An Automated License Plate Reader Helped Petaluma Police Nab McKinleyville Woman in Stolen Vehicle
Press release from the Petaluma Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On November 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm officers were alerted to stolen silver Chevrolet Malibu, by an automated license plate reader, affixed to a Petaluma Police Department patrol vehicle. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle and it fled eastbound on East Washington Street and entered southbound Highway 101. The vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles on the shoulder and center median of the highway driving in excess of 90 MPH.
The vehicle exited on Rowland Blvd., Novato and continued westbound. The vehicle drove over the center median into oncoming traffic at Rowland Blvd. and Redwood Highway. The suspect vehicle collided with an eastbound vehicle on Rowland Blvd. The suspect was traveling approximately 45 MPH and made no effort to stop. The suspect continued westbound on Rowland Blvd. The pursuit was terminated using a pursuit intervention technique.
The driver and sole occupant in the vehicle was later identified as Hannah Mouser of McKinleyville, CA.
Mouser was placed under arrest for violations of 496 d (a) PC, possession of stolen vehicle, and 2800.2(a) VC, felony evading. Mouser additionally had four outstanding, felony, no bail arrest warrants from Humboldt County. Mouser was transported to Sonoma County Jail and booked into custody for the above violations.