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Calistoga Police Department

A 24-year-old woman was arrested early Monday after leading police on a nearly three-mile car chase through Coffey Park in Santa Rosa, then on to Calistoga, authorities said.

Mariah Centeno, a Santa Rosa resident, was booked at the Main Detention Facility in Santa Rosa on felony charges for evading a peace officer, according to jail records.

Officers attempted to stop Centeno’s light colored SUV about 2:45 a.m. for several traffic violations near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Piner Road, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.

Instead of stopping, Centeno ignored the patrol car’s emergency lights and sirens and sped off through Coffey Park and several other neighborhoods at 60 mph, police said.

In October, the Tubbs Fire claimed hundreds of homes and many lives in Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park. Residents are only now starting to rebuild in the neighborhood.

Centeno then drove eastbound on River Road and continued onto Mark West Springs Road, authorities said.

Santa Rosa police coordinated with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol and Calistoga police to stop Centeno, who allegedly ran from the vehicle but was quickly arrested by officers.

Her bail was set at $20,000 and she was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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City Editor

Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.