No holiday for Somerset Police

Toogoolawah and Esk Police have reported a significant uptick of holiday goers passing through the area. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

It has been a busy holiday period for Esk and Toogoolawah Police on the roads which have seen a significant uptake of holiday goers travelling through the area.


Esk Police have completed 350 random breath tests and issued 31 Traffic Infringement Notices, mainly for speed related offences in the past two weeks.

Esk Police have also responded to two traffic crashes resulting in injuries to the occupants of the vehicles.

On 30 March, Esk Police intercepted vehicles at Wivenhoe Pocket and Toogoolawah where drivers were issued with a Notice to Appear in court for Drink Driving, with another driver issued on 6 April between Esk and Fernvale.

Police are currently appealing for anyone who may have information regarding a found ring that was located in the Esk public toilet on Heap Street in January 2024.

The ring was located on 11 January however was not provided to Police until February.

If anyone has any information regarding the owner of this ring, please contact Esk Police on 5424 1100 quoting reference number QP2400206183.


A 44-year-old male from Somerset Dam was Arrested and Charged at the Ipswich Watchhouse in relation to Contravention of a Domestic and Family Violence Protection Order at Toogoolawah.

Toogoolawah Police continue to Investigate a number of offences including the Break and Enter of the Toogoolawah BP on 22 March.

Any person with information is urged to contact Toogoolawah Police (5423 1200), PoliceLink (131 444) or Crimestoppers (1800 333 000).