San Mateo County Arrest Records and Warrant Search

Unless a person is spotted while engaging in a criminal activity, to incarcerate a suspect, police must obtain an arrest warrant. Like all other counties in California, San Mateo County warrants must be officially approved by a judge who will be willing to sign them only if the police are able to clearly establish a probable cause for an arrest.

The primary source for a San Mateo County warrant search is the Criminal Record Bureau managed by the sheriff office. They can be reached at 400 County Center Redwood City, Ca. 94063 (or by phone at 650-363-4911).

To find information on bench warrants (issued against a person who has failed to appear in court), contact the county’s Superior Court at 650-363-4302.

Performing a San Mateo County arrest records search

Since the sheriff office’s Corrections Division does not offer an electronic inmate locator, to find an inmate, the best option available to you is to contact each of the county’s correctional facilities:

  • Maguire Correctional Facility – 300 Bradford St. Redwood City, California 94063. Phone no. 650-363-4000 (extension 6070/6071).
  • Maple Street Complex Facilities (the Correctional Center for females and the Transitional Facility) – 1580 and 1590 Maple St. Redwood City, California 94063. Phone no. 650-363-4310.

If you are interested in an all-inclusive California inmate search, then we suggest utilizing the electronic inquiry tool operated by the CDCR.

Those who are seeking older San Mateo County arrest records should turn to the search box attached to this article. It displays thorough reports on people’s criminal history (including jail records). The reports also contain relevant civil information. The data is accurate and up to date. Searcher’s confidentiality is 100% guaranteed.

Tracing a person’s history of convictions

If you also want to view a person’s prior convictions, the Superior Court’s website offers users an online inquiry tool for locating San Mateo County court records. On the left side you will see an icon called “search case records”. By clicking on it, you will be taken to a webpage containing a long disclaimer. After accepting their terms, you will be able to start using the service.

Crime data

1,776 crimes involving violence took place in the county from January 1 to December 31 2013. There were 11 murders, 132 forcible rape cases, 502 robberies (of which 123 were carried out with the use of firearms) and 1,131 aggravated assaults. 14,751 property crimes were committed in that year.