The Wanted 5 with DWIs - FAQs

What is the purpose of this program?
The Sheriff’s Office recognizes that impaired driving is a significant threat to public safety on our roadways. People who have been arrested for DWI or convicted of DWI should complete all court-ordered requirements and they should satisfy all active warrants in order to help reduce the risk that they may re-offend.  

When individuals who are wanted on warrants can not be located or contacted, the descriptions of wanted individuals may be placed on a website list in order for the Sheriff’s Office to receive assistance in locating wanted individuals.

How do I check if I have an active warrant in Hennepin County?

  • Visit the Sheriff’s Office in person at the Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit. Bring a photo id.
  • Do NOT call the Warrant Unit to inquire about the status of a warrant. Sheriff’s Office personnel must verify your identity.
  • The Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is located in Room 22, Minneapolis City Hall at 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN.  Business hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Who do I contact if I believe that my warrant has been satisfied or I have questions about this webpage?
Please contact the Sheriff’s Office at sheriff@hennepin.us or 612.348.3744.

How do I provide tips concerning people with active warrants?
Call your local law enforcement agency or call the Sheriff’s Office at 1-888-988-TIPS. You may be eligible for a cash reward, if you provide a tip to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota and it leads to an arrest. For information, go to www.crimestoppersmn.org.  Tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.  Or send tips online or by texting. You will not be asked your name.

How are individuals selected for this website?
This is a pilot program that the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office that began in 2011. All of the individuals who appear on this webpage have had one or more previous DWI conviction/s and they are currently wanted on an active warrant in Hennepin County.

It is the responsibility of the offender to be aware that they have an active warrant and to satisfy their warrant. However, prior to being listed on this website, the Sheriff’s Office will attempt to notify the offender and remind them to satisfy the warrant. Notification is possible when accurate, current contact information for the offender is available.

Due to limited resources, the Sheriff’s Office offers a limited number of descriptions on the webpage.  When warrants have been satisfied, the description is removed from the webpage and a new description of another individual is added.