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August 24, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Defendant Donald Jackson Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for September 2017 Pharmacy Robbery

DefendantDonald Ray Alton Jackson, 29 years old of Oakland, was sentenced today by the HonorableKnoel Owen to 20 years in the California Department of Corrections andRehabilitation for a September 28, 2017 robbery that occurred at Rite AidPharmacy in Santa Rosa. Read full story

August 21, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Former Hanna Boys Center Caseworker Sentenced in Child Sex Assault Case

Kevin ScottThorpe, 40 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced today by the Honorable DanaSimonds to twenty-one years in the state prison. This sentence followed Thorpe previouslypleading no-contest to eleven sex offenses he committed against four separateteenage victims. Read full story

August 16, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Four Years Prison for Fifth DUI Conviction

51-year-old Gerardo Vargas-Velasquez, of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on August 15, 2018 to four years in state prison for felony charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Read full story

August 13, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Defendant Sentenced to 8 Years Prison For Kidnapping 4 Year Old Girl

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Tina Szczepanek, 42-years-oldof Lakeport, CA was sentenced today by the Honorable Judge Dana Simonds to 8 yearsprison for violating her probation. Read full story

August 09, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Rohnert Park Mother and Son Plead no Contest to Pimping/Pandering and Money Laundering

On August 8, 2018 Defendant David Romesburg entered no contest pleas to felony charges of pimping/pandering, and money laundering, and admitted to having been previously convicted of a strike offense in 1999 for committing statutory rape. Read full story

August 01, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Amazon Agrees to Pay for Unlawful Environmental Claims

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced todaythat her office, in conjunction with 22 other District Attorney’s Officesthroughout California, resolved a consumer protection action against Amazon,Inc., (“Amazon”). Read full story

July 30, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Dangerous Gang Member Denied Early Parole

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Michael ValentineNichelini, 33, of Petaluma, CA was denied early parole at his“Youth Offender Parole Hearing,” held pursuant to Senate Bill No. 261 (“SB261”). The Parole Board denied the early parole for a term of 3 years. Read full story

July 20, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Men Responsible for Theft of Pride Flag in Guerneville Plaza Sentenced

Defendants Vincent O’Sullivan and Michael Campos, the individuals responsible for the theft of a Gay Pride Flag in the Guerneville Plaza on March 9, 2018 were sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Chris Honigsberg. Read full story

July 17, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Sex Offender Receives 9 Years in Prison forAnnoying/Molesting a Child

Defendant Kyle Thomas Uboldi, 49-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to 9 years in state prison by the Honorable Dana Simonds after having pled “no contest” in April to one felony count of annoying or molesting a child. Read full story

July 12, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Co-Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Kidnap and Attempted Armed Robbery of Garda World Facility

DefendantMilton Orlando Gamez-Fierro was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in state prisonto two counts of attempted robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm at apeace officer with the intent to resist arrest. His co-defendant JesusGomez-Rosales was also sentenced yesterday to 8 years and 8 months in stateprison as a result of his plea to kidnapping and attempted robbery. Read full story