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  • July 28, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Edgar Rodriguez Alonzo, 26 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Gary Medvigy to a term of 22 years in state prison for the February, 2014, shooting incident in Martin Luther King Park.  Alonzo pled guilty to a gang motivated assault with a semi-automatic firearm against two victims, as well as causing great bodily injury to one of the victims.
  • July 24, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today defendant Dean Howard Eliason Jr., 68-years-old of Santa Rosa, pleaded guilty to murdering Virginia Caetano, his wife of nearly 40 years.  He also admitted the allegation that he personally used a deadly weapon, a radio cord.
  • July 21, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendants Eloy Cazares-Perez, 57-years-old and Flor Angelica Garcia-Morteo, 51-years-old, both of Santa Rosa, were sentenced earlier today after having been convicted by a jury in April of this year on multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age, rape, and lewd acts on a child. Additionally, Defendant Eloy Cazares-Perez was convicted and sentenced for personal infliction of great bodily injury during the commission of some of the offenses.
  • July 9, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today defendant Ronald McKnight, 37-years-old of Santa Rosa, entered a plea of no-contest to the sole count of felony animal abuse. After taking the change of plea, Judge Julie Conger indicated over the objection of the District Attorney's Office that she may reduce the charge to a misdemeanor during the sentencing hearing on December 7, 2015. Judge Conger instructed McKnight to demonstrate his remorse by completing 300 hours of community service prior to the December hearing. Judge Conger told McKnight to concentrate his service hours in various animal shelters throughout the community.
  • June 24, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Earl Howard Simmons, 82-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to serve a 30-day jail sentence after having been previously convicted of one count of felony embezzlement.  Simmons will also be on formal probation for a period of three years, and had previously paid full restitution of $22,000 to the victim.
  • June 24, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today, Drue Allan Lake, 31-years-old of Petaluma, was sentenced to state prison for a period of 9 years and 4 months after having been previously convicted of continuously sexually molesting a six-year-old girl over a period of two years.
  • June 23, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant, Angela Orellana, 42-years-old of Santa Rosa, was convicted by a jury on June 19, 2015 of felony Elder Abuse with infliction of great bodily injury, and felony Battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
  • June 19, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Christian Sanchez-Caballero, 20, of Rohnert Park, entered guilty pleas this morning to two separate counts of 1 st Degree Robbery. He further admitted sentencing enhancements for personally using a firearm as well as acting in concert with a second gunman during the commission of the robberies.
  • June 18, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite sentenced 39-year-old Cotati resident Abdelaziz Jamel Thomas to state prison for 6 years.  Thomas received the six-year sentence for pimping a 16-year-old minor, and a one-year concurrent term for statutory rape.
  • June 12, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that Christian Orlando Heredia, 20-years-old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced yesterday to 4 years in state prison after having been convicted of robbery, and threatening the life of a witness.  The sentence was pronounced in Sonoma County Superior Court by the Honorable Knoel Owen.
  • June 11, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that David James Battensby, 44-years-old of Santa Rosa, was denied parole yesterday after a Board of Parole hearing at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga. Battensby was incarcerated in 2010 after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a neighbor as she slept in her Mark West Springs Road apartment.
  • June 10, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that on June 9, 2015, defendant Christina Ann Curtis, 30-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced by the Honorable Gary Medvigy to seven years in state prison for charges of driving under the influence of a drug and causing an accident which resulted in great bodily injury to her 8 and 10-year-old children.
  • May 22, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendants Francis Raymond Dwyer, 67, of Truth or Consequences New Mexico and Odin Leonard Dwyer, 40, of Denver Colorado, pleaded no contest to multiple felony charges in exchange for stipulated prison terms and their promise to testify truthfully in the upcoming murder trial of codefendant Mark William Cappello.
  • May 22, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that on April 24, 2015, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., a Virginia-based corporation, was ordered to pay $2,720,000 in civil penalties and costs as part of a negotiated settlement with the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office, 45 other district attorney's offices, and two city attorney's offices across the state.
  • May 21, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that on May 19, 2015, during the course of a sting operation jointly conducted by the Contractors State License Board ("CSLB") and the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office, eleven unlicensed contractors were arrested for unlawfully trying to get contracting work.
  • May 21, 2015
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that Teresa Goode, (32) of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite to an 8 year prison term.
  • May 15, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Ryan Hughes, 38 of Windsor was sentenced today by the Honorable Shelly Averill to 26 years in prison.  Mr. Hughes pled guilty to fifteen felonies, including evading a peace officer, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, five counts of commercial burglary, three counts of auto theft, and three counts of using force and violence to prevent arrest
  • May 15, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Jason Patrick Smith, 44-years-old of Sonoma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Julie Conger to fifteen years in state prison for his convictions of DUI causing great bodily injury, and recklessly evading a police officer resulting in serious bodily injury
  • May 12, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Katrenia Larrew, 28-years-old of Rohnert Park, having previously pled to charges of felony human trafficking and coercing a minor to participate in the production of child pornography, was sentenced today by the Honorable Rene Chouteau to 16 years in state prison.  
  • May 12, 2015
    On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office in partnership with the Santa Rosa Police Department graduated 75 Cook Middle School students from the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T.).
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