Press Releases

May 25, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: The Sheriff’s Department Working to Curb Distracted Driving

LAGUNA HILLS, Ca. (May 25, 2020) – Distracted driving is a dangerous and illegal behavior the Sheriff’s Department is working to deter drivers from doing.

On Tuesday, May 26, deputies will focus their efforts on drivers that are talking, texting, using an app or any other action on their phone that is not hands-free and violates California’s cell phone law. A violation is subject to a $162 fine for the first offense, and at least $285 for a second offense.

May 21, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Protest in San Clemente results in eight arrests

SAN CLEMENTE, Ca. (May 21, 2020) – This morning at approximately 9 a.m. a protest occurred in the city of San Clemente related to the Governor’s stay-at-home orders. The vast majority of demonstrators peacefully exercised their First Amendment rights, with an estimated 200 people attending the protest.

Unfortunately, despite numerous warnings prior to the event, some individuals chose to commit unlawful activity. Eight people were arrested; their booking charges are below. Trespassing charges indicate the individual is suspected of entering into the city parking lot encircled by fencing erected by the city of San Clemente and refusing to leave after multiple requests. Those arrested for failure to disperse are suspected to have remained after the protest was declared unlawful, and were provided multiple warnings to relocate to an area designated for the protest.

May 19, 2020 
NEWS RELEASE: Bike and pedestrian enforcement operation planned for Dana Point

DANA POINT, Ca. (May 19, 2020) – The Sheriff’s Department will take part in a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation aimed at educating bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians on traffic laws, rules and responsibilities.

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