A 24-year-old Portland man wanted in relation to a home invasion at Warrnambool and the theft of a new mother's car has been remanded in custody.
Police said the man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Edgar Street, Portland.
An image of the man had been released by police, who were asking members of the public to help locate him.
Detective Acting Sergeant Wayne Ryan, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, previously said investigators believed the man May be able to assist with their inquiries into an aggravated burglary that took place in Warrnambool's Hopetoun Road during the early hours of October 27.
"The victims had their vehicle stolen which contained a pram for their nine-month-old son," he said.
"The car was uninsured and this crime has had a significant personal and financial impact on them," he said.
An offender forced open a window to gain entry to the unit, took the keys to a $5000 grey Ford sedan which was then found burnt out in a pine plantation near the Portland-Nelson Road at Winnap on Wednesday last week.
On Tuesday Warrnambool police charged the man with aggravated burglary and theft of the grey Ford.
Portland detectives charged him with evading police and the theft of a silver dual cab Isuzu ute allegedly committed on Monday.
The man appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning. He did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until December 16.
Lawyer Belinda Northey said the man was withdrawing from heroin and alcohol.
A 23-year-old man from Mount Gambier, South Australia, was also charged with the theft of the Isuzu and released on bail.
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