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  • 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 January 7, 2019
    Defendant Marion Christine Forrest, 53 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today after having entered a plea of no contest in December to charges of Battery, Child Abuse, and an admission of a hate crime allegation.
  • 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.

  • Published on December 7, 2018

    Defendant Tristan Avery Proto, 22 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jamie E. Thistlethwaite to three years of formal probation and 360 days of country jail after having pled guilty to one felony count of possessing an explosive device (Health and Safety Code section 12035) in November.

  • Published on December 7, 2018

    Defendant William Edward Hail III, 44 years old of Petaluma, was convicted yesterday afternoon by a Sonoma County jury following a three week trial on five felony counts of committing theft from two elderly victims.

  • Published on November 27, 2018
    Defendant Timothy Kottler, 48 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Mark Urioste after a jury found him guilty on October 25, 2018 of annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age – a misdemeanor.
  • Published on November 20, 2018
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office, in conjunction with the Napa and Solano County District Attorney’s offices, filed a complaint against CRC Luxury Motors, LLC, which owns Midas franchise stores located in Petaluma, Napa and Vacaville, and Curtis Correll who controls the day-to-day operation of the Midas stores.
  • Published on November 20, 2018
    District Attorney Jill R. Ravitch announced today that defendant Delonte Anthony Hart, (25) of Baltimore pled guilty to two separate violent stabbing attacks that occurred in downtown Santa Rosa in June, 2016. Delonte Hart pled guilty before Honorable Bradford Demeo to second degree murder for his role in killing Cirak Tesfazgi.
  • Published on November 19, 2018

    Defendant Jose Ramirez-Ibarra, 37 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to serve four years and four months in prison for possession of methamphetamine for sale, with a sentencing enhancement for possessing more than one kilogram of methamphetamine. 

  • Published on November 16, 2018
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has awarded a grant of approximately $175,000 to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) to provide counseling and housing services to vulnerable youth in Sonoma County.
  • Published on November 16, 2018
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Sonoma Materials, a landscape supply business located at 21040 Broadway in Sonoma, agreed to pay $75,000 for violations of environmental protection laws
  • Published on November 15, 2018

    Those suspected of and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Sonoma County can expect to face highly trained, specialized prosecutors, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). 

  • Published on November 9, 2018
    Defendant Fabian Flores-Gonzalez, 18 years old of Healdsburg, was sentenced Thursday to one year in county jail and three years of formal probation for leading officers on a high speed pursuit and possession of illegal firearms and drugs.
  • Published on November 6, 2018
    Defendant Timothy Marble, 52 years old of Napa County, was found guilty yesterday afternoon by a Sonoma County jury of committing multiple felony sex offenses against a 12-year-old Napa County girl.
  • Published on October 26, 2018

    Defendant Guadalupe Barragan-Zepeda, 52 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on Thursday October 25, 2018 by the Honorable Judge Robert LaForge to 6 years prison after having pled no contest in September of this year to three felony sexual assault charges. 

  • Published on October 18, 2018

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Admiral Callaghan Professional Center, LLC; Admiral Callaghan Professional Center II, LLC; JMFGEM, LLC; ACPC 1, LLC; and ACPC 2, LLC agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, approved and ordered by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Rene Chouteau, requiring the corporations to pay $50,000 in civil penalties, $10,000 in investigative costs. 

  • Published on October 17, 2018

    Defendant Randy Anthony Solares, 27 years old of Petaluma, pled guilty earlier today in front of the Honorable Dana Simmonds to felony charges of attempted robbery involving the use of a weapon, and felony possession of stolen property. 

  • Published on October 17, 2018

    Defendant Ersain Alcantar-Reyes, 21 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve seven years eight months in state prison after pleading no contest in August to a charge of possession of methamphetamine for sale.

  • Published on October 5, 2018

    Defendant Theodore Smith Hudson III, 54 years old of Cloverdale, was sentenced today to ten years in state prison by the Honorable Julie Conger following a two-month-long May trial in which a Sonoma County jury found Hudson guilty of nine counts of theft from an elder adult.

  • Published on October 4, 2018

    Defendant Jason Lloyd Bryson, 47 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jennifer Dollard to 20 years in state prison after he was found guilty by a jury in July of this year of committing robbery and making criminal threats. 

  • Published on October 4, 2018

    Defendant Michael Anthony Howard-Lafond, 20 years old of Sonoma County, was sentenced today by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg after pleading no contest in September of this year to felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. The charges were the result of a May, 2018 incident where Howard-Lafond punched a bicyclist in the face on the Joe Rodota Trail.

  • Published on October 2, 2018
    On September 29, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to multiple 911 calls of trespassers on the private property of the McCoy’s Poultry Services, located in the 100 block of Jewett Road in Petaluma, CA.
  • Published on September 26, 2018

    Defendant Danielle Foernsler, aka Danielle Falleto of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on September 25, 2018 by the Honorable Judge Bradley Demeo to the maximum term of 19 years 4 months in state prison after she pled no contest in July of this year to negligently contributing to the death of her sixteen year old son on April 16, 2018.

  • Published on September 25, 2018

    Defendant Kevin Anthony Torres, 18 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Patrick Broderick to serve 19 years in state prison after having pled no contest in July of this year to charges of attempted murder.

  • Published on September 19, 2018

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Hugo Eduardo Lopez-Ferreira, 24, of Petaluma, was sentenced today to four years state prison for two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery for offenses committed between April 21 and April 24, 2018 of this year.

  • Published on September 19, 2018

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that Defendant Laiken James, 21 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced in two cases today by the Honorable Brad DeMeo to a term of seven years and four months

  • Published on September 14, 2018
    Defendant Daves Mendez Rodriguez, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Dana Simonds to forty years to life in state prison after having previously pled no contest to three sex offenses he committed against two separate child victims.
  • Published on September 13, 2018
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Carlos Chavez, 64 years old of Petaluma, doing business as Carlos’ Petaluma/Novato or Marin Septic Service was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge for felony theft of utility services and misdemeanor advertising for construction work without a contractor’s license.
  • Published on September 12, 2018

    Defendant Tommy Mitchell, 29-years-old of Oakland, was sentenced to five years in state prison today by the Honorable Dana Simonds after having pled no contest in May of this year to residential burglary with an enhancement for committing the crime against an elder adult.

  • Published on September 6, 2018

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office, along with the District Attorneys of Alameda, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, and Solano Counties, entered into a settlement in a consumer protection action against Goop, Inc. (“Goop”).

  • Published on September 6, 2018
    Defendant Robert A. Bosch, 64 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to 6 years in state prison after pleading no contest on July 19, 2018 to the charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
  • Published on September 4, 2018

    Defendant Quentin Bernard Bowen, 28 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to a term of life in prison with the possibility of parole after eleven years following his conviction by a jury for the charge of attempted murder including great bodily injury and weapon enhancements.

  • Published on August 30, 2018

    California Department of Corrections inmate Luis Alberto Santana was denied parole after the conclusion of a parole suitability hearing at California Health Care Facility, Stockton on August 28, 2018. The Parole Board found Santana presented an unreasonable risk of danger if released back into the community. The denial was for 5 years.

  • Published on August 24, 2018

    Defendant Donald Ray Alton Jackson, 29 years old of Oakland, was sentenced today by the Honorable Knoel Owen to 20 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for a September 28, 2017 robbery that occurred at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Santa Rosa.

  • Published on August 21, 2018

    Kevin Scott Thorpe, 40 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced today by the Honorable Dana Simonds to twenty-one years in the state prison. This sentence followed Thorpe previously pleading no-contest to eleven sex offenses he committed against four separate teenage victims.

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