National Operation Roam is back again and Queenslanders are being asked to help find suspects wanted in connection with various offences around the state.
Crime Stoppers is calling on members of the public to stay alert and be on the lookout for 19 wanted fugitives named on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list.
The offenders are currently at large but potentially hidden in plain sight in communities across Australia.
Police Minister Mark Ryan says Crime Stoppers plays a vital role in helping keep our families and communities safe.
“In 2016 alone, over 7,000 offenders were arrested because members of the community used this not-for-profit organization to report suspicious behaviour. I encourage Queenslanders to play their part and keep their eye out for this year’s fugitives on the Operation Roam: Rogue Radar list.”
Community Contact Command Acting Assistant Commissioner David Tucker says Operation Roam exists because these offenders like to roam around the country.
“These people go rogue, leaving the communities where they are known to create a life for themselves somewhere else. We urge you to keep an eye out for anyone who looks familiar to the descriptions and photos provided, and report any information you have to Crime Stoppers.”
While four fugitives are wanted in New South Wales, four in Queensland, six in Victoria, three in South Australia and one in the Northern Territory, they could be anywhere in the country.
2017 Queensland persons of interest
Thomas Peter Walsh
It is alleged that Walsh was in possession of a large amount of the drug “Ice” before it was located by detectives in a South Brisbane Apartment on 5 January 2017. Walsh is believed to have fled Queensland and may be residing in New South Wales avoiding police detection. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Date of Birth: 31/07/1976
Hair: Light brown
In July 2016, Queensland police charged Grey with numerous drug offences, including multiple counts of trafficking amphetamine, heroin and cannabis. Grey was suspected to be Queensland’s largest Darknet drug supplier. He was released on bail and allegedly committed further drug offences, resulting in further serious charges. He was again released on bail with conditions to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 13, 2016, however, he failed to appear. His wife and co-offender, Kathleen Ann Grey (DOB: 10/07/1971), also failed to appear for multiple drug trafficking charges. A warrant has been issued for both Jonathon and Kathleen Grey.
Date of Birth: 17/07/1971
Hair: Light brown
In July 2016, Queensland Police charged Grey with numerous drug offences, including multiple counts of trafficking drugs, including amphetamine, heroin and cannabis. Grey’s husband and co-offender, Jonathon Grey (DOB: 31/07/1976) was suspected to be Queensland’s largest Darknet drug supplier. Both Jonathon and Kathleen Grey were to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on 13 December 2016, however, they failed to appear. A warrant has been issued for both Jonathon and Kathleen Grey.
John Victor Bobak
Date of Birth: 22/01/1950
On December 23, 1991, the bodies of Maureen Ambrose (08/03/1938) and Peter George Wade (17/08/1941) were located in a unit at Whelan Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Both died from gunshot wounds. Co-offender, Ronald Henry Thomas was arrested in 1992 and convicted in 1997 for his part in the double murders. A warrant was issued for Bobak on April 6 1992 for his alleged involvement in these two murders. This matter is an active cold case being investigated by the Queensland Homicide Investigation Group.