How many warrants are awaiting service at the McHenry County Sheriff's Department? How old is the oldest?
There are (well, I'm really not sure of the exact number) 3,042. Read below why I'm unsure of the number.
The oldest unserved warrant is a Failure to Appear with a 1977 date.
These got my attention, when Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart recently began posting online the names of all the unserved warrants in his department. Remember when MCSD and a warrants team served a 13-year-old warrant on a woman hiding in plain sight in Bourbonnais, Ill.? A judge threw that one out, but only after she sat in jail.
Information in response to my FOIA request included these details: