Santa Rosa Crime

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  • Santa Rosa Man Sentenced 15 Years For Attacking Preg...

    Thursday Dec 18 | via KRON 4 

    A Santa Rosa man was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Sonoma County Superior Court this morning for battery of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and assault of a man who came to her aid. Rafael Contreras Ochoa, 39, pleaded guilty to the charges and admitted causing great bodily injury on the two victims in return for a stipulated 15-year prison term.

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  • 3 youths held in Santa Rosa drive-by shootings

    Wednesday Dec 17 | via SFGate 

    Three juveniles with ties to a gang have been arrested for allegedly firing into the homes of three rival gang members in Santa Rosa within a 25-minute period, police said. The suspects, a 15-year-old boy and two 16-year-old boys, were all on felony probation at the time they fired into the homes early in the morning on Dec. 2, authorities said.

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  • 2 Santa Rosa Teens Arrested For 3 Drive-By Shootings

    Sunday Dec 7 | via CBS Local 

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [] SANTA ROSA - The Santa Rosa Police Department announced the arrest of two juveniles suspected of a series of drive-by shootings in the city last week.

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  • 2 Teen Suspects Arrested For Three Drive By Shootings

    Sunday Dec 7 | via KRON 4 

    The Santa Rosa Police Department has announced the arrest of two juveniles suspected of a series of drive-by shootings in the city last week, police said. The series of three shootings took place in the 1300 block of Rutledge Avenue, the 200 block of Earle Street and the 1700 block of Hoen Avenue that occurred between 12:20 a.m. and 12:54 a.m. Tuesday, according to police.

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  • 3 teens charged as adults in killing of Windor boy

    Thursday Dec 4 | via SFGate 

    Three 17-year-old boys will be tried as adults in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy at a birthday party in Windsor, a prosecutor said Thursday. Flavio Ramos Caballero, Oscar Gustavo Aguilar and Duane Darcell Morgan , all of Santa Rosa, have been charged with murder, assault with a firearm and gang and weapons enhancements in the June 22 shooting.

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  • ReuterCops Who Kill Autistic Men, Little GirlsGrand ...

    Thursday Dec 4 | via The Daily Beast 

    Eric Garner's last words, "I can't breathe," have become a national rallying cry after Wednesday's news that a grand jury on Staten Island would not indict the white officer who put a fatal chokehold on the black father of six. Shocking as it may seem that a videotaped altercation resulting in a man's death didn't return even a charge of involuntary manslaughter, Garner's death at the hands of unpunished police isn't even the worse case of brutality.

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  • Three Drive-By Shootings Into Homes This Morning

    Tuesday Dec 2 | via KRON 4 

    Three separate drive-by shootings in south Santa Rosa occurred within a half-hour of each other early this morning, a police sergeant said. The shots were fired between 12:29 a.m. and 12:54 a.m. into homes with occupants that have some gang association, Santa Rosa police Sgt.

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  • Suspect leaves key piece of evidence - his mobile phone

    Friday Nov 28 | via The Community Voice 

    According to a release by the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety, a pair of burglaries that occurred at Breakaway Bikes and Kids Cuts, located in the same building on Commerce Boulevard, was reported on Nov. 18. The burglaries reportedly happened at 4 a.m. It appeared the suspect, 25-year-old William James "Jimmy" Dye, of Santa Rosa, had gained access to the shared attic and then cut through the ceiling of Kids Cuts to gain entry into the business, which had been ransacked but did not appear to have anything missing.

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  • Toy Guns Create Deadly Problems for Police

    Monday Nov 24 | via Time 

    A 12-year was killed by Cleveland police after they mistook his novelty gun for a real one in a public park It's a tragic story that is all too familiar. This one began on Nov. 22, when a 12-year-old boy named Tamir Rice was playing in a Cleveland park and waving what appeared to be a weapon.

