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June 02, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Residential Solar Panel Recycling Event in Santa Rosa

Zero Waste Sonoma is holding a recycling event to accept used residential solar panels which can be challenging to recycle or dispose of. The event will be held on June 16, 2023 at the Luther Burbank Center between 9-5. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED.

May 31, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Fentanyl Awareness Campaign Expands to Press Democrat

The Sonoma County District Attorney’s ‘One Pill Can Kill’ campaign was recently featured in an article on the Press Democrat.

April 25, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Crime Victims' Rights Week Event: Community & Resource Fair

On April 29th from Noon to 4PM, at the Old Courthouse Square, the Victim Services Division of the District Attorney’s Office is hosting an in-person Community & Resource Fair highlighting the services available to victims of crime. Together with partner agencies we offer an opportunity to learn about the resources available to survivors of crime and efforts to keep our community safe.

June 01, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Victims Speak Out as Santa Rosa Child Molester Sentenced to Life in Prison

Defendant Thomas Anthony Yanes, 62 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Mark Urioste to serve 30 years to life in prison. Yanes had previously entered a guilty plea to four offenses including aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual penetration of a child 10 years of age or younger, and two separate offenses involving lewd acts committed upon a child under the age of 14. Yanes committed his offenses against four separate children.

May 30, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Concord Man Convicted for 2019 Petaluma Outlets Murder

Defendant David Kyle Lubkin, 29 years old of Concord, CA, was convicted today by jury of First Degree Murder and Discharging a Firearm at a Motor Vehicle causing death. These convictions stem from the September 28, 2019 killing of 19 year-old Ezequiel Garcia at the Petaluma Outlets.

April 27, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney


Kathleen Sorensen, 31 years old, formerly of Sonoma whose Instagram video went viral on December 2020 after she falsely claimed a Petaluma couple tried to kidnap her children at a local Michael’s store, was convicted of one count of making a false report of a crime. The jury deliberated for about a full day before returning a guilty verdict on one of the three counts charged. The Honorable Judge Laura Passaglia presided over the trial. The defendant was remanded into custody after the verdict and bail was set at $100,000.