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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.

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.

Defendant(s) Name

DA File#

Case Description

Future Court Dates

Other Information

Aradoz, Ruby

Collins, Malinda

Gonzalez, Justin

Ramos, Vanessa

Tello, Cynthia

Velazquez, Alexis

16H04909

Defendants charged with murder and gang enhancements after stabbing and killing the victim in Woodland.

EDC
6/2/17
1:30
D-10

TRC
6/14/17
8:30
D-10

JT
6/19/17
8:30
D-10

Aradoz:
Court denies 995 motion.

Tello:
Court grants 995 motion with regard to Count 2 of the Indictment, a violation of Section 186.22(a) of the California Penal Code;  Court denies the 995 motion on remaining counts.

Azevedo, Dennis

16F02387

Defendant sexually assaults young teen in a bathroom at the Yolo County Library in Davis.

TRC
7/12/17
8:30
D-14

JT
7/17/17
8:30
D-14

 

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.

FP
6/26/17
1:30
D-14

TRC
8/9/17
8:30
D-14

JT
8/14/17
8:30
D-14

Court grants defense motion to continue Jury Trial.  Status Conference set for 6/26/17.

Carew, Kelly

15H03459

Placerville woman kills man in West Sacramento.

TSC
6/19/17
9:00
D-8

Court continues TSC to 6/19/17.

Craver, Alexander

Perry,
Antwoine

Williams, Eiljah

17-2520

Assault on Davis police officers

ARR
6/6/17
1:30
D-1

Arraignment continued to allow time for further investigation.

Demello, Ronald

15F05633

Felony Hit and Run Causing the Death of a Tow Truck Driver

MTN
6/22/17
10:00
D-8

TRC
7/5/17
9:00
D-8

JT
7/10/17
8:30
D-8

Court grants defense request to continue hearing on motion to suppress evidence.

Fullerton, Paul

16F01098

Marijuana grow shop owner charged with illegal sales of marijuana.

PHC
6/30/17
9:00
D-11

Court denies Defendant's Pitchess Motion to review personnel documents of officers. Court grants Defendant's motion to continue trial to appeal Pitchess ruling.

Hendrix, Steven

16H01094

Defendant charged with murder after causing a collision where one person was killed.

JT
5/1/17
8:30
D-13

JT ongoing.

Hernandez, Michael

15F06956

Defendant charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a sexual assault on a minor, robbery and dissuading a witness.

F/P
8/24/17
10:00
D-11

Defense requests Court Trial regarding Defendant's competency.  Court Trial set for 8/24/17.

Hicks, Ted

Mears, Ryan

16F07699

Defendants charged with unlawful cultivation and sales of marijuana.

PHC
5/31/17
8:30
D-10

 PHC continued to 5/31/17.

Kirk-Coehlo, Lauren

17F00877

Davis woman charged with hate crime after Davis Islamic Center was vandalized.

J/S
6/16/17
8:30
D-10

Defendant pled guilty to all charges, including the "hate crime" enhancement. Sentencing date set for 6/16/17.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #; Click this link to view the Bail Motion.

Leae, Thomas

15H07042

Defendant was charged with murder after his passenger sustained fatal injuries in a crash that followed a high speed pursuit.

TRC
6/7/17
9:00
D-8

JT
6/12/17
8:30
D-8

New Jury Trial date set.

Letelier, Eduardo

16F03980

Davis day care provider charged with child molestation.

FP
6/2/17
8:30
D-10

Status Conference continued to 6/2/17.

Morales, Ernesto

16F01056

Defendant is charged with five counts of attempted murder; arson of inhabited structure; and multiple case enhancements for prior prison commitments.

JPS
4/21/17
10:00
D-14

Defendant sentenced to 23 years state prison.

Ornellas-Castro, Lance

Garcia, Jorge

15H07320

Defendants charged with murder after victim was found floating in the water near Clarksburg.

RVIEW
6/5/17
8:30
D-8

State Jury acquits Defendant of all charges.

Defendant sentenced to 14 years state prison. Restitution review set for 6/5/17.

Quezada, Alejandro

Vallejo, Daniel

16H03865

Woodland gang murder.  Charges include murder, attempted murder and gang enhancement.

Quezada
J/S
6/2/17
9:00
D-11

Vallejo
J/S
6/1/17
9:00
D-11

Quezada: Pled no contest to voluntary manslaughter, participating in a criminal street gang, assault likely to produce great bodily injury, and personal use of a firearm. He agreed to a state prison term of 21 years. Sentencing continued to 6/2/17 to allow time for Probation Dept. to prepare sentencing report.

Vallejo: Pled no contest to accessory to the homicide and participating in a criminal street gang.  He will be sentenced on 6/1/17.

Rees, Frank

17H00998

Defendant charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of his infant son.

PX
6/7/17
8:30
D-13

People amend Complaint to add a misdemeanor charge of eavesdropping against Defendant.  Court orders production of portions of Samantha Green's psychiatric records.

Wheeler, Rolis

16F06320

Defendant charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old at a West Sacramento Elementary school.

HRG
6/22/17
10:00
D-12

Ruling regarding Defendant's request for finding of factual innocence continued to 6/22/17 to allow the people time to review documents filed by the defense.

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