A man wanted for alleged stalking and assault took Cranbrook RCMP on not one but two foot chases through the city.
The 21 year old suspect was able to eluded Mounties twice Monday after an off duty member spotted him near the college.
He first ran through Steeples School yard, and even with the assistance of local residents, police could not locate the individual.
Constable Katie Forgeron says officers were combing through backyards before they received information that the suspect was in the area between the skate park and Laurie Middle School.
Forgeron says officers set up a containment area but the young man was still able to get away.
However, she explains they continued their pursuit, with one officer scaling a 14 foot fence, and the suspect was eventually taken into custody near the hospital.
The suspect remains in custody and will appear in court Tuesday.
Additional charges of evading police are likely to be recommended to Crown counsel.
Forgeron adds no RCMP members were injured during the pursuits and she thanks the public for their assistance.
– Cranbrook Cst. Katie Forgeron