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Below is a table of high profile case and information. For more information, please contact Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven - jonathan.raven@yolocounty.org

NOTE: Juvenile Cases - In reading the Welfare and Institutions Code, which discusses the confidentiality of juvenile records and the Legislature's belief that confidentiality in these cases is necessary to further the rehabilitative efforts in the juvenile justice system, we believe that, absent statutory exceptions, we are precluded from providing any information or documents in juvenile matters.

Listed Court Dates/Times: If you have interest in a specific court date because you are monitoring the case and/or plan to attend court, please check the Court’s website to ensure that the date and time is still accurate.  Also, beginning August 31, 2015, all cases will be heard in the new courthouse.

Legend for Court Information:

995 = Defense Motion to Set Aside PX Ruling
ARR = Arraignment
BTA = Bail to Appear (The subject bailed out of custody with the promise to appear in court.)
D = Court Department
EDC = Early Disposition Conf
F/P = Further Proceeding
HRG = Hearing
HTA = Held to Answer at Preliminary Hearing
J/S = Judgment & Sentencing
JT = Jury Trial
MTN = Motion
OR = Release on Own Recognizance Hearing
OSC = Order to Show Cause
PHC = Pre Hearing Conference
Plea = Scheduled To Enter Plea (The Defendant can plead not guilty, guilty or no contest)
PTC = Misd Pre-Trial Conference
PX = Preliminary Hearing
RVIEW = Review
TRC = Trial Readiness Conference
TSC = Trial Setting Conference
WAR = Warrant Request

Note: If complaint is uploaded, you can download a PDF version of the complaint by clicking on the DA File Number. If there is no hyperlink on the file, it has not been uploaded.

Also, we try to make sure that the calendar information is as accurate as possible, however, beginning August 31, 2015, all cases will be heard in the new courthouse.  It will be especially important to verify the information by checking the court's official calendar located at: http://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/online-services/court-calendar

Defendant(s) Name DA File# Case Description Future Court Dates Other Information

Biviescas, Carlos

Contreras, Martyn

Rivera, Anthony

 

Sandeno, Joseph

 

Sandeno, Zackary

Vergara, Victor

15H05378
Defendants charged with murder after victim dies of injuries sustained while at a nightclub in Davis.
Status Conference
4/18/16
1:30
D-14

PX
5/2/16
8:30
D-14

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.

Carew, Kelly 15H03459 Placerville woman kills man in West Sacramento.

TSC
2/16/16
9:00
D-8


Demello, Ronald

15F05633 Felony Hit and Run Causing the Death of a Tow Truck Driver
ARR
2/19/16
9:00
D-8
Defendant was held to answer on both counts.
Dorsey, Darnell 14F00394 Sacramento man accused of assaulting his girlfriend's child causing child's death in Davis. TRC
2/29/16
8:30
D-13

JT
3/7/16
8:30
D-13
Court grants defense motion to continue.
Garcia, Jorge

Ornellas-Castro, Lance
15H07320 Defendants charged with murder after victim was found floating in the water near Clarksburg.
Ornellas-Castro
PX
2/18/16
10:00
D-8

Garcia
PX
3/30/16
10:00
D-8
If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.
Green, Samantha  15H01239 Woodland woman arrested in the death of her infant son.  EDC
4/6/16
8:30
D-14

TRC
4/20/16
8:30
D-14

JT
4/25/16
8:30
D-14

Court denies People’s Motion for Discovery; Court sets deadlines for filing pretrial motions and witness lists.

Gag order issued in this case.

Hernandez, Michael 15F06956 Defendant charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a sexual assault on a minor, robbery and dissuading a witness.  Hearing
3/11/16
9:00
D-7 
Hearing to determine whether defendant is mentally competent continued to 3/11/16.
Hoskins, Susan 14H03727  Wife charged with murder of her husband

JT

4/18/16
9:00
D-8

Jury trial for Voluntary Manslaughter.
Houston, Alamar  15F03694 Cyclists severely injured by hit and run driver.  EDC
2/11/16
1:30
D-14

JT
3/14/16
8:30
D-14

Jury Trial continued to 3/14/16.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.

Leae, Thomas 15H07042 Defendant was charged with murder after his passenger sustained fatal injuries in a crash that followed a high speed pursuit.
Review
3/4/16
9:00
D-8
Defense declared a doubt in defendant's competency to stand trial.  Review of competency set for 3/4/16.
Lemus, Jeffrey 15H07123 Defendant charged with murder after victim dies of injuries sustained while at a bar in Woodland.
JT
5/2/16
9:00
D-8
If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.
Martinez, Sonny
15F06190
Defendant charged with attempted murder after drive by shooting of 13-year-old West Sacramento girl.
Review
2/23/16
9:00
D-8
People move to dismiss without prejudice for insufficient evidence.  Review for potential refiling set for 2/23/16 at 9:00 AM in Department 8.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.
Norman, Dominic 14F05609 City of Woodland Fire Department employee charged with embezzlement from employer. FP
2/19/16
9:00
D-8
Defendant convicted of one count of misdemeanor 503/514 PC; 3 yr probation; 80 hr community service, $824.99 restitution. Further Proceedings for defendant to show proof of completion of community service.
Ortega, Armando 14F04332 CHP Officer arrested for domestic violence.  JT
2/8/16
9:00
D-8
Jury Trial continued after victim refuses to testify.
Portugal, Daniel
15F06073
Defendant stabs 6 victims at a Quinceañera party, causing several injuries.
TRC
2/24/16
8:30
D-14

JT
2/29/16
8:30
D-14

Rees, Frank 15F02047 Defendant was charged with Possession of Ammunition by person prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm; Possession of controlled substance; and Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.
BTA
2/24/16
8:30
D-14
Defendant failed to appear; bench warrant issued.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.
Torres, Jacqueline 16F00474 Defendant charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence.
PX
2/10/16
8:30
D-10
Defendant was arraigned, pled not guilty. PX set for 2/10/16 at 8:30 AM in Department 10.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.

 

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