The 48 field categories in the search
form can be searched either by themselves or in combination with other field
categories. Gender is the only required field.
Specific instructions for each field category can be viewed in a pop-up
window by clicking TIPS which
appears to the right of each search field. (In some browsers the
scrolling bar on the pop-up window will not function. If this
happens, click the Field Category Instructions at the top of this page
to view all field category instructions on one page.)
To see what is included in the two database search formats, how the
Keyword categories work, how to print a record, what's on the
Background Page and some search suggestions, click the relevant
Entries in any search
field are not case
sensitive. Do not use quotation marks, parentheses or apostrophes. Use phrases or words
instead of full sentences. The search does not support wild cards
or "and" and "not" queries. Simply limit the
spelling of the word to as few letters as possible. Verbatim entry examples are printed in
bright blue. The
only field that does not abbreviate the names of states is the States
Abbreviated Database Search
How to Print a Database Record
Search the database for
48 field categories.
The results of a Full Database Search will be returned in the Full
Database Table which displays a total of 52 field categories. Five records appear on each page.
This search is
divided into four sections for clarity::
(1) Name, DOB & SS Number
(3) Document Data
(4) STRAIGHT SHOOTER
searches for Name,
DOB, SS Number and Aliases. These are the most common
categories searched when a Searcher knows the subject's identity.
provides 15 categories that can describe a subject, including the
range for age, weight and height, the hair and eye color, the Race, states and
region from and
three keyword categories: Physical Characteristics, Profession and
Keywords. This is the section that is most commonly used when a
Searcher does not know the subject's real name, DOB and SS Number but
does have a reasonably good description of the person. Any
information about the person that would distinguish them from others can
be searched in the keyword categories, such as the type of jobs they
usually seek, their physical impediments or body marks and even their
favorite sayings or hobbies. This section also includes the General
Crime Description , which is a generic description of the subject's
searches the data on any
warrants, criminal history, driver's license or ID and vehicles
searches the date the subject was entered in the
database, the Contributor's reason for entering the subject, the date of
the event that prompted the database entry and other database subjects that are
connected in any way with the subject.
When the results of a Full
Database Search are produced, the thumbnail photo of the subject, if
appear in the first field. Clicking this thumbnail will link to
the Background Page containing the larger photo, any narrative
data regarding the crime or subject's background and the Contributor Contact Info.
If there is no photo, the word, Details, will appear
instead. Click it to go to the Background Page. If
the phrase, No Photo or Details, appears, there is no Background
Page and all information available on the subject will be contained
in the Full Database Table.
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search is identical to the Full Database Search described above except that the results
are produced in the Abbreviated
Database Table which displays 9 field
categories instead of 52 and displays 20 records per page instead of
The purpose of this format is to allow a Searcher to scroll quickly through the
records and view the thumbnail photos along with 8 other fields:
STRAIGHT SHOOTER ID,
First, Middle & Last Name, DOB, Warrant (Yes or No), States From, and
to View the Full Database Table from the Abbreviated Database
you want to view the full 52-field record of a subject after viewing the
nine fields in the Abbreviated Database Search, click back in your browser to
return to the search form.. Enter the Subject's ID Number in the
blue form and click Submit.
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|HOW THE KEYWORD CATEGORIES WORK
A keyword search will look for a string of exact
letters. If you exceed the string by inputting too many
letters, it will not recognize the word. Therefore, always input fewer letters
than you think are necessary in order to produce all relevant words.
For example, if you input motorcycles
(plural) and a Contributor had input
motorcycle (singular), the record
will not be returned because the word motorcycles does not fit inside
the word motorcycle. But if you input motorcycle (singular) and
the Contributor input motorcycles (plural), the record will be returned because motorcycle is contained
Therefore, it is always best to limit the
word to as few letters as possible even if it means not spelling it out
completely, i.e., if you wanted to input alcoholic,
it might be better to input alcohol
since it is possible that the Contributor may have entered something
like: Has alcohol addiction.
