Ware to be extradited to NSW after two years on run
FUGITIVE Taylor Ware was warned by Coffs/Clarence police his time on the run would come to an end.
Following his arrest on Friday in Braeside, Queensland, the man named as one of Australia's 20 most wanted fugitives is expected to be extradited to New South Wales after close to two years on the run.
Police said the 30-year-old Coffs Harbour man's arrest was the result of public information and solid police work, and came just a few months after his details and image were widely circulated as part of Operation Roam last August, a nationwide campaign that aims to help track down wanted fugitives from across the country.
Ware was known to have links with the Clarence Valley, and in August Coffs/Clarence crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson told The Daily Examiner it was time for Ware's family and friends to convince him to surrender.
Ware was wanted on 23 offences in NSW, including alleged larceny, trespassing and stealing offences committed in Corindi and yesterday Det Insp Jameson confirmed police from the Coffs/Clarence command would travel to Queensland to extradite him as soon as matters in Queensland were finalised.
Queensland Police will allege Ware broke into multiple properties across the Sunshine Coast and within the Warwick areas over a 14-month period.
He appeared in Warwick Magistrates Court on Monday on 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 paraphernalia and assault police.
It is understood Ware had been living in the Warwick area for the past 10 months.
"I said at the time that it didn't matter if it was tomorrow, the week after or the month after that, his time on the run would come to an end," Det Insp Jameson said.
"This shows the dedication of the police in this command and shows you we will leave no stone unturned in our hunt to ensure alleged criminals face justice for their crimes."
Operation Roam is ongoing, and anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000.