Amarillo Police Kicks Off 2014 Texas State Warrant Roundup!
Oh my dear friends the time has come! It’s the 2014 Texas Warrant Roundup! If you have even the slightest thought that you might have a warrant, you need to check at the provided URL below before Amarillo Police comes knocking on your door! With over 35,000 outstanding warrants in Amarillo, there’s a good bet that if not yourself, someone you know is on the list. It would be a good idea to check it for yourself or friends/family and spread the word. The warrant can be resolved before the date of the hunt begins, which is March 3rd, 2014.
You can view a complete list of all Municipal Court warrants on the City of Amarillo’s Municipal Court web page (when you get there, select “court issued warrants” from the menu on the right side of the page). The page will give you information on the warrant, when it was issued, how to resolve, and even links for on-line payments.
If you just wanna check the warrant list, I got your hook up here…
“The Amarillo Police Department, in conjunction with the City of Amarillo Municipal Court, will be participating in the Texas State Warrant Roundup. Beginning today, 2-18-2014, people with outstanding Amarillo Municipal Court warrants will be receiving warrant notice postcards in the mail. These cards inform people that have outstanding municipal warrants to contact the court and clear up the warrants before APD officers begin serving the warrants.
Beginning Monday, March 3rd, the Amarillo Police Department will assign police officers to find the people with outstanding warrants. These uniformed officers will locate people at their homes, places of employment, or wherever they can be contacted.
Victoria Medley, City of Amarillo Municipal Court Administrator, said that there are currently 35,638 Municipal Court warrants outstanding. Last year, 4,416 warrants were cleared during Warrant Round Up.
The Municipal Court will be open Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. On Thursdays, the court remains open until 7:00 PM.”
A little bit of information for you here, scams have been pulled on people during warrant roundup time! People will actually look at the warrant list of names, and contact individuals listed claiming to be able to take payment over the phone and clear the warrant. THIS IS A SCAM! Please read the following statement from the Amarillo Police to avoid being scammed out of money for a warrant!
“The Municipal Court has received information about reported “scams” reported in other jurisdictions in Texas in which people posing as police, court, or city employees contact people with outstanding traffic citations and attempt to secure payment over the phone. They do so by asking the person with outstanding warrants for bank, credit card, or other financial information.
Neither the City of Amarillo nor the Amarillo Police Department will ever ask you for any financial information over the phone. The will never allow you to make arrangement to pay any ticket or warrant charges over the phone. If you are contacted by anyone that informs you that you have an outstanding warrant AND asks to arrange payment over the telephone, it is an attempt to defraud you. Hang up immediately.”
If you have questions about outstanding warrants, call the Municipal Court at 378-9342.