Wayne County, Illinois Warrants and Arrest Records

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Information on arrest warrants from Wayne County, Illinois, can be found with the police, the magistrate’s office, the county clerk’s department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. However, such orders do not find their way into the FBI hosted repository immediately after release.

As soon as they are handed over to the police officers, who have approached the court on behalf of law enforcement, the magistrate’s representative notes the release of the active warrant. When the order is taken to the sheriff’s department, it is handed over to the court services division, which holds it till such time that it is executed.

If it is not served within a few days, the order is put in the outstanding warrants category and held in the appropriate database. At this point, information on the detention directive is also sent to the FBI. On the other hand, Wayne County arrest records may not be included in this central, nationwide repository. This information can usually only be found in the office of the magistrate and the sheriff’s department.

Because the Wayne county clerks’ office is in charge of getting the court dockets prepared for all civil and criminal matters, the data is also relayed to them as soon as the case comes up for a hearing. So, if you want to get a warrant search done, you can go through any branch of the state’s justice system. The addresses of various state agencies that will help you to look for details on arrest warrants are given below:

  • The clerk of court: PO Box 187, Fairfield, Illinois 62837
  • The sheriff: 305 E Court St, Fairfield, Illinois 62837
  • The magistrate: 301 E Main St, Fairfield, IL 62837


How do you get information on Wayne County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)

  • For information on arrests and inmates, warrants, incidents/accidents handled by the police, call the local law enforcement office at 618-842-6631.
  • For information on criminal court records, call the Circuit Clerk at 618-842-7684.
  • For victim’s assistance, call the Victim’s Services Coordinator at 618-842-3433.


Wayne County, IL Crime Statistics

 Almost 275 criminal complaints were handled by the Sheriff’s Department of Wayne County in 2019. Of the complaints lodged, around 235 were against property crimes. This category included more than 140 cases of larceny theft, around 80 cases of burglary and 14 cases of motor vehicle theft. Of the complaints filed against violent crimes, 33 were against aggravated assault, 6 were against rape and 3 were against robbery.

In Wayne County, an estimated 310 criminal complaints were lodged in the year 2011. Of this total annual crime average, 78 cases were filed against theft, and nearly 60 complaints were lodged against burglary, putting the incident rate of property crimes at almost 150 instances. In comparison, the rate of violent crime was relatively low, with just 25 incident reports filed through the year.

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