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OCSD’s human remains detection dog, Cinder, is hard at work in training

In leaps and bounds, Cinder charges through the grassy slopes at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. She stops to chase off a gaggle of geese, and suddenly realizes rolling around in fresh mud seems like a...

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10 OC Sheriff's Department sworn employees honored at Annual Appreciation Dinner

Some stood out for making a high number of arrests. Others were singled out for acts of bravery or for investigative skills. And some, through a single act of compassion, took the concept of...

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Encouraged by a more streamlined hiring process, newest OCSD lateral hires take oaths

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department recently began streamlining its process of hiring peace officers with on-the-job experience. The department is quite pleased with the results. Since...

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Teens gather at OCSD academy to raise awareness about teen domestic violence

Teenagers from schools across the county joined together Jan. 27 for a candlelight vigil in memory of Jacque Villagomez – who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2008 – as part of a teen...

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OCSD seeks witnesses to two-car collision that seriously injured male pedestrian, 55

Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department's Major Accident Reconstruction Team (MART) are seeking witnesses to a two-car collision in Laguna Niguel on Wednesday evening that left a...

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Family tragedy partly inspired OCSD deputy coroner investigator to pursue her career

On every call, she starts at the head and works her way down, careful not to miss anything. Did the decedent suffer any trauma, and if so, where and what kind? What was the approximate time of...

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Award-winning OCSD Crime Lab technician makes customer service a priority

One of the first things that struck him were the odd smells. The vinegary smell of heroin, the metallic odor of blood, the unmistakable odor of a dead body. “I’ll never forget that,” Raymond...

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OCSD investigators seek public’s help to identify child annoyance suspect

Orange County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a child annoyance incident Wednesday morning. At about 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 18, deputies...

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O.C. Sheriff’s Dept. rescues three hikers who were in immediate peril in Whiting Ranch

The three hikers weren’t supposed to be off trail Tuesday around noon while going for a hike in the 2,500-acre Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in the Foothill Ranch/Trabuco Canyon area. Thanks to...

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OCSD investigators seek armed robbery suspects who hit convenience store in Stanton

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two males suspected of carrying out an armed robbery at a small convenience store in the 10000 block of Dale Avenue in Stanton last...

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