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Police appeal for information after ute crime spree

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 27-year old Gladstone man who may be able to assist in relation to a violent crime spree that started on Christmas Day after a man failed to stop at an RBT site at Bargara.

That man has been on the run from police ever since.

Police have released the photo of this man, pictured, who they believe will be able to help their inquiries.

Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of this man.
Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of this man.

We understand his name is Shannon Hinchey, although police haven't confirmed that.

The violent crime spree ended in dramatic fashion with police having to call off a pursuit after the wanted man crashed his black ute at the intersection of Benaraby and Kirkwood Rd and fled into the mangroves. 

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In addition to the various traffic offences, police would like to speak to the man in relation to an assault on a woman, a burglary offence, drug related matters and stealing fuel from petrol stations at Calliope, Agnes Water and Gladstone CBD.

Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven


Detective Senior Sargent Luke Peachy believed the man was hiding out somewhere between Gladstone and Bargara.

"He's been able to evade us for nearly a week now and we believe there are people out there helping him," he said.

"We have made a number of inquires at addresses around Gladstone and Bundaberg but have so far been unsuccessful."

After police called off the initial search for the man at the mangroves he was able to elude police for a second time after escaping over the back fence at his mother's house on Off Lane in Gladstone.

Det Snr Srg Peachy said Gladstone police, members of the dive squad and SES crews had spent a considerable amount of time and energy searching for the man hiding out in the mangroves and were right to call off the search.

"We conducted an investigation and we couldn't find him," he said.

Det Snr Srg Peachy asked members of the community from Gladstone and Bundaberg who have any information on the location of this man to contact Gladstone police or crimestoppers.

Det Snr Srg Peachy couldn't confirm if the man was drug affected at the time of the offences but said one of the things police wanted to speak to the man about was drug related.

Topics:  crime gladstone police



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