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Portage La Prairie Assault Suspect Arrested

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - A 30 year-old woman was assaulted while walking with another woman on 6th Street NE in Portage La Prairie just before midnight on May 12, 2023.

The suspect tackled the woman to the ground, assaulted her and took her phone. She briefly got away but was chased and tackled a second time, this time pointing a firearm at her. She managed to get away a second time.

Police searched the area and found the suspect hiding in a home on Yellowquill Trail.

Kaden West, 20, was arrested and a loaded makeshift firearm was seized. West is charged with several firearm charges, Assault with Weapon x2, Forcible Confinement, Resist/Obstruct a Peace Officer, and charges related to not complying with release orders and undertakings.

Further investigation determined that West was also involved in a collision with a stolen vehicle earlier in the night. At approximately 10:15 pm, Portage RCMP had received a report of a hit and run at a residence on 7th Avenue NW. It was reported that a SUV rammed into a vehicle parked on the street. A male matching the description of West was seen leaving the scene.

When police arrived, it was determined that the SUV was stolen. West was charged for Driving Without a Licence and Driving Carelessly. The investigation continues.

West remains in custody.


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