Yankton County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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Is it possible to find arrest warrants from Yankton County, South Dakota as well as the arrest records?

A wealth of information pertaining to arrests in Yankton County as well as on the warrants issued by the local courts is available on the website of the sheriff. In addition to the law enforcement agency, the judiciary does its own bit to make things easy for those who are interested in a warrant check or want to initiate an arrest inquiry.

The best part is that you don’t always have to visit the office of the Clerk of Court or even the Sheriff to get your hands on this data. Read on to learn how to access this information easily, quickly and affordably…

What are the different options for a Yankton County arrest inquiry through the office of the sheriff?

 Getting an arrest report: You can get in touch with the law enforcement office by going to 410 Walnut St., Ste. 104, Yankton, SD 57078-4313. If you are looking for the arrest records of a certain individual and are not interested in the arrest list for the area, this would be the best approach.

Alternatively, you could write to them at [email protected]. For information on a person who may have been arrested, you can call the county jail on (605) 668-5219 / (605) 260-2781.

Accessing the arrest log: Although you won’t find information on recent arrests in Yankton County on the website of the Sheriff’s Department, it is possible to get the arrest list from the Yankton Daily at https://www.yankton.net/community/.

Search the website by using the term “daily record arrests” to find the most recent arrests records. The information offered includes the full name of the detainee, his/her age and the charges for which he was arrested.

How can you approach the judiciary and the police for details on Yankton County arrest warrants?

Initiating a warrants search: This can be done through the website of the State Judiciary at https://ujslawhelp.sd.gov/recordsearch.aspx. You will have to pay $20 for each warrant search but you will get details on all the criminal matters against the subject through the inquiry.

Getting the warrant list: You can get access to the warrant database for the area, which includes information on both bench and active warrants, from the website of the Sheriff at http://www.yanktonsheriffsoffice.com/wanted.shtml. The details you can obtain include the full name of the accused, date of issue of warrant, city in which the crime was committed and the charges against the accused.

What options are available for jail records search?

If you are looking for correctional data pertaining to convicts who have recently been released from a state penitentiary or are still doing time in such a facility, you can use the offender locator offered by the Department of Correction. This facility is available at http://doc.sd.gov/adult/lookup/.

How do you obtain details pertaining to Yankton County warrants and arrests? (Revised in 2021)              

  • To find out about recent arrests, dial 605-668-5219
  • To get arrest records, dial 605-668-5210
  • To request victim’s assistance, dial 605-665-4301
  • To learn more about obtaining access criminal court records, dial 605-668-3080

Crime statistics of Yankton County

In 2019, the Yankton County Police filed 60 criminal cases, as opposed to the 75 crimes handled in the previous year. These included 53 crimes against property and 7 crimes against persons.

Of the property crimes, 27 were larceny-thefts, 10 were burglaries, and 16 were motor vehicle thefts. Of the violent crimes 4 were aggravated assaults, and 2 were rapes.

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Crime stats for Yankton County, SD

Although only a few over 400 crimes are reported in Yankton County each year, when you compare the number of criminal complaints with the population of the area, the crime rate comes across as bafflingly high.

Of the incidents reported, violent crimes account for nearly 75 complaints. Assaults take the lead in this crime category with almost 60 incidents reported. As far as property crimes go, the majority of the 370 complaints are attributed to theft, at almost 330 incidents.