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Nick Rahaim - Staff Reporter

Nick Rahaim is a cops, crime and public safety reporter at The Press Democrat

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Since former SSU Chief Nathan Johnson left in June 2016 there have been two high-profile homicides on campus and an SSU officer-involved shooting.
'It was weird because I walked into the situation of there’s a knife,' said SSU freshman Jordyn Day who was walking back to her dorm Sunday night when she encountered the Santa Rosa man police say stabbed another man to death in a dorm apartment.
Steven John Garcia, 26, of Santa Rosa, was found dead in a dorm on the Rohnert Park campus on Sunday after a Santa Rosa man allegedly stabbed him with a pocketknife, authorities said.
Suspect Joseph Bratton, 20, remains in jail on a voluntary manslaughter charge.
The three deputies involved in the Mother’s Day car wash shootout were identified by the Sheriff’s Office.
Sonoma State University students say the dorm buildings where a man was fatally stabbed over the weekend was the scene of a 'big drug bust' earlier in the semester and despite complaints about one of the women who lives there, the school 'did nothing.'
The woman's companion was able to carry her out of the burning home but she died of injuries at the scene.
A Windsor woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for continuing to drink and drive following an alcohol-soaked 2014 crash.
Police say the incident, which took place in front of two of the victim's young daughters, stemmed from 'bad blood' over a relationship.
The man was unharmed after his truck was struck twice by bullets as he sat inside waiting for a car wash in Sonoma on Sunday morning.
A man hiding in a women’s restroom stall reached over a partition with a cellphone to took photos or video, SRJC police said.
Forty-two squealing pigs inside the Santa Rosa High School Ag Barn were saved by firefighters Thursday night after flames were spotted rising from the eaves.
He is suspected of being one of two men who broke into a home near Santa Rosa on Wednesday, tied up two residents and took off with a 'significant' amount of pot.
The 20016 shooting was retaliation for police cooperation on a gang‑related stabbing that sent a Sureño gang member to prison.
The two-vehicle wreck killed one and snarled traffic near Oakmont on Highway 12 Wednesday evening.
An area resident made the discovery Wednesday evening near the mouth of Hardy Creek in Westport, according to authorities.
Two days after two people were found dead in a rural Petaluma home Monday few details have emerged.
Six months after making booking photos of inmates at the Sonoma County Jail available online, Sheriff Rob Giordano has taken them down.
Authorities say man may have been impaired when his SUV hit another vehicle Wednesday but they need more time to investigate.
A Petaluma bank was robbed Thursday morning by a man who walked up to a teller and demanded money, police said.
All eight are suspected kicking down the doors of three homes on a small private street outside Petaluma before dawn March 12 and demanding marijuana and cash from the residents.
Resolution of the case involving a man shot by a Sonoma State University police officer last year reaches court next week.
Two-car crash kills one man and injures four other people Friday afternoon 10 miles west of Petaluma.
A report of a vehicle burglary in Petaluma led to three arrests, police reported Tuesday.
A countywide probation compliance check led to a standoff in a Santa Rosa neighborhood Friday morning.