OCSD Newsroom Headlines

April 3, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Investigators look to identify kidnapping and assault suspect

ALISO VIEJO, Ca. (April 3, 2020): Investigators are looking to identify a man suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a 30-year-old woman on the Aliso Creek trail.


March 27, 2020 
Early release of sentenced inmates from Orange County Jail

SANTA ANA, Ca. (March 27, 2020): Communities across the United States are in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis. As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


March 24, 2020 
Orange County Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19

ORANGE, Ca. (March 24, 2020): An inmate in Orange County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate, a man in his 40s, was booked into the Orange County Jail on June 17, 2018 on suspicion of child endangerment, torture, false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon.


March 20, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Orange County Jail institutes changes, makes accommodations in response to COVID-19

SANTA ANA, Ca. (March 20, 2020): Based on directives handed down by federal, state and local authorities, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has implemented measures in response to COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of the public, personnel and those in our custody in Orange County Jail facilities.


March 20, 2020 
Stay Cyber Safe during COVID-19

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We understand residents want to educate themselves with the latest and most accurate information on COVID-19 to keep themselves and their loved one’s information safe. Unfortunately, there are scammers who look to capitalize on such situations and attempt to steal or exploit personal information.

The Sheriff’s Department has seen an increase in malicious emails, mobile applications and websites promoting fraudulent COVID-19 information. However, there are things you can do to protect your personal information.


March 16, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Orange County Sheriff implements proactive measures to limit exposure to COVID-19

SANTA ANA, Ca. (March 16, 2020): Earlier today, Sheriff Don Barnes issued directives and implemented a strategy for decreasing potential COVID-19 exposure to the community and Department personnel.

“Our foremost responsibility is to keep the community safe, while implementing precautionary measures to safeguard the health of the public who rely on our service and the members of the department who respond to their call,” said Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes.


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