SANTA 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.
MISSION 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.
Today 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.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (October 22, 2014) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $330,620 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The funding will be used as part of the county’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
Sheriff’s Special Officer Juan Villegas (SSO), a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, has written a book entitled “Life Has Values” in the hopes of impacting youth in the Latino community.
STANTON, Calif. – (October 15, 2014) – On Tuesday, September 14, 2014 at approximately 11:35 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at the La Pico Market located at 10480 Beach Boulevard in the city of Stanton. The suspect brandished a knife and threatened both the store employee and customers. The loss was an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and a bottle of alcohol.
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