If you need to find out if a specific person has an arrest warrant in Brooke County, West Virginia, the fastest way to conduct an arrest warrant search is to contact the Brooke County Sheriff’s Office. The Brooke County Sheriff’s Office is located at 632 Main St, Wellsburg, WV 26070 and can also be reached by phone at the following phone number: (304) 527-1430. First, an arrest warrant is issued by a court for the purpose of arresting and detaining an individual. Then, an active warrant becomes police’s responsibility, which means that the police are looking for a person named in a warrant and will arrest him or her upon contact. It does not matter if you committed a minor crime or a felony, any arrest warrant issued in your name can get you arrested. Warrants that have not been served yet are called outstanding warrants and the Brooke County Sheriff’s office will be able to provide the information on them.
After you contacted the Sheriff’s Office, it is recommended to also check Brooke County open criminal cases maintained by a Clerk of Court. The Court’s Clerk is responsible for keeping court records up to date, thus, you will have no issue finding any active arrest warrants in the court dockets. In order to search the court database, you will need to visit the Brooke County Courthouse located at 632 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070 (phone: 304-737-1400) and the Brooke County Magistrate Court located at 744 Charles Street, Suite 4, Wellsburg, WV 26070 (phone: 304-737-1321). Court records are considered to be a public information and you should not have any issues requesting the copies of court cases. However, you will need to pay a fee for copies of the cases you are interested in.
Furthermore, contacting the Brooke County Northern Regional Jail (RD 2 Box 1, Moundsville, WV 26041, phone: 304-843-4067, email: administrator_nrj et wvrja.state.wv.us) will help you obtain the details on an arrestee’s charges, any active warrants issued in his or her name and the amount of bond needed for the person’s release.
Around 2,000 total crimes (more than 150 of the total crimes being the violent ones) were reported in Brooke County of West Virginia during 1999 and 2008. During these years violent crime grew by 70% and the total number of crimes increased by 75%. Most of the crimes committed in Brooke County are property related, such as thefts and auto thefts.