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OCSD SWAT deputies help clear 220 felony arrest warrants in Santa Ana

The man slept in a cluttered room inside his grandmother’s house in Santa Ana, an 8-inch, double-sided dagger jammed down the front pocket of his jeans. Outside the brown, single-store house near...

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OCSD arrests Marine on suspicion of fatally shooting estranged wife in Laguna Hills

Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators on Friday arrested a 26-year-old Laguna Hills man on suspicion of shooting and killing his 23-year-old estranged wife. Jerel Boykins, a United...

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9/11 first responder, local officials commemorate 16th anniversary of attacks

A 200-member choir sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” A pipes and drums corps played “America the Beautiful.” The colors were presented, and the National Anthem was...

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Orange County Sheriff's Department arrests 22-year-old shooting suspect from Anaheim

Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators on Thursday, Aug. 31, arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of shooting and wounding a 29-year-old man in El Modena. Sheriff’s North Operations...

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OCSD investigators arrest music teacher on suspicion of sexual assault

Investigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail have arrested a 30-year-old San Juan Capistrano music teacher on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage...

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This deputy got really buzzed, and now he appears to be a brand-new man

“Hobocop” got buzzed. Last Thursday afternoon, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy walked into a San Clemente barbershop --- sober as a judge --- to face Judgment Day: A haircut. It...

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Former BMX racing celebs put brakes on crime as members of OCSD bike patrol team

Watching Sgt. Stu Thomsen and Deputy Rob Miranda perform various maneuvers on their Safariland police-issued mountain bikes at the park adjacent to Yorba Linda Police Services, it’s easy to imagine...

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Donate Life 5K Run-Walk underscores close partnership between OneLegacy and OCSD

The testimonials rang out loudly from the stage on the intramural field at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, moments before the start of the Donate Life 5K Run-Walk. Held for the 15th year, the event...

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After 50 years, legendary Harbor Patrol deputy has pretty much seen and done it all

They popped up out of the ocean like huge corks. “Weirdest thing I saw in my life,” says Terry Smith, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy who has been patrolling the county’s...

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OCSD’s homeless liaison officer serves as a lifeline to Lake Forest’s homeless population

Robert once had a wife and life in the city. He owned a condo, was a computer programmer and generally appeared to have a normal life. And then something happened, and he lost everything....

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