Traffic & Rescue

  • Allambie Heights. Shortly after 12.15pm Sunday, 24 October, NSW Ambulance paramedics including special operations crews were called to a boy who had fallen from his bike on a trail off Wakehurst Parkway, Allambie Heights. Paramedics treated him for an arm injury and transported him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Balgowlah. Just before 1.00pm Sunday, 24 October, NSW Police were called to a two-vehicle collision at Sydney Road, Balgowlah near Condamine Street.
  • Beacon Hill. Shortly before 8.30am Friday, 29 October, NSW Police received a complaint regarding a dangerous driver at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill.
  • Belrose. Shortly after 4.30pm Saturday, 23 October, emergency services were called to assist an 11-year-old boy who had fallen from his bike on a trail near the Bare Creek Bike Park, Crozier Road, Belrose, suffering a suspected broken collarbone. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
  • Belrose. Shortly after 10.00am Sunday, 24 October, emergency services, including NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and NSW Ambulance, were called to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Forest Way and Wyatt Avenue, Belrose. Nobody was trapped in the vehicles and following assessment by NSW Ambulance paramedics, no occupants of the vehicles were taken to hospital. FRNSW firefighters from Forestville Station assisted with cleaning up an oil spill and debris from the accident. Traffic in both directions was impacted for an hour until the vehicles were towed.
  • Belrose. Shortly before midday Sunday, 24 October, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to Ralston Avenue, Belrose, where a 17-year-old boy had fallen from a mountain bike on a bush trail, going over the handlebars. He was able to make his way to the road where he met paramedics who assessed injuries to his head and arm. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Belrose. Just before 1.30pm Sunday, 24 October, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report of a 13-year-old boy who had fallen from his mountain bike at Bare Creek Bike Park, Crozier Road, Belrose. Upon arrival, they were flagged down and advised of another injury, to a 40-year-old man who had fallen, hitting his head and losing consciousness. The boy was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick with a dislocated shoulder. The man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. As they were leaving, a 17-year-old boy fell from his bike requiring medical attention. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
  • Bilgola Beach. Just after 8.15am Monday, 25 October, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a collision between a car and motorbike at Barrenjoey Road, Bilgola Beach near The Serpentine. Police managed traffic at the scene for around half an hour while paramedics treated the motorbike rider, a male in his 50s, for a shoulder injury before transporting him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Brookvale. 7.30am Friday, 29 October, emergency services were called to an industrial accident at Winbourne Road, Brookvale. NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a woman in her 30s for a suspected fractured arm. She was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Collaroy. Just after 1.30pm Friday, 29 October, NSW Police were informed of a motor vehicle accident at Hay Street, Collaroy. Nobody was reported injured.
  • Cromer. Just before 7.00pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Fisher Road North, Cromer. Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station attended and helped clear fluids from the road. Nobody was reported injured in the accident.
  • Dee Why. Just before midday Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a collision between a car and motorbike at Pittwater Road, Dee Why near Delmar Parade. The motorbike rider, a man in his 40s, was assessed and treated for minor injuries at the scene and transported to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Dee Why. Just after 9.00am Sunday, 24 October, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Fisher Road, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 12.30pm Friday, 29 October, NSW Police received a report of a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian at Pittwater Road, Dee Why. NSW Ambulance paramedics were cancelled enroute after police arrived and determined there was no injury as a result of the incident.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 10.30am Monday, 25 October, a truck breakdown at Wakehurst Parkway, Frenchs Forest near Warringah Road affected traffic in the left turn lane for around two hours until the vehicle could be cleared.
  • Frenchs Forest. Shortly before midday Tuesday, 26 October, NSW Police received a report of a collision between a car and truck at Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest near Allambie Road. Nobody was reported injured but one eastbound lane was blocked for a short period until the vehicles removed themselves from the scene.
  • Killarney Heights. Just after 9.00am Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to manage northbound traffic at Warringah Road, Killarney Heights. A bus breakdown impacted a northbound lane for around 45 minutes until a mechanic was able to move the vehicle from the scene.
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Just after 9.00am Saturday, 23 October, emergency services were called to a report a car had collided with a stone wall at General San Martin Drive, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park near West Head Road. No injuries were reported but traffic on the narrow road was impacted for over two hours while the incident was cleared and the vehicle towed from the scene.
  • Manly. 5.15pm Sunday, 24 October, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report that a parent had fallen at Manly Wharf, landing on top of their 7-month-old baby.
  • Manly. Shortly before 8.30pm Sunday, 24 October, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station and NSW Police were called to a dog that had been locked in a car for approximately two hours at Laurence Street, Manly. Firefighters safely removed the dog from the car and handed the incident over to police to address with the owner.
  • Manly. Shortly before 2.30pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a t-bone collision at Steinton Street, Manly. Three occupants of the vehicles were assessed by paramedics but did not require transport to hospital.
  • Manly. Just after 6.00pm Friday, 29 October, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a collision between a car and moped at Pittwater Road, Manly. The male moped rider in his 40s was assessed for injuries to his head, shoulder and leg. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.
  • Manly Vale. Just after 8.15pm Wednesday, 27 October, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Kenneth Road, Manly Vale. Nobody was reported to be injured.
  • Narrabeen. Traffic lights were flashing yellow at the intersection of Pittwater Road and Mactier Street, Narrabeen, three times on Saturday, 23 October, at 5.30am for around 90 minutes, 12.30pm for around 90 minutes and 5.30pm for over three hours. Traffic in all directions was impacted.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly after 6.00am Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to traffic lights flashing yellow at the intersection of Pittwater Road and Mactier Street, Narrabeen. Traffic in all directions was affected for over three hours.
  • Narrabeen. Just before 2.30pm Wednesday, 27 October, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to assist a person who had collapsed at the Ampol Service Station, Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. The person initially suspected to be suffering heat stroke did not require further treatment.
  • North Curl Curl. Just after 4.00pm Friday, 29 October, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle accident at Playfair Road, North Curl Curl.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after midday Friday, 29 October, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen. Nobody was reported injured.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after 12.30pm Friday, 29 October, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Carefree Road, North Narrabeen.
  • Palm Beach. Just after 12.30pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Iluka Road, Palm Beach.
  • Seaforth. Shortly before 7.30pm Monday, 25 October, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Yatama Street, Seaforth. Nobody was reported injured in the accident.
  • Seaforth. Just after 7.30pm Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to a vehicle collision at Sydney Road, Seaforth near Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation. Nobody was reported injured in the incident, which occurred in the right turn lane.
  • Terrey Hills. Shortly after 11.30am Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police pulled over a high performance vehicle they detected travelling in excess of 45 km/h over the speed limit at McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills (main image). The 29-year-old male driver was fined $2,547 and lost six demerit points and his licence for six months. The registration plates for the vehicle were confiscated. Full story.
  • Wheeler Heights. Shortly after midday Thursday, 28 October, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station were called to a 4-year-old child locked in a vehicle at Penrith Avenue, Wheeler Heights. After they arrived, the NRMA successfully managed to unlock the vehicle and the child was safely reunited with their parents.

