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January 20, 2017 
Award-winning OCSD Crime Lab technician makes customer service a priority

Story from Behind the Badge OC.

One of the first things that struck him were the odd smells.

The vinegary smell of heroin, the metallic odor of blood, the unmistakable odor of a dead body. “I’ll never forget that,” Raymond Frausto said of that last smell.

Frausto, 29, is a technician in the Evidence Control Section of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab, where he is among four techs who perform the critical tasks of receiving, logging, moving, tracking and releasing all evidence that comes into the lab.

January 20, 2017 
Improving Motorcycle Safety the Aim of OC Sheriff’s Operation

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Jan. 21, 2017 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries from collisions.


January 20, 2017 
OCSD Traffic Enforcement to run bike and pedestrian safety operation

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Saturday, Jan. 21 with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The department has mapped out locations over the past three years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred, along with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.

January 11, 2017 
Four Arrested in Residential Burglary

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (January 11) – On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four suspects in connection with a residential burglary in the 5200 block of Sunset Lane.


January 9, 2017 
O.C. Sheriff’s Dept. rescues three hikers who were in immediate peril in Whiting Ranch

The three hikers weren’t supposed to be off trail Tuesday around noon while going for a hike in the 2,500-acre Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in the Foothill Ranch/Trabuco Canyon area.Thanks to a very challenging cliff rescue by the Aviation Unit of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, during which the three hikers were close to plummeting about 150 feet to their likely deaths, the three today are safe.


December 9, 2016 
Investigators Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect

Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect involved in taking packages off the front porch of a residence in Yorba Linda.


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