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19 hrs ago | via Patch.com
The founder of a "therapeutic care management" firm allegedly swindled an elderly woman and used her funds to vacation in Mexico, police say Santa Rosa police arrested a self-employed counselor for elderly clients on suspicion of defrauding $26,000 from a woman over the last four months, a police sergeant said. Andrew Ross, 46, of Healdsburg, became a trustee of the 86-year-old woman's personal checking account in October and made several electronic transfers to his personal accounts, Sgt. Comment?
Thursday Jun 25 | via Patch.com
A Santa Rosa man was arrested Tuesday for an alleged attempted murder at a Rohnert Park residence earlier this month, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety said. Joseph Tewolde, 25, is suspected of beating a 27-year-old man from out-of-state at a residence on Racquet Club Circle on June 13, Sgt. Comment?
Thursday Jun 18 | via Patch.com
A mistrial was declared Wednesday afternoon in Sonoma County when a jury could not reach a verdict in an allegedly gang-related murder trial. Joseph Mario Varela, 17, of Santa Rosa, who was tried as an adult, and Manuel Khiobouakham, 19, of Rohnert Park, were charged with the shooting murder of Damien Wadell Toney Jr., 20, of Santa Rosa, outside a party at the Redwood Apartments at 2001 Piner Road in Santa Rosa on Dec. 31, 2013. Comment?
Thursday Jun 18 | via The Community Voice
Last Thursday, District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that 20-year-old, Rohnert Park resident Christian Orlando Heredia was sentenced to four years in state prison after being convicted of robbery and threatening the life of a witness. Back in February, Heredia robbed a jewelry store in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa by flashing a fake handgun to the storeowner and telling him, "I know you have kids. Comment?
Monday Jun 15 | via Patch.com
Officers have arrested a man believed to be the suspect who's been sexually assaulting women jogging or walking outdoors in recent months, the Santa Rosa Police Department said today. Jason Frederick Hulac, 30, of Santa Rosa, was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a woman walking south on Coffey Lane a block south of Coffey Park on June 6. A woman who was driving by the area said she witnessed the assault and described the suspect, police Sgt. Comment?
Monday Jun 15 | via KRON 4
Police in Santa Rosa have arrested a man who they think is responsible for sexually assaulting a woman earlier this month. On June 6, around 12:40 p.m., police got a call about a sexual assault that was happening in the Coffey Park area of the city. Comment?
Saturday Jun 13 | via Patch.com
A Rohnert Park man was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for robbing a jewelry store and threatening a witness, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said today. Christian Orlando Heredia, 20, of Rohnert Park showed a replica handgun in his waistband when he robbed the Joyeria Torres jewelry store at 77 Sebastopol Road in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa on Feb. 23, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said. Comment?
Thursday Jun 11 | via The Community Voice
12:33 p.m.: A 43-year-old male arrested for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and trespassing/obstruct business operation on Commerce Blvd. 1:11 a.m.: A 22-year-old male arrested for possession of controlled substance, possession of narcotic controlled substance and violation of court order on NB Commerce Blvd. on ramp at NB Santa Rosa off ramp. 11:38 p.m.: A 32 year-old male arrested for false imprisonment and assault with injury on Camino Colegio. Comment?
Thursday Jun 11 | via Samoa News
This combination of photos provided by the family via The Press Democrat and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department shows an undated photo of 13-year-old Andy Lopez and the replica assault rifle he was holding when he was shot and killed by two Sonoma County deputies in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Comment?
Friday Jun 5 | via Patch.com
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drive-by shooting into a residence in unincorporated Sonoma County south of Santa Rosa Thursday night. Deputies found several shell casings in the street and beer cans in the gutter when they responded to the 10:10 p.m. shooting in the 1100 block of Santa Barbara Drive, sheriff's Sgt. Comment?
Thursday Jun 4 | via KRON 4
Authorities in Southern California say they may have solved a 41-year-old mystery when they arrested a Santa Rosa man, charging him with the murder of a woman in La Palma back in 1974. On Monday, authorities from Orange County arrested 65-year old Larry Stephens at him home at the Sequoia Gardens Mobile Home Park, charging him with the murder of 30-year-old Patricia Ross. Comment?
Thursday Jun 4 | via SFGate
Larry Stephens, 65, was charged earlier this week with a cold case murder after prosecutors said DNA evidence connected him to the 1974 murder of Patricia Ross, a 30-year-old woman from La Palma, Calif. The wife of a Santa Rosa man charged in a decades-old slaying in Southern California is "totally in shock" about his arrest, according to an interview with a local newspaper Wednesday . Comment?
Tuesday Jun 2 | via The Wave
If you were a friend, neighbor or relative of Patricia "Annie" Ross, or you visited in the early 1970s her plant boutique, called Anne Green Things, contact reporter Kelly Puente at one of the methods listed by 2 p.m. today. A 65-year-old Northern California man who submitted DNA after a recent domestic violence arrest has been linked to La Palma's oldest unsolved murder, authorities said. Comment?
May 28, 2015 | via KRON 4
Santa Rosa police have arrested one of two suspects in a stabbing assault that occurred last month, a police sergeant said today. An 18-year-old man suffered critical but not life threatening injuries when he was stabbed April 7 in a crowded shopping center parking lot across the street from Santa Rosa Junior College on Mendocino Avenue, Sgt. Comment?
May 28, 2015 | via Marin Independent Journal
Marin homicide investigators have identified a Marin City man as the suspect in a fatal shooting there earlier this month. Joseph Montgomery, also known as Jojo or Joseph Foster, was implicated by community witnesses in Marin City, sheriff's Lt. Comment?
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