In Curry County, OR an active warrant can only be issued once the police petition against the alleged criminal is found to have enough merit to bring the power of the state into the matter. The authority to decide on criminal cases is retained by local judicial entities that reserve the right to hear such cases. So, when arrest warrants are needed in Curry, the police approach the court of the magistrate.
Once the sitting judge gets involved in the case through a pre-warrant hearing, so does the department of the clerk of court which sends its representative to record trial happenings. This information is stored in the court dockets database maintained by the agency.
The office of the magistrate which rules on matters pertaining to detention orders will also keep all information pertaining to all active and outstanding warrants and the basis on which they were requested. Once issued, the detention directive is sent to the sheriff's department for execution. Till such time that the order is served, it is kept with the records department of the Curry County sheriff's department.
Once an offender is arrested and processed under the provisions of such a decree, the warrant is returned to the office of the magistrate and all information pertaining to the custody is retained by the police in their arrest records database.
Because eventually such matters go to arraignment hearing and the trial formal, all information about a criminal case is also stored with both branches of the judiciary mentioned above. So, if you would like to get a warrant search done in Curry County, you can go to:
- The sitting magistrate: 29821 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444
- The county police: PO Box 681, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
- The clerk of court: PO Box 746, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
In Curry County, OR, the police receive no less than 300 complaints per annum; of these recorded cases, just about 5% of the incidents can be categorized as violent while the remaining are related to property crimes. Through the 9 year period from 2000 onwards, there was a modest increase of 20% in overall crime but a stunning increase of over 80% in the rate of violent crime.