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Orange County Sheriff's Department K9 Mercy helps keep jails free of contraband

Mercy sits excitedly next to her find, ears pointed high and large, dark expressive eyes eagerly awaiting her prize. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Cole walks over, makes sure Mercy is...

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OCSD push-up challenge raises awareness of veteran suicides and raises funds for service dogs

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Salgado and his daughter, Alissa, 15, first learned about the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation while attending Pet Expo 2017 in April at the OC Fair & Event...

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OC Trauma Intervention Program honors 20 at Heroes with Heart gala in Anaheim

A mother returns home and finds her teenage daughter on the floor, a victim of an overdose. An elderly woman wakes up and discovers her husband of 60 years, lying next to her, is dead. Family...

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There are some 100 unidentified dead in O.C., and the quest to identify them never ends

They have numbers, not names --- the dead whose lives ended in a variety of unsettling ways, from traffic accidents to suicides to victims of foul play, but whose identities are a mystery. For...

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Dogs and their handlers demonstrate skills during OCPCA's 29th K9 show

Full of entertaining skits, fun competition, several helicopter flyovers, and even fireworks, the Orange County Police Canine Association’s K9 demonstration returned this month for its 29th...

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OCSD arrests L.A. man who in videos, emails threatened ‘killing spree’ at Soka University

A Los Angeles man faces three years in state prison if convicted on charges that he posted a series of YouTube videos in which he threated to go on a “killing spree” at Soka University in Aliso...

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OCSD personnel make a strong showing at Special Olympics Regional Fall Games

More than 30 Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies and correctional services assistants (CSAs), along with Undersheriff Don Barnes, were on hand Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Special Olympics...

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Deadly drug fentanyl creates dangers for public safety

An Ohio police officer in May overdosed on the synthetic opioid fentanyl after getting the deadly drug on his uniform during a traffic stop. In August, 18 Pittsburgh police officers, all SWAT...

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OCSD investigators arrest four in Yorba Linda armed robbery

A Monday, Oct. 16 news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department: Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators have arrested four men suspected of luring a man to a fraudulent...

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A year after its formation, OCSD’s Custody Intelligence Unit focuses on jailhouse crimes

Two men play chess at a table in the day room. At another table, a man airs out a towel. Near them, a few dozen men slumped into chairs watch a TV mounted high above them, while behind them, on the...

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