Howard County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

Iowa Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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If you are interested in a Howard County arrest warrant search, you will be happy to know that there are online and offline facilities being offered for such inquiries. Most IA state agencies stick to the offline method, asking people to approach them personally or write to them for information on arrests and active warrants. However, private entities work differently.

These are “for-profit” organizations that are as concerned with the extensiveness of the information they can provide along with its integrity as much as they are about the convenience of their clients. Hence, these establishments offer online warrant searches. Then, there is a bit about finding arrest records and outstanding warrants from Howard County and the rest of the country from these agencies, particularly appealing to many.

It would be appropriate to state here that government agencies only offer information on criminal cases that were heard in IA’s geographical boundaries. In other words, if a crime occurred in any other part of the country. You would not find out about the arrest warrants issued in such matters, even from the local police or the judiciary. At the moment, civilians are not being offered the facility to conduct FBI warrant searches.

To find details on arrest warrants from Howard County, you can either fill the form given on top of this page or go with your inquiry to the offices mentioned below. The fee structure followed by state agencies differs from that of private entities. While the former charge for every search, third-party sites can be accessed by paying a membership fee, which works for a specific period.

  • The sheriff: 124 S Park Place, Cresco, Iowa 52136
  • The magistrate: 218 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136
  • The clerk of court: As above

How do you inquire about active warrants and recent arrests from Howard County over the phone? (2021-current)  

  • To get an accident report, incident report or arrest report, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 563- 547-3535.
  • To get information on victim’s services, contact the Howard County Attorney at 563-547-9202
  • To get court dates for criminal cases and information on how to obtain criminal judicial records, contact the Clerk of Court at 563-547-9206.

Crime statistics of Howard County

Over 35 crimes were reported in Howard County in 2019, and all of these were property-related offenses. Cases were filed against 12 instances of larceny-theft, 20 instances of burglary and 2 instances of motor vehicle theft.

Older crime statistics

The police in Howard County, Iowa, receives approximately 160 criminal complaints each year, of which 6.5% are made against violent acts. In the nine years from 201 to 2008, there has been a distinct improvement in the area’s crime rates, with a three-figure drop seen in the number of violent infractions.

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