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Suspect with numerous warrants connected to assault in New Westminster arrested in Maple Ridge

New Westminster – On December 30th 2022, a high risk arrest occurred in the 12300 block of 227th Street in Maple Ridge. This arrest resulted in one suspect, 26 year old Joshawa Hall of Coquitlam, who was wanted on numerous warrants, being taken into police custody.

The warrants for Mr. Hall’s arrest were connected to the assault of a woman in New Westminster in early 2022, as well as breaching court-imposed bail conditions, failing to appear in court, and evading arrest. Additional details about the assault can be found in our media release from January 2022 – Emergency Response Team deployed to barricaded suspect on Surrey Street – New Westminster Police Department (

“We’d like to thank the numerous specialty teams of the New Westminster Police Department who located this individual and coordinated his arrest,” stated Sergeant Justine Thom. “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 Gang Suppression Unit, Street Crime Unit, Crime Reduction Unit, patrol members, and the Ridge Meadows RCMP. At this time, the suspect remains in police custody.


CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan


FILE: 2022-1255