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  • Burglar leaves behind important clue - his cell phone

    Monday Nov 24 | via The Community Voice 

    According to a release by the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety, a pair of burglaries that occurred at Breakaway Bikes and Kids Cuts, located in the same building on Commerce Boulevard, was reported on Nov. 18. The burglaries reportedly happened at 4 a.m. It appeared the suspect, 25-year-old William James "Jimmy" Dye, of Santa Rosa, had gained access to the shared attic and then cut through the ceiling of Kids Cuts to gain entry into the business, which had been ransacked but did not appear to have anything missing.

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  • Opinion: White privilege is real

    Nov 4, 2014 | via Glenwood Springs Post-Independent 

    Five days before Thanksgiving, Cleveland police responded to a complaint about a man waving a gun as he wandered aimlessly in a city park. A surveillance video released a few days later shows a police car racing through the park right up to the picnic table where he's sitting.

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Santa Rosa Law

I came to in a parking lot adjacent to a gas station. I had been on my way to pay rent to my landlord. I left at 10:30pm and awoke at 11:15 to an EMT at my window with no recollection of how I had gotten there. I told the EMT that I felt confused and was worried I had a seizure. After declining a ride to the hospital (because it costs $1000 for a 2 minute ride), I was approached by police. They asked me to step out of the car and immediate went into field sobriety tests. I told them I had neurological problems and refused to take them. They arrested me and I asked to be taken to hospital. After about two hours they said they had obtained a warrant for a blood draw. I consented then (unknown results as of now). released from the ER and booked at 2:19am. Where do I go from here?
I'm going to change your practice are to DUI in the hopes you get some attorneys in your area to respond to your...
Citizen called in saying man was unconscious in car and drifting in idle across Street. Ambulance found me unconscious in vehicle. Before EMTs could diagnose the situation the police took over and, assuming I was intoxicated because I was ignorant to who and where I was they asked me to walk the line. I asked to go to ER fearing another and more trauma. They said "for refusing [I] could possibly lose my CDL for 1 year, not 6 months". Fearing repeat I asked to be transported to hospital immediately; told doctors that I had just had a seizure and feared another. Forced blood taken. BAC surely legal, same meds in system since 1999. Judge basically tossed case. Lawyer said DMV shows 3 DWIs & I could lose DL for 3 yr no occup DL. I need A DMV HEARING NINJA! Should I contact old MD and Neuro?
Call attorney Julia Simmons. You can look her up on AVVO. She is excellent in DMV hearings.
I got a Drunk in Public in Oakland and I still am on DUI probation till October of next year Sonoma County. This is the first time. I have the blow devise in car never failed. I don't drink at all that was a first slip
I assumed that your question is, will this be a probation violation? The answer is yes but SO LONG AS YOU DID NOTY...
I was working as a temp for seven months for a warehouse company had nothing to do with driving anything. they then wanted to hire me. I Did a backround check and drug screen. Was told it would take bout a week to get the results for everything but 2 days after I sign the paper giving them the ok to check my backround I got a call from the temp agency saying dat I didn't get the job because something was n my backround. I call the H.R and she told me was because of criminal backround and it happen to be the wetreckless was the reason why I lost the position to be a full time employer not and ended up losing my job there as a temp. I just wanna know is that legal I mean the campany has no driviNg jobs. Can I file a Grievance
Can they do that? Sure they can. California is an employment at will state. You may be hired or fired for any reason...
I was curious, they told me because I am pregnant that I can't do work release and that have to do the time. Is it possible to do a house arrest? I got arrested in Napa county
House arrest would have to be ordered by the judge. Have your lawyer make the request and if you don't have one hire one
I know DMV hearings are hard to win. I was told by an attorney that he may be able to negotiate my hard suspension to 15 days. Is this even possible? I thought the 30 days was mandatory.
The 30 day hard suspension is 30 days and cannot be negotiated down to 15 days on a first alcohol related driving...
He was arrested and released. I suffered head injuries and a broken neck. He totaled my car/ only my car involved/ hit tree. I had him on my insurance because we lived in community that required it. What legal options do I have?
You can sue him, but a key question will be whether he has insurance coverage that you could collect from. Some...