Theft & Vandalism

  • Allambie Heights. Shortly after 10.30am Friday, 29 October, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Smith Avenue, Allambie Heights.
  • Balgowlah. Shortly before 4.30pm Wednesday, 27 October, NSW Police received a report of theft from a vehicle parked at White Street, Balgowlah.
  • Balgowlah. Shortly after 8.30am Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police were informed of a theft from a vehicle parked at Woodland Street South, Balgowlah.
  • Balgowlah Heights. Just after 6.15am Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from Mulgowrie Crescent, Balgowlah Heights.
  • Beacon Hill. 5.00pm Wednesday, 27 October, NSW Police were called to a break-in at Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill.
  • Belrose. Just after 6.45pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police received a report of deliberate damage to property at Hawea Place, Belrose.
  • Belrose. Shortly after 2.30am Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an intruder on premises at Glen Street, Belrose.
  • Belrose. Shortly after 10.00am Monday, 25 October, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Wanniti Road, Belrose.
  • Brookvale. Just after 12.30pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police were called to Warringah Mall, Brookvale to investigate a report of theft from a retail premise.
  • Collaroy. Shortly before 7.30pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police were called to investigate a suspicious person on premises at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Collaroy. Just before 8.30pm Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to a report of stealing from a retail premise at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Dee Why. Shortly after 12.30pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police were called to a break-in at Sturdee Parade, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. 6.30pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police were called to a break-in at Pacific Parade, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 10.00am Friday, 29 October, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at May Road, Dee Why.
  • Elanora Heights. Just after 7.30am Friday, 29 October, NSW Police were called to a break-in at Powderworks Road, Elanora Heights.
  • Forestville. Shortly before 5.30pm Saturday, 23 October, a group of teenage boys was suspected of vandalising fences and mailboxes at Ashton Avenue, Forestville.
  • Ingleside. Just before 3.30pm Sunday, 24 October, NSW Police were alerted to a vehicle stolen from Mona Vale Road, Ingleside.
  • Manly. Sometime between 12.00pm – 2.00pm Sunday, 24 October, a break-in occurred at Manly Village Public School, Wentworth Street, Manly. Northern Beaches Police have appealed for anyone who may have seen people on the school grounds to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Manly. Just before 7.30am Monday, 25 October, NSW Police received a report of vandalism at Darley Road, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 9.15pm Friday, 29 October, NSW Police were informed of a theft from a vehicle parked at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Manly Vale. Just after 2.15pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police received a report of theft from a motor vehicle parked at Quirk Road, Manly Vale.
  • Newport. Just after 3.30pm Sunday, 24 October, NSW Police were called to a report of stealing from a retail premise at Kalinya Street, Newport.
  • North Curl Curl. Just after 6.45pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police were called to a break-in at Pitt Road, North Curl Curl.

