July 31, 2019
NEWS RELEASE: Unborn child of pregnant Orange County Jail Inmate pronounced dead
Santa Ana, Ca. (July 30, 2019) – An in-custody death of an unborn child occurred at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, CA. On July 27, 2019, a 30-year-old inmate housed at the Orange County Jail’s Intake and Release Center was transferred to OC Global Medical Center related to her pregnancy. Later that day, she was transferred to UCI Medical Center, where it was determined her unborn child, estimated to be approximately 27 weeks, was deceased.
July 25, 2019
NEWS RELEASE: Music Director at Yorba Linda Middle School Arrested for Child Molestation
SANTA ANA, Ca- (July 25, 2019) – On Thursday, July 25 at approximately 9:45 a.m., members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail arrested Daniel Methe, 44, at his home in Yorba Linda for child molestation. Methe is suspected of committing multiple lewd acts on a teenage girl when she was between the ages of 13-15 beginning in 2011. He is currently in custody at the Orange County Jail with bail set at $100,000.
July 22, 2019
Proactive efforts aimed at tackling drugs, violence in Orange County jailsThe Orange County Sheriff’s Department has deployed new proactive efforts to reverse the increase in drug trafficking that has been experienced within the four county-run jail facilities in Orange County over the last eight years. (
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July 17, 2019
NEWS RELEASE: OCSD arrests 43-year-old man on suspicion of elder sexual abuse and rape
SANTA ANA, Ca. (July 17, 2019) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims detail on Wednesday, July 17, arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of rape, elder sexual abuse, oral copulation and sexual battery. Russell Bernardino, of Mission Viejo, was arrested at approximately 8 a.m. at his residence in Mission Viejo. He is currently in custody at the Orange County Jail, with bail set at $100,000.
July 15, 2019
In-Custody DeathSANTA ANA, Ca. (July 15, 2019) – A 44-year-old inmate was pronounced dead this morning after being transported to the hospital. Deputies were called to assist the inmate in his cell at the Theo Lacy Facility at approximately 8:20 a.m. Deputies responded and located the inmate unresponsive with no obvious signs of trauma on his body. Deputies rendered medical aid and called for additional medical assistance. The inmate was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased approximately an hour later. (
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July 11, 2019
Temporary Closure of Musick Jail to begin July 18
SANTA ANA, Ca. (July 11, 2019) – In March 2019, Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Don Barnes announced changes to Orange County Jail operations, including the temporary closure of the James A. Musick Facility in Irvine and ending the agreement with the Federal Government to house Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees. On July 10, 2019, the last detainees were transferred from Orange County Sheriff’s custody, and the temporary closure of Musick will begin on July 18, 2019.
July 1, 2019
Fourth of July Firework SafetyIndependence Day and its festivities are right around the corner! While fireworks are a customary part of the celebration, a lack of safety when using them could lead to serious injury.
June 28, 2019
NEWS RELEASE: Motorcycle safety operation in Dana Point Sunday
DANA POINT, Calif. (June 28, 2019)- The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation Sunday, June 30, in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
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