• 4.30pm Sunday, 10 January, emergency services were called to reports of an injured man at Delwood Beach, Fairlight. They found a 26-year-old man suffering head injuries. The man was assaulted during an argument, falling and hitting his head. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where his condition later deteriorated and he required emergency surgery.
  • Mid-afternoon Tuesday, 12 January, Northern Beaches Police responded to a report of two teens detained and robbed at Manly Beach. Officers were told the 15-year-olds had been approached by two youths who stole expensive caps and a gift card and forced one to sit and wait while the other was made to withdraw money from an ATM that was also taken. Using descriptions provided, Police stopped two youths nearby. Property was recovered and a 16-year-old and 17-year-old from outside the Northern Beaches area were arrested and refused bail pending an appearance at Surry Hills Children’s Court. Both were charged with robbery in company. The 17-year-old was also charged with detain person with intent to obtain advantage.

Traffic & Safety

  • 1.15pm Wednesday, 13 January, RFS brigades from Belrose, Davidson and Terrey Hills responded to a motor vehicle accident at Forest Way, Belrose, near Crozier Street.

Public Health Orders

  • Around 11.00am Saturday, 09 January, Police patrolling a Dee Why Shopping Centre spoke to a man not wearing a mask. The 30-year-old man was issued with a $200 fine when he refused to comply with the Public Health Order.

Fire & Rescue

  • Just after 8.00am Wednesday, 13 January, a large truck caught fire at Tumbledown Dick near Kimbriki Road, closing Mona Vale Road in both directions. NSW Police, RMS, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Mona Vale and Forestville, and RFS brigades from Tumbledown Dick, Ingleside, Terrey Hills and Warringah HQ were called to the scene (main image). Once the fire was extinguished, 200 litres of diesel fuel was decanted from the damaged fuel tank. The road was reopened to traffic by 10.00am and the salvage operation was completed around 1.30pm.
  • On Wednesday evening, 13 January, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a resident who was concerned at the smoke coming from their BBQ. Manly station crew found the BBQ framework had caught alight. They dismantled the inbuilt BBQ and extinguished the flames.
Manly BBQ fire
  • 5.00pm Thursday, 14 January, a dry lightning strike caused a fire in the vicinity of Bairne Trail near Coasters Retreat. RFS crews from Coal and Candle, Terrey Hills, Coasters Retreat and Scotland Island responded, extinguishing the fire by 7.45pm.
  • 7.10pm Thursday, 14 January, a 54-year-old woman and 10-year-old boy were seriously injured when their golf cart rolled 2m down an embankment at Thompson Road, Scotland Island. The boy was evacuated by air ambulance to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick in a critical condition and the woman was taken by road to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.

Beach & Waterways

  • Last Saturday afternoon, 09 January, NSW SES Warringah/Pittwater Unit took their new Bowloader WPW741 on its maiden job to Coasters Retreat to cut up some fallen branches that were blocking access on a path for local residents.
Bowloader WPW741
  • 12.40pm Monday, 11 January, emergency services were called to reports of an injured man in the water at North Avalon. The 27-year-old man had been with friends at jump rock, when he leapt onto a submerged rock, suffering a compound leg fracture. He was extricated from the water by lifeguards, then transported by NSW Ambulance to Northern Beaches Hospital.
Low tide at North Avalon
  • Around 3.00pm Friday, 15 January, a 15-year-old girl fell at a rock ledge near Manly. She remained alert and called for assistance by mobile phone. NSW Ambulance Paramedics, the NSW Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter and Marine Rescue NSW were dispatched. Paramedics were able to reach the girl on the rock ledge and extricate her with a Marine Rescue NSW boat to Manly Wharf where she was met by a waiting NSW Ambulance and transported by road to Northern Beaches Hospital.


  • A Frenchs Forest business has been defrauded through an invoice scam. Just before Christmas an email was sent apparently from a regular supplier, even including a previous reply thread. The scammers asked for payments to be made to a new bank account and replied with payment confirmations each time payments were made. The fraud was uncovered only when the supplier called to enquire about late payments.


  • Thursday, 14 January, 10.00am-2.00pm Sydney Water reported that water supply at Terrol Crescent, Mona Vale was disrupted
  • Thursday, 14 January, 8.39pm – 10.41pm Ausgrid reported a power outage affecting properties at Mona Vale and Bayview
  • Thursday, 21 January, 11.00am-6.00pm Sydney Water have advised the water supply at Forest Way near Glenaeon Avenue, Belrose will be disrupted


  • Flags flew at half-mast at all NSW Police stations on Thursday, 14 January, to honour NSW Police Senior Constable Kelly Foster who tragically died in a rafting accident while canyoning at Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, 02 January. She drowned trying to save another woman.
  • This Saturday, 16 January, from 7.30am to 5.00pm, Transport for NSW Maritime Officers will be collecting expired flares at the Bayview Boat Ramp.

Images: Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW SES, Northern Beaches Advocate