Warrant Round-Up: Check the List Now
SAN ANGELO, TX – It’s that time of year, San Angeloans. After tomorrow, the City Marshal’s Office and San Angelo Police Department will be showing a bit of tough love to area residents with outstanding warrants.
Are you on the list? Check the current warrant list here.
Not to mention, those who fail to take care of any outstanding warrants will have their names published in the local paper.
“The threat of having your name published in the newspaper and of law officers actively seeking to arrest you prompts people to take care of their warrants,” said Chief City Marshal John Gonzales.
He added that the annual roundup is part of a statewide effort, and, after the names are published, law officers from numerous jurisdictions will work around the clock to execute these warrants.
The reason for the roundup is simple. The Municipal Court has a backlog of about 28,600 outstanding warrants involving some 8,300 defendants dating back to 2000.
City officials said, “The misdemeanor warrants cover traffic violations; criminal offenses such as issuance of a bad check, theft criminal mischief and assault; and City code citations for garbage, weeds, junk and unsanitary conditions. The warrants also include charges of failure to appear for a court date, to pay a fine or to comply with a court order, and contempt of court.”
For those people who get arrested, they have only two options: “pay in full or go to jail,” said Gonzales.
The good news, for those people wishing to avoid having their names published in the local paper, San Angelo LIVE! has a listing of outstanding warrants, which comes from the City of San Angelo’s website. Therefore, there’s no need to wonder. To see if your name is on the list, simply click here and type in your name.
People can also call (325) 657-4368, but why wait?
If you see your name on this list, you have until Tuesday to clear your name before the damage is done.
Payment of fines can be made in full at municipalonlinepayments.com/sanangelotx, by phone with a credit card at (325) 657-4365, or in person at the Municipal Court, 110 S. Emerick St. The Court is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The court accepts cash, cashier’s checks, money orders or credit card. Personal checks are not accepted.