As first reported by Island Echo, officers arrested the male following a string of offences committed in several Island towns including aggravated vehicle theft and burglaries.
The suspect is also said to have stolen a boat from the Keyhaven area and attempted to cross the Solent, before stealing a Ford Transit van in Yarmouth and crashing into 2 cars on Broad Lane.
Further incidents were then reported in Shalfleet and Calbourne, followed by the theft of a vehicle from a driveway in Gurnard on Saturday evening. The suspect was finally apprehended in Place Road, Cowes shortly after.
The mainlander, from Wimbourne, was arrested on suspicion of 1 count of burglary and theft, 1 count of aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage, and 1 count of criminal damage.
Hampshire Constabulary has today said that the suspect has been released from custody but remains under investigation, including for several other offences, whilst enquiries continue.