How to Search for Montgomery County Arrest Records
The State of Ohio puts at your disposal various sources for a criminal background check. This article will focus on finding Montgomery County arrest records. Readers will also be shown how to undertake a warrant search and how to trace court records. Most of the information is available to the public and can quite easily be obtained provided that you use the right sources.
Finding Montgomery County arrest records
The official website of the sheriff office provides you with a search tool to locate those who are currently in custody. The inquiry is name–based. Each electronic file that is presented provides the following information: the detainees’ personal details, the facility where he / she is detained, booking number and date, release date, the agency that made the arrest, charge description and a mugshot.
If you are looking for jail records of former detainees, you should contact the county jail, the Prisoner Information Unit at 937-225-4160. Ask them about people who were detained in their facility in the past.
Performing a statewide arrest search
In order to run an all inclusive Ohio inmate search use the electronic database managed by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. It allows you to focus on an individual county. You can look for either present inmates or all inmates (including those who were in custody in the past) by name, number or status.
Running a warrant inquiry
To find Montgomery County warrants, pay a visit to the sheriff office. We recommend turning directly to the Records department. They also provide access to the county’s public records including criminal records (mainly for employment purposes). A special request form (which you can download here) must be completed and handed in person during office hours (8 in the morning to 6 in the evening). They are located at 345 W. Second St, Dayton, OH 45422. For more details, dial (937) 225-4357.
How to carry out a criminal records search
You can locate Montgomery County court records at the website of the clerk of courts. It offers an online search tool that can be accessed here. You can define in advance which type of record you are interested in (civil or criminal – a misdemeanor or a felony case)
You can also refer to the online public record center which contains links to the relevant courts that store and process various public records (e.g. the juvenile court, the municipal courts)
Locating Sex offenders
Basically, there are two sources you can turn to if you want to know whether there are people accused of sex offenses living in your area or near you children’s school:
- On a county level, you can refer to the sheriff’s searchable databank.
On a state level, you can conduct a more comprehensive check using the Ohio sex offender registry.