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Portage La Prairie RCMP Looking for 18 Year-Old in Abduction

Friday, June 30, 2023 - Portage La Prairie RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for 18 year-old Cayden Andrew Lathlin, of Winnipeg.

Lathlin is wanted in connection with the assault and abduction of a 16 year-old girl from Portage La Prairie just after midnight. The suspect and victim are known to each other. Lathlin arrived at the victim's home where he assaulted her and forced her into a vehicle. He stated that he had a firearm.

When RCMP arrived to the home, witnessed told them that he was heading to Winnipeg.

At approximately 1:00 am, Headingley RCMP observed the suspect vehicle driving eastbound on Highway 1, at it entered Headingley, where they attempted a traffic stop. The suspect failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated which continued on into the City of Winnipeg where the suspect vehicle was lost. Patrols continued in the area however the suspect vehicle was not located. The Winnipeg Police Service provided assistance with patrol units checking several addresses of interest which led to the victim being located unharmed at 5:00 am at an address on Strathcona Street. RCMP have issued a Warrant of Arrest for 18-year-old Cayden Andrew Lathlin, of Winnipeg, who has been charged with Kidnapping with Firearm, Uttering Threats, Assault, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Police.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Cayden Lathlin, you are asked to contact the Portage RCMP at 204-857-4445, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.


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