OCSD Newsroom Headlines

January 15, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Homicide investigation in San Juan Capistrano, suspect in custody

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Ca. (January 15, 2020) – At approximately 10 p.m. on Jan. 14, Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a residential area in the 26000 block of Cedar Grove Court in the city of San Juan Capistrano after multiple calls of a domestic disturbance.


January 15, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Distracted driving enforcement scheduled for San Clemente

SAN CLEMENTE, Ca. (January 15, 2019) – Distracted driving is a dangerous and illegal behavior the Sheriff’s Department is working to deter drivers from doing.


January 14, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Life-saving efforts spike while in-custody deaths decrease in OC jails

SANTA ANA, Ca. (January 14, 2020) – In 2019, custody and Correctional Health Services staff at the Orange County jail deployed Naloxone in an effort to save inmates’ lives a record 123 times to 70 inmates. Compared to the 2018 totals of 39 deployments to 32 inmates, the jump in incidents has been significant. This marks a three-year high, a benchmark that reflects the alarming increase in opioid abuse and overdoses nationwide.


January 10, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff Homeless Outreach Team assists with sheltering 161 people during first year of service

SANTA ANA, Ca. (January 10, 2020) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Homeless Outreach Teams assisted with sheltering 161 people in temporary and permanent housing through various resources during their first full year of service in 2019.


January 7, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: The Sheriff’s Department Working to Curb Distracted Driving

MISSION VIEJO, Ca. (Jan. 7, 2020) – Distracted driving is a dangerous and illegal behavior the Sheriff’s Department is working to deter drivers from doing.

On Thursday, January 9, deputies will focus their efforts on drivers that are talking, texting, using an app or any other action on their phone that is not hands-free and violates California’s cell phone law. A violation is subject to a $162 fine for the first offense, and at least $285 for a second offense.


January 7, 2020 
Bench Warrant Scam

News ImageThe suspects in this scam call you, identify themselves as law enforcement officers and then direct you to pay a bail or fine to prevent arrest. Find out how to keep you and your family members safe from this scam.


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