Foot pursuit ends in arrest in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — A 42-year-old Port Angeles man was arrested after a brief foot pursuit for allegedly violating a domestic violence restraining order, city police said.

Clarence Wheeldon was seen violating the order by an off duty officer at about 1:52 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Wheeldon fled on foot after Officers Brian Stamon and Swift Sanchez responded to the area of Race and Front street.

“Fortunately, Officers Stamon and Sanchez both partake in cardiovascular activity on a regular basis and had no problem catching up to Mr. Wheeldon a short distance away,” police said in a Facebook post.

Wheeldon was booked into the Clallam County jail for investigation of two counts of violation of a domestic violence restraining order with a felony enhancement due to prior convictions and single counts of obstructing law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance, police said. He remained jailed Wednesday.