Do not search with "and,"
"or," "not," etc. as this query format is not
supported. You do not need to use wildcards. Simply limit
the word to as few letters as possible. Limit the number of words
used. Don't use full sentences.
The Keyword field categories are: Physical
Characteristics, Profession and Keywords. Below are examples for inputting data in
each field category.
In Physical Characteristics, select an obvious physical trait
that would distinguish a person from others. If your subject has a
speech impediment, input speech impediment. If no results,
try just speech or
the words that a Contributor might use to describe the impediment.
If no results, describe the impediment one word at a time: Enter
stutter or whatever would come the
closest to describing the impediment.
In Profession, narrow
the description as much as possible. Instead of searching for carpet
cleaner and installer, first search for
cleaner; then if unsuccessful, search
installer. If still unsuccessful,
search simply for carpet
since the Contributor may have input something like carpet
In Keywords you
can enter any specific information about the subject that might be known
by someone else. This could be hobbies, phobias, likes, dislikes, favorite
sayings, past experiences, cities of origin.
For example, if you wanted to enter the hobby of motorcycle racing, you
would start by entering motorcycle
racing. If no results are produced,
you could try motorcycle
or racing. For
the hobby of video games, you could start with
video games, then try
video or even just games.
If the search for "motorcycle" or
"video games" doesn't produce results, then try another
category that fits the subject., i.e., afraid to fly;
loves Navaho jewelry, etc.
Enter each one at a time. If
afraid to fly
doesn't product results, try
doesn't produce results, try
doesn't produce results, try Navaho,
next to each field for more examples.
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Background Page contains the subject's large
photo or photos and the following additional details, if available:
(1) The subject's aliases (2) A narrative regarding the subject's background or
crime (3) The name of the person or agency the Contributor wants a Searcher to
contact with information on the subject (4) The web site, if known, of the
contact agency (5)
The date the subject was entered in the database and (6)
The amount of the reward offered, if any.
Page can be
accessed from the Photo/Details
field in the database table. Click the thumbnail photo or, if there is no
photo, click "Details."
The subject's full 52-field database record can also be accessed
the Background Page
by clicking Go to Database for Details in the STRAIGHT SHOOTER Entry
Date field. Enter the subject's ID Number in the database form to
produce the record. You can also access the full database
record by clicking back to the search page you were on and entering the ID
the blue form. (THIS WILL NOT WORK IN THE
NETSCAPE FORMAT SINCE HYPERLINKS ON THE BACKGROUND PAGE LINK TO THE
PRIMARY SEARCH FORMAT
ONLY.) IN THE NETSCAPE SEARCH FORMAT, CLICK BACK IN YOUR BROWSER
TO RETURN TO THE SEARCH FORM. ENTER THE SUBJECT'S ID NUMBER IN THE
BLUE FORM ON THAT PAGE.)
Some information contained on the
Background Page, such as aliases,
rewards, date of entry in the database and some of the narrative details will
also appear in the Full Database Table. To be sure all information
available on a subject is reviewed in a search, both the Full Database Table and
the Background Page
should be examined.
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|PRINTING A DATABASE RECORD
A full 52-field database record can be printed in an easy-to-read list
format from the Print Record link on the search pages.
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quickest way to begin a non-name search is to go to the Abbreviated
Database Search and select
race, approximate age, height and weight of your subject. If your
subject is not returned, narrow the search by removing weight, then
remove height and finally remove age.
If no records are returned when you enter the age, weight
and height parameters, the subject may be in the
database but this physical data is unavailable. If this is the
case, the subject's record will not be returned when you enter these
criteria. Therefore, omit these fields and expand your search
to other parameters, such as states from, possible birth dates, physical
characteristics, etc. Although the majority of subjects in the database
are entered with an age, height and weight, you don't want to miss your
subject by limiting the search to these criteria.
When searching for a name, always search the
Alias Name fields, too, since these fields also include the known name
entered for the subject in the database.
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