Traffic & Rescue

  • Allambie Heights. Shortly before 10.00am Monday, 13 September, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to an injured walker in bush off Roosevelt Avenue, Allambie Heights. They located a woman in her 50s with an injured ankle. With the assistance of Fire and Rescue NSW they carried her to a waiting ambulance and took her to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Balgowlah Heights. Just before 6.30pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a collision between a motorbike and a parked car at New Street East, Balgowlah Heights. The female motorbike rider, aged in her 20s, sustained a significant injury to one of her hands in the collision and was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Belrose. Shortly after midnight Saturday, 11 September, emergency services were called to a motor vehicle accident at Morgan Road, Belrose where a station wagon had left the road and collided with a tree. NSW Police, NSW Ambulance paramedics and Rural Fire Service brigades from Terrey Hills and Belrose attended the scene. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and did not require transport to hospital. The vehicle was left in place with safety tape to be towed the following day.
  • Frenchs Forest. 9.15am Sunday, 12 September, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a collision between a motorbike and pushbike at Corymbia Circuit, Frenchs Forest. A 12-year-old boy sustained minor injuries in the incident. He was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick in a stable condition.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 3.45pm Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to assist a 15-year-old boy who had fallen off a skateboard at Aranda Drive, Frenchs Forest. He was treated for an injury to his arm and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Killarney Heights. Shortly before 4.00pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to Warringah Road, Killarney Heights after NSW Police located a person who had gone missing in bushland nearby. After assessment it was determined they required no further treatment.
  • Mona Vale. From 7.00am Monday, 20 September to 5.00pm Friday, 01 October, detours will be in place on Mona Vale Road between Foley Street and Ponderosa Parade, Mona Vale due to roadworks.
  • Oxford Falls. Just before 5.45pm Tuesday, 14 September, emergency services were called to a single vehicle accident at the Wakehurst Parkway, Oxford Falls. A car had left the road, over a railing into bush. Fortunately the occupant was not injured, but the vehicle could not be immediately removed as it required a specialised crane to extract it from the bush.
  • Palm Beach. Concerns were raised for the welfare of a young man who had gone missing around 5.00pm Monday, 13 September, in the vicinity of McKay Reserve, Palm Beach. He was located at the bottom of a cliff, having fallen suffering injuries to his arm and head, losing consciousness. A vertical rescue operation was mounted by Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance special operations paramedics, lifting him out around 8.00pm. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Full story.
Palm Beach cliff rescue
  • Seaforth. Just after 9.15pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report of a bicycle injury at Yatama Street, Seaforth. They found a man in his 40s who had fallen from a bike. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Warriewood. Just after 1.00pm Sunday, 12 September, emergency services were called to the Warriewood blowhole near Narrabeen Park Parade, Warriewood. A 16-year-old girl had fallen off a cliff ledge approximately 3m. Specialist vertical rescue teams from Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station and NSW Ambulance special operations paramedics were lowered to assist the girl, who had injured her leg. Rescuers were able to safely lift her from the ledge using ropes and a litter. She was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition. Full Story.
Emergency services at Narrabeen Park Parade near Warriewood blow hole.
  • Whale Beach. 2.15pm Saturday, 11 September, a bystander reported seeing a minibus hit a parked car at Whale Beach and drive off without leaving details. The incident has been reported.

Theft & Vandalism

  • Davidson. Just before 10.00am Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Police received a report of theft from a motor vehicle parked at Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive, Davidson.
  • Ingleside. Just after 8.00pm Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to report of theft from a property at Wilson Avenue, Ingleside.
  • Manly Vale. Shortly after 5.30pm Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Police were called to a break-in at a property at Condamine Street, Manly Vale.
  • Narrabeen. 11.30pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Police were called to a report of someone attempting to break into a motor vehicle parked at Lagoon Street, Narrabeen.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly after 1.00pm Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Police were called to a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Lagoon Street, Narrabeen.
  • Narraweena. Just after 6.30pm Monday, 13 September, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a motor vehicle parked at Alfred Street, Narraweena.
  • North Narrabeen. Shortly before 2.00pm Sunday, 12 September, NSW Police received a report of a property break-in at Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen.

