Traffic & Safety

  • 8.30am Monday, 12 October, police stopped a vehicle for an RBT check at Pittwater Road, Collaroy. The 33-year-old male driver from Dee Why provided an expired international licence. Checks revealed the man was on a learners permit, driving unaccompanied and not displaying L-plates. His licence was suspended.
  • Around 11.00am Monday, 12 October, a car driven by an 86-year-old man flipped onto its roof at Avalon. The man was trapped upside down in the vehicle until rescued by Emergency Services and taken to hospital.
  • Monday, 12 October, a driver parking outside a shop at Arthur Street, Forestville accidentally ran the vehicle into the shopfront of a physiotherapy practice. Emergency Services attended the scene but no injuries were reported.
  • Wednesday, 14 October, police stopped a 49-year-old male driver at Warriewood Road, Warriewood. Additional vehicles were called in support after the man became abusive. He was arrested and taken to Manly Police Station where he urinated in a cell. He will appear in court charged with offensive behaviour, assault police and traffic offences.
  • At 6.35pm Friday, 16 October, the Wakehurst Parkway was closed in both directions following a two car accident near Mirrool Street, North Narrabeen.

Theft

  • Last Thursday, 08 October, thieves broke into cars parked at Roosevelt Avenue and Kentwell Road, Allambie Heights. Wallets, a passport and a computer were stolen.
  • Last Thursday, 08 October, thieves smashed a window to steal a handbag from the front seat of a station wagon parked at Balgowlah Road, Fairlight.
  • Last Thursday, 08 October, a decorative terracotta elephant was stolen from a garden at Hillcrest Avenue, Mona Vale.
  • Last Friday, 09 October, an unlocked car parked at Canara Place, Palm Beach had a wallet, GPS tracker and speedometer taken.
  • Police are investigating a break and enter at Ralston Road, Palm Beach, between 8.00pm Friday, 09 October and 7.00am Saturday, 10 October. The owners were sleeping in the home at the time of the burglary. A cash box, iPad, a drone, plus several hard drives and computer equipment were stolen.
  • A car parked at Devitt Street, Narrabeen had several thousand dollars worth of power tools stolen from it overnight Saturday, 10 October.
  • A grey Avanti children’s mountain bike was stolen from Rocketship Playground at Angophora Circuit, Warriewood around 5.30pm Saturday, 10 October.
  • The tool box of a utility vehicle parked at Ettalong Street, Wheeler Heights was forced open on Saturday night, 10 October, and tools were stolen.
  • Last weekend, (Saturday 10 October – Sunday 11 October), the rear number plate of a car parked at Pittwater Road, Manly was stolen.
  • Last weekend, (Saturday 10 October – Sunday 11 October), a panel van parked at Kristine Place, Mona Vale was broken into and sunglasses and a speaker were stolen.
  • Overnight Sunday, 11 October, a car parked at Oaks Avenue, Dee Why was broken into and a purse was stolen.
  • Two vehicles were broken into in the same area at Bix Road and Prescott Avenue, Dee Why on the evening of Sunday, 11 October. Items stolen included a wallet, petrol card, keys, headphones and personal papers.
  • Thieves have been targeting tradies at the northern end of the beaches. Monday, 12 October, tools were taken from vehicles parked at Avalon Beach and Narrabeen, and an orange and black excavator was stolen from a work site at Warriewood Road, Warriewood.
  • Before 6.00am Tuesday, 13 October, thieves stole tools from the tool box of a vehicle parked at Bishop Street, Newport.
  • A Subaru Outback parked in the driveway of a home at Iris Street, Frenchs Forest was broken into on Tuesday night, 13 October, and a laptop computer and cash was stolen.
  • A vehicle parked and locked at Rowe Street, Manly was ransacked on Tuesday night, 13 October, but the thieves found nothing of value to steal.
  • Overnight Tuesday, 13 October, multiple vehicles were broken into with cash and personal items stolen at Kristine Place and Katrina Avenue, Mona Vale.
  • Overnight Tuesday, 13 October, a car parked at Warriewood Road, Warriewood was broken into with sunglasses and passport photos stolen.
  • Thieves broke into Newport Public School between mid-afternoon Tuesday, 13 October and Wednesday morning, 14 October. The window of a storage shed was smashed and sporting equipment was taken.
  • A home at Allambie Road, Allambie Heights that had been unoccupied from late September to this Wednesday, 14 October, had a coin collection stolen following a forced entry.
  • Police are warning that theft of home delivered parcels is on the rise. With increased home shopping, especially in the lead up to Christmas, they are urging people to consider safer alternatives than packages being left on doorsteps, such as pickup from the post office. A resident of Killarney Heights reported the theft of their Hello Fresh food delivery this week.

