(VVNG.com)- On Tuesday November 4th at approximately 7:47 a.m. Highland Police deputies located what they believed to be a vehicle stolen. The white Prius was turning northbound onto Victoria from Baseline. As deputies followed the suspect vehicle, now identified as the stolen vehicle, the vehicle sped up driving speeds of 25-100 miles per hour.
The vehicle occupants, driver, Autumn Ann Marie Mitchell, 30 and her passenger Yvette Nicole Moss, 35 led deputies on a 7 minute pursuit through Highland and San Bernardino city streets. Deputies used a PIT manuever Sterling and Baseline in attempts to stop the vehicle. Mitchell recovered and continued Northbound on Sterling attempting to turn east onto Evans. Another PIT was attempted causing her to lose control of the vehicle, subsequently crashing into a fire hydrant and palm trees.
During the search of the stolen white 2014 Toyota Prius deputies also located drugs as well as other stolen property inside. Investigations revealed that both suspects had been involved in several crimes in Yucaipa, Redlands and Highland in the last few weeks. Mitchell and Moss were both arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center.
Deputies discovered that both suspects, Autumn Mitchell and Yvette Moss were on supervised probation for Possession of Stolen Property and Grand Theft Auto as a result of California Assembly Bill 109.
As a part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county Probation.