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News ImageMarch 26, 2015  NEWS RELEASE: Vehicle Belonging to Missing Person LocatedSANTA ANA, Calif. – (March 25, 2015) – On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies located a white 2014 Honda Civic EX, California license plate #7FSS563 in the area of Cedarbrook and Redwood, Aliso Viejo in the Glenwood Park neighborhood. The vehicle belongs to Erica Alonso, 27, Laguna Hills, a reported missing person since Sunday, February 15, 2015.

Alonso was reported missing by her family after she was last seen leaving her boyfriend’s house in the city of Irvine. Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators have been actively pursuing leads and information since the report of Alonso’s disappearance.

Investigators responded to the area where the vehicle was located in an attempt to collect any additional information or evidence. The vehicle has been towed and investigators have begun processing it for evidence.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at

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News ImageMarch 23, 2015  Suspects Arrested Following Assault on Waitress with VehicleANAHEIM, Calif. – (March 23, 2015) – On Monday, March 23, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rowshaid Pellum, 24, Cerritos; Markeisha Williams, 18, Long Beach; Shyteice Miles, 19, Long Beach and Santeea Ralph, 23, Long Beach; in connection with an assault that occurred at the Mexico Lindo Restaurant in the 10900 block of Magnolia Avenue in unincorporated Anaheim. ( View PDF )
News ImageMarch 23, 2015  2015 Explorer Post 449 BanquetRecently 137 Explorers and their families from eleven divisions throughout Orange County attended the annual Explorer’s Banquet at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy in Tustin. The Explorers are an integral part of OCSD. Responsibilities include supporting deputies during road closures and search missions, provide crowd control, distribute information on parking regulations or temporary street closures, and assisting with crime prevention demonstrations.

Each post was recognized, along with four Explorers who received awards for their achievements this year: Dominic McCloe received the Spirit Award, Melissa Vega and Daniel Serrano received the Leadership Award, and Richard Paniagua was recognized as Explorer of the Year.
News ImageMarch 17, 2015  Deputies Arrest Bank Robbery SuspectMISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (March 16, 2015) – On Monday, March 16, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lharimi Lamsen, 30, Stanton, on suspicion of bank robbery. Lamsen was arrested as he fled the area of the Wells Fargo Bank where he is suspected of having just committed an armed robbery. ( View PDF )
News ImageMarch 16, 2015  Assistant Sheriff Barnes Discusses Drug and Crime Trends with Mari FrankMari Frank with KUCI recently interviewed Assistant Sheriff Don Barnes about drug and crime trends, and what we can do to keep ourselves and our families safe.

Assistant Sheriff Barnes has been with the Department for 26 years and oversees the Administrative Services Command. This command provides support services necessary to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and ensures facilities, computer systems, and communications equipment operate at maximum efficiency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Divisions under Administrative Services include Communication and Technology, Financial/Administrative Services, Research and Development, and Support Services. In addition to his role with OCSD, Assistant Sheriff Barnes is also the Chairman of Orange County Crime Stoppers.

March 31, 2015
6:30 PMNavigating the Teen YearsInformational seminar for parents and teens, focusing on how to navigate through social pressures, issues and underage drinking. The seminar will highlight current laws and trends, tools to resist social pressures and real life stories.
April 20, 2015
6:30 PMThe 3G's: Prescription For Life Community ForumA presentation for families:
  • Guide- Parenting Tips
  • Guard- Protecting Your Family
  • Govern- Setting Boundaries

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