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September 1, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Scammers Are Requesting Payment Through Wire Transfer or Zelle

A nationwide bank recently reported that digital money movement fraud is on the rise. Scammers can contact you requesting money through a Wire Transfer or transfer via Zelle. Read full story


September 1, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Your Long-Lost Relative May Not Have Actually Left You an Inheritance

The Federal Trade Commission recently reported that it has been receiving reports from people getting letters in the mail from a law firm. The letters say they are looking for the heir of a multi-million-dollar inheritance, and they think it might be you. They offer to split the inheritance between you, their law firm, and some charities, and ask that you keep this information secret. Read full story


September 1, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

As Prices Rise, Keep an Eye Out for Scammers

The Federal Trade Commission recently warned consumers to keep an eye out on scammers who are taking advantage of people wo are worried about high prices impacting their budgets. With the cost of groceries, housing, and many other things rising, consumers may be looking for ways to cut costs. Read full story

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September 15, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

MAN DENIED YOUTHFUL OFFENDER PAROLE FOR 2001 SLAYING OF SANTA ROSA TEENAGER

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate William Ernesto Dominguez, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was denied youthful offender parole following a hearing held on September 15, 2022 at High Desert State Prison, Susanville. Read full story


September 14, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

MAN SENTENCED TO SERVE 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BRUTAL 2020 KNIFE ATTACK

Defendant Justin Takacs, 39 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg to serve 20 years in state prison after being found guilty by a jury in June of this year to charges of mayhem after causing the violent disfigurement of his housemate back in 2020. Read full story


September 8, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

REPEAT OFFENDER GETS PRISON FOR DEATH THREATS AND BATTERY BY GASSING

Defendant Kevin Ruskauff, 50, was sentenced on August 31, 2022 by the Honorable Troye Shaffer to serve twelve years, eight months in state prison after he was convicted of five felony charges, including Criminal Threats, Resisting an Executive Officer by Threat or Violence, and three charges of Battery by Gassing. Read full story