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 OperationThe 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. (
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January 11, 2017
Four Arrested in Residential BurglaryYORBA 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. (
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January 9, 2017
O.C. Sheriff’s Dept. rescues three hikers who were in immediate peril in Whiting RanchThe 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.
November 17, 2016
OCSD Investigators Warn of Auto and Check Fraud ScamInvestigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) are warning the community of an ongoing scam and asking for the public’s assistance in locating two suspects.
Clinton Charles Rose, 35, and Lauren Marie Conkey, 23, have been identified as suspects in a number of auto and identity theft cases. Rose and Conkey are suspected of contacting victims through various web sites to purchase vehicles from private party sellers. They contact the victim, present fictitious checks and identification, and then take possession of the vehicle. They are suspected of then falsifying documents to resell the stolen vehicle to another victim. (
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October 27, 2016
Volunteers Team Up to Build Anaheim Community PlaygroundYesterday, 40 OCSD employees volunteered on their own time to help KaBOOM!, Target, and the Community Action Partnership of Orange County to build a playground at the Anaheim Independencia Center in unincorporated Anaheim. In just five hours, they completely updated the playground structure and added shade structures and picnic tables at the Center. This is what community policing looks like- coming together to make the community better and reminding us all that #PlayMatters.
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