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News ImageApril 27, 2015  NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested Following Huntington Beach PD Officer-Involved ShootingHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – (April 27, 2015) – On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Adrian Coates, 18, Huntington Beach, during a traffic stop in the city of Costa Mesa. Coates was the driver of a stolen vehicle pursued by the Huntington Beach Police Department earlier in the day.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at approximately 2:50 a.m., a Huntington Beach police officer-involved shooting occurred following a pursuit and felony traffic stop of a reported stolen vehicle. During the felony traffic stop Coates made a U-turn and accelerated towards officers, resulting in the officer-involved shooting. Coates drove the vehicle past the officers and fled the immediate area. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department airship, “Duke,” assisted ground units and located the vehicle abandoned a short distance away.

As is protocol for all Huntington Beach Police officer-involved shootings, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was called and assumed responsibility for the investigation. Following the preliminary investigation and collection of evidence at the scene, investigators located and arrested Coates at approximately 11:00 p.m. Coates was uninjured and indicated he had not been hit by the officer’s gunfire during the incident.

Coates was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and booked into Orange County Jail. He is being held on $50K bail and scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at
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News ImageApril 27, 2015  Deputy Helps Save Ducklings Caught in Storm DrainIt was a quiet Sunday in Mission Viejo until a major rescue operation commenced near the intersection of Los Alisos and Madero in the city of Mission Viejo.

News ImageApril 24, 2015  K9 Kilo's End of Watch - April 23, 2015The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 unit is saddened to announce the passing of retired Police Service Dog, “Kilo”. Kilo, a thirteen year old Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd mix, was in a great deal of pain due to several fused vertebrae that medication was unable to relieve. On the early morning of April 23rd, 2015, OCSD had to say goodbye to Kilo.
News ImageApril 22, 2015  Family of Missing Woman Offers $5K RewardSANTA ANA, Calif. – (April 22, 2015) – The family of Erica Alonso, missing since February 15, 2015, has offered a $5K reward for information leading to her whereabouts. Alonso went missing early on the morning of Sunday, February 15, 2015, after leaving her boyfriend’s house in the city of Irvine. She is believed to have driven away in her 2014 Honda Civic, which has since been located in the city of Aliso Viejo, approximately one mile from her residence. ( View PDF )
News ImageApril 21, 2015  Remembering Deputy Robert SchultzToday we remember a fallen hero – OCSD Deputy Robert Schultz

On April 21, 1958, Deputy Robert Schultz was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped an old school bus being driven by a mentally disturbed man.

The man's family was riding in the bus and had displayed signs for help in the windows. The deputies stopped the bus near Dana Point and started getting the family off of the bus. As they did so, the man ordered his 11-year-old son to shoot the deputies and the boy opened fire with a .22 caliber rifle. Deputy Shultz was struck by a round and killed, and his partner was wounded.

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