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Public warrant search website launched by Vegas court

The Las Vegas Municipal Court has launched a website that allows people to search the status of warrants, pay traffic fines and view wanted posters.

The site, www.lasvegasnevada.gov/warrants, allows people to view charges, bail amounts and mugshots.

After testing the site through a soft launch that started June 3, along with a new interactive phone system, officials made a public announcement Tuesday.

“They enhance the court’s ability to provide the public and law enforcement timely, convenient access to warrant and case information,” Chief Judge Bert Brown said in a news release. “We are proud to be able to offer these services, and strongly believe they will be a great benefit to our community.”

Anyone can track warrant information by typing in a person’s name or clicking through an alphabetic list.

The main page warns those accessing the site not to make citizens arrests based on warrant information they find, asking them to instead contact authorities with information about someone with an outstanding warrant.

Through the site, attorneys can act on behalf of their clients, and bondsmen may also look up bond information.

After clicking on an individual name, the site offers a link to send an email to authorities to report someone’s whereabouts or call 702-229-3504 to pay fines or surrender.

Once a warrant is cleared, the case should be removed from the site in real time, officials said, though the main page warns that because cases are updated so frequently all the information may not be current.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at 702-380-1039 or dferrara@reviewjournal.com. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker.

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