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  • Published on July 13, 2017

    Defendant Tawnya Hopper, 43 years old of Petaluma, entered a no contest plea yesterday to a charge of violating of Penal Code section 288.7(a), sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10.

  • Published on June 30, 2017

    Defendant Ulises Sandoval-Rivera, 31 years old of Santa Rosa, pleaded no contest in front of the Honorable Dana Simmonds earlier today to charges of possessing heroin for sale within 1,000 feet of an elementary school while classes were in session.

  • Published on June 30, 2017

    Defendant Artemio Sandoval-Rivera, 27 years old of Santa Rosa, pleaded no contest today in front of the Honorable Dana Simmonds to a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale and a sentencing enhancement alleging that he was in possession of more than 1 kilogram of the drug.

  • Published on June 29, 2017

    Jose Alberto Corado-Merlos, 34 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Elliot Daum to 17 years, 4 months, plus 15 years to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

  • Published on June 23, 2017

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that after a hearing held earlier today at the Correctional Training Facility at Soledad, the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole for the eighth time to 58 year old Roberto Amador Llompart.

  • Published on June 16, 2017
    Defendant Erica Ramirez, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Patrick Broderick to serve 90 days in county jail, repay Sonoma County over $15,000, and remain on felony probation for a period of three years.
  • Published on June 7, 2017
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that the First District Court of Appeal, Division Four, affirmed a $6.8 million judgment against internet retailer Overstock.com for engaging in false advertising and unlawful business practices.
  • Published on June 7, 2017
    Defendant Cory Jorden Ferrere, 30 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite to 9 years in state prison after pleading no contest on March 3, 2017. Ferrere pled no contest to charges of leaving the scene of an accident after causing serious injury, and reckless driving causing great bodily injury after suffering two prior convictions for DUI.
  • Published on May 26, 2017

    Defendant Thomas Jan Warren, 63 years old of Forestville, pleaded guilty yesterday in front of the Honorable Judge Dana Simmonds to Manufacturing Concentrated Cannabis using the volatile substance butane, as well as admitting an enhancement that his manufacturing site was less than 300 feet from a school, and a prior conviction for possessing cocaine base with the intent to sell. 

  • Published on May 25, 2017

    Defendant Michael Antwon Bennett, 38 years old, was sentenced today to five years in state prison by the Honorable Elliot Lee Daum.  Mr. Bennett pled no contest in late March of this year to several felony crimes including residential burglary, attempted theft from an elder adult in an amount exceeding $100,000, and identity theft.

  • Published on May 17, 2017

    Defendant Thomas Jan Warren, 63 years old of Forestville, pleaded guilty yesterday in front of the Honorable Judge Dana Simmonds to Manufacturing Concentrated Cannabis using the volatile substance butane, as well as admitting an enhancement that his manufacturing site was less than 300 feet from a school, and a prior conviction for possessing cocaine base with the intent to sell. 

  • Published on May 17, 2017
    Defendant Garrett Piland, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, entered pleas of no contest on Friday, May 12 th to one felony count of Attempted Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor, and one misdemeanor count of Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor.
  • Published on May 12, 2017

    California Department of Corrections inmate Robin Re Sharp, 62-years-old, was denied “elder” parole earlier today following a hearing at Solano State Prison.

  • Published on April 26, 2017
    The request for parole by fifty-four-year-old California Department of Corrections inmate Byron James Tibbals was denied yesterday, Tuesday, April 25 th, after a hearing at the California State Prison in Soledad. Tibbals was sentenced on March 4, 1994, to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury returned verdicts of guilty on charges of first degree murder, penetration with a foreign object, and a special circumstance of rape with a foreign object.
  • Published on April 18, 2017
    Defendant Daniel Lee Packett, 49 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced on April 17, 2017, by the Honorable Patrick Broderick to 9 years in state prison after pleading no contest to felony charges of driving under the influence causing injury, and reckless evading.
  • Published on April 14, 2017

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate William Barton, 62 years old of Santa Rosa, was denied parole after a hearing was held in front of the Board of Prison Terms at California State Prison, Sacramento on Thursday April 13. District Attorney Ravitch stated, “We believe this inmate would continue to pose a danger to the community were he not incarcerated. Therefore, we objected to his release. We are pleased that the parole board agreed with our assessment.” 

