Judges issue arrest warrants after receiving sworn complaints or listening to sworn testimony establishing probable cause.Probable cause exists for an arrest warrant if the judge believes that, based on the facts presented, the alleged suspect committed the crime.While an arrest warrant is not proof of guilt, it is something to take very seriously.If you believe that you have an outstanding warrant, you can do a warrant search to confirm your belief.In Chenango County, that means searching court records and contacting the Sheriff's Department.
The Chenango County Supreme Court and County Court are located in the County Office Building at 5 Court Street in Norwich, NY 13815 (telephone: 607-337-1457).Most criminal cases begin with an arrest warrant.In order to search court records for active and closed criminal cases, you must visit the Clerk of Court's office during normal business hours (9 am to 5 pm).The court staff can show you how to search the public records but cannot give legal advice regarding ongoing court cases.
You also need to search for active warrants with the Norwich City Court.It is located at One Court Plaza in Norwich, NY 13815 (telephone: 607-334-1224).This court has limited jurisdiction in Chenango County but does issue some arrest warrants.
The Chenango County Sheriff's Office can answer any questions about outstanding warrants and must be included in any warrant search in Chenango County.It can also provide copies of arrest records for a fee.The office is located at 279 County Route 46 in Norwich, NY 13815 (telephone: 607-334-2000).Unfortunately, you cannot get information about outstanding warrants online.However, the Sheriff's Office does have a list of the county's most wanted on its website.There is also a list of the county's unsolved crimes on the Sheriff's website.
Chenango County, NY crime data
For the 10 years from 1999 through 2008, overall crime rates in Chenango County increased by almost thirty percent while violent crimes decreased by about the same percentage.While the majority of crimes reported during this time related to burglary and theft, there were four murders, sixty-four rapes and approximately one hundred fifty assaults reported.