On April 26, 2023, West District General Patrol and Community Support officers arrested a male suspect for an assault in Charleswood on April 23 after investigators established a suspect identity and issued a warrant.

The accused was taken into custody at a residence in the Westdale neighbourhood and turned over to the Sex Crimes Unit.

Edward William David Noakes, 23, of Winnipeg, was charged with Sexual Assault.

He was released on an Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.



The suspect has potentially been identified by the Major Crimes Unit, however, officials are still asking the public for further information.

On April 23, 2023, officers from the West District responded to the report of an assault on an adult female in the area of Charleswood Road.

Police met with the victim, who indicated that at approximately 10:45 a.m., she was jogging alone south on Charleswood Road near West Park Place when an unknown male approached her from behind and touched her in an inappropriate manner. She screamed, and the suspect ran through a nearby school parking lot. She was not physically injured.

The suspect was described as a male in his 20s, slim build, wearing a green army-style jacket with a grey hoodie underneath and camo-style pants.

The Sex Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation and has established a potential suspect identity. Police have notified the area school about this incident.

Anyone with information can contact investigators in the Sex Crimes Unit at 204-986-6245.