Kalkaska County, Michigan Arrest Records and Warrants

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Once an investigation is concluded in a criminal matter, the police are in a good position to file a petition for an active warrant in Kalkaska County, Michigan. All the information collected in the case including the name of the victim, suspect and witnesses is put into a written affidavit. This is taken to court in the quest of a detention order.

However, arrest warrants are not issued just because the police want these decrees. Probable cause is the sole legal criteria on which the issue of a warrant hinges. If the petition filed by the cops has enough evidence to convince a layman that the person being accused of the crime did indeed commit the act, the active warrant is granted.

Although, usually arrest warrants are executed within a few hours or days of release, some cannot be served because the accused in question cannot be found. In this case, the detention order is neither sent back nor revoked; it is merely held back in the police database. At this point, the decree goes through a name change and is known as an outstanding warrant from Kalkaska County.

When doing a background check, a warrant search is highly recommended. In fact, you may also want to look at the KalkaskaCounty arrest records in the name of your subject along with any bench warrants that were issued against him/her. If you visit the office of the sheriff, you will also be able to find a list of Kalkaska's most wanted. The contact information of the state agencies is listed below:

  • County Clerk's office: 605 North Birch Street, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646
  • Sheriff's department: 605 N Birch St, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646
  • Magistrate's court: Same as given above

Almost 350 crimes take place in Kalkaska County, MI every year; of these, about 7% are violent criminal acts such as rape and murder which clocked in 1 and 35 incidents respectively. Starting in 2001, for the next eight year, almost 2700 crime reports were filed in all. Through this interval, a growth was observed in the rates of violent as well reported crime; these spiked by an average of over 50%.

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