Have a misdemeanor warrant hanging over your head? LBPD wants to help you clear it

After seeing success in the last warrant servicing events this year, the Long Beach Police Department Warrant Detail is back to help people get their non-violent warrants cleared next Saturday.

The department has been working to clear its backlog of misdemeanor and traffic warrants out of the system. Any person with a traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrant issued by the LBPD can go to the event on Aug. 3 and will be issued a new citation and be given a new court date to handle their violation.

Police have helped more than 185 people clear their warrants in the last three events, according to the LBPD.

“We are pleased with the success of the past warrant servicing events and look forward to providing our community with another opportunity to clear their record of any non-violent warrants,” said Lt. Dina Zapalski.

Warrants that are not eligible to be cleared include: a warrant for any felony crime, a misdemeanor warrant involving violence (domestic violence, crime involving a firearm or resisting arrest) or a misdemeanor warrant that involves a violation of a restraining, protective, or stay away order.

The warrant clearing event will be in Parking Lot 1 of the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus at 1305 East Pacific Coast Highway on Aug. 3 from 1 to 6 p.m.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.