Suspect arrested after attack on an elderly female

Windsor Police Service News Update
August 2, 2023
Case #: 2023-87474
Suspect arrested after attack on an elderly female

The Windsor Police Service has arrested one male after an unprovoked attack downtown.

On August 1, 2023, at approximately 7 a.m., officers were called to a report of an assault in the 300 block of Ouellette Ave.

Once on the scene, officers learned that the suspect attacked the 84-year-old female victim, causing her to fall to the ground.  Witnesses in the area yelled at the suspect causing him to flee from the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The victim and suspect are not known to each other. 

Through investigation, officers gathered a description of the suspect and his last direction of travel.  A short time later, a 37-year-old Windsor man was arrested without incident.

He is charged with aggravated assault.

This continues to be an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4250.

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Adam Young
Corporate Communications Unit - Public Information Officer
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4444

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