In Orleans County, arrest warrants are initiated through the court system. Before a judge issues an arrest warrant, he must first determine that probable cause exists. The judge bases his decision on sworn testimony, affidavits, or complaints to determine if it is likely that the alleged suspect committed the crime. If so, the judge will issue the arrest warrant and transfer it to local law enforcement for execution.
Unfortunately, there are no reliable online sites to conduct a warrant search for Orleans County. The only way to determine if an active warrant exists is to contact the court that issued the arrest warrant or contact the Sheriff’s Office to check for outstanding warrants.
In Orleans County, both the Supreme Court and the County Court can issue arrest warrants. To begin your warrant search, visit the Clerk of Court’s office at 1 South Main Street, Suite 3, Albion, NY 14411 (telephone: 585-589-5458). The office is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. While the staff cannot give legal advice, they can show you how to search public records for open criminal cases and active warrants.
To look for outstanding warrants or to get copies of arrest records, visit the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office located at 13295 State Route 31 in Albion, NY 14411 (telephone: 585-590-4135). You may also obtain a criminal background history report through the Sheriff’s Office. Caution – If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, appearing at the Sheriff’s Office to do a warrant search may result in your immediate arrest.
Orleans County, NY crime data
During ten years from 1999 to 2008, the crime rate in Orleans County grew by almost eighty percent. Of the nearly 6,000 crimes committed during this time, only seven percent were violent, including six murders. Approximately one-half of the nearly 600 crimes per year in Orleans County happened less than one mile from the victim’s home.