BALLARAT man Nicholas Lee has finally been arrested after almost two weeks on the run from police.
Detectives from Ballarat's Divisional Response Unit (DRU) arrested Lee, 31, at an address in Jasmine Drive, Delacombe a short time ago.
Police confirmed that Lee is currently in custody and is being interviewed in relation to a number of criminal offences.
He will be remanded in custody overnight to appear in court tomorrow.
Lee has been on the run since a large scale manhunt in Ballarat on August 2.
Police were first spotted searching for a man on the roof of the Allied Pinnacle mill building in Trench Street, behind the Creswick Road Bunnings, around 3pm, while other police patrolled the area.
Shortly afterwards, a shirtless man was seen running from the building, tailed by police officers.
He scaled the wire fence, jumped over and was seen running towards the railway line before disappearing.
A heavy police presence then descended on the Soldiers Hill area with both uniformed and plain clothes police patrolling the ground and the police helicopter circling overhead.
With curious passersby watching on, a police dog was brought in to track the man's scent.
It appeared to lead police to a drain, where it is believed the man was seen popping out of a drain near the Macarthur Street primary school a short time afterwards.
Police were seen entering a drain outside the school and have been on the lookout for Lee since then.
It was later revealed that on July 27, Lee had allegedly stolen and burnt out the car of a Ballarat father whose son has a rare blood disorder.
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