A police chase through east Kitchener on Monday ended with a suspect caught on a community trail.

The incident began late Monday morning, when police were notified of a theft at a Zehrs grocery store on Weber Street East.

Police say the suspect left the store in a Chrysler sedan. Officers were able to track down the vehicle, but it refused to stop, initiating a chase which was quickly called off due to concerns for public safety.

The suspect then left his car and began to move on foot, which police say might be because of heavy police presence looking for the car.

Officers found the suspect on foot, entering a trail off of Veronica Drive. Another pursuit ensued, this time with the officers catching and arresting the suspect.

A 31-year-old Waterloo man is charged with theft and possession of stolen property, fleeing from police, dangerous driving, escaping lawful custody, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and two counts of breaching probation.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.