Assault

  • Last Friday, 09 October, police responded to a home invasion at Collaroy Plateau. They were told three men had forced entry, attacking a 37-year-old male occupant but leaving a 30-year-old female occupant unhurt. The attackers fled when passers-by approached the home to investigate screaming. Two men, aged 31 and 25, have subsequently been arrested, charged with aggravated break and enter and assault. Both have been refused bail. A third man is being sought by police.
  • Late Tuesday, 13 October, police intercepted a car at Mona Vale containing a woman who had been detained against her will. Witnesses reported the woman struggling with a man after getting off a bus at Newport and being forced into a vehicle.

Alcohol & Drugs

  • 9.00am Saturday, 10 October, the 41-year-old driver of a black MG was breath tested at Pittwater Road, Warriewood. The eastern suburbs man returned a positive roadside test and recorded a low-range alcohol reading of 0.069 at the station. His licence was suspended and he was issued with a fine.
  • 12.30am Saturday, 10 October, police patrolling The Corso at Manly observed a 20-year-old North Curl Curl man urinating in public. He was fined $500 for offensive behaviour.
  • Police investigating a crash at May Road, Dee Why found a 50-year-old male driver had hit and damaged a parked vehicle. The man returned a positive roadside test and an alcohol reading of 0.222 at the station. His licence was suspended and he will appear in court charged with high-range drink driving.
  • Just before 2.00am Sunday, 11 October, police pulled over a Porsche at Pacific Parade, Dee Why. The 33-year-old driver from Dee Why returned a positive roadside test and an alcohol reading of 0.088 at the station. His licence was suspended and he was charged with mid-range drink driving.
  • Police stopped a utility vehicle at Fisher Road, Dee Why just after 7.00pm Sunday, 11 October. The 43-year-old male driver returned a positive roadside test and an alcohol reading of 0.120 at the station. His licence was suspended and he was charged with mid-range drink driving.

Fire & Rescue

  • Conditions permitting, hazard reduction burns planned for this weekend are:
    • JJ Melbourne Hills Reserve, Terrey Hills. 2.4ha managed by RFS.
    • Elanora Conference Venue, Irrawong Road. 2.0ha. Managed by FRNSW/RFS.
    • Blue Fish Banksia Scrub, North Head, Manly. 8.7ha managed by NPWS.
    • Explosives Reserve, Castle Cove. 0.1ha managed by RFS.
  • Sunday, 11 October, Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, and RFS crews from Terrey Hills and Coal & Candle brigades, assisted an injured bushwalker, carrying them approximately 1km to be transported by road to hospital.
  • 1.00pm Tuesday, 13 October, reports were received of a man stranded on rocks at Palm Beach. Emergency Services including a police helicopter responded but the 62-year-old man was taken to safety by a surf ski rider. The man was a paraglider who had been looking for safe spots to land in an emergency.
  • 1.00pm Thursday, 15 October, Emergency Services responded to reports of a paraglider falling off a cliff at Long Reef Headland, Collaroy. Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance crews climbed down the cliff to treat the man, who was taken to hospital by helicopter.

Fraud

  • Last Thursday, 08 October, police reported a counterfeit $50 note had been found in a supermarket register at Dee Why. Police are advising shop and business owners to keep watch for these notes when taking cash.
  • A 45-year-old Beacon Hill man was charged for two phone calls that he answered. The calls played a message that said, “Stay on the line to hear who loves you,” then played music.

Community

  • Police are investigating the shooting of native birds in Avalon. Residents of Riverview Road, Avalon have repeatedly made the distressing discovery of injured native birds on their properties.
  • Friday, 16 October, an Australian Fur Seal has come ashore near the rockpool at South Curl Curl. People should not approach within a 40m perimeter, which has been established by Northern Beaches Council. Fur Seals may become aggressive if approached.

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