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December 10, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Child Molester Sentenced to Prison forPossessing Child Pornography

Defendant Chad Allen Capitani, 48 years old of SantaRosa, was sentenced on December 5, 2019 to serve 8 years in state prison by theHonorable Mark Urioste after pleading in October of this year to charges ofpossession of child pornography. Read full story


December 09, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Homeowners Reminded to Make Sure Contractors are Properly Licensed for all Jobs over $500

In 2017, theTubbs Fire struck Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties and nearly 6,000 structureswere destroyed, many of them homes. Santa Rosa communities are continuing torebuild and although the Contractors State License Board's (CSLB) attention hasbeen focused on protecting disaster survivors from being victimized byunlicensed contractors, folks not directly affected by the wildfires shouldalso stay on their guard when hiring someone for home improvement work. Read full story


December 05, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Youthful Offender Early Release Denied

Defendant Lawrence Reed, 34 of Vallejo, CA, was denied parole Tuesday following a “youthful offender” hearing held at Pelican Bay state Prison in front of the State Board of Parole Hearings. Read full story


November 22, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Ps Orangeco, Inc., Owner and Operator of Public Storage

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that PS Orangeco, Inc., the owner and operatorof Public Storage self-storage rental facilities, agreed to a StipulatedJudgment, approved and ordered by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Patrick M.Broderick Read full story


November 21, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Penngrove Man Receives Life Sentence in Child Sex Assault Case

DefendantRandall Lewis Cover, 57 years old of Penngrove, was sentenced today by theHonorable Chris Honigsberg to serve nine years plus an additional fifteenyears-to-life in state prison after he pled no-contest in September of thisyear to four counts of committing sex offenses against two separate childvictims. Read full story


November 20, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Michigan Man Sentencedto 16 Years to Life for 2016 Thanksgiving Day Murder

Judge Robert LaForgesentenced Arent Daniel Julius Bradt to 15 years to life, plus one yearconsecutive for his use of a deadly weapon. Read full story


November 18, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office Awarded DUI Prosecution Grant

District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that a grant from theCalifornia Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will enable the Sonoma CountyDistrict Attorney’s Office to continue a specialized team to prosecute alcoholand drug-impaired driving cases. The $234,032 is for a one-year period fromOctober 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Read full story


November 01, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

DistrictAttorney Ravitch Issues Consumer Alert Regarding PriceGouging

District Attorney JillRavitch today issued a consumer alert reminding businesses, including hotelsand landlords, that price gouging is prohibited under Penal Code Section 396 duringthe state of emergency resulting from the devastating wildfires that have sweptthrough Sonoma County and the North Bay. Read full story


October 23, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

FamilyJustice Center Sonoma County Receives Grant Awards

District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced the awarding of two Federal Grants totaling $1.6 Million to the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC). The grants will be used to support ongoing services at the Family Justice Center. Read full story


October 03, 2019 | Office of the District Attorney

Child Rapist Receives 31-Year Sentence

Defendant Alejandro Tapia Garcia, 35 years old of SantaRosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to thirty-oneyears in state prison following his convictions in August of this year tocharges of forcible rape of a child under the age of 14, and two counts ofcommitting a forcible lewd or lascivious act upon a child younger than14. Read full story