Press Release Index
On Wednesday morning,The Honorable Peter Ottenweller sentenced defendant Vincent O’Sullivan to serve9 months in jail for a criminal threat constituting a hate crime whichO’Sullivan made in May of 2018.
OnApril 2, 2019 the Board of Supervisors approved a Gold Resolution proclaimingNational Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is commemorated April 7–13, 2019.
District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendantsBlack Mountain Developers LLC, Darryl Crawford, Cold Creek Group Inc., and ClintGerber have resolved a civil environmental enforcement action with theEnvironmental and Consumer Law Division of the Sonoma County DistrictAttorney’s Office.
CaliforniaDepartment of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate Nathan Stephens, 60 yearsold previously of Santa Rosa, was given a five year denial of parole bythe State of California Board of Parole Hearings following a hearing on March26, 2019 at Avenal State Prison, in Avenal California.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitationinmate Larry Jones, 65 years old of Santa Rosa, was given a seven year denialof parole by the State of California Board of Parole Hearings following ahearing on March 27, 2019 at the Salinas Valley State Prison in SoledadCalifornia.
DefendantDalton James Carlson, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by theHonorable Robert LaForge to serve 75 years-to-life in state prison for killinghis wife Jessica Carlson and his father Dale Carlson after having pled nocontest in February to two counts of first degree murder, and a firearmenhancement.
DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Jose Manuel Lopez-Perez, 26years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to 21 years to life in prison byJudge Robert LaForge following his convictions for 2nd Degree Murderand Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated.
DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Raley’s, the owner and operator ofRaley’s Supermarkets, agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, resolving a consumerprotection action filed by her office in conjunction with the DistrictAttorneys of Sacramento, Santa Clara and Shasta Counties.
Sonoma CountyDistrict Attorney Jill Ravitch, along with the District Attorneys for Napa,Humboldt and Lake Counties, announced today that no criminal charges would befiled against PG&E related to the October 2017 Northern Californiawildfires. After an extensive review, each office determined that insufficientevidence exists to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that PG&E acted with areckless disregard for human life in causing the fires, the standard necessaryto sustain criminal charges.
DefendantVincent Joseph O’Sullivan, 56 years old of Guerneville, was found guilty by ajury Wednesday afternoon of criminally threatening to bomb the Safeway grocery storein Guerneville, CA. The jury further found that this threat constituted a hatecrime in that O’Sullivan made this threat in part because his targeted victimwas homosexual.