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  • Published on August 17, 2016

    Ryan Kenneth Watt, 26-years-old of Petaluma, was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison for a May conviction for possession of a firearm by a felon.

  • Published on July 28, 2016

    Licensed Caregiver Sentenced for Elder Theft. Andrew Raymond Ross, forty- seven-years-old of Healdsburg, was sentenced today before the Honorable Patrick Broderick for committing felony theft of an elder by a caregiver.  Under the terms of the negotiated sentence the defendant will serve six months in county jail and will spend three years on formal probation.  His sentence includes a probation condition that he cannot work as a caregiver in any capacity.

  • Published on July 25, 2016

    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch today announced that Equilon Enterprises LLC, dba Shell Oil Products US (“Shell”), entered into a stipulated judgment to resolve consumer protection and advertising violations related to Shell gift cards and fuel rewards cards.

  • Published on July 18, 2016

    Defendants Joseph Varela (18 years-old) and Manuel Khiobouakhan (21 years-old) of Santa Rosa entered pleas of no contest to the December 31, 2013, New Year’s Eve killing today before the Honorable Dana Simonds.

  • Published on July 12, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Ruben Manuel Muniz, 37 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced to nine years in state prison yesterday for the unlawful killing of a Santa Rosa man.  This sentence was the result of a plea negotiation in which Muniz pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and admitted that he personally used a firearm in the 2003 killing of Danny Christian Garcia.

  • Published on July 12, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Johnny Tasker Douglas, 35 years-old of Oakland, CA, who was found guilty by a jury in May on two counts of robbery and two counts of assault with a firearm, as well as a gun enhancement and an enhancement for serving prior prison terms, was sentenced Friday to 11 years, 8 months in state prison. 

  • Published on July 7, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Kyle Ryley Ferguson, 32-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Wednesday by the Honorable Arthur Wick to seven years in state prison after previously pleading guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. 

  • Published on June 22, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite sentenced Rohnert Park resident Edgar Aron Hernandez (19) to prison for 4 years 4 months.  Hernandez received the prison sentence for pimping two 17 year-old minors.

  • Published on June 22, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Gayle Diane Gray, 77-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jaime Thistlethwaite to a term of 7 years 4 months in state prison. 

  • Published on June 17, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Jose Miguel Flores-Garcia, 43-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Thursday June 16th to five years and four months in state prison by Judge Jamie Thistlethwaite after having pled to felony charges in February of this year. 

  • Published on June 16, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has issued the following statement in response to a law enforcement raid that occurred on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at multiple locations throughout Sonoma County:

  • Published on June 16, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Ivan Reyes, 31-years-old of Sonoma,  was sentenced today by the Honorable Patrick Broderick. The sentence came after the defendant pleaded no contest to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under the age of 14 on April 1, 2016. The defendant was sentenced to serve 5 years state prison for the crimes.  

  • Published on June 16, 2016

    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch today announced that her office, along with the District Attorneys of Alameda and San Diego Counties, settled a consumer protection action against Active Network, LLC (“Active”), a company that provides on-line event registration services for people and groups wishing to host activities such as athletic events, camping trips, corporate events and the like.

  • Published on June 13, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Thong Thavong, 52-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Friday by the Honorable Dana Simonds to eight years in state prison.  Because of the serious nature of the injuries suffered by one of the two victims, Thavong will serve 85% of the eight-year sentence.

  • Published on June 8, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Nicholas Daniel Stiles, 37-years-old of Santa Rosa, was convicted Monday of felony stalking after a two week jury trial.

  • Published on June 8, 2016

    District Attorney Jill R. Ravitch has announced that defendant David Alan Marchant, 49-years-old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Judge Dana Simonds to 48 years plus 100 years-to-life in prison after having been convicted by a jury in March of this year for four completed and three attempted robberies.

  • Published on June 3, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that inmate William Ernesto Dominguez, 32 years old, most recently residing in Santa Rosa, was denied parole yesterday following his initial parole hearing at High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California.

  • Published on May 27, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Andrew Raymond Ross, forty- seven-years-old of Healdsburg, pleaded no contest today before the Honorable Patrick Broderick to felony theft of an elder by a caregiver.

  • Published on May 26, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Johnny Tasker Douglas, 35 years-old of Oakland, CA, who was found guilty last month by a jury on two counts of robbery and two counts of assault with a firearm, has agreed to serve the maximum possible prison term on those charges in exchange for a dismissal on the two counts on which the jury hung. 

  • Published on May 20, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Ruben Manuel Muniz, 37-years-old, a resident of Santa Rosa, pled guilty today to voluntary manslaughter and admitted that he personally used a firearm.  He will receive a 9 year prison sentence as a result of this plea.

  • Published on May 20, 2016

    District Attorney Jill R. Ravitch announced today that defendant Ricardo Botello, (20) of Healdsburg, CA and Miguel Madrigal (20) of Windsor, CA entered no contest pleas on May 18, 2016 to felony charges in front of the Honorable Robert M. Laforge.

  • Published on May 18, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendant, Jessica Whalley (31 years of age) of Bodega Bay, California was sentenced today by the Honorable Judge Wick for embezzling over $100,000 worth of lottery Scratchers from her employer, the Tides Unocal gas station in Bodega Bay.

  • Published on May 12, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today defendant Kimberly Van Vorst was sentenced after having previously pled guilty to charges of theft while acting as a caregiver for a medically retired San Francisco firefighter who was injured in the line of duty.

