Traffic & Safety

  • 2.15pm Saturday, 13 February, NSW RFS Terrey Hills brigade was called to a tree down at Wakehurst Parkway, Oxford Falls blocking the northbound lane.
  • 9.36am Monday, 15 February, a fallen tree at Booralie Road, Duffys Forest blocked road access in both directions, causing light traffic congestion. NSW RFS crews from Terrey Hills brigade were on scene to safely remove the tree.
  • Just after 6.00pm Monday, 15 February, eastbound lanes at Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills were closed near Forest Way due to a motor vehicle accident. Traffic was diverted via Myoora Road and Aumuna Road. Emergency services attended the scene including NSW Police, RMS, NSW Ambulance and NSW RFS units from Terrey Hills brigade. One person was transported to hospital by ambulance from the scene.
  • Just after 5.30pm Friday, 19 February, a black Audi wagon was involved in a motor vehicle accident at Samuel Street, Mona Vale. NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Mona Vale Station attended the scene and rendered it safe. No serious injuries were reported.
  • 10.00pm Friday, 19 February, a car flipped onto its roof at Alexander Street, Collaroy. Three occupants, all believed to be young women, are understood to have escaped the vehicle without serious injury. The car was travelling down Alexander Street towards Collaroy when it overturned. Emergency services including NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance were called to the scene.

Theft

  • NSW Police have asked for help to find a stolen white 1988 VL Holden Commodore registration AGL-89F, taken from Forestville after 5.00am Monday, 01 February. The vehicle has had unconfirmed sightings on the Northern Beaches, including at Mona Vale. Anyone who can help with its location is asked to call Dee Why Police Station on 02 9971 3399 and quote the reference number: C 7813553.

Assault & Robbery

  • Friday, 12 February, NSW Police made a second arrest in connection with the assault of a boy at a Mona Vale bus stop last month. A 15-year-old boy was arrested at a home in Chatswood and charged with reckless wounding in company.
  • 12.20am Saturday, 13 February, two 14-year-old boys were allegedly assaulted and robbed by three older boys aged 15,16 and 17 at Allambie Road, Allambie Heights. The younger boys were assisted by a passer-by after the older boys had fled the scene. Patrolling police officers arrested the older boys nearby a short time later.
  • Two men have been charged over an alleged home invasion at Drumcliff Avenue, Killarney Heights about 10.30pm Wednesday, 17 February. NSW Police say the men assaulted two occupants of the home, a 53-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman. Two children were also in the home at the time but were not injured.

Vandalism

  • August 2020, a Holden Commodore and a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked in the basement car park of an apartment building at Roger Street, Brookvale were damaged by fire alleged to be started by three people. NSW Police have appealed for assistance identifying four people they wish to speak with.
Brookvale arson appeal
  • Sunday, 14 February, damage was done to chains installed to close trails at Bare Creek Bike Park, Belrose. Bare Creek Trail Crew who maintain the trails said that several posts with concrete footings were removed from the ground. Most of the remaining posts were damaged to a point where they will need to be removed and replaced.

Drugs & Alcohol

  • A 34-year-old man from Cromer has been arrested in connection with a $5.8m drugs importation. 13kg of a substance identified as cocaine had earlier been found by Australian Border Force concealed in the steering console of a boat. 1pm Tuesday, 16 February, the man was arrested during a vehicle stop and detectives seized $7690 cash, mobile phones and sim cards. A search warrant was then executed at a home on Cromer Road, Cromer, where investigators seized a mobile phone, sim card, steroid tablets and documentation.

Fire & Rescue

  • Saturday, 13 February, two NSW SES Warringah/Pittwater Unit crews attended four fallen trees and two leaking roofs.
  • Saturday, 13 February, six members of the NSW RFS Tumbledown Dick brigade underwent annual assessment for their breathing apparatus qualifications.
  • Tuesday, 16 February, Fire and Rescue NSW crew from Manly Station also undertook training exercises with breathing apparatus, drilling with an emergency procedure called ‘buddy breathing’ to simulate one of them running out of air (main image).
  • 4.13pm Tuesday, 16 February, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Forestville and Narrabeen Fire Stations attended a hazmat incident at the 7-Eleven Service Station at North Narrabeen. Upon arrival, they found a leaking 20L drum of sodium hypochlorite, commonly known as pool chlorine. They safely removed the drum from the crate and secured it in a hazmat bin. The surrounding area was rendered safe and decontamination procedures were carried out. The pool chemicals had not mixed with anything else.
  • Around 9.30pm Tuesday, 16 February, NSW SES Warringah/Pittwater Unit teams who had been attending evening training sessions were called out to assist with damage from falling branches at Mona Vale and Avalon.

Utilities

  • Friday, 12 February, 10.30pm – 4.21am Sydney Water reported a disruption affecting properties at Prosperity Parade, Warriewood.
  • Saturday, 13 February, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Sydney Water reported a disruption affecting properties at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Saturday, 13 February, 8.06pm – 10.08pm Ausgrid reported a power outage affecting properties at Elanora Heights and North Narrabeen.
  • Monday, 15 February, 1.11pm – 3.44pm Ausgrid reported a power outage affecting properties at Belrose, Frenchs Forest and Oxford Falls.
  • Tuesday, 16 February, 8.12am Sydney Water attended a burst pipe at Wambiri Place, Cromer.
  • Friday, 19 February, 9.00am – 1.00pm Sydney Water reported a disruption affecting properties at Fairway Close, Manly Vale.

Images: Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW Police, Northern Beaches Advocate, Bare Creek Trail Crew