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This site contains records from several different sources.  Some records may be duplicated in the different databases.  We have attempted to make searching as easy as possible.  However, because the data comes from many different sources and is in many different formats, it may get a bit confusing.  Hopefully, this explanation will help you better understand how to get the most out of our site.


As of this writing, www.arresthistory.com contains five (5) different “conviction” databases.  They are:


  • SPRC Database One
  • SPRC Database Two
  • CRMV Database
  • Tickets/Infractions Database (uncontested)
  • Tickets/Infractions Database (contested in court and lost)


SPRC Database One – SPRC is the ‘official’ name for a “State Police Record Check”.  NO, this is not the state police's site.  This database contains conviction information only.  If a person was arrested and at the time of the arrest, there were multiple charges, the only charges that will be listed are the charges with a conviction.  If a person is charged with three counts but two of the counts are nolled, only the single conviction will be listed.  Database One contains the date of arrest, address, physical description of the person, birth date, disposition date, town of offense, charges, reduced charges (if applicable) and sentencing information.


SPRC Database Two – Database Two is another ‘SPRC’ database.  However, this database contains less information than Database One.  There is no address, no fixed columns for sentencing, town of offense or fines.  There is an area called “Text from submitting agency” and in many cases that seems to be the town that made the arrest and the case number but this is not always true.  There are two fields for dispositions.  A guess would be that Database Two was in use a while ago and at some point, the state upgraded their computer system to allow for more information to be recorded.  However, it does not appear as though there was a single cut off date for switching from one database to the other.


The common factor in both of the above databases is the SPBI number.  An SPBI number is a number assigned to a person at the time of their first arrest.  Once a person has an SPBI number, that number should always be tied back to that arrest in the state computer system.  www.arresthistory.com is designed in a way that if you click on a name match in either Database One or Database Two, ALL records in BOTH databases where the SPBI number matches the person you chose will be displayed.   Both SPRC Databases are searched from a single SPRC link or by using the Super Search.  Clicking on a name will display ALL records for that specific SPBI number.


CRMV Database – This database contains the criminal and motor vehicle court dispositions from the 38 courthouses in Connecticut.  It differs from the SPRC databases in that nolles are included as long as there was a single finding of guilty for one charge.  If a person is arrested for Burglary and Larceny and one of the charges was nolled but there is a conviction on the other, the database will still show both charges.  Also included in this database are convictions for more serious motor vehicle charges that mandate a court appearance (DWI, No Insurance, Operating under Suspension, etc).  Eventually, criminal convictions that are in the CRMV Database should end up in one of the two SPRC databases.  Because of this, information MAY be redundant so be sure to compare arrest dates and conviction dates between the different records.


Ticket/Infraction Databases – These databases contains records of infractions that were paid by the recipient (uncontested) or infractions where the person plead not guilty but was found guilty in court.  Traffic tickets as well as things like simple trespass, allowing a dog to roam, illegal fishing and hundreds of other charges are included in this database.  This database goes back to January 1, 1999 although I have located some December 1998 records also.


Updates to Databases – The CRMV Database is updated at the end of each month to include convictions through the previous month. The SPRC database should be updated quarterly.  There really is no need to update this database as frequently.  Since the CRMV is updated monthly, you have access to the arrests that end up in the SPRC database.  The SPRC database is included on this site because arrests date back decades!  The CRMV was established in 1995.  The traffic ticket database is also updated monthly.


Searching – CRMV and TICKET records can each be searched individually.  When the results are returned to you, each listing is an individual arrest or ticket.  If a person's name is listed 5 times in the ticket database that means they have five ticket records.  You must click on each name to read each record.  Unlike the SPRC Databases, clicking on a record does not display all tickets for that person.  There is no SPBI number to link them all together.  We could link the records by name and birth date however some records have middle names or middle initials while other records for the same person do not include that information.  Also, there have been typographical errors in birth dates so linking the records would increase the risk of missing records where you do not have an EXACT match. To view multiple records, it may be easiest to hold the SHIFT key while clicking on the record.  That will open the record in a new window.  When you are done viewing or printing that record, you can close the second window.  This way, you will not have to use the browser's BACK button.


Super Search – This page allows a user to enter a first and last name and it will display ALL matching records from all conviction databases on a single page.  You will need to click on the individual name record to view the details just like all of the other searches.  Use your browser's back button after viewing one record to return to the results page and view another record. 


When searching all databases, enter 3 or 4 characters of the person’s last name and 2 or 3 characters from their first name.  If the results are too great, then add characters.  LESS IS BETTER when starting your search.


Address Search – SPRC Database One, the CRMV Database and the Traffic Ticket Database can all be searched by address.  Enter a street name and city and the site will return a list of all people in the database who gave an address on that street, in that city, at the time they were arrested. 


WILDCARDS – Wildcards are assumed after all of your entries.  If you need a wildcard in a unique position, use the % key as the wildcard.  As an example, if you are searching by street name for the street “GREEN HILL ROAD”, it would be best to enter the street “GREEN%HILL”.  By doing this, you will get all records for the street if it was entered originally as GREEN HILL or GREENHILL. For the best results, do not use ROAD, RD STREET, ST or any other extensions.  Also use the % wildcard for name searches.  The name “O’Brien” can be entered as O’Brien, OBrien or O Brien.  Searching O%BRIEN would cover all of those possible spellings.


If you believe a record exists but you cannot locate, please call or E-Mail.  Also, please E-Mail if you have any questions about searching this site.  Include a phone number if you would like a call back.