OCSD Newsroom Headlines

March 21, 2019 
Here’s how to protect yourself against virtual scams

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Many scam artists are going virtual to find new targets, but there are steps you can take to stay safe and prevent becoming a victim.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department in recent months has seen an uptick in reports of various scams, from virtual kidnappings to faux pet purchases, in an effort to extort money unsuspecting victims.

March 18, 2019 
NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff to Conduct Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

LAGUNA HILLS, Ca. (March 18, 2019) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Departmentwill step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations throughout thecounty on Friday, March 22, with focused enforcement on collision-causingfactors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

March 18, 2019 
NEWS RELEASE: OCSD to target distracted driving in special enforcement effort

LAGUNA HILLS, Ca. (March 18, 2019) - TheOrange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Division will launch a specialenforcement effort on Thursday, March 21, to target distracted driving in thecity of Laguna Hills.

March 15, 2019 
Don't Drink and Drive this Holiday Weekend

News ImageIn 2017, Orange County Sheriff's deputy Jeremy Johnson made a total of 57 DUI arrests. Since the passing of Prop 64, which decriminalized marijuana, DUI drug arrests have increased 40 percent in California. DUI drug arrests now exceed those for DUI alcohol in the United States.

March 15, 2019 
Citizens critical in apprehension of hit and run suspects

News ImageA group of suspects who stole a car and crashed it into a residence in the city of Lake Forest were taken into custody thanks to quick law enforcement response and assistance from engaged residents.

March 13, 2019 
NEWS RELEASE: OC Sheriff’s Department launches Dana Point motorcycle safety enforcement

DANA POINT, Calif. (March 13, 2019)- The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation Saturday, March 16, in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.

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