OCSD Newsroom Headlines

September 2, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested for Possession of Substances Identified as Precursors to Homemade Explosives

News ImageLAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – (September 2, 2014) – On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at approximately 12:45 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at a residence in the 100 block of Fairlane Drive, Laguna Niguel. During the course of the domestic violence investigation, deputies observed numerous weapons, military ordinances and potentially explosive substances. The Sheriff’s Department’s Hazardous Device Squad (HDS) responded to evaluate and collect the items.


September 2, 2014 
SUMMER/LABOR DAY AVOID DUI CAMPIGN – FINAL REPORT

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. (September 2, 2014) – The Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Campaign crackdown on drunk and/or drugged drivers has ended and resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests countywide over the past 18 days. The enforcement was part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, to save lives and make our roadways safer.


September 2, 2014 
NEWS RELEASE: September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. – (September 1, 2014) – September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Emergency Management Division would like to encourage County residents to prepare and plan for emergency and disaster events. The time is NOW to make a commitment to be the survivor.


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.


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