The Kitsap County criminal court will issue a warrant against an individual when such an arrest order is sought by the Sherriff’s Department of the county and the request is made with a sworn statement.
The arrest order, once issued, grants police officers the authority to apprehend the person in question, detain him for questioning and present him in court for a bail hearing and the filing of criminal instrument. Once an arrest order is signed and issued, the person in question can be taken into custody at any time and on any day.
In fact, an active arrest warrant authorizes peace officers to enter any property to make such an arrest and use any means of force required to nab the individual. After arrest, release is only possible after the payment of bail.
All such orders that are not immediately executed are held back in the system as outstanding warrants and these can be used at any time to make an arrest. Depending on the nature of the crime for which the detention has been ordered, the warrant may/may not have a geographical or even a time limit on it.
Usually arrest orders for misdemeanor charges expire after a set period while warrants handed out in felony cases stay in effect perpetually. To gather more information on arrest records in Kitsap County, Washington, visit the Sherriff’s Office at 614 Division Street, Port Orchard, Washington 98366. You can also contact them over the phone and through fax; however, warrant searches are not carried out in response to phone requests.
- Tel no: 360-337-7101
- Fax no: 360-337-7054
In 1999 almost 500 violent crimes were reported in Kitsap, WA, but this figure had burgeoned to nearly 1000 by the end of the decade. The overall annual crime rate was found to be over 5000 with a violent crime rate of nearly 8%. Of the approximately 750 violent criminal incidents reported in the county each year, 3 were homicide cases and almost 150 were sexual assault related occurrences.
However, the bulk of the criminal figure can be attributed to cases of theft and robbery with almost 37,000 cases reports filed over the ten year period. The increase in crime has been quite sudden but if not stopped, it can easily send the numbers up to 9000 or more incidents per year in the near future.