A Christchurch man wanted by police allegedly sped off from Oamaru officers yesterday, before dumping his car and taking off on foot.
The fugitive was arrested after being located by members of the public near the Waitaki Aquatic Centre.
Oamaru police Sergeant Craig Sew Hoy said a 25-year-old Christchurch man attracted the attention of police in Weston for speeding.
"He was picked up for speeding in the Weston area. He was in a pursuit and then dumped the vehicle and took off on foot," Mr Sew Hoy said.
"We would just like to thank the members of the public who helped us locate him."
The 25-year-old faces driving charges, as well as warrants for his arrest in Christchurch.
Inquiries are continuing.
Overnight on Thursday/Friday a red and black Jamis Durango bike was stolen from a Thames St address.
On Friday night, two girls, aged 16 and 17, were arrested and charged with theft from an insecure car parked in Thames St.
On Friday night, a driver allegedly lost control on Severn St as a vehicle was leaving Cross St, ripping out a pole at the Skate Park. The vehicle was found but police are yet to locate the driver.
Also on Friday night, a 19-year-old Oamaru man was arrested for allegedly breaching the liquor ban at the McDonald's carpark. He later received a pre-charge warning.
Oamaru police received a report on Saturday morning that a van parked at Kakanui had all four tyres slashed.
On Saturday morning, a 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault following a complaint from a Thames St resident.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday morning for allegedly breaching his bail.
A 36-year-old woman was arrested and charged with driving while disqualified on Stonewall Rd on Sunday. Her vehicle was impounded.
In the early hours of Monday morning, Oamaru police took care of a drunken male on Thames Highway for his own welfare.