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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:        March 4, 2014/9:26 p.m.


INCIDENT:          Grand Theft Auto


LOCATION:         7100  block of Boulder Avenue, Highland


SUSPECT:           Daniel Santos, age 22 a resident of Ontario


VICTIM(s):           Confidential




On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 9:26 p.m., deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to the 7100 block of Boulder Ave. in reference to a vehicle theft that just occurred.  The victim observed two hispanic male adults in a silver, 1999 Nissan Sentra; pull up to his parked 1999 Nissan Sentra.  The suspect, later identified as Daniel Santos, then entered the victim's locked vehicle and drove away while the other Nissan followed.  Responding deputies observed both vehicles near the intersection of Baseline and Del Rosa.  Both vehicles pulled over and Daniel Santos was arrested without incident.  The driver of the second Nissan fleed on foot and remains outstanding.  Both vehicles were found to have been stolen.


Deputies discovered Daniel Santos, was recently released from custody and was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for Grand Theft Auto (VC 10851), as a result of California Assembly Bill 109.


As 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. 


Daniel Santos was booked at the Central Detention Center for Grand Theft Auto (VC 10851) and is being held on $50,000 bail.


Refer:          Deputy R. Quiroz

                    Deputy G. Caddel

Station:        Highland Police Department

Phone No.:  (909) 425-9793

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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