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April 15, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: UPDATED INFORMATION: Sheriff’s Investigators Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Body FoundOn January 6, 2014, unidentified female remains were found in the Casper’s Wilderness Park (Rural South East area of Orange County). Based on the preliminary investigation it is estimated the remains may have been exposed to the elements for a period of at least six months. After preliminary testing, it has been determined the remains are of a petite female, at least thirty years of age, shoulder length wavy dark brown hair with light colored highlights. The decedent had a very distinct gold colored dental bridge on her left lower jaw and possibly had a broken nose at some point in her life. ( View PDF )

April 15, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: DUI/Driver License Checkpoint Planned this WeekendThe Orange County Sheriff's Department DUI Taskforce will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, April 15, 2016 in the city of San Clemente between the hours of 6:00pm and 2:00am. ( View PDF )

April 13, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: OC Child Exploitation Task Force Arrests Coach for Engaging in Lewd BehaviorOn Wednesday, April 13, 2016, investigators from the Orange County Sheriff's Department’s Special Victims Detail (SVD) and the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) arrested Troy Linehan Crutchfield, 26, Costa Mesa, on charges related to sending harmful matter to a minor electronically and communicating with a minor to engage in lewd behavior. Crutchfield is suspected of taking and sending lewd videos of himself to a minor. Crutchfield was arrested following an investigation that started in March 2016 ( View PDF )

March 31, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: OCSD Joins National Campaign To End Distracted DrivingDistracted driving is such an important safety issue that April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, Police, Sheriff and CHP officials are joining the Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as law enforcement throughout the country, to focus on education and enforcement. ( View PDF )

March 18, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: Investigators Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault SuspectOn Friday, March 18, 2016, Orange County Sheriff's Department Special Victim’s Detail investigators arrested Jared Jonah Linares, 18, Orange, following allegations he sexually assaulted two female high school students at Villa Park High School. Linares is currently a student at Villa Park High School. ( View PDF )

March 15, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: Court Sting Stakeout Operations Results in Three ArrestsOn Monday, March 14, 2016, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department conducted an undercover 'Court Sting’ operation at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Deputies staked out offenders whose licenses where suspended/revoked and also drivers who were driving without a license after being told of their license suspension or who had never been issued a driver’s license. Thirteen offenders were followed by deputies from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving. While some offenders complied with the law and had other means of transportation, three individuals in court proceeded to get behind the wheel and drove away from the court house. ( View PDF )

March 10, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: DUI Taskforce Sweep Apprehends 21 SuspectsSome think if they don't show up for a court hearing, the police won't have the manpower to come find them. If your violation is a DUI, don’t count on it. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department DUI Task Force with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders on February 22, 2016. Officers attempted service on 35 warrants. Five offenders were arrested who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding DUI case. Another 16 turned themselves in following the attempted warrant service. ( View PDF )

March 10, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Traffic CollisionOn Wednesday, March 09, 2016, Orange County Sheriff's Department Traffic Bureau investigators arrested Abbigail Lynn Landaas, 27, Trabuco Canyon, following an investigation of a fatal traffic collision that occurred in Stanton on February 25, 2016. ( View PDF )

July 9, 2016
7:00 AMOCSD Women's Fitness ChallengeCALLING ALL LADIES!!! Sign up for this awesome female only fitness challenge put on by the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Saturday July 9, 2016. Proceeds will benefit Project 999. Sign up ASAP as spots will fill up quickly. Click here to register.

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