Surrey priority offender arrested in Coquitlam for breaching his conditions

A 46-year-old Surrey man who was the subject of a public interest notification last year has been arrested and charged in Coquitlam.

On May 24, 2019, Surrey RCMP issued a public warning about Earon Wayne Giles, a convicted sex offender who was deemed a high risk to re-offend.

On February 2, at about 10:15 p.m., Coquitlam RCMP received a call from BC Corrections who advised that Giles was not at his court-approved address in Surrey and was in violation of his curfew. Minutes later, Coquitlam RCMP frontline officers arrested Giles at a home in the 1300-block of Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Giles was in the company of an adult woman that he knew and was allegedly carrying items that were contrary to his conditions.

On February 3, the Surrey branch of the BC Prosecution Service approved three counts of breach of a section 810.2 Criminal Code order.

“Public safety is always our top responsibility,” said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin on Wednesday. “The public needs to know that RCMP detachments work together, and with partners like BC Corrections, to follow through on priority offenders.”

Giles was released from custody on February 4 on seven additional conditions, including that he must reside at an address in Surrey and abide by electronic monitoring.