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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

Tello, Cynthia

Velazquez, Alexis

16H04909

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

TSC
6/29/17
8:30
D-10

All Defendants ordered back for TSC on 6/29/17. 

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.

FP
7/7/17
9:00
D-8

TRC
8/30/17
9:00
D-8

JT
9/5/17
9:00
D-8

New Jury Trial date set.  Court sets Status Conference for 7/7/17.

Craver, Alexander

Perry,
Antwoine

Williams, Eiljah

17-2520

Assault on Davis police officers

PX
7/27/17
8:30
D-14

PX set for 7/27/17.

Demello, Ronald

15F05633

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

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

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

Motion to suppress evidence will be heard on day one of the jury trial.  Jury Trial date confirmed.

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.

J/S
7/20/17
8:30
D-13

People make decision no to re-try Count 1. Sentencing date set.

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
8/9/17
8:30
D-10

 PHC continued to 8/9/17.

Kirk-Coehlo, Lauren

17F00877

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

FP
8/25/17
10:00
D-10

Defendant was sentenced to 5 years formal probation.  No additional jail time to be served at this time.

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.

EDC
9/13/17
9:00
D-8

TRC
9/27/17
9:00
D-8

JT
10/2/17
8:30
D-8

 

Jury Trial date set.

Letelier, Eduardo

16F03980

Davis day care provider charged with child molestation.

RVIEW
7/27/17
10:00
D-10

Defendant pleads no contest to Count 3, 273a(b) PC, child endangerment, and is sentenced to 2 years formal probation.  As terms of probation, Defendant must stay away from children under 13, excluding relatives, and surrender of day care license.  Judge orders a civil restraining order until the child is 18.

Rees, Frank

17H00998

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

Ruling on PX
7/6/17
10:00
D-13

Evidence and testimony is done. Court requests written briefs on law by 6/23/2017 in order to rule on Preliminary Hearing.  The next court date for the ruling is on 7/6/2017 at 10:00AM in Department 13.

Wheeler, Rolis

16F06320

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

No new court dates

Defendant's motion for finding of factual innocence denied.

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