Arrests in time for Valentine’s Day for ‘most wanted’ couple
Surrey RCMP may have ruined Valentine’s Day plans for a couple who made their “Top 10 Most Wanted” list two weeks ago.
Mounties have arrested Lisa Karon Shaw, 42, and her Chilliwack boyfriend, Ian Mountain, 27.
She faces charges of breach of probation and driving while prohibited, and he is looking at charges of possession of stolen property, dangerous driving, and possession of break-in instruments.
On Jan. 31, the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) released its annual Top 10 Most Wanted list of suspected car thieves, and five of those named are from Surrey.
On Wednesday (Feb. 13), police announced they had nabbed five of them.
Shaw has been released from custody and will appear in court on Feb. 21, but Mountain remains in jail and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14).
If she wants to, Shaw will be able to see him briefly from the public viewing area of the courtroom.
Police say she would be allowed to bring Mountain a card for Valentine’s Day, but chocolates or any other food items could be restricted.
“Substances may be an issue,” said RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet, adding “I think there’s a process in place for the exchange of greeting cards or letters.
“It would be fitting – love knows no prison,” Paquet said.
Of the three other “Top 10” suspects arrested, two are from Surrey.
Graham Arthur Hunter, 32, has been arrested on a warrant for breach of probation, while Travis Christopher McKay (wanted by Delta Police and Surrey RCMP) has also been arrested for breach of probation.
Coquitlam’s Anthony Nicholas Baird was also arrested for breach of probation.
Others still wanted include:
• William John Walsh, 31;
• Richard James Mantler, 41;
• Cory Todd Siebolts, 25;
• Robert Fred Basil, 33;
• Anthony Nicholas Baird, 19.
Photos of these suspects are on the Leader website at surreyleader.com
If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of one of the remaining most wanted suspects, tips can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by reporting the information online at www.solvecrime.ca