In Brown County, Kansas, from 2002 through 2008, there were almost 1,400 reported crimes, 156 of them violent. Of the 200 or so crimes per year in the county, there is, on average, one 1 murder, close to twenty rapes, and hundreds and hundreds of thefts.
In terms of a warrant search, the Brown County Sheriff has a terrific site that provides a great deal of useful information on outstanding warrants. On their homepage, it states, “Proactive law enforcement for safer communities,” which sounds a bit like a motto for stopping crimes and criminals before anything happens. It is obvious that the sheriff’s office has put a great deal of time and effort into constructing a truly helpful and user-friendly website.
From the homepage of the sheriff’s site, by clicking on “Agency Data” and then selecting “Outstanding Warrants” from the pull-down menu, you will arrive at a page with a list of outstanding warrants for Brown County, KS. Both names and aliases are provided. The sheriff posts the active warrant information to help execute warrants and to encourage those with active warrants for their arrest to turn themselves in.
The sheriff clarifies that only law enforcement officers are to take action on outstanding warrants because attempting arrests of felons may prove harmful or deadly for the individual attempting the arrest. So, people with information on suspects at large should contact the Brown County sheriff
The other Brown County resource for arrest records and warrants is the Brown County District Court, located in the Brown County Courthouse at 601 Oregon, PO Box 417, Hiawatha, KS 66434-0417. The fax number is 785-742-3506. Inquiries regarding arrest warrants and arrests will likely be referred to the Clerk of Court in Brown County, KS.
Who should you be calling for details about Brown County warrants and recent arrests? (Updated in 2021)
- Data on recent arrests: 785-742-3291
- Case-specific information on a criminal complaint: 785-742-7125.
- Arrest report and accident report: 785-742-3188.
- Details about assistance available to witnesses and victims: 785-740-7401.
- Brown County Judicial records: 785-742-7481.
Crime statistics of Brown County
As compared to the 2018 crime average of 12 cases, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office received 21 criminal complaints in 2019. The figure included 16 criminal misdemeanors and 5 felonies.
There were 8 larceny thefts, 5 burglaries, and 3 car thefts in the category of misdemeanor crimes. The reported felonies all involved aggravated assault.
Older crime statistics