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January 17, 2020 | Office of the District Attorney

Parole Denied for Convicted Murderer

District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that following a Wednesday hearing held at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, defendant Gregory L. Gossett, 58 years old of Santa Rosa, was denied parole by the California Department of Corrections Board of Parole Hearings. Read full story


January 16, 2020 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa ManConvicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of 8 Year Old Child Denied Parole

District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole yesterday to 38 year old Pascual Jorge Pilotzi, who was convicted in 2007 of the aggravated sexual assault of an 8 year old girl. Read full story


January 8, 2020 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced To Prison For Assault With A Deadly Weapon, Resisting A Peace Officer With Force, And Brandishing A Replica Firearm

Defendant Jaime Tapia-Vasquez, 38 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Dana Simonds to serve 3 years and 8 months in state prison after having pled “no contest” in September of last year to felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest with force, as well as misdemeanor charges of battery on a peace officer and brandishing a replica firearm. Read full story


December 30, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to Six Years inPrison for Domestic Violence-Related Assault

DefendantRobert Anthony Ventura, 45 years old of Santa Rosa, was summarily sentenced tosix years in state prison on Thursday, December 26, by the Honorable MarkUrioste after pleading no contest to one count of felony domestic assault, andone count of felony vandalism. Read full story


December 26, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Multiple Felonies Including Attempted Sexual Assault, And Attempted Murder Of Peace Officer

Defendant Sean Seeman, 27 years old of New York and Alabama, and recently transient in Santa Rosa, was sentenced Tuesday morning by the Honorable Dana Simonds to serve 29 years and 6 months-to-life in state prison after having been convicted of multiple felonies in two separate jury trials earlier this year. Read full story


December 19, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

District Attorney Jill Ravitch Announces Consumer Protection Settlement withFashion Nova, Inc.

District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office, along with the District Attorneys of Alameda, Los Angeles and Napa Counties, settled a civil consumer protection action against a California company known as Fashion Nova, Inc. The judgment was filed in Alameda County Superior Court. Read full story


December 18, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

SantaRosa Man Receives Sentence of 24 Years for Child Molestation

Martin Fonseca, 55 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Bradford DeMeo to serve 24 years in state prison after having been convicted by a jury in June of this year of eight counts of Lewd Acts Upon a Child, against three different children, all under the age of 14. Read full story


December 18, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced for 2017 Shooting

Defendant Yonas Tesfai Gebremariam, 40 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday to serve 18 years, plus 27 years-to-life in state prison following his conviction by a jury in April of committing multiple felonies related to a February 2017 shooting at a Santa Rosa residence. Read full story


December 16, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Child Molester Denied Parole

District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Carl Hoyt Gibson, 89 years old and formerly of Sonoma, was denied parole on December 12, 2019, at a hearing at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s California Healthcare Facility in Stockton. Read full story


December 10, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to Prison for 35 Years for ViolentCrimes Committed over Two-Year Period

Defendant Bernabe Ramirez Martinez, 28 years old ofSanta Rosa, was sentenced Monday by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to serve 35years and 4 months in state prison for his actions in three separate feloniescommitted over a two year period. Read full story