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  • Published on August 8, 2019

    Defendant Jessie James Graham was sentenced today by the Honorable Bradford Demeo to the maximum term of seven years in prison after a Sonoma County jury found him guilty in May of this year. The jury found the defendant guilty as charged of committing felony assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury.

  • Published on August 7, 2019
    Defendant Nery Estrada-Margos, 40 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Tuesday by the Honorable Bradford J. DeMeo to 9 years plus 25 years to life in state prison after having pled no contest in June to First Degree Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon causing great bodily injury, and felony charges of Domestic Assault.
  • Published on July 30, 2019
    Defendant Nicholas Planty, 43 years old of Santa Rosa, CA, was sentenced today to serve 9 years in state prison by the Honorable Dana Simonds.
  • Published on July 29, 2019
    Defendant Logologoa Taumaloto Tevaseu, 37 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Dana Simonds to a sentence of 3 years plus 15 years to life in prison for crimes he committed November 5, 2017.
  • Published on July 18, 2019
    Defendant Ryan Christopher Moore, 36 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced to serve 7 years, 8 months in state prison earlier today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller.
  • Published on July 17, 2019
    Defendant Isidro Moya, 20 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller  to serve three years and four months in state prison after having pled no contest in April of this year to felony charges of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence of a Drug Causing Injury, and a misdemeanor charge of Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License.
  • Published on July 12, 2019
    Defendants Rene Espinoza Jr., 22 years old, Maria Guadalupe Torres, 42 years old, and Rene Espinoza Martinez, 42 years old, all of Clearlake, pled guilty and no-contest today to murder charges stemming from the killing of Antonio Botello Arreola on September 1, 2017.
  • Published on June 27, 2019
    The California Board of Prison Terms once again denied parole to Larry Richard Bunke, who was convicted of Second Degree Murder in the brutal beating death of his wife, Linda, in May of 1982. This was his 11th parole opportunity.
  • Published on June 27, 2019
    Defendant Gregory Hernandez was sentenced earlier today to serve three years in state prison for fleeing the scene of a fatal traffic collision on November 15, 2017. This sentence stemmed from a guilty verdict handed down by a Sonoma County jury on May 9, 2019.
  • Published on June 26, 2019
    Defendant Yacob Dawit Dain, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Bradford J. DeMeo to serve 30 years, plus 27 years-to-life in prison for his role in a home invasion robbery committed on October 18, 2017.
  • Published on June 17, 2019
    Defendant Teri Hoyle, 43 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Friday by the Honorable Judge Nancy Shaffer for the misdemeanor vehicular homicide of Alfred Lemay after having been found guilty by a jury in May of this year.
  • Published on June 13, 2019
    Shaun Gallon today entered pleas of no contest  to all charges alleged before the Honorable Robert LaForge.  Gallon was scheduled to begin a Preliminary Hearing on Friday, June 14, 2019 but decided to move forward with his change of pleas.
  • Published on June 7, 2019
    Due to the large numbers of people in and around the park at the time of the incident, the Victim Services Division of the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office would like to notify the members of this community that if you were a victim, or a witness, to the Jacob’s Park shooting that you may be eligible for “victim services”.
  • Published on June 5, 2019
    On June 3, 2019 at approximately 10 am, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department deputies, assisted by officers from Santa Rosa Police Department, Petaluma Police Department, and California Highway Patrol, responded to the Reichardt Duck Farm at the 3700 block of Middle Two Rock Road after receiving a report of animal rights protestors staging a demonstration at that address.
  • Published on May 30, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that FG Meadows, LLC, the owner and operator of the Meadows at Fountaingrove Apartments in Santa Rosa, agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, approved and ordered by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum, resolving allegations of price gouging.
  • Published on May 16, 2019
    Fifty-eight-year-old California prison inmate Carl Dick was denied parole by the state board of parole on Tuesday following a hearing related to the sexual assault of his three young daughters between 1996 and 1998. Dick pled guilty in 1999, and was thereafter sentenced to fifteen years to life in prison.
  • Published on May 16, 2019
    Fifty-eight-year-old California prison inmate Carl Dick was denied parole by the state board of parole on Tuesday following a hearing related to the sexual assault of his three young daughters between 1996 and 1998. Dick pled guilty in 1999, and was thereafter sentenced to fifteen years to life in prison.
  • Published on April 25, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Pacific States Industries dba Redwood Empire Sawmill has resolved a civil case against it for unlawful business practices regarding worker safety laws as a result of the death of Raul Lule at the mill on April 10, 201
  • Published on April 22, 2019
    Defendant Mateo Julian Sandoval, 22 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced to a seven year four month prison term by the Honorable Dana Simonds on April 16 following his no contest plea in March of this year to charges of felony evading, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and unlawful possession of ammunition.
  • Published on April 10, 2019
    On Wednesday morning, The Honorable Peter Ottenweller sentenced defendant Vincent O’Sullivan to serve 9 months in jail for a criminal threat constituting a hate crime which O’Sullivan made in May of 2018.
  • Published on April 8, 2019
    On April 2, 2019 the Board of Supervisors approved a Gold Resolution proclaiming National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is commemorated April 7–13, 2019.