Assault & Disorder

  • Allambie Heights. Just after 1.15am Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to Allambie Road, Allambie Heights to investigate a report of a suspicious person trespassing on a property.
  • Avalon Beach. Around 10.30am Tuesday, 14 September, a member of the public contacted WIRES to report an injured Sulphur-crested Cockatoo at Angophora Reserve, Avalon Beach. The injured bird was taken to the vet, where X-rays revealed it had been shot twice. Full story.
Bird sniper strikes again
  • Balgowlah. Just after 10.00pm Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to deal with disorderly youths at Lodge Street, Balgowlah.
  • Belrose. Shortly after 2.00pm Thursday, 16 September, NSW Police were called to a report of disorderly youths in the vicinity of the old Belrose Library at Lockwood Avenue, Belrose.
  • Brookvale. Shortly before 1.30am Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Police were called to an assault at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Davidson. Shortly after midnight Sunday, 12 September, NSW Police were called to a reserve at Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive, Davidson to investigate a report of disorderly youths.
  • Dee Why. 11.30pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Police were called to a report of a brawl near Dee Why Beach at Richmond Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after midnight Sunday, 12 September, NSW Police were called to Dee Why Oval at Lismore Avenue, Dee Why to deal with reports of disorderly youths.
  • Dee Why. 5.30pm Thursday, 16 September, NSW Police were called to a report of intoxicated behaviour and an assault at Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Around 11.45am Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to premises at Howard Avenue, Dee Why to investigate a suspicious person.
  • Fairlight. Just before 7.00pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Police were called to a report of assault at Lauderdale Avenue, Fairlight. They arrived and found a man with injuries to a finger and his head. After speaking with the man, he took himself for treatment before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived at the scene.
  • Frenchs Forest. Shortly before 10.00pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Police were called to Lionel Watts Reserve at Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest to investigate a report of disorderly youths.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before 11.00am Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Police were called to suspicious activity allegedly involving drugs at Sylvia Place, Frenchs Forest.
  • Frenchs Forest. 8.45pm Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to a report of disorderly youths at Forest Way, Frenchs Forest.
  • Manly. 9.00pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Police were called to deal with an intoxicated person at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 1.00pm Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Police were called to suspicious activity allegedly relating to drugs at Pacific Street, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 9.00pm Thursday, 16 September, NSW Police were called to deal with an intoxicated person at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Mona Vale. Just after 6.30pm Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to a report of disorderly youths at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
  • North Narrabeen.  5.45pm Saturday, 11 September, NSW Police were called to a report of assault at Garden Street, North Narrabeen.
  • Palm Beach. Shortly before 4.00pm Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to an assault in progress at Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach.
  • Seaforth. Just after 5.30pm Friday, 17 September, NSW Police were called to a report of disorderly youths in bush at Castle Circuit, Seaforth.

Fire & Hazard

  • Avalon Beach. Shortly before 1.00pm Thursday, 16 September, Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a gas fire at a home at Park Avenue, Avalon Beach. A man in his 30s working at the home ignited a gas line which resulted in burns to his legs. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. The fire was extinguished, with damage to the power supply and a wall. Power was switched off and gas supply to the property was isolated by the gas authority.
  • Belrose. 3.30pm Sunday, 12 September, emergency services were called to a fallen tree at Mona Vale Road, Belrose. One of two southbound lanes was closed for half an hour while the tree was cleared from the roadway.
  • Bilgola Plateau. Around 2.30pm Saturday, 11 September, Fire and Rescue NSW was called to a large tree that fell across a car and power lines at Terama Street, Bilgola Plateau. Firefighters established an exclusion zone until Ausgrid could make the power lines safe.
  • Church Point. Just after 6.30pm Sunday, 12 September, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station and NSW SES were called to clear a tree down at McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point. Ausgrid was called to ensure power lines were not compromised.
  • Church Point. Just before 4.00am Tuesday, 14 September, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station were called to arcing power lines at McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point. They determined there was no immediate risk and reported the pole location to Ausgrid for further investigation.
  • Cromer. Shortly after 8.30pm Sunday, 12 September, emergency services were called to a house fire at Toronto Avenue, Cromer. A faulty electric blanket caused a mattress to catch fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire before it spread and an 82-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics. Full story.
  • Dee Why. Around 12.45pm Sunday, 12 September, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Dee Why and Manly Stations, Rural Fire Service NSW brigades from Davidson and Beacon Hill, along with NSW Police were called to attend a fire in bush near the beach at Richmond Avenue, Dee Why (main image and below). The fire was started in an area where people had been seen shortly before. Despite windy conditions, multiple fire crews brought the blaze under control relatively quickly. Full story.
Dee Why Lagoon fire
  • Dee Why. Shortly before 9.45am Tuesday, 14 September, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to an automated fire alarm from an apartment complex at the Kingsway, Dee Why. Following an investigation, they found no sign of fire and returned to station.
  • Ingleside. Around 12.15pm Saturday, 11 September, Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade was called to reports of smoke at Minkara Road, Ingleside. They found a property owner conducting a pile burn without a permit. A similar burn at the property had recently escaped containment causing a grass fire. Ingleside Brigade extinguished the fire by 12.45pm and reported the property owners actions.
  • Killarney Heights. 10.00pm Saturday, 11 September, Davidson Rural Fire Brigade attended a fire call in the vicinity of the Bluff Lookout, Killarney Heights. They located a small camp fire, which was extinguished and the people responsible were moved on.
  • Narraweena. Shortly before 12.30am Thursday, 16 September, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly and Dee Why Stations along with NSW Police were called to a fire at a two-storey home at Sherwood Crescent, Narraweena. The fire started outside the home but burnt into a lower level granny flat. Firefighters extinguished the fire and checked for any internal spread in the structure of the home. Power was disconnected to the flat and the home was handed back to the owners after atmospheric testing was conducted and it was declared safe.
  • Newport. Just before 5.30pm Thursday, 16 September, Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station was called to a small fire in solar panels on a home at Grandview Drive, Newport. The fire was extinguished by the resident with a garden hose before the arrival of firefighters. Power was switched off and the owner was advised to call an electrician.
  • Palm Beach. Shortly after 4.30am Tuesday, 14 September, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW were called to a tree that had fallen, bringing down power lines and blocking Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach near Surf Road. The road was closed in both directions while the tree was cleared and power was restored.

