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OCSD's K9 unit apprehends five suspects in one day in two separate incidents

March 23 was a good day for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 unit. Four K9/handler teams were responsible for apprehending a total of five suspects in two separate incidents across the...

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When ailing 95-year-old woman got bilked, OCSD investigators worked hard to get suspect

He lived in a $2.2-million home in Newport Coast, and despite having a three-car garage, he liked to keep his two leased luxury vehicles --- a 2016 Maserati and 2016 GLK Mercedes SUV --- parked in...

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Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s new unit educates the public about cyber crimes

Of all the things people can be afraid of, identity theft is often at the top of the list of public anxieties, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Adam Sandler told an audience of about...

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VIDEO: O.C. Sheriff's Dept. shares words of encouragement on 'Read Across America' day

To mark "Read Across America," the nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’ birthday --- the Orange County Sheriff's Department produced a video that...

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Retired deputy sheriff returns as a reserve to help OCSD's Search and Rescue program

Clinging to just a handful of sage scrub on the steep cliff, perilously close to falling 150 feet to her likely death, the terrified 18-year-old turned to the man sent to rescue her. “Don’t let...

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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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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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