The Kitsap County criminal court will issue a warrant against an individual when such an arrest order is sought by the Sheriff’s Department of the county, and the request is made with a sworn statement.
Once issued, the arrest order grants police officers the authority to apprehend the person in question, detain him for questioning, present him in court for a bail hearing, and file a 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.
An active arrest warrant authorizes peace officers to enter any property to make such an arrest and use any means of force required to arrest the individual. After arrest, a 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 Sheriff’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 seldom caried out over the phone but you can inquire about the procedure for such an inquiry.
Is it possible to get information on Kitsap County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- To request an arrest report or the police report of an incident/accident, contact the Records Division at 360.337.7196.
- To learn more about active warrants, contact the Records Clerk at 360.337.4642.
- For information on recent arrests and inmate arrest history, dial the phone number of Corrections- 360.337.7108.
- To obtain case-specific information concerning a criminal complaint, call Detective Administration at 360.337.7110.
- To get general information and to file a non-emergency complaint, call the Sheriff’s Department at 360.337.7101.
- For details on bench warrants and other civil papers, contact the Civil Division at 360.337.7104.
- To get information on defendants and prisoners (only for victims), call the Vine line at for 1.877.846.3492.
- For inquiries about court dates and judicial records, contact the Superior Court at 360.337.7140 and the District Court at 360.337.7109.
Crime Statistics of Kitsap County, Washington
Between 2018 and 2019, Kitsap County’s crime rate decreased by around 6%, going from an annual average of 3290 incidents to almost 3500 cases. In 2019, more than 3000 complaints were filed against property offences, while the rest were attributed to violent crimes.
Nearly 2200 reports were filed for larceny-thefts, and around 600 complaints were filed for burglary. In the violent crimes category, aggravated assaults led to the filing of almost 300 cases while another 120 were filed against instances of rape.
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 almost 8%. Of the approximately 750 violent criminal incidents reported in the county each year, 3 were homicide cases, and nearly 150 were sexual assault-related occurrences.
However, the criminal figure’s bulk can be attributed to theft and robbery cases, with almost 37,000 cases filed over the ten years. 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 soon.