Crime Stoppers Australia has released a list of the country's 19 most wanted fugitives.
Crime Stoppers Australia has released a list of the country's 19 most wanted fugitives. Contributed

One of QLD's most wanted men is now in custody

UPDATE: ONE of Queensland's most wanted men is now in police custody just one day after Crime Stoppers launched appeal to catch the state's 19 most wanted men. 

Police have confirmed they detained 35 year-old Luke Broadhead at Trinity Beach, Cairns about midday today. 

Mr Broadhead recently failed to comply with his parole order and a warrant was issued for his arrest and return to prison.

A second man who was also named on the most wanted list - as part of Operation Roam - Daryl Wellington, 29, was arrested this morning in Victoria.


Wanted Luke Crieff Stuart Broadhead.
Wanted Luke Crieff Stuart Broadhead. Contributed


YESTERDAY: THE country's most wanted fugitives could be living within our community.

That is the warning Crime Stoppers wants people to heed as they work with police to track 19 men who are on the run.

Sunshine Coast Criminal Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Daren Edwards said he wasn't aware of any of the men on the most recent list having links to the region.

But he said previous most-wanted lists had been helpful in their investigations.

"About two years ago we brought a fellow back (to Queensland) for a home invasion," Detective Senior Sergeant Edwards said.

"If we have one (fugitive) we use it."

Crime Stoppers Australian chairman Bryan Roach said Operation Roam- Fugitive Hunt was a campaign to encourage all Australians to keep an eye out for the country's most wanted criminals.

"We need your help," Mr Roach said.

"If you see any of these fugitives, do not approach them.

"We ask that instead you call 000 immediately.

Crimes on the list include rape, serious assault and robbery.

"These fugitives are hiding in our communities and they are perhaps known to family members (or) to colleagues and we are asking people with information about these fugitives to come forward.

"If you have any information about any of these criminals we would like you to contact Crime Stoppers.

For more information visit or to report information call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.