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  • Published on December 5, 2019
    Defendant Lawrence Reed, 3 4 of Vallejo, CA, was denied parole Tuesday following a “youthful offender” hearing held at Pelican Bay state Prison in front of the State Board of Parole Hearings.
  • Published on November 22, 2019

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that PS Orangeco, Inc., the owner and operator of Public Storage self-storage rental facilities, agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, approved and ordered by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Patrick M. Broderick.

  • Published on November 21, 2019

    Defendant Randall Lewis Cover, 57 years old of Penngrove, was sentenced today by the Honorable Chris Honigsberg to serve nine years plus an additional fifteen years-to-life in state prison after he pled no-contest in September of this year to four counts of committing sex offenses against two separate child victims.  

  • Published on November 20, 2019
    Judge Robert LaForge sentenced Arent Daniel Julius Bradt to 15 years to life, plus one year consecutive for his use of a deadly weapon.
  • Published on November 18, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will enable the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office to continue a specialized team to prosecute alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases. The $234,032 is for a one-year period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
  • Published on November 1, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch today issued a consumer alert reminding businesses, including hotels and landlords, that price gouging is prohibited under Penal Code Section 396 during the state of emergency resulting from the devastating wildfires that have swept through Sonoma County and the North Bay.
  • Published on October 23, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced the awarding of two Federal Grants totaling $1.6 Million to the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC). The grants will be used to support ongoing services at the Family Justice Center.
  • Published on October 3, 2019

    Defendant Alejandro Tapia Garcia, 35 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to 31 years in state prison following his convictions in August of this year to charges of forcible rape of a child under the age of 14, and two counts of committing a forcible lewd or lascivious act upon a child younger than 14.   

  • Published on September 26, 2019
    51-year old Filemon Hernandez, of Petaluma, CA was sentenced to prison for a term of 24 years to life, for numerous sexual assault crimes involving a child under the age of 14.
  • Published on September 26, 2019
    Defendants Rene Espinoza Jr., 22-years-old, Maria Guadalupe Torres, 42 years old, and Rene Espinoza Martinez, 42 years old, all of Clearlake, were each sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Bradford DeMeo to a life-term in prison following their July convictions for the 2017 murder of Antonio Botello Arreola.
  • Published on September 24, 2019
    After a month-long trial, a Sonoma County jury deliberated less than 5 hours before finding defendant Arent Daniel Julius Bradt guilty of second degree murder yesterday afternoon. In addition, the jury found “true” an enhancement alleging the defendant used a knife during the murder, making the defendant’s maximum exposure 16 years to life in state prison.
  • Published on September 18, 2019
    Defendant Courtney Michael Rudin, 75 year-old of Healdsburg, was sentenced today by the Honorable Barbara Phelan to 36 months of supervised probation and 60 days county jail after being found guilty at a jury trial on August 22, 2019.
  • Published on September 18, 2019

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on Friday, September 13, the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole to 72-year-old Manuel Avalos Flores, who was convicted of the 2nd degree murder of 23-year-old Ricoberto Arroyo in 1981. 

  • Published on September 13, 2019
    On Thursday morning, the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg sentenced Santa Rosa Defendant Jose Lopez-Mendoza to serve an aggregate term of 8 years in state prison for his violent stabbing of two bouncers last year.
  • Published on August 29, 2019
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on August 28, 2019, the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole for the seventh time to 59 year old Gary Allen Moore, who was convicted in 1990 of the second degree murder of a two year old child.
  • Published on August 29, 2019
    Defendant Selso Orozco, 38 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced Thursday by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to 23 years in state prison after having pled no contest in April of this year to four counts of armed robbery that he committed over a three-day period in October 2018.
  • 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.

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