There are two scenarios in which an arrest can be made without a warrant in hand: the suspect is arrested while he is in the act of committing the crime or if narcotics/illegal arms are found on his person during a regular street search.
In cases where an individual can be held responsible for a crime based on the evidence and witness testimony but his involvement in the crime has not been irrefutably established, the police have to seek a judicial arrest order.
For the document, they have to approach the local criminal court of Calcasieu County, LA with a writ petition that provides a detailed account of their findings and the nature of the crime along with information about the suspect.
Particular emphasis is laid on the adequacy of the evidence available; it has to be sufficient for filing a case against the person for the judge to issue a warrant. A signed arrest order from the court is what is known as an active arrest warrant.
In most cases, the police will be quick about taking people who have arrest warrants out on their name into custody. However in some cases an immediate arrest may not be possible because the whereabouts of the suspect are not known. In such a situation, the document is merely held back in the criminal system of the country as an outstanding warrant to be used whenever and wherever the person is found.
For information on arrest records and warrant issued in the county of Calcasieu, LA, you will have to get in touch with the Sherriff's Department. The law enforcement office is located at 5400 East Broad Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615. You can also communicate over the phone by calling on 337-491-3700.
A simpler way to conduct a warrant search is to use an online database; a third party collection of arrest records and warrant related data can be accessed by filling the form above.
With an annual crime rate of just about 5400 cases, Calcasieu figures in the list of counties with a medium crime range. Given the annual rate of crime, the decade long criminal figure can be worked out at nearly 54,000 incidents; of which over 10% were occurrences of violent crime.
Cases of theft and robbery with a staggering average of over 31,000 take pole position while rape with approximately 600 incidents and homicide with nearly 60 cases are not as common. On an average, a crime occurs in the county every alternate hour.