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October 11, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Self-identified police officer from Mexico arrested for transporting more than 50 lbs. of meth

SANTA ANA, Ca. (October 10, 2018)- On October 9, 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Highway Interdiction Team initiated a traffic stop for vehicle code violations on the northbound I-5 freeway between Orange and San Diego counties. The driver, Miguel Patron, 41, Ensenada, identified himself, stated he was a police officer in Mexico and handed the deputy his police identification. Patron was extremely nervous and several criminal indicators were identified by the deputy conducting the traffic stop.

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News ImageOctober 11, 2018  Halloween Safety Tips from OCSDAs trick-or-treaters haunt the streets on Halloween, their risk of being injured by motorists increases greatly. Parents, children, and drivers must remain extra vigilant to prevent injuries and fatalities.
News ImageOctober 10, 2018  OCSD looking to identify owner of abandoned and abused horseOrange County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking for the owner of a 20-year-old white horse abandoned in unincorporated north Orange County.
October 2, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: Two arrested in Lake Forest homicide

LAKE FOREST, Ca. (October 2, 2018) - On Monday October 1, 2018, at 5:50 am deputies responded to a call of unknown trouble at the Forest Glen apartments on Farthing Street in Lake Forest. A resident saw a male collapsed outside in a courtyard with significant wounds and called the Sheriff’s Department. The male, a Hispanic man in his twenties, was pronounced deceased at the scene and a homicide investigation began. The identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

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September 26, 2018  NEWS RELEASE: OCSD seeking community’s assistance in identifying bank robbery suspect

LAKE FOREST, Ca. (September 26, 2018) - The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who robbed a Lake Forest bank on Monday September 24, 2018.

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News ImageSeptember 21, 2018  The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... providing leads

In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

Making sense of what’s left behind is the crux of the work of the OC Crime Lab.

News ImageSeptember 21, 2018  The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... providing leads

In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

Making sense of what’s left behind is the crux of the work of the OC Crime Lab.

News ImageSeptember 20, 2018  The Crime Lab makes a difference by ... testing toxicology

In honor of National Forensic Science Week, the Orange County Crime Lab wants to educate the public on the many ways our work impacts the county and makes a difference in the life of the citizens we serve.

With impaired driving becoming an increasing problem on Orange County’s roadways, the Crime Lab last year launched an initiative to test all impaired drivers involved in a traffic collision, regardless of the results of the breath alcohol test.

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