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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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The Latest Stories By Nick Rahaim

How an informal group of Santa Rosa dads beats the daily grind by taking to the streets to skateboard after they tuck their kids into bed.
The CHP asks each person it pulls over on suspicion of DUI where they had their last alcoholic drink. Their answers may surprise you.
Hot metal pieces shooting from the exhaust of a pickup likely caused numerous grass fires off Highway 101 in Windsor Monday afternoon, firefighters said.
A Sonoma County judge said there was enough evidence to try Steven Rothschild in his wife’s murder but any discussion of premeditation should be left for the trial.
The man told deputies the victim had been hostile all week and threatened to kick him out of the house.
Judge ordered a blood test of a man found unconscious and partially hanging out of an overturned Camaro by off-duty CHP officer.
The man had consumed muscle relaxers, anti-seizure medication and alcohol before he climbed onto a Graton rooftop, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
A Santa Rosa man admits to concealing $1.1 million from his marijuana business in numerous bank accounts in amounts less than $10,000.
The man dubbed the 'Khaki Bandit' is accused of robbing 14 banks at gunpoint since 2013, including some in Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties.
The arrangement expands national attention to the two largest local law enforcement agencies, while also extending a sharp debate over the 29-year-old TV series
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.
'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.
Prosecutors asked a judge for a second extension to gather evidence against a man suspected of being under the influence of drugs during a fatal wreck on Highway 12.
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.
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.