Esk Police Station returns to operation; incidents across Esk recap

Esk Police Station Sergeant Matt Dean said the station is back up and running weekly from Mondays to Wednesdays. Picture: JACOB HAYDEN

Esk Police Station will operate to the public again, open Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.

If the station is unattended, a blue phone has also been fitted to the front of the station.

This phone will automatically connect to Policelink who can take a message and notify the required officer.

Esk Police Station Officer in Charge Sergeant Matthew Dean said Police had recently experienced several incidents where members of the public have contacted local officers directly when in need of Police, which has resulted in significant delays in Police attendance as the local officer contacted may be completing other duties.

Sergeant Dean said the correct way to contact Police is to contact 000 in an emergency or if an incident is occurring or Policelink 131 444 if they wish to arrange an appointment with an officer.

Police incidents across Esk division in 2024

Esk Police have responded to four serious traffic crashes since February, each resulting in various injuries to the involved people.

Police have also issued in excess of 90 infringement notices in the Esk division in the past six weeks, predominantly for speed related offences.

On 8 February, Police responded to reports of a suspect vehicle in the Redbank Creek area.

Police subsequently located a stolen vehicle and successfully apprehended a female suspect.

A 23-year-old Lowood woman was arrested and charged with 4 offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, drug offences and obstructing police.

On 9 February, after an extensive search, a police dog located and apprehended a male person in the Mount Hallen area, also linked to the stolen car from the day prior.

A 38-year-old Darling Heights man was arrested and charged with 6 offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, drug offences, trespass, breach of bail and obstructing police.

On 17 February, a 22-year-old Braemore woman was arrested and charged with fraud in excess of $100,000 as a result of an ongoing investigation reported to the Esk Police.

She is due to appear in the Toogoolawah Magistrates Court for this offence.

On 27 February, Police responded to a disturbance at an address in Mack Street, Esk.

As a result, two males were taken into custody.

A 49-year-old Leichhardt man was charged with public nuisance and threatening violence, and a 34-year-old Esk man was charged with obstructing police.

On 15 March, Police located a 44-year-old male from Toogoolawah at an address in Somerset Dam after a recent domestic violence matter.

It is alleged the male attempted to resist arrest and struggle with officers, resulting in the deployment of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Spray.

The male was successfully taken into custody where he was charged with domestic violence related offences and obstructing Police.

Contributed by Esk Police Station