Almost everything is available online these days, including but not limited to arrest warrants. Information about arrest warrants may be found online by searching county court records. If your county does not have arrest warrants online, you can always go to the county courthouse to search the public records to find outstanding warrants. In Boone County, there is no list of outstanding warrants online; however, you can access case information for criminal cases filed within the county. This is the first step in performing a warrant search since most criminal cases start with an arrest warrant.
The cases index for Boone County allows the public to search for criminal cases by name or by case number. Most criminal cases begin with an arrest warrant; therefore, searching open court cases will help locate active warrants. You can ask for copies of court records, but you will be charged a fee for the documents. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm at 601 North Main Street in Belvidere, IL 61008 (telephone: 815-544-0371).
The second step in your warrant search is to visit the Boone County Sheriff’s Department to check for outstanding warrants. Once an active warrant is transferred to the Sheriff’s Department for service, it will not expire until it has been served or the court rescinds it. When you are at the Sheriff’s Department, you can also request copies of arrest records or a list of the county’s Most Wanted fugitives. The office is at 615 North Main Street in Belvidere, IL 61008 (telephone: 815-544-9322).
Boone County, IL crime data
Boone County has not reported its crime statistics; therefore, crime rates are not readily available for Boone County. However, from 1999 through 2008, there were almost five million crimes reported statewide in Illinois. Of those crimes, nearly 750,000 were violent.