Monterey County Arrest Records and Warrant Search

Conducting a background check is sometimes necessary to minimize your exposure to people that might pose a risk to you or to your loved ones. The best starting place for a Monterey County arrest records search is the Record Division at the sheriff’s office. You will have to visit them in person at 1414 Natividad Rd. Salinas, California 93906. Some of the records are not open to the public (especially in the cases in which juveniles are involved). To learn which files you can view and which you cannot, contact them at 831-755-3700.

The Record Division can also help you trace Monterey County warrants. Their archives contain data on all the criminal activity and crime cases in the county. To obtain information you will need to visit them in person.

If you are seeking online information (to save you the time and bother of going to the sheriff office), opt for the search service provided by this website. You will be able to get detailed, accurate and updated reports on a person’s criminal history, including jail records and outstanding warrants. Searchers’ confidentiality is 100 per cent guaranteed.

Carrying out an inmate search

To find an inmate in Monterey County, refer to the jail log on the sheriff’s website. It displays most of the arrestees that currently populate the county’s correctional facilities. You will be able to view a detainee’s name, booking number, gender, age, housing location, charges and bail amount. You will also be able to see the agency that apprehended him or her.

For further information, you are advised to turn to the Detention Division. You can find a contact page here.

For a more extensive inquiry, we suggest using the electronic inmate locator offered by the California Department of Corrections (http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/). It encompasses all of the state’s prisons.

Obtaining court dockets

Monterey County court records can be searched free of charge using the computers at the clerk’s office. It is also possible to file a request in person or via mail. A request must include the following:

  • The number of the case in question.
  • The date and the place where the offense was committed.
  • Further information that may assist the clerk in tracing the case.
  • A 15 dollars fee per case.

Request by mail ought to be sent to:

Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
Attention: Criminal Records
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Take into account that although finding criminal court dockets can be time consuming, they are extremely important as they can show you a person’s history of prosecutions and convictions.

Crime data

Throughout 2014, 1,833 violent crimes were committed in the county (34 homicide cases, 125 rapes, 587 robberies and 1,087 assaults). Moreover, 10,577 property crimes were reported to law enforcement agencies. Currently, the average number of detainees in the county’s jails is about 1,100.