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Meth-Fuelled Carjacking Suspect Asks Police for Help

March 19, 2019 12:38 PM | News

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestA man who admitted to Winnipeg police he had taken methamphetamine after allegedly carjacking a woman on Monday morning asked officers for help getting to the Main Street Project.

Police say a 65-year-old woman was waiting at a red light just after midnight Monday when a man got into her front seat in the area of Burrows Avenue and McPhillips Street.

He grabbed the woman’s wrist and took out a knife, demanding she drives him to various locations in the city. The vehicle eventually stopped in a back lane on Hartford Avenue and the man got out.

The man then approached a general patrol unit at the rear of the North District police station and told officers he had taken meth and asked for help. Police detained him and he was taken to the Health Sciences Centre for care. While at HSC, police learned he was the suspect of the earlier carjacking and arrested him.

Lance William Laquette, 33, has been charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He remains in custody.