|For Immediate Release
October 13th, 2005
Media Relations Spokesperson
WANTED: ORANGE COUNTY’S TOP TEN MOST WANTED CRIMINALS
Santa Ana – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is introducing a new Ten Most Wanted list that will enlist the public’s help in finding some of the worst criminal offenders who have eluded capture. The list will be updated regularly with information about these and other cases. “We want the millions of eyes and ears to help us locate these offenders. Their freedom means a danger to our community. We can’t let that happen,” said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “If you are a fugitive, you need to know that you can’t hide forever. The public will help us look under every rock until you are caught.”
The enhanced website will improve OCDA services to the public by providing a valuable resource for information via the Internet while also providing a means to contact the office.
As part of the upgrade, the new website provides easy access to crime prevention tips and resources, answers frequently asked questions, and outlines the variety of cases prosecuted by the OCDA. “I wanted the public, especially crime victims, to have a one-stop shop where they could get information on how the legal system works and who can help them.” said District Attorney Rackauckas.
Included in the Media Center is a weekly updated list of the “Cases in the News,” an archive of press releases, and a way for the public to sign up for e-notification of press releases and announcements. The website also has a number of child safety resources including an Amber Alert notification, a Child ID Kit for identifying your child’s DNA profile, access to California’s Megan’s Law information, and links to various websites including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
As another crime prevention tool, the Government and Community Relations Department has added all of its outreach brochures and television public service announcements to the website under the Education & Resources section. In addition, there is information regarding upcoming outreach events that will be updated monthly. You may also make a request for the District Attorney or members of the office to address a group or organization through the DA’s Speaker’s Bureau.