Santa Rosa, CA – 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. As a
result of his pleas the defendant will receive four years and eight months in
state prison when he is sentenced in December of this year.
Attorney Ravitch stated, “This was an incredibly frightening incident for the
victim. Hopefully the early disposition of the case will allow her to
have some closure.”
stem from an incident on August 26, 2018, in which the defendant approached a
previously unknown female walking in the area of the Santa Alicia Footbridge in
Rohnert Park and attempted to steal her purse. The victim was able to
successfully fight off the defendant who then struck in her in the head with a
wine bottle and fled the area.
additional reports and follow-up investigation, the defendant was connected to
two additional incidents that occurred shortly after the initial attack, one
involving the suspect confronting people on the street with a weapon, the
second involving a car burglary. When the defendant was arrested, he was
found to be in possession of multiple items linked to the burglary.
The case was
prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Christopher Brown. The Rohnert
Park Department of Public Safety headed the investigation.