Traffic & Rescue

  • Bayview. Just before 9.15pm Friday, 19 November, emergency services, including NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale and Narrabeen Stations and NSW Ambulance were called to a vehicle rollover at Minkara Road, Bayview. A white utility had rolled whilst negotiating a bend at moderate speed, sustaining significant damage to the roof and coming to rest in the driveway of a retirement village. The male driver in his 50s managed to get himself out of the vehicle, telling bystanders from the retirement village who had come to investigate the sound that he was not sure what had happened to cause the accident. The driver sustained a minor head injury and abrasions but did not otherwise appear to have suffered serious injuries. The driver was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Beacon Hill. Just after 3.30pm Thursday, 18 November, a truck breakdown at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill near Willandra Road affected westbound traffic for around a half hour until the vehicle could be moved.
  • Beacon Hill. Shortly before 2.00pm Friday, 19 November, NSW Police received a report of a two-vehicle collision at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill near Ellis Road. Nobody was reported injured in the incident, which impacted traffic for just under a half hour.
  • Beacon Hill. Just after 3.15pm Friday, 19 November, a car breakdown at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill near Beacon Hill Road blocked a westbound lane for just under an hour.
  • Bilgola Beach. Just after 9.00pm Thursday, 18 November, emergency services were called to a single vehicle accident at Barrenjoey Road, Bilgola Beach in the Bilgola bends. A van had run off the road and was reported to have been emitting smoke. A small fire was extinguished by Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station and the 50-year-old male driver was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for a minor cut to his head but not taken to hospital.
  • Brookvale. Shortly after 8.30pm Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station were called to a two-car collision at Mitchell Road, Brookvale. Nobody was injured in the accident and a small fluid spill was rendered safe by firefighters before the vehicles were towed.
  • Cromer. Just before 2.45pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to the Dee Why Bowling Club at Fisher Road North, Cromer. A man in his 70s was assessed and treated after suffering a medical episode. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a serious condition.
  • Cromer. Just after 8.15pm Friday, 19 November, emergency services were called to a single vehicle accident at the Wakehurst Parkway, Cromer, approximately 1km west of the sports academy. A vehicle had left the road and collided with a stone wall at moderate speed. The car blocked one lane westbound and bystanders were performing traffic control when NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived. The male driver, who was not seriously injured, was assessed by paramedics but refused transport to hospital against advice. NSW RFS crews from Davidson and Beacon Hill who had assumed responsibility for traffic control until NSW Police arrived, cleaned up a spill from the vehicle before it was towed. Westbound traffic on Wakehurst Parkway was reopened around 9.30pm.
  • Dee Why. Just before midnight Tuesday, 16 November, NSW Police were called to a motor vehicle accident at Hawkesbury Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after midday Wednesday, 17 November, a truck breakdown at Pittwater Road, Dee Why near Dee Why Parade blocked one lane southbound for over two hours until the truck could be removed.
  • Fairlight. Shortly after 6.30am Tuesday, 16 November, NSW Police received a report of dangerous driving with drivers racing each other at Harland Road, Fairlight.
  • Forestville. Just before 4.00pm Friday, 19 November, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Warringah Road, Forestville. No injuries were reported.
  • Frenchs Forest. 12.30pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a retail premise at Patanga Road, Frenchs Forest. A teenage male had fallen in a workplace accident, receiving a minor shoulder injury. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and did not require transport to hospital.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 3.45pm Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a two-car nose-to-tail collision at Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest near Allambie Road. One person was assessed by paramedics but did not require transport to hospital.
  • Frenchs Forest. 1.30pm Friday, 19 November, a car breakdown at Forest Way, Frenchs Forest near Naree Road blocked a northbound lane for around 90 minutes until the vehicle could be cleared.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 4.00pm Friday, 19 November, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report of a workplace accident at an industrial premise at Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest. Paramedics treated a man in his 20s for a traumatic injury to his hand and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a serious condition.
  • Ingleside. Just after 4.45pm Thursday, 18 November, a bus breakdown occurred at Mona Vale Road, Ingleside near Kimbriki Road. Traffic was affected in both directions for around an hour until the vehicle could be cleared.
  • Manly. Shortly after 1.30pm Monday, 15 November, NSW Ambulance crews were called to Keirle Park, Pittwater Road, Manly. They found a 43-year-old man who had fallen off a skateboard at the skate park, suffering abdominal injuries. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Manly. Just before 3.00pm Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a low-speed collision between a car and bicycle at Kenneth Road, Manly. The male rider was assessed for minor cuts but did not require transport to hospital.
  • Manly. 9.15am Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Belgrave Street, Manly. Nobody was reported injured in the incident.
  • Manly Vale. Just after 5.30pm Monday, 15 November, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Gordon Street, Manly Vale. No injuries were reported.
  • Mona Vale. Just before 8.15pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Barrenjoey Road, Mona Vale. No injuries were reported in the incident.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly after 8.00am Monday, 15 November, a motor vehicle collision occurred at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen near Mactier Street. Nobody was reported injured but traffic was affected in both directions for around 90 minutes.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly after 4.00pm Thursday, 18 November, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a mountain bike trail off the Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. A male rider in his 20s had fallen off his bike over the handlebars. He was able to walk out to a waiting NSW Ambulance where he was assessed with minor injuries and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Newport. Just before 2.00pm Wednesday, 17 November, traffic lights were flashing yellow at Barrenjoey Road, Newport at Coles Parade. Traffic was affected for two and a half hours until the signals were repaired.
  • Newport. Just after 2.45pm Wednesday, 17 November, emergency services, including the CareFlight Rescue Helicopter, were called to a report of a motor vehicle accident at King Street, Newport. A vehicle driven by a teenage male had reversed into a tree. The driver appeared to have suffered a medical episode. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
  • Oxford Falls. Just after 9.00am Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police were called to a vehicle breakdown at Wakehurst Parkway, Oxford Falls near Oxford Falls Road. Southbound traffic was impacted for around a half hour until the vehicle could be cleared from the road.
  • Terrey Hills. Just before 9.00am Saturday, 13 November, NSW police received a report of a collision between a car and bicycle at Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills. Fortunately, the incident appears to have occurred at low speed and nobody was reported injured.
  • Warriewood. Just after 9.00am Friday, 19 November, NSW Police were called to a motor vehicle accident at Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood. No injuries were reported in the incident and NSW Ambulance did not attend.

