OCSD Newsroom Headlines

April 15, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: UPDATED INFORMATION: Sheriff’s Investigators Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Body Found

On January 6, 2014, unidentified female remains were found in the Casper’s Wilderness Park (Rural South East area of Orange County). Based on the preliminary investigation it is estimated the remains may have been exposed to the elements for a period of at least six months. After preliminary testing, it has been determined the remains are of a petite female, at least thirty years of age, shoulder length wavy dark brown hair with light colored highlights. The decedent had a very distinct gold colored dental bridge on her left lower jaw and possibly had a broken nose at some point in her life.

April 15, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: DUI/Driver License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Orange County Sheriff's Department DUI Taskforce will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, April 15, 2016 in the city of San Clemente between the hours of 6:00pm and 2:00am.

April 13, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: OC Child Exploitation Task Force Arrests Coach for Engaging in Lewd Behavior

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, investigators from the Orange County Sheriff's Department’s Special Victims Detail (SVD) and the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) arrested Troy Linehan Crutchfield, 26, Costa Mesa, on charges related to sending harmful matter to a minor electronically and communicating with a minor to engage in lewd behavior. Crutchfield is suspected of taking and sending lewd videos of himself to a minor. Crutchfield was arrested following an investigation that started in March 2016

March 31, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: OCSD Joins National Campaign To End Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is such an important safety issue that April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, Police, Sheriff and CHP officials are joining the Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as law enforcement throughout the country, to focus on education and enforcement.

March 18, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: Investigators Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect

On Friday, March 18, 2016, Orange County Sheriff's Department Special Victim’s Detail investigators arrested Jared Jonah Linares, 18, Orange, following allegations he sexually assaulted two female high school students at Villa Park High School. Linares is currently a student at Villa Park High School.

March 15, 2016 
NEWS RELEASE: Court Sting Stakeout Operations Results in Three Arrests

On Monday, March 14, 2016, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department conducted an undercover 'Court Sting’ operation at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Deputies staked out offenders whose licenses where suspended/revoked and also drivers who were driving without a license after being told of their license suspension or who had never been issued a driver’s license. Thirteen offenders were followed by deputies from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving. While some offenders complied with the law and had other means of transportation, three individuals in court proceeded to get behind the wheel and drove away from the court house.

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