Sonoma Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Arson arrest in Sonoma wildland fire

    Monday | via Lake County Record-Bee 

    ST. HELENA >> The CalFire Sonoma-Lake-Napa's law enforcement unit arrested Scott E. Wilmore, age 61, June 24 on suspicion of starting a wildland fire under the Lake Sonoma Bridge. The wildland fire was reported to the CalFire Emergency Command Center on at 10:22 a.m. and burned a quarter acre.

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    Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Natural Disasters, Sonoma, CA, Napa, CA

  • Editorial: In the wake of Orlando

    Monday Jun 20 | via Sonoma Index Tribune 

    Those seven words were de rigueur lead sentences last week for countless news stories about what should be considered an inconceivable massacre that left 49 murdered and 53 injured June 12 at a Florida gay nightclub. Such an event should be inconceivable, and would have been 10 years ago perhaps.

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    Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, National Rifle Association (NRA), Opinion

  • Sonoma child molester sentenced to five years

    Sunday Jun 19 | via SFBay 

    A man was sentenced to five years in a state prison Thursday for sex crimes committed with children in Sonoma County, according to the District Attorney's office. Prosecutors said 31-year-old Ivan Reyes pleaded no contest to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts of a child under the age of 14. In 2014, a young female family member told police Reyes had sexually assaulted her in 2008 when she was seven years old, and a second victim told police she was molested in 2010 when she was nine years old.

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    Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Prison, State Prisons, Sonoma County, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

  • Sonoma County Child Molester Gets 5-Year Sentence

    Sunday Jun 19 | via NBC Bay Area 

    A man was sentenced to five years in a state prison Thursday for sex crimes committed with children in Sonoma County, according to the District Attorney's office. Prosecutors said 31-year-old Ivan Reyes pleaded no contest to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts up a child under the age of 14. In 2014, a young female family member told police Reyes had sexually assaulted her in 2008 when she was 7 years old, and a second victim told police she was molested in 2010 when she was 9 years old.

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    Related Topix: Sonoma County, CA, Prison, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sonoma, CA

  • Prayer vigil in Sonoma for Orlando shooting

    Wednesday Jun 15 | via Sonoma Index Tribune 

    This combination of photos shows some of the dozens of those killed in a mass shooting early Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Top row from left are: Amanda Alvear, Angel L. Candelario-Padro, Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, Antonio Davon Brown, Christopher Leinonen, Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, Darryl Roman Burt II, Edward Sotomayor Jr. and Enrique L. Rios, Jr. Second row from left are: Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Frank Hernandez, Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, Jason Benjamin Josaphat, Javier Jorge-Reyes, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, Joel Rayon Paniagua and Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega.

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    Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Gay/Lesbian

  • Standoff With Sonoma Man Who Shot At His Wife In End...

    May 28, 2016 | 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 [...] SONOMA - A man who allegedly shot at his wife and then barricaded himself inside his Sonoma home for hours was taken into custody Saturday evening, according to authorities.

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  • Security camera leads Sonoma sheriff's deputies to f...

    May 26, 2016 | via Sonoma Index Tribune 

    A screengrab from a home security camera shows an unidentified woman running from a Sonoma Valley residents porch, carrying an Amazon package. The footage led to the arrest of two people on felony charges - but not the woman in this picture.

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    Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Home Listing, Home, Sonoma County, CA

Sonoma Law

I am planning to plead guity for my first DUI next week (nothing to contest). Am I going to jail? What happens after I plead?
I was arrested in March 2012 for DUI in California. It's my first DUI and otherwise I have a clean record. My BAC was 0.10. I have been trying to figure out what exactly is going to happen going forward and there is so much very confusing information out there. Am I going to jail? When does the hard DMV 30-day suspension start?
Never plead guilty at your first appearance. There are many things to contest that you may be unaware of. Did the...
California SB 598, July 1, 2010 and prior convictions
My last conviction was in March of 2007 in Marin, CA. The court did not require me to attend the DUI school. When I contacted the DMV to get my license back I was told that I have to complete 18 month program and will be eligible for restricted license after 12 months of attending the school. When I asked about SB 598 I was told that it does not apply to me. How is that possible? Every time I call the Mandatory Unit in Sacramento I get a different answer as to why I am not eligible for IID restricted license. What can I do?
What exactly that means is unclear. It can be argued, for example, that the law applies: (1) only to people arrested...
How Much estimated jail time would i get for possession of extacy and being drunk in public as a minor?
I'm currently not on probation but got off not too long ago
That's impossible to answer without more information, such as your prior record, how much X you had, and whether you're...
What date does a DUI come off your DMV record
Hello all, I had a DUI right around 10 years ago. I was arrested in December of 05 but I was not convicted in court until June of 06. My Per Se hearing was in March I believe which I lost. Can you tell me what date the "clock started?"
Your DUI becomes non-priorable 10 years from the date of arrest. from the information you provided your DUI can no...
How does a dui with bodily injuries
I got charged with dui and bodily injuries and they told me I could get time but it's my first offense and ebryine is alright
You need to get an attorney ASAP. Regardless if it's your first offense a DUI with injury can be charged as a felony,...
Dui evidence
Can you use DMV transcripts as evidence which contain police officer's mistakes and verbal contraditions in a dui trial and as exhibits in your motions?
Yes, you can use a transcript to impeach the cop but you will an attorney to help you with this matter.
I have 3 dui...
i have 3 dui one was almost 10 years the other one almosy 6 years the other 4 months ago . my first two dui all pay everything i did everything that they told me to do comunity hours etc . im still in process in my 3 dui. i got marry with a citizen .its there any way i can be resident??? cause my dui??
You have a third DUI. You face a minimum of 120 days county jail and up to a 10 year loss of license. You need...