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May 4, 2016  ICE Los Angeles Field Office & OCSD 287(G) Partnership Steering Committee Meeting AgendaICE Los Angeles Field Office & Orange County Sheriff’s Department
287(G) Partnership Steering Committee Meeting FY 2016
May 4, 2016, 1800-2000 hours
Orange County Sheriff’s Academy
Objective: To increase community awareness and provide an overview of the 287(g) program at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. ( View PDF )

May 4, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: Cinco de Mayo Don't Drink and DriveHistorically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Present-day celebrations can lead to drunk driving—and there’s no victory in that. If you are planning to party this Cinco de Mayo, keep this number in mind: 343 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes over the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend in 2014. Of those 343 people who lost their lives, 34 percent (116) died in drunk-driving crashes. Sadly, almost one out of five (17%) of all the drivers in fatal crashes that weekend had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .15 % or higher—almost two times the legal limit ( View PDF )

April 28, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested in 1986 Cold Case HomicideOn Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Steven Wyvern White, 66, was arrested in connection with the 1986 homicide of Cedric Horn, 77. ( View PDF )

April 15, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: UPDATED INFORMATION: Sheriff’s Investigators Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Body FoundOn January 6, 2014, unidentified female remains were found in the Casper’s Wilderness Park (Rural South East area of Orange County). Based on the preliminary investigation it is estimated the remains may have been exposed to the elements for a period of at least six months. After preliminary testing, it has been determined the remains are of a petite female, at least thirty years of age, shoulder length wavy dark brown hair with light colored highlights. The decedent had a very distinct gold colored dental bridge on her left lower jaw and possibly had a broken nose at some point in her life. ( View PDF )

April 15, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: DUI/Driver License Checkpoint Planned this WeekendThe Orange County Sheriff's Department DUI Taskforce will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, April 15, 2016 in the city of San Clemente between the hours of 6:00pm and 2:00am. ( View PDF )

April 13, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: OC Child Exploitation Task Force Arrests Coach for Engaging in Lewd BehaviorOn Wednesday, April 13, 2016, investigators from the Orange County Sheriff's Department’s Special Victims Detail (SVD) and the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) arrested Troy Linehan Crutchfield, 26, Costa Mesa, on charges related to sending harmful matter to a minor electronically and communicating with a minor to engage in lewd behavior. Crutchfield is suspected of taking and sending lewd videos of himself to a minor. Crutchfield was arrested following an investigation that started in March 2016 ( View PDF )

March 31, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: OCSD Joins National Campaign To End Distracted DrivingDistracted driving is such an important safety issue that April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, Police, Sheriff and CHP officials are joining the Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as law enforcement throughout the country, to focus on education and enforcement. ( View PDF )

March 18, 2016  NEWS RELEASE: Investigators Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault SuspectOn Friday, March 18, 2016, Orange County Sheriff's Department Special Victim’s Detail investigators arrested Jared Jonah Linares, 18, Orange, following allegations he sexually assaulted two female high school students at Villa Park High School. Linares is currently a student at Villa Park High School. ( View PDF )

July 9, 2016
7:00 AMOCSD Women's Fitness ChallengeCALLING ALL LADIES!!! Sign up for this awesome female only fitness challenge put on by the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Saturday July 9, 2016. Proceeds will benefit Project 999. Sign up ASAP as spots will fill up quickly. Click here to register.

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