  • Published on May 12, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today defendant Dominick Lee Hanson, 37-years-old of Windsor, was sentenced by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite after having previously pleaded no contest to one felony count of possessing child pornography.  The court imposed an extended probation period of four years, three months county jail, and required Hansen to register as a sex offender for life.   

  • Published on May 12, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that long-time Santa Rosa City Attorney Caroline Fowler has accepted a position with the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney in the Office’s Environmental and Consumer Law Division.  

  • Published on May 3, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that on April 29, 2016, Defendant William Alexander Andes was sentenced to six years in state prison on a third felony DUI conviction.  This occurred after the defendant had been placed on probation and ordered into a rehabilitation program, which he left without permission. 

  • Published on April 19, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Johnny Tasker Douglas, 35 years-old of Oakland, CA, was found guilty by a jury on two counts of robbery and two counts of assault with a firearm. 

  • Published on April 19, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today defendant William Dresbach III, 70-years-old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Jamie Thistlethwaite after having been convicted by a jury in March of misdemeanor sexual battery, and practicing massage therapy without a valid state certificate.

  • Published on April 11, 2016

    National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is a yearly event designed to promote victims’ rights, honor crime victims, and recognize those who advocate on their behalf.

  • Published on April 8, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that on April 5th and 6th, 2016 during a sting operation jointly conducted by the Contractors State License Board ("CSLB") and the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office, unlicensed contractors were contacted for unlawfully trying to obtain contracting work in Oakmont.  

  • Published on April 6, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announces that defendant Franki Joseph Caza, 30-years-old of Petaluma, was sentenced to seven years in prison for two counts of domestic violence that occurred in early April 2015.  Caza also admitted to inflicting great bodily injury on one occasion, and admitted a prior “strike” conviction for a residential burglary from 2006. 

  • Published on April 6, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announces that defendant Gilbert Benavidez, 46-years-old of Ukiah, was sentenced Friday, April 1st by the Honorable Arthur Wick to 9 years, 8 months in state prison after pleading guilty in March to recklessly evading Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies during a high-speed pursuit, and possession of methamphetamine for sale. 

  • Published on March 30, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant David Alan Marchant, (49) of Rohnert Park, CA was found guilty of committing three (3) attempted robberies and four (4) completed robberies during a week-long period in February of 2015.  Today the Honorable Judge Simonds found his two strike priors and violent felonies, true.

  • Published on March 28, 2016
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Antonio Moreno-Murillo, 22-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Gary Medvigy to ten years in state prison after having been previously convicted on charges of Felony Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated.
  • Published on March 17, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Loren Rodriguez-Martinez, 60-years-old, of Santa Rosa, was found guilty today by a jury of violating Penal Code Section 288(a), committing a lewd act upon a child under the age of 14.

  • Published on March 15, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant William Dresbach, III, 70-years-old of Rohnert Park, CA, was convicted earlier today by jury of Penal Code section 243.4(e)(1), misdemeanor sexual battery, and Cotati City Ordinance 9.20.050, practicing massage therapy without a valid state certificate.

  • Published on March 10, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendants, Daniel Broin (55 years of age) and Ayrick Broin, (43 years of age) of Napa, California were arraigned today by the Honorable Judge Wick for allegations of grand theft, theft from an elder and criminal conspiracy, with enhancements for a theft of over $100,000 from the Finnish American Home Association.

  • Published on March 4, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that state prison inmate Ray Allen Mays, 39 years-old, was denied parole by the Board of Parole at his hearing yesterday at Avenal State Prison.

  • Published on March 1, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that a jury of twelve persons has convicted Christopher Michael McNatt, 41-years-old of Sonoma, of the 2nd degree murder of Ronald Gordon Sauvageau.

  • Published on March 1, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Shawn Evan Slusher, 37-years-old of Los Angeles, was sentenced today to thirteen years in state prison for his conduct in the commission of a home invasion robbery he committed in October of last year while personally using a firearm.   

  • Published on February 4, 2016

    Failure to Protect Dry Creek Leads to Payment of Over $74,000 and Environmental Enforcement

  • Published on February 2, 2016
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Juan Pizano, 28 years-old of Visalia, CA, was sentenced on February 1 st  by the Honorable Rene Chouteau to a term of 18 years and 8 months in state prison.
  • Published on February 1, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that William Bradley Decoty has been denied parole by the Board of Prison Terms.  Decoty was convicted of second degree murder for the brutal 1991 killing of Peter Powell.  He is presently incarcerated at California State Prison-Solano.  He will not be eligible for parole consideration for another 5 years.

  • Published on January 29, 2016

    Suspects Invovled in Rohnert Park Hotel Shooting Sentenced

  • Published on January 27, 2016
    Sonoma County D.A.’s Office Presents Gun Violence Prevention Program to Two Thousand Students
  • Published on January 22, 2016
    Inmate Rena Marie Hess, 44-years-old of Santa Rosa, was denied parole after a hearing conducted on Tuesday, August 9th at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla.
  • Published on January 22, 2016

    Man Sentenced in Rohnert Park Stabbing Death

  • Published on January 15, 2016

    Man Who Assaulted Girlfiend With a Machete Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges for Five Year Sentence

  • Published on January 13, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Sanjeev Kumar, 33-years-old of Guerneville was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to 31 years in state prison.  The defendant was sentenced for a sexual assault that took place in December of 2014.    

  • Published on January 13, 2016

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Jessy Zetino, 23-years-old of Santa Rosa was sentenced Monday by the Honorable Judge Rene Chouteau to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of Michela Wooldridge.

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