When a sitting judge in Delaware County, PA finds that there is enough evidence to sustain a probable cause that a crime has been committed, he or she will immediately issue arrest warrants against the people who are believed to have committed the crime.
In most cases, these active warrants will maintain their force in-state as well as out-of-state. The local sheriff’s office is responsible for the capture and detention of these people, but if that fails to happen within a predetermined time frame, the warrants become outstanding warrants. They will therefore lose their legal force, but will continue to be a part of the official arrest records of a person.
If you are interested in performing a search of any warrants issued in your name in Delaware County, the link provided here https://www3.co.delaware.pa.us/DELCOWRITS/WRITS.Login will give you access to the public database. This database includes all the criminal records, including any type of warrant that may be connected to your name or that of someone you know. The search criteria include first, middle and last names of the person, any possible alias, his or her gender, race and identifying marks, as well as the city and zip code of the person’s place of residence. This linkhttp://www.delawarecountysheriff.org/resources/most-wanted/ also displays a list (photos included) of the most wanted criminals in the county that are currently fugitives.
As a side note, there were over 100,000 crimes recorded in Delaware County between 1999 and 2008, and more than 20,000 of them were considered to be violent. Almost 5,000 of the 10,000 crimes occurring on a yearly basis take place less than a mile from the home of the victim. Every 50 minutes or so, a crime happens in Delaware County, which overall make up more than 200 murders, over 9,500 motor vehicle thefts and more than 800 rapes on a yearly basis.