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News ImageAugust 3, 2018  OCSD arrests man who jumped from Lido Bridge and landed on passing vesselOrange County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, Aug. 3, arrested a 27-year-old-man suspected of jumping off Newport Beach’s Lido Bridge and landing on a passing vessel, injuring a 66-year-old woman.
July 27, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Multi-agency investigation leads to the seizure of $1.6 million worth of illegal narcotics

SANTA ANA, Ca. (July 26, 2018) - An investigation by a multi-agency operation to intercept narcotics and hold drug traffickers accountable has resulted in the arrest of three men and the confiscation of 184 pounds of illegal narcotics and five guns.

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News ImageJuly 24, 2018  OCSD Harbor Patrol rescues 13 from sinking boat off Newport BeachA quick response Sunday afternoon from the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol led to the rescue of 13 passengers on a quickly sinking vessel about a half-mile off the coast of Newport Beach.
News ImageJuly 16, 2018  OCSD deputies arrest two men suspected of back-to-back robberies in Lake ForestOrange County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested two men suspected of robbing one victim and attempting to rob another Sunday night in Lake Forest.
News ImageJuly 9, 2018  OC Crime Lab accepts international honor recognizing the lab's performance and efficiency

The Orange County Crime Laboratory recently was recognized by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Inc., positioning Orange County as operating at above 90 percent peak efficiency among other crime laboratories.

News ImageJuly 5, 2018  Serial indecent exposure suspect in custody, OCSD looking to identify more victimsOrange County Sheriff’s Department investigators believe there may be more victims of a suspect they arrested who exposed himself to female bus riders on at least three occasions in Orange County
June 26, 2018  OCSD letter regarding Register articleTrust between the public and law enforcement is continually evolving. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) believes it is important to bring to the attention of the public an unfounded mischaracterization by the Orange County Register that attempts to erode that trust, and was not corrected despite numerous requests. ( View PDF )

June 25, 2018  Sheriff’s Department responds to OC Grand Jury report on deaths in jail

SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 25, 2018) - The care and custody of inmates is one of the top priorities of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). OCSD operates one of the largest jail systems in the nation while processing more than 50,000 bookings each year and housing more than 6,000 inmates each day. The staff of our jails, both OCSD and healthcare personnel, go to great lengths to ensure the complex health needs of each inmate entrusted to us are met.

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