Theft & Vandalism

  • Allambie Heights. Shortly after 8.30pm Saturday, 13 November, a man was seen trying to break-in to a tradie’s ute parked at Gilai Place, Allambie Heights. NSW Police were called and searched for the man who had fled along Binalong Avenue when confronted.
  • Belrose. Just after 7.00pm Friday, 19 November, NSW Police were called to a break-in at a property at Windrush Avenue, Belrose.
  • Collaroy. Just after 11.00pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police received a report of vandalism to property at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Collaroy. Shortly before 9.00pm Sunday, 14 November, NSW Police were called to a report of theft from a retail premise at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Dee Why. Just after 9.00pm Monday, 15 November, NSW Police received a report of theft from a vehicle that was parked at Tor Road, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 6.30pm Tuesday, 16 November, NSW Police received a report of a driver who had failed to pay for fuel at a service station at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before 7.15am Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police received a report of an attempted break-in at Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 9.15am Friday, 19 November, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a motor vehicle parked at Greendale Avenue, Frenchs Forest.
  • Manly. 4.45pm Tuesday, 16 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Cerretti Crescent, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 7.30am Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of a vehicle stolen from Kenneth Road, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 8.00am Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Manly Vale. Shortly before 10.15pm Monday, 15 November, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Condamine Street, Manly Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Overnight Saturday, 13 November, a motor vehicle parked at Seabeach Avenue, Mona Vale was damaged when a side mirror was smashed.
  • North Curl Curl. Just before 6.00pm Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police were called to a report of theft from a retail premise at Pitt Road, North Curl Curl.
  • Seaforth. Just before 9.30am Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police were called to investigate the theft of a vehicle which had been parked at Battle Boulevarde, Seaforth.

