Sheriff Joe has made it easy for you to find out if you have a warrent for your arrest in Maricopa County and perhaps Arizona. Of course that bastard wants get you to snitch on your neighbors.
to use it go to
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a direct link is:
another way to find out if you have a warrent out for your arrest is to try to buy a gun. and have them run the brady bill check on you. you dont have to buy the guy. but if they deny you the right to buy the gun you probably have a warrent out for your arrest.
Arpaio mobilizing residents to assist in locating suspects
Lindsey Collom The Arizona Republic Jan. 19, 2006 12:00 AM
Ever wonder if your shady neighbor is on the lam? Maybe you're curious about how many people in your ZIP code have warrants for their arrest.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Web site is giving citizens a chance to be Techno-Cops.
On Wednesday, the agency unveiled an online database containing information on 30,000 people with warrants in Maricopa County. New warrants will be added daily.
There are no pictures, but users can run a search by name, address, ZIP code, criminal offense, gender or race, among others. The hope is citizens will use the database to pinpoint criminals and give authorities information leading to an arrest, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
"Some people may say this is a new kind of community policing," Arpaio said. "Some might say, 'You want people to spy on their neighbors.' I don't like that word: spying. (I'm asking them to) keep their eyes and ears open . . . ."
"It's all geared to protecting the public."
The fugitives featured on Techno-Cops are wanted for various crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, DUI and drug offenses. The majority of all warrants, about 40 percent, were issued for failure to appear in court, Arpaio said.
There are 70,000 open warrants in Maricopa County. Arpaio said legal issues prohibit the Sheriff's Office from posting all of the warrants, many issued by grand juries, on the Web site. The agency is working with Maricopa County Superior Court officials to lift the restrictions.
In the meantime, Arpaio said he anticipates the public will use Techno-Cops, at least if the traffic on his Web site is an indication. He claimed www.mcso.org receives about 800,000 "hits" a day.
All fugitive information submitted to the Sheriff's Office would be verified.
Arpaio said anyone who knowingly submits false information is "going to jail." But what about those who report anonymously?
"I'm not giving up a program just because some jerk wants to play a joke on the sheriff," he added.
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