OCSD Newsroom Headlines

August 17, 2015 
2015 OCLEEAA Summer Academy

News ImageThe Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association (OCLEEAA) sponsored the 2015 Summer Explorer Academy at the Boys Scouts Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, from August 5 to August 9, 2015.

August 6, 2015 
OCSD Partners With Nextdoor

News ImageTheOrange County Sheriff’s Department announced a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com),the private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safercommunities with the help of residents.

July 30, 2015 
NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested for Murder - UPDATE

News ImageANAHEIM, Calif. – (July 30, 2015) – On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Edgar Ramirez, 20, will be ordered released from custody today following rejection of the case presented by Orange County Sheriff’s investigators to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Ramirez will be transported from court to the Orange County Jail and be processed for release.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Ramirez was arrested at Sheriff’s Headquarters following an interview with investigators and consultation with the Deputy District Attorney assigned to the case. Subsequent investigation and discussion between Sheriff’s investigators and the District Attorney’s Office has resulted in a decision to not file charges against Ramirez at this time.

The investigation is this case ongoing.

July 29, 2015 
NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested for Murder

News ImageANAHEIM, Calif. – (July 29, 2015) – On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Edgar Ramirez, 20, Anaheim, in connection with the shooting death of David Douglas in unincorporated Anaheim on Sunday night. Ramirez was arrested following an interview with investigators at Sheriff’s Headquarters in Santa Ana.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.

Ramirez was arrested for murder and booked into Orange County Jail. He is being held on $1 million bail and scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.com

*** Booking photo is not being released

July 23, 2015 
NEWS RELEASE: Bank Robber “Snowbird Bandit” Arrested

News ImageRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – (July 23, 2015) – On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Orange County Bank Robbery Apprehension Team (BRAT) investigators arrested Randolph Bruce Adair, 70, Rancho Santa Margarita, in connection with a series of robberies over that last several months in the south Orange County area.

July 22, 2015 
NEWS RELEASE: Erica Alonso Death Investigation UPDATE-Toxicology Results & Cause of Death

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. – (July 22, 2015) – On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators obtained results of toxicology tests performed on Erica Alonso, 28, Laguna Hills. The results indicate Ms. Alonso had varying levels of alcohol and Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in her system at the time of her death.

Based on the Ms. Alonso’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .22 and the amount of GHB found in her system, the Coroner Division has determined the combination and amounts were lethal. The Coroner Division has determined the cause of death to be an overdose; however, the manner remains undetermined.

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