Rohnert Park police rammed a stolen truck to stop it from crashing into a house in downtown Petaluma after a high-speed chase on Highway 101 Tuesday night that ended in three arrests.
The truck driver remained at large Wednesday, Rohnert Park police Sgt. Troy Moore said.
Police spotted the Dodge truck heading south on Highway 101 after a resident reported it stolen from a driveway around 9:30 p.m. Police said they pulled over the truck at the Highway 116 off-ramp in Cotati before it took off, leading officers on a chase that reached 100 mph.
Officers backed off the pursuit after the truck exited at Lakeville Highway in Petaluma because of heavy traffic and pedestrians in the area. The truck continued at speeds of 60 mph, police said in a news release.
Police caught up with the truck at the corner of Sunnyslope Avenue and D Street and saw the four suspected thieves flee into the neighborhood with a dog. The truck was still moving and headed for a nearby home. An officer ran into the driverless vehicle, altering its course.
With the assistance of Petaluma police, a perimeter was set up and three suspects were arrested while walking the dog. Nathaniel Rowe Wilcox, 33, of Sonoma, Lisa Connor Windesheim-Zigas, 22, of Santa Rosa, and a 17-year-old girl were booked into the Sonoma County Jail on charges of car theft, conspiracy, resisting arrest and several counts of drug possession, police said.
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