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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
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.

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.
News ImageNovember 15, 2018  November is National Child Safety and Protection MonthNovember is National Child Safety and Protection Month, a nationwide effort to promote awareness for the potential hazards that children may face in everyday situations, as well as how to react to—or prevent—emergency situations.
November 15, 2018  Man arrested for possession of explosives in Tustin

TUSTIN, Ca. (November 15,2018) - A man was arrested at hisresidence in unincorporated Tustin on Wednesday for possessing explosivedevices, fireworks and a large amount precursor materials to make explosivedevices.

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News ImageNovember 13, 2018  OCSD mourns the loss of Police Service Horse, CloudThe Orange County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Enforcement Unit (MEU) is saddened to announce the tragic passing of Police Service Horse, Cloud, after he suffered a medical emergency during monthly training on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Riverside County. Cloud’s passing is the first on-duty Mounted Enforcement Unit death in the nearly 50-year history of the unit.
November 9, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Court reveals GTL recorded additional inmate attorney-client privileged calls

SANTA ANA, Ca. (November 9, 2018) - In June 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) became aware of an issue with attorney-client privileged phone calls between inmates and their attorneys. In July 2018, the contractor who provides phone service to inmates in the OCSD jails, Global Tel Link Corporation (GTL), revealed that due to human error by a GTL employee, 1,079 inmate telephone calls to numbers that should have been designated as “do not record” were erroneously recorded by the contractor.

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News ImageNovember 8, 2018  Observant deputy thwarts commercial burglary attempt leading to the arrest of three suspectsTwo men are in custody after keen observation by an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy interrupted a commercial burglary in progress.
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