Orange County Sheriff’s Department

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At May 16th’s press conference, we referred to the Laguna Woods church shooting suspect, David Chou, as, “a US Citizen who emigrated from China.” The information regarding his nationality was provided to us during interviews with people familiar with the suspect, while communicating through interpreters. While later speaking with the …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for May 08 through May 14 included an in-custody death, a suspected DUI fatal collision, and an OC Streetcar milestone. Top Ten Stories for May 08 through May 14 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Female …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is proud to announce the launch of a comprehensive pilot program to help reduce recidivism by connecting individuals who commit low-level crimes with mental health and substance abuse services before criminal charges are filed. FIRST Point Diversion Program – which stands for Focused Intervention …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for November 28 through December 04 include a big drug bust, a wrong-way driver, and Lakewood’s response to organized theft. Top Ten Stories for November 28 through December 04 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Huntington …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for November 21 through November 27 include Red Flag preparations, a big drug bust, and new rules for unemployment help. Top Ten Stories for November 21 through November 27 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Orange …continue reading

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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