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News ImageJanuary 17, 2019  NEWS RELEASE: OCSD Identifies Jane Doe Homicide Victim after 31 YearsSANTA ANA, Ca. (January 17, 2019) - The Orange County Sheriff's Department has identified a Jane Doe homicide victim whose remains were recovered more than 31 years ago. ( View PDF )

News ImageJanuary 11, 2019  OCSD Arrests Man Accused of Cold-Case Rapes in 1990s

SANTA ANA,Ca. (January 11, 2019) – OrangeCounty Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested a man yesterday suspected ofcommitting multiple rapes in the 1990s, including the kidnapping and rape of a9-year-old girl in Lake Forest. The man was identified utilizing techniquessimilar to the methods used to identify the Golden State Killer.

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News ImageDecember 18, 2018  Man posing as water employee burglarizes San Juan Capistrano homeOn Tuesday, December 18, at approximately 10 a.m., a suspect posing as a city water employee gained access to a resident’s home in the 27000 block of Paseo Mimosa in the city of San Juan Capistrano to steal more than $10,000 worth of jewelry.
News ImageDecember 5, 2018  December is National Impaired Driving Prevention MonthThe season between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America's roadways due to an increase in impaired driving. Most people would never imagine that their holiday celebration could result in the loss of one’s license, imprisonment, or worse – fatalities. This December, OCSD is raising public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.
November 26, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Update on joint investigation of Aliso Viejo explosion

SANTA ANA, Ca. (November 26, 2018) – The joint investigation between the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) continues to determine who is responsible for the May 2018 explosion at an Aliso Viejo day spa that killed one female and injured two others.

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News ImageNovember 20, 2018  Holiday Safety – It’s Shopping Season, Help Prevent Package TheftThis time of year brings out those looking for a crime of opportunity as well as those thieves that actually target your delivery. Thieves will follow or watch for the UPS, Fed Ex or other delivery trucks and then target a home after a delivery is made. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your presents safe from porch pirates
News ImageNovember 20, 2018  Black Friday Safety TipsWith Black Friday right around the corner, we know you'll be staying up late to hunt for deals! Before you head out, take a look at these holiday shopping safety tips from OCSD to keep you and your family safe.
November 20, 2018  OCSD warns residents of thieves targeting unattended purses left in shopping carts

Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators have seen an increase in the number of wallet thefts occurring at grocery stores.

Suspects will target shoppers who leave their purses in the child seat section of the grocery cart. Working in pairs, one suspect will distract a shopper while the other rifles through the victim's belongings, stealing their wallet.

As the busy shopping season approaches, investigators want to share some tips to protect yourself and your belongings.

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