The Portage la Prairie RCMP have arrested a woman after committing multiple crimes.

According to RCMP, they received a report of a theft taking place in the 2300 block of Sissons Drive. Before leaving the business, she assaulted an employee.

Officers found the woman some distance away after attending the crime scene. Vanessa Woods, 27, of Portage la Prairie has been charged with Assault, Theft Under $5000, Fail to Comply with a Probation Order and Fail to Comply with a Release Order. She attended court on October 3rd.

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