Beach & Waterways

  • Clareville. Around 1.00am Wednesday, 15 September, a Royal Australian Navy diver was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital from the underwater warfare training base at Taylors Point, Clareville. The diver had been conducting a special operations training exercise when he lost consciousness and required medical assistance. Full story.
Navy diver hospitalised
  • Manly. 3.15pm Tuesday, 14 September, Surf Life Saving NSW lifeguards at Manly were asked to investigate an object in the water approximately 1km offshore from Shelly Beach. They conducted a water and shore based search for a fluorescent green object described by an informant. It was determined that it was a ski paddler who made it back to shore without assistance.
  • Newport. Just after midday Saturday, 11 September, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to Newport Beach to assist a 12-year-old boy who had been surfing and dislocated his elbow. He was assessed at the scene and given pain relief before being taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • North Narrabeen. Just before 5.30pm Monday, 13 September, Surf Life Saving NSW lifesavers at Collaroy, North Narrabeen and Warriewood were alerted to concerns for the safety of a surfer last sighted off North Narrabeen rockpool. A thorough search was conducted, with IRBs launched from all three clubs as darkness fell. The informant advised rescuers that the person had appeared to make their way to shore and the search was called off.
  • Palm Beach. Around 2.15pm Sunday, 12 September, Surf Life Saving NSW lifesavers at Palm Beach went to the assistance of a swimmer in distress.
  • Patrols. Surf Life Saving NSW patrols begin at all beaches with surf clubs from this weekend (Saturday, 18 September). SLSNSW are reminding everyone to swim between the red and yellow flags.
Surf Lifesaving
  • Pittwater. Around midday Saturday, 11 September, Marine Rescue Broken Bay was called to assist a boat with engine trouble at Currawong Beach. They towed the boat to Bayview.
  • Pittwater. Around midday Sunday, 12 September, Marine Rescue Broken Bay was flagged down by a 5m runabout with engine troubles. They towed the boat from Sandy Point to its mooring at Careel Bay.
  • Pittwater. Around midday Sunday, 12 September, Marine Rescue Broken Bay was tasked to assist a 37ft cruiser, which could not be started, with a tow from Coasters Retreat to its mooring at McCarrs Creek.

Community

Missing person found. Just after 3.00pm Friday, 17 September, NSW Police found a 62-year-old man on the Northern Beaches who had been reported missing from Gloucester, around 80km south-west of Taree, since Monday, 13 September.

Images: Ryan Lagois, NSW RFS, Northern Beaches Advocate, Bilgola Veterinary Clinic, Phil Richardson, NSW SES, Luke Gavahan, Marine Rescue NSW