Valley County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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Launching an arrest warrant search in Valley County, MT will be a relatively easy task if you know who to turn to for your inquiry. Furthermore, learning about how active warrants are issued and used will help you to better understand their implications and the results of your investigation.

Who keeps Valley County arrest records?

The magistrate’s office has information on all arrest warrants issued locally because this is the judicial entity that has been set in charge of granting detention and other legal orders. The police keep details on all Valley County outstanding warrants because they are responsible for making arrests as set forth by the judicial decree and also since they are the affiants for the release of these decrees.

The office of the county clerk, which has the task of maintaining the court dockets, will also have details on arrests and warrants as a deputy from this agency is present during the pre-warrant hearing and all subsequent court sessions.

Where can you go to find details on Valley County active warrants?

  • The office of the sheriff: 501 Court Square, Glasgow, Montana 59230
  • The court of the magistrate: 27 US Highway 2 E, Glasgow, MT 59230
  • The department of the county clerk: PO Box 311, Glasgow, Montana 59230

How are outstanding warrants used in criminal processing?

These orders are the preferred option for taking suspects into custody because when using these directives, officers are allowed to go beyond the issuing county. Also, they can effect arrests at any time when a warrant is involved. Since active warrants are only granted after probable cause is established, an order of this type signifies that there is incriminating evidence against the accused.

How can you get a copy of an arrest report or information on outstanding warrants from Valley County over the phone? (Updated-2021) 

  • Obtain details about active warrants by contacting the Justice of Peace/City Court at (406) 526-3220 (Fort Peck), (406) 228-6271/2389 (Glasgow) and (406) 746-3461 (Nashua).
  • Get information on arrests and jail records by calling – (406) 228-4333.
  • Access information about victim’s assistance by calling – (406) 653-2999
  • Get information about obtaining criminal judicial records by contacting the Clerk of Court- (406) 228-6267.

Crime statistics of Valley County

The Valley Sheriff’s Department recorded 37 criminal complaints in 2019, around 20% higher than the 30 complaints received in 2018. The annual crime average was the sum of 15 property offenses and 22 offenses against people.

In the property crime category, cases were filed against 13 larceny thefts, 1 burglary and 1 motor vehicle theft. The violent crimes category included 19 aggravated assaults and 3 rapes.

Older crime statistics

Every year about 100 criminal complaints are taken to the police of Valley County, Montana. Approximately 11% of these cases are filed in matters that involve violence such as murder and sexual assault. Unfortunately, for the residents of this area, violent crime rates have soared by nearly 40% in recent years.

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