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Armed neighbors detain attempted murder suspect in backyard until OCSD arrives

He was busying himself in his spacious backyard around 6:45 p.m. Thursday in Mission Viejo when he heard the rustling coming from behind a shed. Justin Helstien's wife, Hala, was inside, making...

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OCSD arrests Mexican police officer after finding 50-plus pounds of meth in his car

The Orange County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday arrested a man who said he's a police officer from Mexico for transporting more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine and concealing it in a secret...

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OCSD mourns loss of Clyde, a rescue horse who became key member of mounted unit

Clyde, a former Percheron Draft Horse rescued from certain death by an Orange County Sheriff’s Department reserve lieutenant, died Monday, Oct. 1, after serving as a valued member of the Mounted...

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OC GRIP honors Sheriff Sandra Hutchens for her longtime support of successful program

Early in her career as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sandra Hutchens felt the frustration patrol deputies and police officers still feel today when they arrest a gang...

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Comprehensive OC Crime Lab uses science, technology to solve crimes

Crime scene tape marks an area outside the OC Crime Lab in Santa Ana, where the forensics team is pulling equipment from a van: fingerprint dust, swabs for collecting biological material, cameras,...

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Laura’s House honors sheriff for helping to curb the ugly cycle of domestic violence

Their faces are etched in her memory. In her 40-plus years in law enforcement, O.C. Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens has encountered countless victims of domestic violence. The faces of the youngest...

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OCSD seeking information on suspect who robbed a bank in Lake Forest supermarket

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information to help identify a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank. The robbery took place around 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 inside the Stater Bros....

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After special needs classroom is burglarized, OCSD and city step up to recover losses

Teachers at Dana Hills High School didn’t envision starting the school year with vandalized white boards and burglarized classrooms. But the morning of Aug. 26 – the second week of the new...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: September 18

On this week's Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds we join Anaheim Fire And Rescue and the City of Anaheim in honoring two men who did CPR and saved a man's life, we speak with a La Habra Police...

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National Forensic Science Week honors this OCSD veteran and all CSI specialists

The veteran CSI specialist grabbed some disinfectant wipes and began cleaning the interior of the van. “We have a very dirty job,” said Senior Forensic Specialist Kelli Cogert, of the Orange...

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