Arrest warrants are the legal process that gives law enforcement officers the authority to apprehend and detain a suspect. There are exceptions; however, it is preferred that an officer has an arrest warrant before making an arrest. Searching for active warrants in Vermilion County begins with searching for criminal cases through the court system and concludes with a search for outstanding warrants with the Sheriff’s Office. Below are some general guidelines for warrant searches in Vermilion County.
Because most criminal cases begin with an arrest warrant, searching for open court cases is an excellent place to warrant your search. Fortunately, the Vermilion County courts provide an online index for searching court cases. If you find an active criminal case, you can contact the Court Clerk to get more information or request copies of court documents. The office is located at 7 North Vermilion Street in Danville, IL 61832 (telephone: 217-554-7702). Before visiting the office to search the public records for arrest warrants, you may want to contact the office by telephone to inquire if there are any special procedures or requirements for the public to search court records.
To continue your warrant search, you should contact the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department to ask if any outstanding warrants have not been served. The office is located at 2 East South Street in Danville, IL 61832 (telephone: 217-442-4080). The Administrative Office staff can provide information about arrest warrants, arrest records, and criminal history background requests. There may be a fee for services requested through the Sheriff’s Department.
How do you get information on Vermilion County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- For an incident/accident/arrest report, contact the Records Division at 217-431-2250.
- For details on recent arrests and inmate arrest records, dial the phone number of the Vermilion County Jail- 217-444-0100.
- For details about arrests, warrants from Danville City, call local PD at 217-431-2233.
- For criminal case court dates and information on how to get criminal judicial records: 217-554-7700.
Vermilion County, IL crime data
Due to a decline of a mere 2% in Vermilion County’s yearly crime average, the annual crime rate held steady at approximately 500 cases/annum through 2018 and 2019. More than 400 complaints were filed against property crimes each year.
Around 135 burglaries and 250 larceny thefts were reported in this crime category. Of the nearly 90 instances of violent crime, more than 65 were cases involving aggravated assault and 20 were cases involving rape.
Unfortunately, Vermilion County does not participate in the national reporting of its crime rates. However, you can view a list of unsolved crimes in Vermilion County by visiting the Crime Stoppers website for Vermilion County. This website lists unsolved crimes without the county and is another good source for Vermilion County crime information.