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Comprehensive OC Crime Lab uses science, technology to solve crimes

Crime scene tape marks an area outside the OC Crime Lab in Santa Ana, where the forensics team is pulling equipment from a van: fingerprint dust, swabs for collecting biological material, cameras,...

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Laura’s House honors sheriff for helping to curb the ugly cycle of domestic violence

Their faces are etched in her memory. In her 40-plus years in law enforcement, O.C. Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens has encountered countless victims of domestic violence. The faces of the youngest...

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OCSD seeking information on suspect who robbed a bank in Lake Forest supermarket

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information to help identify a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank. The robbery took place around 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 inside the Stater Bros....

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: September 26

On this week's Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds we congratulate Tustin Police Department's Andrea Albin on her promotion in the Property and Evidence Department, we join Walnut Village retirement...

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Orange PD, amid unusual spate of pedestrian traffic fatalities, urges safety precautions

September is California Pedestrian Safety Month, and reminding the public about tips to avoid tragedy is especially important this year for the Orange PD. While Orange averages between six and 12...

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After special needs classroom is burglarized, OCSD and city step up to recover losses

Teachers at Dana Hills High School didn’t envision starting the school year with vandalized white boards and burglarized classrooms. But the morning of Aug. 26 – the second week of the new...

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Vargas: Four officers killed in September across the country, which speaks to the dangers officers face every day

The month of September did not fare well for police officers across the country, and even locally here in Southern California. This month, four police officers in the United States have been killed...

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Vargas: The job of a school resource officer gets tougher all the time, as two recent videos suggest

There are a lot of jobs in police work, and some get more attention than others. Television and movies seem to focus on homicide detectives, gang investigators, and undercover officers, but there...

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Tustin PD officers hone critical incident training in hospital scenario involving knife-wielding man

“We’re going hot!” With those words, the critical-incident scenario at the Tustin hospital began to unfold. A man, irate at the treatment his ailing son was receiving, cursed and yelled...

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The best crime fighters on two wheels test skills at annual OCTOA Motor Rodeo

On September 12th, a half-mile strip of blacktop, normally a parking lot for beachgoers, recently became the ultimate stage for top motorcycle riders to showcase their skills – and these riders...

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