UPDATE 2.30pm: An 18-year-old Bendigo man has been charged with escape police custody and resist arrest.
He was bailed to face a Bendigo court at a later date.
EARLIER: A teenager has been arrested after fleeing from police in North Bendigo this morning.
Police went to arrest the 18-year-old in Bayne Street before 9am, but he fled on foot.
Members chased him for about 750 metres to the North Bendigo Bowls Club were he was taken into custody.
He is now assisting police with inquiries at the Bendigo Police Station in regards to a theft at Ballarat.