McKean County, PA Arrest Records and Warrants

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An active arrest warrant issued in McKean County, PA, is a directive from the judiciary to the police explicitly mentioning that the accused be brought before the court to stand trial. Because of several state agencies’ involvement in the issue and execution of arrest warrants, it is not incredibly cumbersome to find records on these detention orders.

In fact, under the Open Records Act of the state of Pennsylvania, the police, as well as the judiciary, will be more than happy to offer you access to arrest records. However, you will need to visit the office of these justice entities in person if you are interested in a warrant search.

The sheriff’s office maintains all information about active and outstanding arrest warrants from the law and order side. Details about warrants that remain un-served are also stored in a central FBI repository.

In terms of judicial agencies, the county clerk’s office and the magistrate’s court maintain the court dockets, which have data on all cases brought before the court, both civil and criminal. To reach the sheriff’s department, clerk of court’s office, and the magistrate’s court, drive down to 500 West Main Street, Smethport, Pennsylvania 16749.

The county clerk and the sheriff’s offices can be contacted for information on arrest warrants as well as recent arrests. There is also the provision for an online warrant search


Will state agencies provide an arrest report or information about McKean County warrants over the phone? (Updated-2021)         

  • To ask about recent arrests, approach the McKean County Jail at 814-887-2333.
  • To inquire about outstanding warrants, connect with the Sheriff’s Department at 814-887-3454.
  • To obtain information about victim’s rights and services, call McKean County Victim Services at 814-887-3312.
  • To learn more about how to get criminal court documents, contact the Clerk of Court at 814-887-3270.


Crime statistics of McKean County

The annual crime average of McKean County decreased by nearly 25% in 2018 to stand at nearly 580 incidents as opposed to the nearly 700-incident annual total of 2017.

The violent crime rate was in the vicinity of 130 cases. Of such crimes reported in 2018, 16 were cases of rape, and more than 110 were aggravated assaults. Of the nearly 480 complaints filed against property crimes, around 350 were against larceny-theft, while burglaries accounted for approximately 80 complaints.

Over the eight-year interval between 2001 and 2008, the crime scene in McKean County, PS, has steadily worsened, growing by an astounding 90% plus. This has resulted in the number of crimes reported annually going up to approximately 300 incidents instead of the 150 cases being lodged at the start of the decade.

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