From Left: Cheryl Brookhiser, Melisa Arnold, Ann Cramblit, and Annette Berumen
The Warrants-Fugitive Extraditions Unit is manned by a staff of four civilian employees, Annette Berumen, Office Supervisor and Administrative Clerk IIs, Ann Cramblit, Cheryl Brookhiser and Melissa Arnold. Working as a team, this Unit’s primary responsibility is the entry and cancellation of Warrants for Arrest and Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment in the Arizona and National Crime Information Centers (ACIC/NCIC).
These warrants & orders are issued out of the Pinal County Superior Court, the eight Justice Courts and the Maricopa City Court. The types of warrants include Grand Jury Indictments, Bench Warrants for Failure to Appear & Contempt of Court, Probation Violation, Child Support, Juvenile offender warrants and warrants issued for failure to obey/comply w/court orders. This Unit processes an average of 485 warrants and 133 orders of protection/injunctions against harassment per month. At the present time, the Sheriff’s Office has approximately 8000 outstanding warrants and orders of protection/injunctions against harassment entered into the ACIC/NCIC systems. The Warrants Unit also works in conjunction with the Pinal County Adult Detention Facility’s Transportation Unit in arranging the pick up and return to Pinal County of individuals arrested throughout the state of Arizona on Pinal County warrants.
This Unit also handles the extradition process for both fugitives arrested out of state on Pinal County felony warrants and fugitives arrested in Pinal County on out of state warrants. In the year 2007, 34 subjects were returned (extradited) to Pinal County after being arrested out of state. 168 subjects were also returned to their out of state wanting agency after being arrested in Pinal County.
The Warrants-Fugitive Extradition Unit is in operation Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PCSO Main Number: 1-800-420-8689