In Arizona, judges have the ability to issue an arrest warrant on a felony indictment or upon a sworn complaint. Before issuing an arrest warrant on a sworn complaint, the judge must first determine if probable cause exists. Probable cause is simply the belief, based upon the facts presented in the sworn complaint, that the suspect did commit the crime in question. After the warrant is signed, it becomes an active warrant, and it is directed at law enforcement officers for execution. Finding out if you have an outstanding warrant is important because in Arizona, if you have a warrant, your driver’s license will be suspended. Follow the links below to do a warrant search in Yuma County.
Warrant searches and court records in Yuma County
Searching for arrest warrants in Yuma County begins with the courts. Justice Courts can issue arrest warrants for the precinct in which each court has jurisdiction. You can contact the individual court locations to inquire about active warrants that have been issued by that court. The Superior Court also has jurisdiction over criminal cases within the county. To search for criminal cases for the entire county, you can access the Arizona Judicial Branch’s case information system. This online resource provides case information for civil and criminal cases filed within the county. To obtain copies of court records, you should speak to someone in the office of the Clerk of Court.
Another source for obtaining information about outstanding warrants is the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff is charged with executing warrants; therefore, this office is an excellent source for arrest records and active warrants. You can also request a criminal history records check from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.
How do you contact state agencies for an arrest report or details about warrants from Yuma County over the phone? (Updated-2021)
- Contact the Sheriff’s Office’s Records Division for information about incidents and accidents and an arrest report- (928) 329-2254.
- Contact the Justice Court for all inquiries about active warrants-(928) 427-3318 (Bagdad), (928) 771-3355 (Mayer), (928) 771-3300 (Prescott), (928) 422-3281 (Seligman), (928) 639-5820 (Verde Valley) and (928) 771-3357 (Yarnell).
- Dial the phone number of the Yuma County Detention Center for information on recent arrests and inmate arrest records- (928) 782-9871.
- Obtain case-specific information by contacting the Detective Division –(928) 783-4427
- Find out about victim’s rights and services by calling the County Attorney’s Office- (928) 817-4300.
- Learn about criminal case court dates and judicial records by calling the Clerk of Court- (928) 817-4210.
Yuma County crimes
Almost 950 criminal complaints were filed by the Yuma Sheriff’s Department in 2019, compared to the 1000 crimes reported in 2018. The figure included 807 property offenses and 136 crimes against people. The following crimes were reported:
- 502 larceny thefts
- 223 burglaries
- 82 motor vehicle thefts
- 106 aggravated assaults
- 17 rapes, and
- 6 robberies
During the 10 years from 1999 to 2008, crime rates increased in Yuma County by almost 93%, with violent crime increasing by almost 100%. During that time, there were about 43,355 crimes committed in Yuma County, with approximately 11% of those being violent in nature. On average, there were 14 crimes committed each day within the county.