We all want technology to make our jobs easier. That wish is likely in many scenarios, but not when doing a Louisa County arrest warrant search.Unfortunately, while the county sheriff does have a website (http://www.louisacountyiowa.org/sheriff/sheriff.html) it has no online links to lists of active warrants in the county. The sheriff’s office is at 12635 County Rd G-56 #102, Wapello, IA 52653.Your best bet for inquiries about outstanding arrest warrants should go through the county sheriff’s office:
E-mail:lcso et louisacomm.net
Since Iowa law requires the Louisa County sheriff to keep data on arrests and criminal history records, that office should be capable of providing Louisa County outstanding warrant information to individuals who seek it either for themselves or about another person.Part of the reason for the requirement to gather the information is so that at the state level, the Division of Criminal Investigation can properly maintain its records.Sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies must forward to the DCI all fingerprint records for arrests in serious misdemeanors and felonies.The clerk of court for every county in Iowa must also update the DCI upon completion of a case. The DCI has an online search tool (https://iowacriminalhistory.iowa.gov/default.aspx) but there are requirements for those who are permitted to use the search tool, including waivers and fees.
In Louisa County IA, a bit over one hundred crimes are reported to law enforcement authorities each year. In any given recent year, there were likely a few homicides and a dozen rapes, but most of the crime committed in the county is of the property theft variety.There is another county office which may provide useful data on warrants and arrest records.The Louisa County Clerk of Court refers to itself as “the contact for matters involving child custody, domestic violence, juvenile case and more”.The clerk’s office processes civil, criminal, juvenile and probate matters, and so should be considered as a resource in any arrest warrant searches. The Clerk’s webpage address is http://www.louisacountyiowa.org/clerk/clerk.html.