New Westminster assault suspect arrested in Maple Ridge

ON December 30, 2022, a high risk arrest occurred in the 12300-block of 227 Street in Maple Ridge. A suspect, 26-year-old Joshawa Hall of Coquitlam, who was wanted on numerous warrants, was taken into police custody.

The warrants for Hall’s arrest were connected to the assault of a woman in New Westminster in early 2022, as well as the breaching of court-imposed bail conditions, failing to appear in court, and evading arrest.

“We’d like to thank the numerous specialty teams of the New Westminster Police Department who located this individual and coordinated his arrest,” said Sgt. Justine Thom on Wednesday. “Additional thanks to the residents and motorists of Maple Ridge, who were patient and supportive as we coordinated this arrest.”

The arrest was the work of several different police teams, including the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, the New Westminster Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit, Street Crime Unit, Crime Reduction Unit, and patrol members, and the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

At this time, the suspect remains in police custody.

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