Orange County Sheriff’s Department

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This week Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48) hosted her second Law Enforcement Advisory Board meeting with officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Westminster, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach Police Departments. Rep. Steel launched the advisory board in May during National …continue reading

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Twin brothers – both former Orange County sheriff’s deputies – pleaded guilty to federal charges and admitted that they defrauded Orange County taxpayers by submitting approximately two dozen fraudulent military orders to obtain military leave from the Sheriff’s Department so they would not be docked vacation days. Taylor Morgan, 26, …continue reading

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Sheriff Don Barnes, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Please see the statement below from Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of former Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. In November 2012, Sheriff Hutchens was diagnosed with breast cancer. She courageously fought this disease while …continue reading

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Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes is challenging a recent court order to cut in half the inmate population in Orange County Jails. He asked for support from cities and civic groups. In a special meeting called for the purpose, the Cypress City Council considered a proposal to join an amicus …continue reading

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On Friday evening, a superior court judge ordered Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes to release over 1,800 inmates to allow for more social distancing in Orange County jails. The case, brought up by the ACLU alleges that the inmates were at risk due to “underlying health conditions”. “As Chairwoman of …continue reading

A former Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy has been charged with multiple felonies in connection with breaking into the Yorba Linda home of a man he found dead during a welfare check. The 12-year veteran was captured on home surveillance video returning to the home several times, including once while …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for September 20 through September 26 included unemployment (three articles!), an earthquake, and a suspected DUI. Top Ten Stories for September 20 through September 26 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Unemployment benefits paid to California …continue reading

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According to an article published on Wednesday at that appears on the front page of the Thursday printed edition, an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy is under investigation for wearing patches “associated with a right-wing paramilitary group.” The photo below, provided by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), was shamelessly …continue reading