Press Releases

July 7, 2017 
UPDATE: OCSD Locates Family of Misidentified Decedent

SANTA ANA, Calif. (July 7, 2017) - The decedent who was previously misidentified as Frank M. Kerrigan, 57 was positively identified as 54-year-old John Dean Dickens. Through an extensive search, his family was located out of state and informed of his death on June 29, 2017.


July 3, 2017 
NEWS RELEASE: In-Custody Death at Intake Release Center

SANTA ANA, Calif. (July 3, 2017) – On July 3, 2017, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy was conducting meal distribution to inmates housed at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana. During food delivery, the deputy found a male in his twenties, unresponsive, inside his cell.


June 29, 2017 
NEWS RELEASE: DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Week

SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 29, 2017) – Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy from 7 p.m. Friday, June 30th, to 3:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1st in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests in the cities of San Clemente and Dana Point.


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