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  • April 17, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that Dwayne Kershner, 53-years-old of Sonoma, pleaded no-contest today to two felony counts of elder theft and two felony counts of grand theft in front of the Honorable Robert LaForge.
  • April 17, 2015
    Mohannad Halaweh, 20-years-old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced on April 16th by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite to a total term of 13 years and 4 months in prison.  The term will be served locally pursuant to Penal Code 1170(h). The court split the term, with 9 years and 4 months to be served in custody and 4 years on mandatory supervision.
  • April 17, 2015
    Defendants Eloy Cazares-Perez 57-years-old, and Flor Angelica Garcia-Morte 51 -years-old both of Santa Rosa, were convicted by a jury on April 15 th of 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 of personal infliction of great bodily injury during the commission of some of the offenses.
  • April 13, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant John Martinez, 27-years-old of Richmond, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to State Prison for a term of 2 years for being an accessory after the fact to murder, burglary, robbery and false imprisonment.  Pursuant to Penal Code section 1170(h), even though the sentence is a "prison" commitment, Martinez will be housed at the Sonoma County Jail for the period of incarceration.
  • April 9, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Karen Holzworth, 51-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Gary Medvigy to 9 months county jail followed by 3 years of formal probation after having been found guilty by a jury of being an accessory to her husband's embezzlement of approximately $280,000 from The Santa Rosa Junior College
  • April 8, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Katrenia Larrew, 28, of Rohnert Park entered no contest pleas in front of the Honorable Rene Chouteau. The defendant pleaded to two counts of felony human trafficking involving two 11 year old girls, one of whom was a family member.
  • April 6, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendants James Kamau 19-years-old of Santa Rosa, and Rodrigo Soloriochavez 19-years-old also of Santa Rosa, were sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge for a gang-related armed robbery of the Rite Aid located at the intersection of Marlow Road and Guernville Road in Santa Rosa.  Kamau, the gunman, was sentenced to serve a term of nine years eight months in prison.  Soloriochavez was sentenced to serve six years in prison for his role.
  • March 31, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that yesterday defendant Todd Morrow, 44-years-old of American Canyon, formerly of Rohnert Park, was sentenced by the Honorable Robert LaForge after pleading guilty to charges of possession of child pornography and peeping.
  • March 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office in partnership with St. Joseph Health's Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital completed the last of eleven scheduled presentations to approximately 300 students at Piner High School in Santa Rosa.  The presentations were geared towards freshman students through Piner High's Freshman Transitions Program and were focused on gun violence awareness and prevention.
  • March 20, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Jason Patrick Smith, 44-years-old of Sonoma, pleaded no contest today to DUI causing great bodily injury, and recklessly evading the police resulting in serious bodily injury. Each of the offenses is considered a “strike” under California’s three strikes statute. The defendant entered his pleas before the Honorable Julie Conger.
  • March 16, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that John Bruno Martinez, 28-years-old of Richmond, entered no contest pleas today to both charges in the felony complaint pending against him. Martinez was charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact to burglary, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and the murder of Olga Dinelli, 84-years-old of Penngrove.  The two charges against Martinez reflected that he provided assistance to two suspects in the murder of Dinelli.  Martinez entered his pleas this morning before the Honorable Judge Robert LaForge, who set a sentence date of April 13 th .  Martinez faces a maximum sentence of 3 years and 8 months in prison.  There were no agreements made by either the prosecution or the court in exchange for the defendant’s pleas.
  • March 16, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Zachary Cole, 23, of Sherman Oaks, California, was ordered to pay $12,614.05 in criminal restitution today by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite, for lost rental income caused by Cole due to an illegal marijuana growing operation at a rental property.  The judge ordered the restitution to be paid to the victim homeowner, who had rented the house to Cole, following a restitution hearing.
  • March 13, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office has completed its review of a Law Enforcement Employee Involved Incident.  The report regarding the review and finding has been forwarded to the Grand Jury, as set forth in the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Chiefs’ Protocol.
  • March 11, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Glynis Lewis, 45-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Judge Robert LaForge to a 3 year, 4 month state prison term for embezzling over $348,000 from Garrett Ace Hardware. Lewis was also ordered to repay the stolen money.
  • March 10, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Allen Sternik, 56, of Graton, was order to pay $102,464.50 in criminal restitution today by the Honorable Julie Conger, for damage to a rental home caused by Sternik from an illegal marijuana growing operation. The judge ordered the restitution to be paid to the victim homeowner, who had rented the house to Sternik, following a two-day hearing.
  • March 6, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Kenneth Rohrbach, 28-years-old of Santa Rosa, pleaded no-contest yesterday in front of the Honorable Patrick Broderick. The defendant pleaded to two felony counts of extortion and four misdemeanor counts involving surreptitiously taking pictures of coworkers using the restroom.
  • March 4, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Jaime Gonzalez, 18-years-old, and Cuahtemoc Delrio Partida, 17-years-old, each of Santa Rosa, were convicted of felony assault charges this morning in Sonoma County Criminal Court.
  • February 20, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on February 19, 2015, defendant Robyn Cabrera, 37-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled guilty to felony embezzlement. Cabrera paid restitution of $8,205.90 in full, and will serve a 60-day jail sentence. She will then be placed on probation for a period of three years as part of a negotiated sentence.
  • February 20, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today defendant Rafael Prieto-Gonzalez, 23-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled guilty to gross vehicular homicide while intoxicated, robbery, auto theft, and leaving the scene after causing a collision that killed his passenger, Able Acosta.
  • February 10, 2015
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Teresa Goode, 32-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled guilty to seven felonies and admitted an out-on-bail enhancement on February 9, 2015 before the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite. Goode was initially charged in three separate cases with multiple counts of identity theft, possession of stolen checks, credit cards and other personal identifying information, burglary, and forgery. Goode’s criminal activity spanned from May to November of 2014.
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