Safety

  • A COVID-19 public health alert has been issued for Palm Beach Fish & Chips between 3.45pm — 4.00pm Monday, 05 October.
  • Beaches and public spaces are subject to COVIDsafe capacity limits. The October long weekend saw many people observing the required physical distances between groups, but some reports were made of crowds not observing required distancing.
  • A resident of Riverview Road, Avalon reported an injured cockatoo to WIRES on Sunday, 04 October. Upon investigation, it was discovered the bird had been shot with an air rifle. Unfortunately the birds injuries required it to be put down. Up to half a dozen similar incidents of bird injuries in the area have been reported to WIRES over the past few years.
  • Plovers nesting in the pocket park between Bangalley Way and Barrenjoey Road, North Avalon were disturbed sometime between 9.00pm Saturday, 03 October — 10.00am Sunday, 04 October. Three of four chicks were killed.

Drugs

  • Thursday, 08 October, Police at Howard Avenue, Dee Why saw a woman wanted by the courts for failing to appear. They searched the woman and found a small plastic bottle containing a clear liquid, later confirmed as gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) which when taken by people is converted into gamma-Hydroxybutyric (GHB), and a small amount of green vegetable matter wrapped in foil. She was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with drug possession.

Theft

  • Thieves stole a motorised bicycle that had been chained to a railing in the foyer of a building at Pacific Parade, Dee Why.
  • Thieves stole more than a dozen rolls of electrical cables from a construction site at Condamine Street, Manly Vale.
  • Saturday, 03 October, a bicycle wheel was stolen in less than one minute from the front yard of a home at Ilford Road, Frenchs Forest.
  • Thieves ransacked and stole the outboard motor from a boat parked at Dreadnought Road, Oxford Falls.
  • Wednesday, 07 October, a garage at Wanari Road, Terrey Hills was broken into. A white and red Trek Superfly 29″ mountain bike was stolen along with a water testing kit.
  • Thursday afternoon, 08 October, a handbag with cash and credit cards was stolen from a vehicle parked at Manly Golf Club, Fairlight. The driver, a 60-year-old Manly woman, returned from her round of golf to find the front passenger window of her car broken and a handbag taken. It was later found and returned by a member of the public but the cash and cards were missing.
  • Thieves broke into a locked black Mazda parked overnight on Wednesday, 07 October, at Oaks Avenue, Dee Why. In the morning, the owner found the vehicle had been ransacked and a purse stolen.

Vandalism

  • Around 1.00am Monday, 05 October, a car parked at Kempbridge Avenue, Seaforth had a window smashed. Nothing was apparently stolen from the vehicle. A similar incident occurred a few hours later at approximately 4.00am to a vehicle parked at the corner of Bangaroo and Worribil Streets, North Balgowlah.
  • Three of the new gumtrees planted at Beverly Job Park, Narraweena appear to have been poisoned, possibly with Roundup weedkiller. This follows an incident several years ago in this park where up to twenty newly planted trees were poisoned or cut down.
  • Between Saturday, 03 October — Wednesday, 07 October, vandals threw a rock through the window of a bus shelter at Warringah Road, Forestville, near the corner at Brown Street.
  • Multiple vehicles parked at Garraween Avenue and Balgowlah Road, Balgowlah have had their paintwork damaged. Damage included large scratches on door and roof panels, and bumper bars.
  • Tuesday, 06 October, car tyres, damaged vehicle body panels and a mattress were found illegally dumped at Larool Road, Terrey Hills.
  • Thursday night, 08 October, a black Mazda hatchback parked at Lauderdale Avenue, Fairlight was damaged.
  • Friday, 09 October, play equipment at the kindy playground on Scotland Island was found damaged.

Fire & Rescue

  • Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade is recruiting new members who live in the Terrey Hills community. Anyone over 16-years-old and physically capable can email [email protected] to express interest.
  • Sunday, 04 October, emergency services were called to reports of a fire at Walter Road, Ingleside. They found a 34-year-old man burning cleared vegetation. He was cautioned for burning without a permit in a bush fire danger period and failing to notify authorities of his intention to burn.
  • Sunday, 04 October, Davidson Rural Fire Brigade responded to reports of a fire in the area of Maitland Street, Davidson. On arrival at the scene, crews located a small fire inside Friday’s hazard reduction burn at Killara. No further action was required.
  • Around 1.30pm Monday, 05 October, emergency services were called to reports of a walker in trouble near the Resolute picnic area at West Head. Rescue crews responded to a bushwalker who had injured their ankle on a section of track and was helped from the scene.
  • Monday, 05 October, crews from Davidson and Belrose RFS extinguished an escaped camp fire located at Ralston Avenue, Belrose.
  • Around 12.30pm Friday, 09 October, a small grass fire was started at Kamber Road, Terrey Hills, next to the Warringah RFS Headquarters. It was caused by arcing power lines. Given the location, it was quickly extinguished by the HQ Brigade.
  • Friday, 09 October, NSW Fire & Rescue crews from Forestville were called to assist NSW Ambulance to carry an injured bushwalker approximately one kilometre so they could be transported to hospital by road.
  • Conditions permitting, hazard reduction burns planned for this week are:
    • Ararat Reserve, Bantry Bay Road, Frenchs Forest. 1.1ha managed by FRNSW.
    • Curry Street Trail, Forestville. 5.0ha managed by RFS.
    • Bantry Bay Reserve, Kirkwood Street, Seaforth. 0.6ha managed by RFS.
    • The Landings Creek, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. 64.4ha managed by NPWS.

Fraud

  • People are reminded to warn elderly and vulnerable relatives not to respond to callers claiming to be from the ATO or Police, who ask people to buy gift cards or provide bank account details.

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