A judge issues an arrest warrant after reviewing a complaint alleging a suspect has committed a crime. The judge must determine that there is sufficient cause to believe the suspect committed the offense alleged in the complaint; otherwise, he cannot issue a warrant for arrest. After a warrant is given, it is directed to law enforcement officials to apprehend and bring the person before a judge. There are several reasons why someone would want to perform a warrant search in Sullivan County – – job applications, rental applications, etc.
Searching for arrest warrants in Sullivan County
Contacting the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is one way to search for active warrants. The Sheriff’s Office does not have an online source for searching arrest records; therefore, you must contact the office in person. The office is located at 8 Bushnell Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701. Beware of appearing in person to search records against yourself, as you will be arrested immediately if an outstanding warrant exists for your arrest.
Sullivan County has numerous County Towns and Villages in which local courts issue arrest warrants. To search for outstanding warrants, you need to contact the individual courts in each town. To narrow your search, check with the town court where the crime allegedly took place or where the suspect resides.
The Sullivan County Court also issues arrest warrants within the county; therefore, you must include this court during your research for a complete warrant search. The court is located at 414 Broadway Monticello, NY 12701. Also, search for criminal cases that were tried in the defendant’s absence, and he was found guilty because in these cases, the defendant will still have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
How do you get information on Sullivan County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- For information on arrests and inmates, call the phone number of Sullivan County Jail- 845-794-7102.
- For police reports, arrest records, accident reports and criminal records, get in touch with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 845-794-7100.
- For details on initiating a case search and accessing judicial records and court dockets, contact the Sullivan County Courthouse at 845-791-3540.
- For victim’s assistance, call the District Attorney’s Office at 845-794-3344.
Sullivan County crime data
The Sullivan Sheriff’s Office handled 847 criminal complaints in 2020, compared to well over 1,000 in 2019. Of these, 701 were property offenses while 146 were violent offenses. The reported crimes included:
- Over 540 larceny thefts
- Over 120 burglaries
- More than 30 auto thefts
- Around 80 aggravated assaults
- About 50 rapes, and
- Approximately 20 robberies
Between 1999 and 2008, there were almost nine thousand crimes reported in Sullivan County. Of those crimes, less than one thousand were violent. During that time, crime rates rose in Sullivan County by almost 80%. The sharp increase in crime occurred between 2004 and 2005 and remained steady after that.