San Joaquin County Arrest Records and Warrant Search

You have a new neighbor and he seems a little suspicious. Maybe he has a criminal record; maybe he is a former sex offender. You want to make sure your family is safe. This is only one example (and there are more) of why a background check is sometimes a must. The following article shows readers how to find San Joaquin County arrest records, warrants and court dockets for the purpose of tracing a person’s criminal history.

Conducting an arrest search

On average, there are 1,430 detainees held in the county’s correctional facilities (John Zunino Jail Complex, Honor Farm Complex) on a daily basis. To locate a specific inmate, you can either contact the Custody Division at 209-468-4570 or refer to the inmate locator at the sheriff’s website which is titled as Who’s in Custody.

You can expand your inquiry and carry out a California inmate search through the computerized data bank operated by the CDCR.

Carrying out a San Joaquin County warrant search

To find out whether a specific person is wanted by the police, you will be required to pay a visit to the sheriff office (7000 Michael Canlis Blvd, French Camp, CA 95231. Phone number: 209-468-4400). They are usually quite cooperative since they hope to obtain some information from the public that might help them trace and apprehend fugitives.

Obtaining San Joaquin County court records

The county’s Superior Court provides users with an online tool that can only be used for acquiring civil records. For reports on criminal cases issued by the court, you need to contact the Superior Court’s Record Management. They are available on the phone, 209-992-5697, from 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. They are located at 540 E. Main Street, Stockton, California 95202. Business hours are from 8 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon (They are not available from 11:30 to 12:30). You will be asked to file a FOIA request and provide a good reason for it. It might take two weeks for your request to be processed.

A recommended online source for a background check

The search box on this page will provide you with extensive reports containing a person’s complete criminal history (including jail records, prior convictions and any other entanglements he or she had with the police). The data is derived from updated private and governmental sources. Accuracy and confidentiality are guaranteed.

Crime statistics

From 2010 to 2013, 22,912 violent crimes took place in San Joaquin County. In 2013 alone, law enforcement agencies dealt with 4,980 violent crimes (47 murders, 135 rapes, 1,447 robberies and 3,321 assaults). The number of property crimes in that year reached 28,603.