Santa Rosa police arrested a Bay Area homeless man they said led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen car after stealing items from several stores.

The pursuit came after Kohl’s store employees on Airway Drive reported a theft about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, police Sgt. Jeneane Kucker said.

They described the suspect, Jesse Dean Green, 41, and gave a license plate number of his car, which turned out to be stolen from San Francisco, Kucker said.

The car was located at Coddingtown Mall a short while later and police followed it, leading to a chase onto Highway 101, through downtown streets and into the Roseland area, she said.

He crashed into another vehicle at Highway 12 near Fulton Road and ran from the scene but was caught, she said.

Green was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the other car was not injured.

Green’s expected to be booked on felony evading, vehicle theft and possession of stolen property charges, Kucker said. He had a warrant out for his arrest for a previous evading charge.

Police identified him as a homeless man who travels between Sonoma County and San Francisco.

You can reach Staff Writer Paul Payne at 707-568-5312 or On Twitter @ppayne.

School reopenings

Schools back in session next week
Santa Rosa City Schools reopening Oct. 27:
—Biella Elementary
—Brook Hill Elementary
—Burbank Elementary
—Hidden Valley Elementary
—Lehman Elementary
—Lincoln Elementary
—Maria Carrillo High School
—Monroe Elementary
—Piner High School
—Proctor Terrace Elementary
—Rincon Valley Middle School
—Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School
—Steele Lane Elementary

Districts reopening schools Monday:
— Bellevue
— Bennett Valley
— Oak Grove
— Roseland (It’s temporarily moving its Roseland Collegiate Prep students to two of its elementary schools)
— Sonoma Valley (except Dunbar, which opens Oct. 24)

Districts reopening schools Tuesday
— Kenwood (tentative)
— Rincon Valley

Districts reopening schools Wednesday
— Geyserville (tentative)
SOURCES: Santa Rosa City Schools, Sonoma County Office of Education