  • Published on April 7, 2017
    Defendant Ramon Amadeo Perez, 21 years old of Santa Rosa , pled no contest earlier today in front of the Honorable Patrick Broderick to charges in two separate criminal cases where he was accused of shooting others for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
  • Published on April 6, 2017
    Defendant Pablo Salinas-Jacobo, 45-years-old of Santa Rosa, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday afternoon of charges stemming from a fatal collision on November 8, 2015 on Los Amigos Road in Healdsburg. Specifically, Salinas-Jacobo was found guilty of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (within ten years of two prior driving under the influence convictions); and Driving Under the Influence Causing Bodily Injury, in addition to enhancements for causing great bodily injury and injuring multiple victims.
  • Published on April 4, 2017

    Defendant Kahlil Rahim Keith, 37-years-old of Windsor, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Robert M. Laforge to 9 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the stabbing death of Willie Ray Smith in May, 2015. A jury convicted Keith of Voluntary Manslaughter with the Use of a Deadly Weapon during a trial conducted in May of last year.  

  • Published on March 22, 2017
    David Robert Brewer, 36 years old of Healdsburg, was sentenced Monday by the Honorable Judge Julie Conger after a jury found Brewer guilty of all charges on a four-count misdemeanor complaint, charging two counts of Battery on a Peace Officer, Resisting a Peace Officer, and Battery.

  • Published on March 20, 2017

    Defendant Alan Tapia-Ramirez, 21 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced on March 17, 2017, by the Honorable Jaime Thistlethwaite to 4 years in state prison after pleading no contest to a felony charge of driving under the influence causing injury.

  • Published on March 17, 2017

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Clark Sullivan, 69 years old, most recently of Santa Rosa, was denied parole related to a murder he committed in 1987 in Santa Rosa.

  • Published on March 15, 2017

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that the Contra Costa County Superior Court has ordered Golden Gate Petroleum Co., Bay Area/Diablo Petroleum Company and Westgate Petroleum Company, Inc. to pay three million dollars in civil penalties related to the operation of underground storage tanks and management of hazardous materials and wastes. 

  • Published on March 15, 2017

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Gustavo Pureco, 52years old of Santa Rosa, was denied release on parole Tuesday morning after a hearing at San Quentin state prison. Mr. Pureco was convicted on April 12, 1991 by a Sonoma County jury of second degree murder with use of a firearm, brandishing a firearm.

  • Published on March 9, 2017

    Defendant Jonathan Michael Hoppner, 24 years old, of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert M. LaForge to two years in state prison. Hoppner was convicted of two counts of felony false imprisonment, committed shortly after being released on parole for a conviction of false imprisonment and sexual battery.

  • Published on March 3, 2017

    Defendants Miguel Flores, Jr. and Fidencio Bocanegra-Reyes were sentenced to state prison yesterday by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite after having pled no contest in late January to charges of conspiracy to commit home invasioin robbery, and residential burglary after the court dismissed murder charges. 

  • Published on March 3, 2017

    Defendants Sammy David Estrada, 25 years-old, and Carlos Raymond Martinez, 20 years-old, both of Fresno, were sentenced to state prison today by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite for numerous felony offenses including human trafficking of a minor, pimping, and carrying a loaded firearm.

  • Published on March 1, 2017

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Christopher Michael McNatt, 42, of Sonoma, was sentenced to 36 years to life, to be served in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, for brutally murdering Ronald Sauvageau on March 20, 2015. 

  • Published on February 28, 2017

    Defendant James William Biocca, Jr., 48 years-old of Healdsburg, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to 7 years in state prison after pleading no contest on October 13, 2016 to charges of vehicle theft with a prior conviction, fleeing from a pursuing peace officer, driving under the influence of drugs, and possession of methamphetamine.

  • Published on February 17, 2017
    Defendant Robert Churich, 58 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to ten years and four months in state prison after having been found guilty at trial last December.  Churich was found guilty by the jury of physical abuse of an elder, preventing a witness from contacting assistance, assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, unlawful use of victim’s debit card, and an additional enhancement for personally inflicting great bodily injury.
  • Published on February 2, 2017

    Defendant Joshua Raymond Henricksen, 27 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced February 2ndto eleven years in prison by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite after having pled no contest in October to charges of residential burglary, assault with a weapon, and admitting infliction of great bodily injury. 

  • Published on February 2, 2017

    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office, in conjunction with 22 other District Attorney’s Offices throughout California, resolved a consumer protection action against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC, and Jet.com, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Walmart (collectively, Walmart and Jet.com).

