Alleged stalker arrested near Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s home in Montecito

A suspect was arrested in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Montecito on Monday and charged with harassment, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office told CBS News.

The incident occurred around 2 am and the suspect was placed under citizen’s arrest by a staff member near the home’s service entrance, the spokesperson said. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Kevin Garcia Valdovinos.

The police arrived and charged him with harassment. He was jailed and released on $2,500 bond, the spokesperson said.

It is not clear if the couple was at home during the incident. On Tuesday, they were in New York City and involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi, a spokesman for Prince Harry said.

“This relentless pursuit, which lasted for more than two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians, and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers,” the spokesperson said.

The manhunt was “at the hands of a very aggressive paparazzi ring,” according to the statement.

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The couple were in town for the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards, which they attended with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. Harry’s spokesman said Ragland was also with them during the chase on Tuesday night.

of Harry mother, Princess Diana died in a tragic car accident in 1997 when paparazzi were chasing a car carrying her and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, through the streets of Paris.

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