If you’re interested in knowing whether any active arrest warrants exist against your name in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you must follow a few simple procedures according to state regulations. Searching for these active warrants typically requires a trip to the local Sheriff’s office, where a police officer can perform a quick search through their official arrest records. This type of search normally requires a fee in exchange for the information. In addition, if you do happen to discover an active arrest warrant issued against you, you are likely to be detained on the spot.
If you are not willing to take that chance, but would still like to do a search on your own, you can visit this link http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/367/Warrant-Division to see a list of the most wanted criminals in Lancaster County. You may also visit the online PA Unified Judicial System Web Portal, scroll to the "Public Web Docket Sheets" section, choose either "Magisterial District Courts" or "Criminal Courts of Common Pleas", and select "Participant Name". From there, simply enter the name of the person or persons you are doing the search on, as well as the name of the county, and complete your search.
During the 1999-2008 decade, over 90,000 crimes have been reported in Lancaster County, PA, out of which around 8 percent were considered violent. On a yearly basis, about 4,500 crimes occur less than a mile from the home of the victims, and a crime usually happens once every 60 minutes or less. In addition, more than 69,000 thefts have occurred here, out of which around 8 percent are listed in the auto theft category. Almost 700 rapes have taken place in Lancaster County, according to official crime statistics.