  • Published on January 30, 2017
    Defendant Nathan Alexander Wilson, 35 years-old of Sebastopol, pled guilty today to two separate counts of murder stemming from an incident on November 23, 2015, in which Wilson killed both of his parents inside their Sebastopol home. 

  • Published on January 6, 2017
    Rohnert Park Man Sentenced to 20 years to Life  January 5 2017. District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that Cipriano Perez Velasquez, 45, of Rohnert Park, was sentenced to 13 years plus 7 years to life in state prison today for shooting his wife in November of 2015. The defendant was sentenced on by Judge Patrick Broderick.

  • Published on December 30, 2016

    January is designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  The annual event has been recognized since January 2010 when President Obama sought to bring attention to the epidemic of human trafficking in this country.

  • Published on December 29, 2016

    Kevin Morales, a 24 year-old man from Sacramento County, was sentenced earlier today to 5 years in state prison after having pled guilty in November of this year to felony human trafficking charges.

  • Published on December 21, 2016
    December 21 2016 - Defendant Alsco dba Steiner Corporation, located at 3311 Industrial Drive in Santa Rosa, has agreed to resolve a civil environmental enforcement action brought by the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office based on two instances in the summer of 2015 where they released polluted water into Piner Creek in violation of Fish and Game Code section 5650.1.
  • Published on December 20, 2016

    Defendant, Ronnie Paul Threadgill, 24-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to 22 years in state prison by the Honorable Jaime Thislethwaite after having pleaded no-contest in November to charges of attempted murder causing paralysis with a firearm, and attempted robbery.  

  • Published on December 13, 2016

    Defendant Robert Churich, age 58, was found guilty by a jury on December 9, 2016 of felony assault with a deadly weapon, abuse of an elder adult resulting in great bodily injury, witness intimidation by means of force, and auto theft.

  • Published on December 1, 2016

    California Department of Corrections inmate Gary Moore’s request to be paroled was denied by the Board of Parole Hearings Tuesday after a hearing at the California State Prison, Solano. 

  • Published on November 30, 2016

    The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office announced today that charges will not be filed at this time because the investigation regarding allegations of sexual assault committed by suspect Raymond Foakes is ongoing. 

  • Published on November 23, 2016
    Defendant Ronnie Paul Threadgill, 24 years-old of San Francisco, pleaded “no contest” today to two felonies: attempted second degree murder (Penal Code 664/187) and first degree attempted robbery (Penal Code 664/211.)
  • Published on November 17, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Allan D. Hardcastle ordered Pacific Gas & Electric Company (“PG&E”) to pay $120,000 as part of the settlement of a civil environmental prosecution for discharging used electrical transformer oil into Paulin Creek in Santa Rosa, California.

  • Published on October 31, 2016
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with nine other California District Attorney’s Offices that together comprise the California Food, Drug and Medical Device Task Force, settled a consumer protection action against My Pillow, Inc. (“My Pillow”). My Pillow manufactures and sells pillow and bedding products.
  • Published on October 28, 2016

    Defendant Amante Erwin Robinson, 23-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Thursday October 27th, 2016, to 23 years in state prison by Judge Patrick Broderick after having pled no contest to robbery and gun enhancement charges in July of this year.  

  • Published on October 20, 2016

    Thirty-one year old Jason Frederick Hulac of Santa Rosa was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison after having pled no contest in September to three counts of assault with intent to commit a sexual offense.

  • Published on September 23, 2016

    Defendant Nicholas James Perry, 37-years-old of Sebastopol, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday afternoon of two felonies, Penal Code section 288.4(b), (Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior), and Penal Code section 664/288.3, (Attempting to Send Harmful content to a Minor,) for offenses he committed during a law enforcement “sting” operation on June 20, 2014 in Santa Rosa

  • Published on September 20, 2016

    The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Carstensen as Victim Services Director.  Ms. Carstensen began her career at the DA’s Office in 1995 as a Domestic Violence Counselor, and later transitioned to a Victim Advocate when the units were combined.

  • Published on September 19, 2016

    Daniel Craighead, a 74-year-old Healdsburg resident, has resolved a civil environmental enforcement action for damming up Mill Creek in violation of Fish and Game Code section 1602 during the summer of 2015.

  • Published on September 19, 2016

    Jason Frederick Hulac, 31-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled no contest earlier today to three counts of assault with intent to commit a sexual offense.  The charges stemmed from three separate daylight attacks on women in 2015.

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