During the Long Beach Police Department's 4-hour warrant clearing event held on Saturday, September 15th, 132 individuals showed up to handle their outstanding warrants. Of the 132 individuals, 73 had traffic or eligible nonviolent misdemeanor warrants and were issued a new notice to appear. Several of those individuals had multiple warrants, clearing a total of 99 warrants from the system. The remaining 59 individuals either did not have warrants, or had warrants issued from other agencies.
No one was arrested during the event.
The Long Beach Police Department was very pleased with the results, and anticipates holding another warrant clearing event in the future to assist the community in addressing their outstanding warrant situation.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE POSTED ON 9/13/18:
In an effort to address the numerous misdemeanor warrants currently in the system, the Long Beach Police Department will be holding a warrant clearing event this weekend for non-violent offenses.
Anyone with an outstanding traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrant, issued by the Long Beach Police Department, is encouraged to come to the event. Individuals will be issued a notice to appear document with a new court date, so they can take care of their original violation, without fear of arrest. The outstanding arrest warrant for the original charge will be removed from the warrant system.
“We are hopeful this event will assist those who may not know how to go about clearing their warrant, or ease the minds of individuals coming into contact with law enforcement,” stated Detective Division Commander Paul LeBaron. “We are providing community members with active warrants the opportunity to take control of their current situation.”
The event will be held as follows:
Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Long Beach City College – Pacific Coast Campus
1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806
(Parking Lot on the northeast corner of PCH & Orange)
Please note, the following warrants are NOT eligible for a citation release:
• The misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves violence (including domestic), a firearm, or resisting arrest
• The misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves a violation of a restraining, protective, or stay-away order