OCSD Newsroom Headlines

August 31, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Missing Mountain Biker Located After 12-Hour Overnight Search in Cleveland National Forest

News ImageCLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. – (August 31, 2014) – On Sunday, August 31, 2014, Search & Rescue personnel from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Reserve Bureau located a missing mountain biker who was lost in the Cleveland National Forest off Ortega Highway, approximately ten (10) miles east of the San Juan Capistrano city limits. The missing mountain biker, a 49 year old male from Burbank, was located at 8:00 a.m. this morning after an overnight search by Search & Rescue personnel and Sheriff’s Department air support. The mountain biker was located uninjured with minor scrapes and cuts.

August 31, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Arson Suspect Arrested in Dana Point

News ImageDANA POINT, Calif. – (August 31, 2014) – On Sunday, August 31, 2014 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to sounds of breaking glass and a suspicious subject at the Dana Point Arts Plaza building in the 34100 block of Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. Deputies arrived and located Alex Espinoza, 27, Laguna Niguel, inside the building. Espinoza was holding a lighter and the building was on fire.

August 29, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested Following Shooting Incident in Rossmoor

News ImageROSSMOOR, Calif. – (August 29, 2014) – On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 11272 Wallingsford Road, Rossmoor, following reports of a shooting at the residence. Deputies arrived with Orange County Fire Authority paramedics and discovered Gretchen DeStefano, 96, Rossmoor, deceased, suffering from a gunshot wound. Christine Reynolds, 71, Rossmoor, the daughter of the victim, was detained at the scene.

August 29, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Summer/Labor Day Holiday AVOID DUI Campaign Update

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. (August 29, 2014) – The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special ‘Avoid the 38’ DUI deployments over the past 14 days in Orange County.

August 27, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

News ImageSAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (August 26, 2014) – On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Bureau investigators arrested Kelly Michelle Wolfe, 46, Capistrano Beach, following an investigation of a fatal traffic collision that occurred on July 4, 2013.

August 26, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Investigators Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

News ImageYORBA LINDA, Calif. – (August 26, 2014) – On Friday, August 22, 2014, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department began investigating a package theft from the porch of a residence in the 24600 block of Las Patranas, Yorba Linda. The theft occurred on Thursday, August 21 at approximately 11:00 a.m., while the resident was away from the home. The package contained a cellular phone valued at approximately $600.

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