a tribunal with criminal jurisdiction has the authority to put these legal provisions into effect.

Despite the degree of power being conferred upon the judiciary, the state’s criminal procedure has been designed so that neither the police nor the judge can abuse their authority. Hence, Clarke County’s active warrants are issued when the sheriff’s department files a formal affidavit with the bench stating the reasons they have based their assumptions about the criminal nature of the accused’s incident guilt.

This petition needs to be ratified by the magistrate, who will study the information given to determine if the cops have probable cause to point fingers at the suspect. This is a mandatory procedure that must be followed to release all search and seizure warrants except for bench orders that come into being without the police’s involvement in the process.

Because the county clerk’s office is also involved in its significant way in issuing Clarke County active warrants along with the police and the judiciary, you can petition any of these agencies for an inquiry on arrest records outstanding warrants. The addresses of these agencies have been listed below. You can also find out about arrests and warrants by filling the form above.

  • The police: PO Box 537, 220 Townline Road, Osceola, Iowa 50213
  • The county clerk: Given below
  • The court of the magistrate: 100 S Main St, Osceola, IA 50213

What County agency should you approach for an over-the-phone warrant search and arrests inquiry? (Update: 2021)       

  • Questions on recent arrests: (641) 342-2914.
  • Inquiries about criminal court records: (641) 342-6096
  • Questions pertaining to victim/witness assistance: (641) 342-3423

Crime statistics of Clarke County

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department filed roughly 40 criminal reports in 2019. More than 35 of the crimes reported were property crimes, with only about 7 constituting crimes against people. The majority of property crime cases involved larceny-theft (16 cases) and burglary (11 cases). The complaints in the category of violent crimes included 5 cases of aggravated assault and 2 of rape, among other offenses.

Older crime statistics

Of the nearly 240 criminal complaints brought to light in Clarke County, Iowa, only about 8 cases were filed in matters about violence every year. However, this scenario may change shortly, given the rise of almost 60% seen in violent crime rates in recent years.

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