  • Published on April 3, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendants Black Mountain Developers LLC, Darryl Crawford, Cold Creek Group Inc., and Clint Gerber have resolved a civil environmental enforcement action with the Environmental and Consumer Law Division of the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Published on April 2, 2019
    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate Larry Jones, 65 years old of Santa Rosa, was given a seven year denial of parole by the State of California Board of Parole Hearings following a hearing on March 27, 2019 at the Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad California.

  • Published on April 2, 2019

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate Nathan Stephens, 60 years old previously of Santa Rosa, was given a five year denial of parole by the State of California Board of Parole Hearings following a hearing on March 26, 2019 at Avenal State Prison, in Avenal California.

  • Published on March 27, 2019
    Defendant Dalton James Carlson, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve 75 years-to-life in state prison for killing his wife Jessica Carlson and his father Dale Carlson after having pled no contest in February to two counts of first degree murder, and a firearm enhancement.

  • Published on March 20, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Jose Manuel Lopez-Perez, 26 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to 21 years to life in prison by Judge Robert LaForge following his convictions for 2 nd Degree Murder and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated.

  • Published on March 18, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Raley’s, the owner and operator of Raley’s Supermarkets, agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, resolving a consumer protection action filed by her office in conjunction with the District Attorneys of Sacramento, Santa Clara and Shasta Counties.

  • Published on March 12, 2019
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, along with the District Attorneys for Napa, Humboldt and Lake Counties, announced today that no criminal charges would be filed against PG&E related to the October 2017 Northern California wildfires. After an extensive review, each office determined that insufficient evidence exists to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that PG&E acted with a reckless disregard for human life in causing the fires, the standard necessary to sustain criminal charges.
  • Published on March 8, 2019
    Defendant Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan, 56 years old of Guerneville, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday afternoon of criminally threatening to bomb the Safeway grocery store in Guerneville, CA. The jury further found that this threat constituted a hate crime in that O’Sullivan made this threat in part because his targeted victim was homosexual.

  • Published on March 5, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on February 28, 2019, Tony Manuel Machado, 58 years old of Petaluma, was found by a jury to currently be a Mentally Disordered Offender.
  • Published on March 5, 2019
    Defendant Pradeep Singh, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on March 1, 2019 by the Honorable Dana Simonds to twelve years in prison for molesting his stepdaughter.
  • Published on February 28, 2019
    Defendant Dan Edward Scheiner, fifty three years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Barbara Phelan after having pled no contest on January 25, 2018 to three counts of engaging in lewd conduct, all misdemeanors.

  • Published on February 27, 2019

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch today issued a warning to anyone targeting those affected by the recent flooding in Sonoma County, “California law protects people impacted by a state of emergency. Looting is theft, which is always against the law. However, during a time of emergency additional legal protections exist against price gouging on gas, food, housing, and other essential supplies. I encourage anyone who has been the victim of price gouging, or who has information regarding potential price gouging, to immediately file a complaint by contacting local law enforcement or my office. Be advised that any looting or price gouging related to this week’s flooding will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

  • Published on February 22, 2019

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate Vernon Bragg, 65 years old of Guerneville, was given a three year denial of parole by the State of California Board of Parole Hearings following a hearing yesterday morning at the California Medical Facility, Vacaville.

