Three Oakland women and a juvenile out of Hayward were arrested Thursday night after taking $939 worth of clothes from an outlet store, fleeing the scene and evading arrest, according to Napa Police.
Employees at the American Eagle Outfitters Factory Store informed authorities that each woman grabbed a pile of clothes before running out of the store and heading to a car in the parking lot, Sgt. Heath Morrison said Friday. The vehicle took off, he said, entering southbound Highway 29 at First Street, its occupants throwing clothes out of the windows as it reached speeds of more than 100 mph.
The vehicle was spotted by officers as it entered the highway, commencing a 1.9 mile chase that lasted about a minute, Morrison said.
The vehicle finally stopped at the intersection of Highway 121 and 29 after crashing into another vehicle about a quarter-mile earlier, Morrison said. Once the vehicle stopped, the women jumped out and started to run, but eventually surrendered without the use of force, he said.
Jazzee Ward, 19, Peijhane Rucker, 20, Kylinda Jackson, 18, and the juvenile were arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, resisting arrest, and conspiracy. The adults were booked at the Napa County jail and the juvenile was booked at Juvenile Hall.
Ward, who was determined to be the driver, was also booked on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with injury and evading an officer.