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The decision to charge (or not charge) a person with a crime is not something the police department controls. We document the facts of a crime and make an identification of responsible individuals. The District Attorney decides whether or not to file a complaint. If your case was not filed, contact the District Attorney's Office at 530-842-8125.
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There are times when a police report may not be released. If a case is still under investigation (or other legal reasons) your request may be denied. Some reports contain confidential information that cannot be released. Reports may be released either by mail or in person during business hours.
Please call our Records Department at 530-841-2300. Print and fill out a Request for Records Form (PDF), which can be delivered or mailed to:Yreka Police Department412 W Miner StreetYreka, CA 96097
Police case numbers are issued when a police report is made. You may call dispatch at 530-841-2300 and an officer will contact you, or you may make a report in person at the police department. If you did not get the information you need at the time of the report, call the Records Department at 530-841-2300.
Call and leave a message for the officer/investigator assigned to your case. It is helpful if you have your case number available. Please call our Records Department at 530-841-2300. Press the pound (#) key and listen for the officer/investigator's name.
If your child was over 18 at the time of the incident, you have no right to receive any information. Parents of a juvenile defendant can usually obtain a copy of the report.
Your attorney will receive a copy of your arrest report when you appear in court for arraignment. Yreka Police Department does not provide this information to you.
It depends. Most government and state agencies can receive this information on prospective employees. Private-sector employers will not be able to obtain your record from the police department.
Fingerprinting is conducted through the Sisikiyou County Sheriff's Department. Contact 530-842-8300 for more information.
You can check your local criminal history for your record with Yreka Police Department only. You must come in person and show identification. If you want to check your statewide criminal history, contact the Department of Justice at 916-227-3822. You cannot check anyone else's criminal history. It is not public information.
You can, however, check public conviction records at the Court, either in person or through private background investigative agencies.
To find out if you have a warrant, you can come into the police station in person and identify yourself. If you have a warrant, you may be taken into custody, or you may be cited and released. Warrant information is not given by phone. To find out if someone else has a warrant, call the court you believe has jurisdiction where the crime occurred.