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Warwick cops nab one of Australia's most wanted

Taylor Ware faces 21 charges including break and enter and possessing dangerous drugs.
Taylor Ware faces 21 charges including break and enter and possessing dangerous drugs. Contributed

AFTER more than a year on the run, one of the country's top-20 most wanted people has been nabbed while living on the Southern Downs.

Coffs Harbour man Taylor Ware was arrested at Braeside on Friday night.

Police say Ware is responsible for a spate of break-ins at properties between Warwick and the Sunshine Coast over a 14-month period.

He is facing 21 charges, including seven counts of break and enter, eight counts of receiving tainted property, three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug para- phernalia and assaulting police.

Ware's matter was mentioned in the Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday but he did not enter a plea or apply for bail.

He is due to remain in custody until his next court appearance on April 15.

The 30-year-old is also wanted in New South Wales in relation to a string of offences he allegedly committed along the northern coast, including aggravated break and enter and police pursuit, larceny, trespassing and stealing.

It is believed he will be extradited to New South Wales to face those charges after his Queensland matters are dealt with.

Warwick Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Constable Ryan Harmer said it was believed Ware had been living in the area for the past 10 months.

"We got a tip-off he was residing somewhere in the Warwick area and our office conducted an operation to locate him and found an area where we believed he was," he said.

"We knew he was in the area and we spent the past three months ruling out places before we got to a place we knew he was."

A special response team was deployed to make the arrest, with intelligence suggesting Ware was armed.

"Heavily-armed officers arrested him without incident and he was handed over the to the (Warwick) CIB," Snr Const Harmer said.

The Warwick detective said the arrest was the result of both public information and good police work from the entire team, particulary Detective Senior Constable Adam Reedy.

Snr Const Harmer said the operation highlighted the importance of people using Crime Stoppers to report crime.

"At the end of the day we know what we know and with the intelligence that comes through Crime Stoppers, it is able to help us build a bigger picture," he said.

Topics:  coffs harbour crime stoppers police southern downs warwick warwick magistrates court



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