Searching for arrest records in Wayne County, NY can be difficult because there are multiple courts that have concurrent jurisdiction over criminal offenses. Town and village courts, as well as the county court, can issue arrest warrants if they receive a complaint and find probable cause exists for a warrant. The list of town and village courts for Wayne County includes over 20 different locations. The Wayne County Clerk's Office may also have records of outstanding warrants as the county court also has jurisdiction over criminal cases. You can contact the records center of the clerk's office by telephone at 315-946-7470 or at 9 Pearl Street in Lyons, NY 14489.
Once an arrest warrant has been issued by any court within the county, the warrant is transferred to local law enforcement officers for service and execution. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office maintains a list of the most wanted suspects in the county on its website. This is an excellent source to check for active warrants. The criminal records division of the Sheriff's Office maintains arrest records for all warrants issued. You can contact the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm by calling 315-946-5790.
If you do find an outstanding arrest warrant for yourself, you should contact an attorney immediately. Turning yourself in without an attorney is not advised because an attorney will be able to help you navigate the criminal court system.
Wayne County crime data
Between 2000 and 2008, there were only a little over 10,000 crimes reported in all of Wayne County. Of those, the majority of the crimes were non-violent in nature and consisted mainly of theft and burglary related crimes (there were only four murders during the entire eight years). However, overall crime rose by 54% in Wayne County during the eight-year period with violent crime increasing by almost 60%.