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Wells County Arrest Records

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Wells County, IN Arrest Records

What are Wells County Arrest Statistics?

Wells amassed 441 arrests over the past three years. During 2016, Wells’s arrest rate was 443.67 per 100,000 residents. The county of Wells is 39.97% lower than the national average of 739.12 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 1 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Wells also experienced 123 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Allen and Delaware, Wells is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 441Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 443.67Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 1Violent crime arrests

Wells County Recent Arrest Trends

In Wells, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 80 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Wells, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.

  • 80Larceny/Theft
  • 40Burglary
  • 3Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Wells, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Wells has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2016, Wells experienced 1 violent crimes and 123 non-violent crimes. When comparing Wells to the national average of 739.12, Wells is lower by 39.97% than the national average.

Wells County Crime Rate from 2004-2016

Wells County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Wells county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Wells county police reports, Wells county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the administrator find the records you need.

Wells county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Wells county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Wells County Mugshots

Wells County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Wells county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Wells county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

Typically , when a judge issues an Wells county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Wells County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Wells county, Indiana with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Wells County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IN0900000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Wells County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Indiana
  • City: Bluffton
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1615 W. Western Ave.
  • Phone Number: (260) 824-3426
  • Fax: (260) 824-6424
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Wells County

Bluffton Police Department204 E Market Street(260) 824-3320

Wells County, IN Jail and Inmate Records

WELLS County has 91 jails with an average daily population of 306 inmates with a total of 92 jail population. When breaking down the WELLS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 15% with 14 female and 69 male inmates.

  • 91Jails
  • 92Prisoners
  • 518 %Jail Rate

How Does Wells County Inmate Search Work?

Wells County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Wells county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Wells County Booking

Wells county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Wells county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Wells county booking records without any type of approval .

Wells County Jail

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