Just because an active arrest warrant has been issued against a person in Wayne County, PA does not mean that the individual in question will be convicted. In fact, arrest warrants are solely based on the existence of probable cause which means that there is enough evidence against the accused for a reasonable person to suspect his involvement in the crime.
All arrest records get saved in the state, county as well as national crime databases. Unfortunately, not all counties allow civilians to access this repository through an online tool. So, if you are interested in finding out about possible outstanding warrants against a specific person, you have little choice but to visit the closest precinct or the justice center of the county.
To contact the sheriff's department for a warrant search, simply visit them at 925 Court StHonesdale, Pennsylvania 18431 or call on 570-253-2641 to understand how this information can be accessed.
While you may not be able to look for outstanding warrants on the website of the sheriff's department, they do offer a page of all active warrants issued in the area. This also acts as a most wanted list for the county and it can be found at http://www.co.wayne.pa.us/warrants/
The county clerk's office that is in charge of the court dockets and the magistrate's court that issues the arrest warrants are also kept in the loop as each maintains their own records of criminal matters and arrest orders. Both agencies are located at the same address as the sheriff's office.
Despite the fact that the crime rate of Wayne County, PA has only gone up by about 25% in the 8 years between 199 and 2008, the area still clocks in one of the highest crime averages when compared to other counties of its size.
Throughout the year, almost 200 criminal complaints are lodged with the police of Wayne and if the upward trajectory is not interrupted soon, the crime rates may very well spike up to 300 in the next few years.