OCSD Newsroom Headlines

April 16, 2015 
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

News ImageIt’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!

OCSD Radio Dispatchers receive 9-1-1 and other calls from the public for contract cities and unincorporated county areas, receiving 2,500 calls on an average day. They dispatch all calls for service, maintain two-way radio contact with Deputies in the field and coordinate radio communications with allied agencies twenty-four hours a day.

April 16, 2015 
2015 North Los Angeles Explorer Competition

News ImageTwenty Orange County Sheriff's Explorers spent April 10-12 in North Los Angeles competing in the 2015 North LA Explorer Competition. Post Coordinator Sergeant Dan Daniels (Reserve Bureau), Post Advisors Deputy Gregg Surrell (Yorba Linda Police Services), Deputy Edith Lucero (North Patrol) and Deputy Hugo Huerta (Mission Viejo Police Services) accompanied the Explorers on their journey. The Sheriff's team competed against over 290 explorers from Explorer Posts throughout the state.

April 8, 2015 
NEWS RELEASE: Investigators Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Vehicular Manslaughter Suspect

News ImageSAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – (March 8, 2015) – On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at approximately 7:35 p.m., Antolin Brito-Soto, 33, San Juan Capistrano, was involved in a solo-vehicle collision near Camino Capistrano and Junipero Serra Road. Brito-Soto’s four (4) children were in the vehicle; three were seriously injured and one, a 5 year-old daughter, died from her injuries resulting from the collision.

The collision occurred as Brito-Soto drove his 2002 Ford Explorer westbound on Junipero Serra Road, through Camino Capistrano into an adjacent parking lot and over an embankment. Based on the preliminary investigation, it was determined Brito-Soto was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Brito-Soto was arrested the night of the collision and posted his $150K bail several weeks later. He has not returned to court since his arraignment on charges of vehicular manslaughter and child abuse.

Brito-Soto is a male, Hispanic, 5’3’’, 150 lbs., black hair and brown eyes with a medium build and olive complexion. He is known to frequent the San Juan Capistrano area; however, he has ties to Chicago, Texas and Mexico. Investigators have exhausted resources in those areas and are asking the public for assistance locating Brito-Soto.

Orange County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell is prosecuting the case.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Bureau at (949) 425-1860. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.

April 7, 2015 
New Saddleback Station Opening

News ImageOn Saturday April 4, 2015 at 6:00AM, patrol deputies at the new OCSD Southeast Substation in Lake Forest deployed for the first time.

April 2, 2015 
2015 Citizens Academy Application

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Want to learn more about the Sheriff's Department, tour our facilities and meet the incredible men and women behind the badge? Join us for OCSD Citizens' Academy Class 4! Thursday evenings 6-9pm from July 9-August 27, 2015. Space is limited, and successful completion of a background check is required. Applications are accepted until April 30th. Click the link below to apply!


April 2, 2015 
2015 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay

News ImageLast weekend a total of 262 law enforcement teams from the U.S. and abroad participated in the 31st Annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. Men and women from OCSD were able to sport two teams, the Open Team (#22) and the Invitational Mixed Team (#168). Both teams did very well, and all runners ran strong. Our volunteers (departmental and non-departmental) were invaluable and supported the runners immensely.

The Open Team finished with a time of 15:02:07, 10th in the Open division and 16th overall. The Invitational Mixed Team finished with a time of 18:59:00, 33rd in the I.M. division and 187th overall with the Crime Lab placing 45th and 241st overall. Great job OCSD!

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