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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


June 29, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Defendant Sentenced to Four Years in Prison forVehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

Defendant Ethan Rae Aizikovitz, 25 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday to four years in state prison by the Honorable Robert Laforge after having pled guilty in April of this year to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while Intoxicated. Read full story


June 29, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Convicted Of Theft Of “rainbow” Flag In Guerneville

District Attorney Jill R. Ravitch announced today that defendant Vincent Joseph O'Sullivan, Jr, (55) of the Guerneville area was found guilty by a jury yesterday in the theft of a rainbow flag Read full story


June 29, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Hanna Boys Center Caseworker Pleads No-Contest in Child Sex Assault Case

Defendant Kevin Scott Thorpe, 40-years-old of Rohnert Park, pled no-contest and was found guilty today by the Honorable Dana Simonds of eleven sex offenses committed against four separate victims. Read full story