How to Search for Stark County Arrest Records
Stark County arrest records can indicate whether a person has ever been apprehended by the police. Outstanding warrants tell whether that person is a suspect of crime and thus wanted by the county’s law enforcement agencies. Both are needed for a criminal record check and so this article will explain how they can be traced.
Carrying out an arrest inquiry
The best source to initiate a Stark County arrest records search is the Jail division at the sheriff office. They can provide information on a specific person’s incarceration history. Since they do not maintain an online search tool, searchers will need to either contact them by phone (330-430-3800) or arrive at the sheriff office (500 Atlantic Blvd NE, Canton, Ohio 44705) in person to conduct their investigation.
Alternatively, you may choose to do a much wider Ohio inmate search with the help of the online inquiry tool maintained by the state’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Results show incarcerated people in all of OH counties. It is also possible to view names of offenders at large and parole violators.
Conducting a Stark County warrant Search
The sheriff’s archives contain data on all of Stark County warrants waiting to be executed. So they are best source for conducting your inquiry. There is no online inquiry option available, so you ought to arrive at the sheriff office (see address above) in person. There should not be any problem garnering information on the county’s wanted people. The authorities are willing to share that information believing cooperation with the public may help them apprehend suspects and fugitives.
How to perform a criminal records search
Stark County court records will tell you whether a person has ever been prosecuted and found guilty of a crime. The clerk of courts offer two primary online data banks that display court dockets:
- An online case search through which dockets can be located according to the type of court and type of record (e.g. civil, criminal, domestic relations, etc.).
- The county recorder’s website will help you trace public records. This service requires registration.
Performing a sex offender search
The fastest and most effective way to trace the whereabouts of people with criminal records for sex offenses is the Ohio sex offender registry. It enables you to locate an offender in your area so that you can take the necessary precautions.