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August 6, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Windsor man found guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery and annoying or molesting a child

Defendant William Boyle, 52-years-old of Windsor, was found “guilty” by the Honorable Paul Lozada of all charged offenses on Thursday following an almost month-long court trial at the Sonoma County Courthouse. Read full story


August 3, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Off-Duty California Highway Patrol Officer sentenced following felony convictions for firearm and vandalism offenses

Jeremy Finnerty, 49 years old of Santa Rosa, appeared today for sentencing before the Honorable Shelly J. Averill in Sonoma County Superior Court following his May 28, 2021, convictions by a jury for felony brandishing a firearm at a motor vehicle, felony vandalism, and misdemeanor resisting a police officer. Read full story


August 3, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Criminal street gang member denied parole for crime of attempted murder

<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on August 3, 2021, the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole to Mario Gaburel, 51-years-old of Santa Rosa, who was convicted of the attempted murder of four young persons in 1997.</span> Read full story


June 30, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

District Attorney’sOffice collects $1.2 million in civil judgments in FY 2020/2021 fromunscrupulous businesses that violated environmental or consumer protection laws.

<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that in FY 2020/2021, her Environmental and Consumer Law Division (“ECLD”) collected over $1.2 million for the County of Sonoma in civil judgments against businesses that violated state and local environmental and consumer protection laws. The civil judgments, all approved by the Superior Court, included monies collected for civil penalties and reimbursement of costs of investigation and prosecution.</span> Read full story


February 10, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Sonoma County DistrictAttorney’s Office Awarded Innovative Prosecution Grant to Target Opioid RelatedCrimes

The Sonoma County DistrictAttorney’s Office has recently been awarded a federal grant in the amount of$340,000 by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a subdivision of the USDepartment of Justice, to assist with the investigation and prosecution ofopioid-related crimes committed in Sonoma County. Read full story


February 9, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Sex Offender Denied Request for Pardon

On Friday, February 5, 2021 following a contestedhearing, the Honorable Peter Ottenweller denied a motion for a certificate ofrehabilitation and pardon brought by convicted sex offender Matthew DavidPhillips, 46 years old of Santa Rosa, related to his 2008 felony sex convictions. Read full story


February 2, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Beating Pregnant Girlfriend

Defendant IsraelFabian Fuentes, 34 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today  bythe Honorable Shelly Averill to serve 9 years in state prison after pleadingguilty in May of last year to charges of felony infliction of corporal injuryon his pregnant girlfriend, the mother of his three year old child, andadmitting an enhancement for causing great bodily injury. Read full story


January 22, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Defendant ordered topay over $10,000 in restitution to nonprofit CHANGE

Diane Sandahl,77 years-old of Sebastopol, was ordered to pay $10,103.67 to the Sonoma CountyCHANGE organization, on January 21, 2021 after a restitution hearing in frontof the Honorable Troye Shaffer. Read full story


January 15, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Trafficking a Minor

Defendant Andrew Paul Flolo, 20 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Shelly Averill to serve 20 years in prison after entering a no-contest plea last November to six felony offenses involving the human trafficking of a minor. Read full story


January 15, 2021 | Office of the District Attorney

Woman Sentenced to Prison in Hit and Run Fatality

Defendant Nancy Jeannethe Serrano, 26 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to3 years in state prison by the Honorable Mark Urioste following her convictions inNovember of last year for leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular manslaughter, anddriving on a suspended license. Read full story