A man wanted on a felony warrant was arrested Saturday after eluding authorities for several hours, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.
An officer observed the suspect, Cornelio Alvarez Jr., 35, at about 1:30 p.m., driving in the area of Cook and Curryer streets, Sgt. Mark Streker said.
"An SMPD officer attempted a traffic stop near Main Street and Thornburg," Steker said. "Alvarez led officers on a brief pursuit, which terminated in the 500 block of West Orange, in the north alley."
Alvarez fled on foot and hid in a nearby apartment complex, Streker said.
He was booked on the felony warrant and several other charges, Streker said.