Portage County sends postcards for some warrants

The Portage County Sheriff’s Department is trying something new to track down people with outstanding warrants.

Deputies are sending postcards, telling people they’re on the department’s list.

Chief Deputy Daniel Kontos said there are more than 1,100 outstanding warrants in the county.

Department officials started sending the postcards two weeks ago. One man has already come in who has owed money for 10 years but didn’t realize it.

Kontos told WAOW-TV the department doesn’t have the manpower to look for every person and this is a cost-effective way to track down people.

The names are also listed on the Sheriff’s Department website.