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OCSD Crime Analysis Detail works to predict, and stop, crime

It started with two robberies. Once the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Analysis Detail determined a relationship between those two, it was time to expand the search. Had other...

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OCSD deputies witness heartbreaking devastation during deployments to Montecito

He believes the phone call will come a second time --- and soon, if sizable rain again dumps down in Santa Barbara County. The first call to the Mutual Aid Bureau of the Orange County Sheriff’s...

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OCSD unit that investigates major traffic collisions is one of the agency’s busiest

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies who make up the Major Accident Reconstruction Team (MART) had an especially busy day. At 9 a.m., they arrested a...

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OCSD deputy makes sure jail system is compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act

Compliance Deputy Ron Miller says he often asks his sheriff’s academy students to imagine if their dad was brought into custody of the jails. How would they want him treated? More specifically:...

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12 years on, the killing of a Jane Doe still eats at seasoned OCSD homicide investigator

She was found dead on her back in the brush, about 12 feet down an embankment on Ortega Highway. Her fingernails, with white hearts painted on them, remained clean and unbroken. She was wearing...

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Reserve deputy is OCSD’s newest bloodhound handler

Josh Assayag is first officer on a United Airlines 787, on active duty with the U.S. Air National Guard, and a reserve deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, where he works patrol and...

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Meet OCSD’s first female pilot, a Coast Guard lieutenant who manages to stay grounded

The young teenager was living in the mountains of the Himalayas. From her home located some 7,500 feet above sea level, she loved to gaze at the birds hovering over the middle of a valley. She...

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Special Bulletin: Orange County Sheriff's Department searching for missing 19-year-old

Editor's note: The OCSD sent out the following Missing Person news release Friday, Jan. 5. NAME: Blaze N. Bernstein DESCRIPTION: Male, Caucasian, 19 years old, blue eyes, brown hair, 5 feet 8...

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With $1.2 million hanging in balance, OCSD cyber crimes investigator dives into case

Just two years ago, it was a $25-million underground industry: an illicit world of criminals with computers and Internet connections who hack into business emails and pretend to be someone else in...

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Orange County Sheriff’s deputies play Santa at Adopt-a-Family visits

“Wow!” Mason shouts as he tears through wrapping to reveal gift after gift. Toys, clothes, and Christmas wrapping are sprawled across the living room floor as a group of Orange County...

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