OCSD Newsroom Headlines

January 30, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: Escapees Nayeri and Tieu Captured- All Three Now In Custody

News ImageEscaped inmates Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu were captured this morning by the San Francisco Police Department. All three inmates that escaped from the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana are now in custody.


January 28, 2016 
STOLEN VEHICLE- OC JAIL ESCAPE

News ImagePlease be on the lookout for a vehicle we believe to be connected to the escaped inmates- a 2008 white GMC Savana Utility Lic: 8U66466 Plates/stickers may have been removed. Anyone who sees this vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this vehicle or the escaped inmates, please call our Hotline at 714-628-7085 or Investigations at 714-647-7014. Anonymous tips may be submitted at OCSD.org.


January 26, 2016 
Reward up to $200K for Info on Jail Escape

News ImageReward is now up to $200,000 for information leading to the capture of fugitives Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu, and Bac Duong. WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you see one or more of them, they are to be considered dangerous and possibly armed- immediately call 9-1-1. If you have information pertaining to their whereabouts, call our hotline at 714-628-7085. Thank you to the OC Board of Supervisors for the additional $150K. ?#?ocjailescape


January 23, 2016 
SPECIAL BULLETIN: Three Inmates Escape From OC Jail

News ImageOn Friday, January 22, 2016, inmates NAYERI, Hossein, 37, TIEU, Jonathan, 20, and DUONG, Bac, 43, were discovered unaccounted for at the Orange County Central Men’s Jail. An immediate search was conducted of the Central Jail Complex and adjacent Civic Center area of Santa Ana; however, all indications are that the inmates escaped the jail and have fled the area. Based on the preliminary investigation, the inmates were last confirmed to be seen during the morning hours of Friday, January 22, 2016.

Anyone with information about these inmates is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.


January 23, 2016 
Message from Sheriff Hutchens- Jail Escape

News Image“Last night, three inmates escaped from Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana. We are utilizing every resource available to ensure these inmates are brought back into custody as quickly as possible. As Sheriff, my utmost concern and primary responsibility is the safety of each Orange County resident. I take this situation very seriously and the men and woman of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will not rest until all three men are captured.

“The three escapees, Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu, and Bac Tien Duong, are dangerous criminals. My investigations team is working around the clock with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the Orange County Probation Office, the U.S. Marshals and the FBI. I am confident that this collaborative effort will result in returning these inmates to where they belong- behind bars.

“The capture of these inmates can be expedited with the public’s help. If you see one of these men, call 9-1-1. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of these inmates, please call our Hotline at 714-628-7085 or Investigations at 714-647-7014. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).”

For continued updates, please follow Orange County Sheriff’s Department social media #ocjailescape.


January 5, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: Coroner Division Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Body Found in Ocean off Huntington Beach

News ImageOn Thursday, December 31, 2015, a body was located in the ocean, approximately 1 mile off shore from the entrance to Huntington Harbor. The deceased person is believed to be that of a middle-aged male adult. Based on the preliminary investigation, Coroner investigators believe the body was in the ocean for up to 6 weeks. The body is decomposed and presents a physical condition consistent with prolonged exposure to salt water.


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