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October 27, 2014 
OCSD Employees Recognized at 13th Annual Heroes With Heart Dinner and Awards Gala

News ImageOn Thursday, November 6th, 2014 OCSD Deputy Kyle Sheek and Deputy Coroner Brooke Beasley will be recognized at the 13th Annual Heroes with Heart Dinner and Awards Gala sponsored by TIP Orange County Chapter. TIP, also known as Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc., is a specially trained team of volunteers who are called by hospital and public safety personnel to assist family members after a sudden death, victims of a crime, witnesses to a tragedy, children left alone after the death or injury of a parent and anyone traumatized by a crisis event. The event recognizes law enforcement, firefighters and hospital personnel, nominated by TIP volunteers, who went above the call of duty in the past year to offer support to citizens exposed to crisis.


October 26, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Clothing Boutique Shooting Investigated as Murder-Suicide

News ImageSAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (October 25, 2014) – On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at approximately 2:01 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting at Bliss Clothing Boutique located at 167 Avenida Del Mar. Responding deputies were contacted by an employee of the Bliss Clothing Boutique who indicated a shooting was occurring inside the business. Based on information provided to deputies that an active shooter was inside the business, the Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) was requested.


October 26, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Suspect & Victim in Clothing Boutique Murder-Suicide Identified

News ImageSAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (October 26, 2014) – On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s investigators initiated an investigation following a shooting that occurred at the Bliss Clothing Boutique at 167 Avenida Del Mar. The shooting resulted in deputies discovering the deceased bodies of an adult male and female inside the business. Following the preliminary investigation and evidence collected at the scene, the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.


October 24, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Teacher Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with Child Student

News ImageMISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (October 24, 2014) – On Friday, October 24, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Kristen Roush, 34, Aliso Viejo, following a several month long investigation involving an inappropriate relationship she had with a male juvenile student. Roush, an eighth grade teacher at La Paz Intermediate School (Mission Viejo), was arrested at her residence in the city of Aliso Viejo.


October 24, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Orange County Coroner Division Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Next of Kin

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. – (October 24, 2014) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Coroner Division seeks the public’s assistance identifying a deceased male found in the early morning hours of October 11, 2014 along the shoreline near 32nd Street and Oceanfront in the city of Newport Beach. He appears to be of Caucasian, Asian, or middle-eastern descent, 15-25 years old, 5’9” tall, 130 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes. He has a small healed surgical scar on the right side of his neck. He was wearing orange and white Hawaiian print swim trunks and a black button up dress shirt with faint vertical lines.

Anyone with information about this person is encouraged to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Coroner Division at (714) 647-7411 and reference case number 14-03965-MM.

Actual Photos: http://ocsd.org/divisions/prof/coroner/ud/john/14_03965_mm


October 24, 2014 
Remembering a Fallen Hero, OCSD Deputy Mark Tonkin

News ImageToday we remember a fallen hero, OCSD Deputy Mark Tonkin.

Deputy Tonkin joined the department on August 21, 1981. He was initially assigned to the Main Jail and worked a short time as a court bailiff before going to North Patrol. In January of 1988 Deputy Tonkin was assigned to the Career Criminal Apprehension Team.

On October 24, 1988 Deputy Tonkin, an eight year veteran of the Sheriff-Coroner Department, lost his life in a helicopter crash while assigned to DESERT RANGER, a multi-agency cooperative narcotic enforcement program in the state. Mark was one of eight victims aboard a California National Guard UH1H Huey Helicopter which went down and burned in mountainous terrain near El Centro, California.

Deputy Tonkin was survived by his wife, Mary Ann, and parents, James and Gloria Tonkin.


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