How to conduct a New Castle County arrests and warrant check?
There is a striking contrast in terms of the information offered and the way it is provided when it comes to details on recent arrests in New Castle County and details pertaining to the active warrants issued in the area.
Surprisingly, the local authorities have no qualms about providing their warrant list online. However, there is absolutely no way to do an arrest inquiry through a state agency website. In fact, even if you are willing to visit a law enforcement office in person, you will have a hard time accessing an arrest report.
How do you access information on New Castle County arrest warrants?
The Delaware State Police offers information on the most wanted persons through their website at https://pubsrv.deljis.delaware.gov/WantedPublic/Default.aspx. What you have on that page is a simple tool to search the warrant database of the law enforcement agency.
The good news is that you can initiate the warrant check by using just the name of the subject. The bad news is that the results of the inquiry are disappointingly concise. So, you can only find a brief note on the charges against a suspect and the warrant number along with identifier details.
Because the suspects have not been taken into custody, there is no question of getting arrest mug shots. But more information on the charges would have definitely helped!
That said, the biggest problem with this tool is that it does not offer the facility to launch a county-specific warrant inquiry. Moreover, there is no way to narrow down the search results. So, if your subject has a fairly common name, you will have to go through multiple records.
Is there any way to access details on arrests in New Castle County?
If you are interested in the arrest records of a specific individual, the police will not help you with these. However, you can approach local law enforcement agencies to know if a person was arrested in the last 24 hours or in the last few days. For this information, you can go to:
- The New Castle City Police Department at 1 Municipal Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720.
- The New Castle County Police Department at 3601 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
- The Wilmington City Police Department at 300 N Walnut St, Wilmington, DE 19801
- The Newark Police Department at 220 South Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
As far as correctional facilities are concerned, there are three of those in the area. They not only house convicts but also under-trials. While their addresses are listed below, it is highly recommended that you call before paying them a visit.
- The Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution- 660 Baylor Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720. Phone- 302-577-3004.
- The Howard R. Young Correctional Institution- 1301 E 12th St, Wilmington, DE 19802. Phone- 302-429-7700.
- The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center- 1181 Paddock Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977. Phone- 302-653-9261
Who should you contact if you need over-the-phone information on arrests and warrants in New Castle County? (By 2021)
- The New Castle County Police Department will have information on recent arrests- 302-395-8100.
- The Uniformed Operations Unit of the agency can help with arrest records and prisoner information- 302-395-8156.
- The Records Unit of New castle PD can be approached for a warrant search- 302-395-8070.
- The Criminal Investigation Unit will provide information about criminal matters under investigation to victims- 302-395-8110
- The Police Department provides general information and accepts complaints on its non-emergency phone line- 302-573-2800.
- The Victims Assistance Unit provides help and information to crime victims and witnesses- 302-395-8135/8117.
- The Clerk of Court’s office can provide information about initiating a search for judicial records- (302) 255-0800 (Superior Court) and 302-255-0900 (Court of Common Pleas).
Crime stats for New Castle, DE
In keeping with the plunging crime rates of Delaware, New Castle County criminal incident figures also continued their downward trend in 2019. A decline of nearly 10% in the total number of complaints filed led to nearly 5000 fewer cases reported in the area.
Of the 41,300 criminal complaints received, around 9600 were against violent crimes while over 24,000 were against property and social crimes. Larceny theft and assault were the most commonly reported crimes, with over 11,500 and 8500 cases filed respectively against these crimes.
In terms of both violent and property crimes, New Castle fares worse than the rest of the state and the country. As far as violent crimes go, robberies are the most frequent criminal incidents, surpassing both the national and the state averages. Thefts are the most commonly occurring property crimes, with an average twice as high as that of the state and the country.