  • Published on February 19, 2019

    Defendant Noah Luke Holland, 22 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to 25 years to life in prison by the Honorable Bradford DeMeo for crimes committed against a child during the commission of a residential burglary.

  • Published on February 5, 2019

    On February 1, 2019, the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole for the ninth time to 59 year old Roberto Amador Llompart, who was convicted of the 2nd degree murder of Michael Wayne Cochran in 1990.

  • Published on February 5, 2019
    Defendant Dalton James Carlson, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, entered pleas of no contest today to two counts of 1 st degree murder in connection with the February 2017 killing of his wife Jessica Carlson, age 37, and his father Dale Carlson, age 57.
  • Published on January 31, 2019
    Defendant William Edward Hail III, 44 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg to serve six years in state prison after having been found guilty last month by a jury of committing five felony counts of theft from two elderly victims.
  • Published on January 25, 2019
    Defendant David Romesburg, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Bradford DeMeo to serve 16 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after having pled no contest in August of last year to felony charges of pimping, pandering, and money laundering.
  • Published on January 16, 2019

    Defendant Arturo Blancas-Lopez, 51 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert Laforge to sixteen years in state prison after having pled no contest in November of last year to two felony charges of Forcible Lewd Acts with a Minor Under the Age of Fourteen.

  • Published on January 15, 2019
    January is designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  The annual event has been recognized since January 2010 in an effort to bring attention to the epidemic of human trafficking in this country.
  • Published on December 27, 2018
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Sergio Espinoza-Villalobos, 23 years old of Santa Rosa, was found guilty today by a Sonoma County jury of driving or taking a motor vehicle without consent, his fourth conviction for such conduct in the last 14 months.
  • Published on December 24, 2018

    Defendant Logologoa Taumaloto Tevaseu, 36 years old of Santa Rosa, was found guilty on December 21 of all charges and allegations following a three-week jury trial. The charges included second degree murder, gross vehicular homicide while intoxicated, and driving while under the influence causing injury. The jury also found true allegations that Tevaseu injured five people in the crash in addition to the young woman he killed.

  • Published on December 21, 2018

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Friend Trusted, Inc., a Delaware Corporation and GoSmith Inc., a Delaware Corporation, the operators of the website Gosmith.com, agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, approved and ordered by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Allan D. Hardcastle, requiring the corporations to pay $270,000 dollars in penalties, $10,000 in investigative costs, and $20,000 in restitution for violating state false advertising laws. Gosmith.com assists consumers in locating contractors and other service providers.

  • Published on December 19, 2018

    Defendant Brent Spivey, 24 years old of Walnut, California, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite to 13 years in prison for numerous sex crimes he committed against a 13-year old Sonoma County girl.

  • Published on December 14, 2018

    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that 52-year old Timothy Marble, of Napa, CA, was sentenced to serve life in prison without possibility of parole.

  • Published on December 12, 2018

    Defendant Kawanza Houston, 43 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Wednesday by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg to 27 years in state prison after having pled no contest in October of this year to two felony charges of robbery, and admitting an allegation that he used a firearm during the commission of the crimes.

  • Published on December 12, 2018

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Harman Management Corporation, which provides consulting services to restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC, A & W and Taco Bell, has resolved a civil environmental enforcement case filed in Sonoma County Superior Court.

  • Published on December 11, 2018

    Defendant Stephen Ledua Maffy, 46 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Friday by the Honorable Judge Jennifer Dollard to 12 years state prison, the maximum available sentence for his crimes. 

  • Published on December 10, 2018

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate David Earnest Poe, 61 years old of Point Arena, was issued a five year parole denial by the Board of Prison Terms following a Thursday afternoon hearing held at Corcoran State Prison.

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