These 12 scrapbook pages contain announcements, reward and wanted advertisements and circulars, typed notes, and police letters and telegrams for individuals wanted by the law. The crimes include illegally collecting subscription money, destruction of a powder magazine at the Navy Yard on Mare Island, family desertion, failure to provide for the family or minor children, auto theft, murder, embezzlement, horse stealing, larceny, bank robbery, burglary, fraud, and other crimes. The primary geographical locations are Sacramento and San Francisco, California; other advertisements are from Georgia, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, Illinois, and other California locations. The bulk of the wanted individuals are white, but several represent Japanese, Greek, and Mexican perpetrators. One letter from the William J. Burns International Detective Agency, Inc., dated April 20, 1918, includes a pasted-on mugshot photograph of Manuel Schenone. Schenone, "a well known Bunko man", served four years in Folsom Prison and now is wanted for holding up the Yokohama Specie Bank.
The scrapbook pages were once part of a larger volume and bear the printed page numbers 79, 80, 147, 148, 155, 156, 157, 158, 161, 162, 165, and 166; plus one unpaginated partial page.