Need to clear up an arrest warrant? Long Beach police say they’ll help this weekend at LBCC • Long Beach Post

The Long Beach Police Department is encouraging anyone with an outstanding traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrant issued by the department to come to an event on Saturday to get it cleared up.

ADVERTISEMENT - Story continues below
Advertise with the Post

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast campus on 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway. People who come to clear their warrants can do so without fear of arrest, an LBPD news release said.

This is the first event of this kind for the LBPD, and the department hopes to clear some of the thousands of outstanding warrants dating as far back as 1970.

Those with warrants will be given a “notice to appear” paper with a new court date to take care of their original violation and the outstanding arrest warrant for the original charge will be removed from the warrant system, according to police.

Police note that some warrants are not eligible for release including: felonies, if the misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves violence (including domestic), a firearm, or resisting arrest, and if the misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves a violation of a restraining, protective or stay-away order.

“We are hopeful this event will assist those who may not know how to go about clearing their warrant, or ease the minds of individuals coming into contact with law enforcement,” said Detective Division Commander Paul LeBaron. “We are providing community members with active warrants the opportunity to take control of their current situation.”


Valerie Osier is a breaking news reporter for the Long Beach Post. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @ValerieOsier

Free news isn’t cheap.

We believe that everyone should have access to important local news, for free.

However, it costs money to keep a local news organization like this one—independently owned and operated here in Long Beach, without the backing of any national corporation—alive.

If independent local news is important to you, please consider supporting us with a monthly or one-time contribution. Read more.

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $5.00 Monthly


Share this:

« »