Assault & Disorder

  • Avalon Beach. Shortly after 2.30am Saturday, 23 October, NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to a report of an unconscious person at Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach. They found a man who was believed to be intoxicated on the ground. After rousing and assessing him, they determined he did not require transport to hospital.
  • Avalon Beach. 10.15pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police were called to a report of a fight at Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach. By the time NSW Ambulance paramedics had arrived, the group had dispersed and there was nobody to treat for any injuries.
  • Bayview. Around 10.40pm Monday, 25 October, a 33-year-old man from Bayview who had been granted bail in relation to charges over an alleged $270m drug importation is believed to have removed his tracking bracelet and skipped bail. NSW Police have issued an appeal to help find the man who may be attempting to leave the country. Full story.
  • Brookvale. Just before 7.30pm Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to assist a person believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Federal Parade, Brookvale.
  • Collaroy. Just before 11.00am Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to a report of an assault at Hay Street, Collaroy.
  • Fairlight. 7.15pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police received a report of disorderly youths at Fairlight Beach.
  • Manly. 2.00pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police were called to a report of a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 8.00pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police were called to assist a person suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 9.15pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report of assault at Belgrave Street, Manly. They found a teenage male who had been glassed in the head suffering minor injuries. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Manly. Shortly before midnight Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police were called to a report of disorderly youths at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 3.45pm Sunday, 24 October, NSW Police were called to assist a person suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Sydney Road, Manly.
  • Manly. 11.00pm Monday, 25 October, NSW Police were called to a report of an assault at Darley Road, Manly. NSW Ambulance was not required at the incident.
  • Manly. Just before 1.00pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person at Sydney Road, Manly.
  • Manly Vale. Just after 5.30pm Saturday, 23 October, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths near shops at Condamine Street, Manly Vale.
  • Palm Beach. Just after 9.15pm Wednesday, 27 October, NSW Police were called to assist a person suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach.

