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March 23, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

SantaRosa Man Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder Denied Parole for Sixth Time

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on March 23, 2018, the CaliforniaBoard of Prison Terms denied parole for the sixth time to 57 year old GaryAllen Moore, who was convicted of the 2nd degree murder of a 23month old child in 1990. Read full story


March 21, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Jury Convicts Man of Multiple Counts of ChildMolestation

Defendant Paul Dwayne Kilgore, 70 years old of Sonoma, was found guilty yesterday by a Sonoma county jury of six counts of child molestation following a three week trial. The jury also found true an allegation that Kilgore had committed these offenses against multiple victims, who were all under the age of fourteen years old. Read full story


March 20, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Costco and San FranciscoBay Gourmet Coffee Settle Case with District Attorneys’ Offices for Sale ofPlastic Coffee Pods

District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that her office, with 24 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, settled an environmental and consumer protection action against Costco Wholesale Corporation, Inc. and JBR, Inc. Read full story


March 6, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

DA Ravitch Issues Revised Policy Regarding Dismissal of Cannabis-Related Criminal Convictions

On November 8,2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Medicinal and Adult-UseCannabis Regulation and Safety Act. The Act legalizes the adult use of Cannabisand establishes regulations that will control and oversee the Cannabisindustry. Read full story


March 6, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

District Attorney Recognizes Celebration of 20th Anniversary of National Consumer Protection Week

District Attorney Jill Ravitch urges consumers to recognize and participate in National Consumer Protection Week March 4-10. This year celebrates the 20thanniversary of the event. Read full story


March 6, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Superior Court ofCalifornia County of Sonoma Appellate Division Affirms Conviction of GabrielleLemos and Michelle Lemos

The August 2016 “resisting arrest” convictions of defendants Gabrielle Lemos and her mother Michelle Lemos of Petaluma were affirmed on Appeal by a three judge Appellate Division panel in a ruling issued on February 27, 2018. Read full story


March 6, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Superior Court ofCalifornia County of Sonoma Appellate Division Affirms Conviction of GabrielleLemos and Michelle Lemos

The August 2016 “resisting arrest” convictions of defendants Gabrielle Lemos and her mother Michelle Lemos of Petaluma were affirmed on Appeal by a three judge Appellate Division panel in a ruling issued on February 27, 2018. Read full story


February 27, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Petaluma Woman Sentenced to 25-Life Term For Sexual Abuse of Daughter

DefendantTawnya Hopper, 44 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today to a prison termof 25 years-to-life by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite after having pled nocontest in July of last year to a violation of Penal Code section 288.7(a),sexual intercourse by an adult with a child under the age of ten. Read full story


February 2, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

RanchoCotate Project Graduation TreasurerPleads to Embezzlement

DefendantMary Katherine David, 37 years old of Santa Rosa, pled no contest before theHonorable Patrick Broderick on January 26, 2018, to one count of felony grandtheft and three counts of felony forgery. Read full story


February 2, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Warning for North Bay Fire Survivors to Be Vigilant as Undercover Sting Catches More than One Dozen Unlicensed Contractors

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office urge survivors of the North Bay wildfires to remain alert as they search for a contractor to assist them in the rebuilding process. Read full story