Fire & Hazard

  • Avalon Beach. Shortly after 4.00pm Friday, 29 October, emergency services were called to a report of damage caused by strong winds at Ruskin Rowe, Avalon Beach. Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters from Avalon Station established an exclusion zone around fallen wires and requested the attendance of Ausgrid to render the electrical supply safe.
  • Brookvale. Just after 7.00pm Friday, 29 October, NSW Police and NSW SES Manly Unit were called to a large tree branch that had fallen in strong wind in front of Brookvale Oval at Pittwater Road, Brookvale. SES volunteers cleared the branches from the roadway with chainsaws.
  • Dee Why. Just after 11.00am Wednesday, 27 October, a power outage affected Dee Why and surrounding suburbs including Brookvale and Cromer. Traffic lights along Pittwater Road were blacked out, affecting traffic until power was restored just after 1.00pm by Ausgrid.
  • Forestville. Shortly before 4.30pm Friday, 29 October, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service were called to a report of smoke in the vicinity of Lady Davidson Circuit, Forestville. A hazard reduction burn had been conducted there on Wednesday and had been extinguished. An area of bush approximately 10mx10m which was not burned had caught alight. Warringah HQ Rural Fire Brigade released FRNSW firefighters from Forestville and Willoughby Stations from the scene and proceeded to extinguish the fire.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 2.45pm Wednesday, 27 October, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station was called to reports of smoke in vicinity of Kens Road, Frenchs Forest. They found no sign of fire but a large amount of smoke in the air, which was believed to be from an RFS hazard reduction.
  • Ingleside. Just after 8.00pm Tuesday, 26 October, Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade was called to a report of fire at Walter Road, Ingleside. They located a small camp fire approximately 200m into bushland which was extinguished with a backpack hose.
  • Ingleside. Just after 4.15pm Wednesday, 27 October, NSW Rural Fire Service Brigades from Terrey Hills and Ingleside responded to a report of a tree alight at Walter Road, Ingleside. After investigating the area they were unable to locate any sign of fire.
  • Mona Vale. 5.30pm Sunday, 24 October, firefighters from Mona Vale Station were called to a report of fire near the Mona Vale Skate Park at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale. They extinguished a small camp fire that was located in bush at the rear of the skate park.
  • Terrey Hills. Just after 8.00pm Saturday, 23 October, Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade responded to a yard fire at McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills. They found the resident burning refuse in a large bonfire without a permit. They extinguished the fire and spoke with the resident.
  • Warriewood. Just after 7.00pm Tuesday, 26 October, water supply was disrupted for several hours to homes in the vicinity of Warriewood Road and Alameda Way, Warriewood.
  • Wheeler Heights. Shortly after 7.15pm Saturday, 23 October, Fire and Rescue NSW were called to a fire at James Wheeler Place, Wheeler Heights, but on arrival were unable to locate any smoke or indication of a fire.

Beach & Waterways

  • Avalon Beach. Shortly after 10.30am Saturday, 23 October, Surf Life Saving NSW Avalon Beach Patrol noted a group of people preparing for an unscheduled ocean swim to Bilgola Beach. With dangerous conditions closing a number of beaches that day, Avalon Patrol contacted Bilgola Patrol to inform them of the group and escorted them to the halfway point with an inflatable rescue boat (IRB) handing over to Bilgola Patrol who escorted them the rest of the way. Just after 11.30am, the group decided to make the return journey, and were escorted again.
  • Collaroy. Just after 4.15pm Saturday, 23 October, Surf Life Saving NSW Collaroy lifeguard requested a NSW Ambulance for a 74-year-old man who was experiencing a medical episode at Collaroy Beach. He was assessed by paramedics and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition shortly after 4.30pm.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly before 2.30pm Wednesday, 27 October, emergency services were called to a report of a person in distress at Narrabeen Beach near Waterloo Street, Narrabeen. NSW Police, NSW Ambulance paramedics and Surf Life Saving NSW lifeguards responded but when located, the person had managed to remove themselves from the water and left the scene, refusing assessment from paramedics.
  • Newport. Just after 12.15pm Sunday, 24 October, Surf Life Saving NSW Newport Patrol reported a suspected spinal injury to a 15-year-old female club member who had landed awkwardly in the surf. The girl was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics, complaining of neck pain. They took her to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Newport. Just before 2.00pm Wednesday, 27 October, beachgoers reported a snake at Newport Beach to the Surf Live Saving NSW Newport lifeguard. A Sydney Wildlife snake handler was called to the beach to relocate the snake.
  • North Narrabeen. Just before midday Saturday, 23 October, Surf Life Saving NSW North Narrabeen Patrol reported a man in his 40s received a minor ankle injury while conducting IRB training.
  • Pittwater. Shortly before 5.30pm Thursday, 28 October, NSW Police Marine Area Command were called to assist with a vessel tow on Pittwater in the vicinity of Avalon.

Community

Taituha Hona

Taituha Hona

  • Northern Beaches Police have issued another appeal for members of the public to assist locating Mr Taituha Hona, also known as Tai. 36-year-old Mr Hona was last seen leaving his home on Prescott Avenue, Dee Why on Saturday, 24 July 2021, and hasn’t been seen since. He is described as being of Maori appearance, solid build, about 185cm tall, with short black/brown hair. He has tattoos on his back and chest. It is not known what he was wearing at the time. Police and family have concerns for his welfare as he has a medical condition. Anyone who may have seen Mr Hona or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Thursday, 28 October, Marine Rescue NSW Broken Bay welcomed ten new trainees to the unit following a six-week induction course.

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