Assault & Disorder

  • Avalon Beach. Just before 10.45pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an assault at Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.
  • Balgowlah. Just after 7.45am Tuesday, 16 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a complaint of someone behaving in a disorderly manner at Griffiths Street, Balgowlah.
  • Bayview. Shortly after 3.15pm Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths in a park near Beaumont Crescent, Bayview.
  • Brookvale. Just after midday Monday, 15 November, NSW Police received a report of suspicious activity allegedly involving drugs at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Brookvale. Just before 8.00am Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a group of people, some of whom appeared to be intoxicated and causing trouble at Green Street, Brookvale.
  • Clontarf. Just before 7.30pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to a report of disorderly youths gathered near Clontarf Reserve at Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf.
  • Collaroy. Just after midday Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police received a report of suspicious activity allegedly involving drugs at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Cromer. Just before 3.45pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police received a report of disorderly youths gathered at Grover Avenue, Cromer.
  • Dee Why. Shortly after 8.45pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a group of disorderly youths gathered at Dee Why Beach.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before 8.30pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a group of disorderly youths gathered in bushland near Penrose Place, Frenchs Forest.
  • Frenchs Forest. Shortly after 2.00am Sunday, 14 November, NSW Police were called to a report of disorderly youths gathered near Lionel Watts Skate Park at Glen Street, Frenchs Forest.
  • Manly. Just before 6.00pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to a report of an assault at Pittwater Road, Manly. NSW Ambulance were initially called to the incident but called off after it was determined nobody required treatment.
  • Manly. Shortly after 6.15pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police received a report of disorderly youths causing trouble at Manly Beach.
  • Manly. Shortly after 8.45pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police received a report of a group of people fighting in public at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 6.15am Sunday, 14 November, NSW Police were called to assist a person believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Belgrave Street, Manly.
  • Manly. Shortly after 3.00am Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police were called to a report of an assault at Raglan Street, Manly. NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a man in his 40s for cuts to his head and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Manly. Just before 10.00pm Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police were called to assist a person who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Belgrave Street, Manly.
  • Manly Vale. Shortly before 4.30pm Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police were called to a report of an assault at Condamine Street, Manly Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Just before 9.15pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to assist a person believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Jubilee Avenue, Mona Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Just before 10.45pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to assist a person believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Seabeach Avenue, Mona Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Just before 6.00pm Tuesday, 16 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of a group of youths causing trouble at Bungan Street, Mona Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Just after 10.30am Wednesday, 17 November, NSW Police were called to a report of an assault at Darley Street, Mona Vale. NSW Ambulance was not required at the incident.
  • Narrabeen. Just before 3.15pm Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police received a report of a person driving in a dangerous manner, possibly while intoxicated, at Ocean Street, Narrabeen.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly before 7.15pm Friday, 19 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an assault at Ocean Street, Narrabeen.
  • Narraweena. Just after 1.00am Tuesday, 16 November, NSW Police were called to a report of suspicious activity allegedly involving drugs at Warringah Road, Narraweena.
  • North Curl Curl. Shortly after 6.00pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to investigate a group of youths causing trouble near playing fields at Abbott Road, North Curl Curl.
  • North Curl Curl. Just before 5.00pm Monday, 15 November, NSW Police received a report of disorderly youths in parkland at Abbott Road, North Curl Curl.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after 7.15am Friday, 19 November, NSW Police were called to assist a person who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen.
  • Warriewood. Just before 9.30pm Thursday, 18 November, NSW Police were called to assist a person who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Boondah Road, Warriewood.

Fire & Hazard

  • Balgowlah. Sunday evening, 14 November, NSW SES Manly Unit responded to a report of storm damage at a home at Waratah Street, Balgowlah. Strong winds had knocked over a TV antenna, which had in turn damaged roof tiles. Manly Unit team members Bruce, Charles and Bernard conducted emergency roof repairs.
  • Balgowlah. Just after 10.15am Monday, 15 November, a fallen tree branch was affecting the bus lane at Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, Balgowlah, approaching Sydney Road. Traffic was affected for around half an hour until the hazard was cleared.
  • Belrose. Just before 10.30am Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police were called to a hazard caused by wires down at Forest Way, Belrose. Ausgrid was called to conduct repairs.
  • Belrose. Shortly before 5.00pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police received a report of strong winds causing damage and bringing down wires at Trentbridge Road, Belrose.
  • Brookvale. Shortly after 1.00pm Tuesday, 16 November, a truck hit electrical wires at Winbourne Road, Brookvale near Pittwater Road. The wires were brought down and arcing. Fire and Rescue NSW established an exclusion zone until the area was rendered safe.
  • Church Point. Just before 6.00pm Sunday, 14 November, strong winds brought a tree down across Pittwater Road, Church Point. Firefighters from Mona Vale Station responded to the scene and cleared the tree from the roadway, reopening the road just before 6.30pm.
  • Dee Why. Just after 6.00pm Thursday, 18 November, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station were called to an automated fire alarm at Dee Why RSL. They found no sign of fire on arrival and determined the alarm had been triggered by a faulty sensor.
  • Dee Why. Shortly after 11.00am Friday, 19 November, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to a fire alarm at Pacific Parade, Dee Why. They found no sign of fire and determined a faulty smoke alarm was the cause. They isolated the fault and informed the servicing company.
  • Killarney Heights. Just after 6.00pm Thursday, 18 November, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station was called to a gas cylinder fire at Roscommon Crescent, Killarney Heights. Firefighters found a 9kg BBQ gas cylinder alight which they extinguished as they evacuated the residents from the home. Nobody was injured in the fire.
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Just after 10.45pm Sunday, 14 November, NSW RFS Terrey Hills Brigade attended a tree down that was blocking General San Martin Drive, near Akuna Bay. They requested Coal and Candle Brigade to assist with a pole saw and additional chainsaws. The roadway was cleared by 11.30pm.
  • North Balgowlah. Shortly after 9.00am Saturday, 13 November, NSW SES Manly Unit attended a home at Bangaroo Street, North Balgowlah to conduct an emergency repair on a roof. Manly Unit members Bernard, Bruce, Simon and Lenka installed a safety system and climbed on the roof to fix tiles.
  • North Narrabeen. Shortly after 4.30pm Saturday, 13 November, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a report of a fallen tree causing an obstruction at Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen caused by strong winds. Traffic in both directions was impacted for two hours while firefighters cleared the fallen tree from the roadway.
  • North Narrabeen. Just before 6.00pm Sunday, 14 November, emergency services including NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station and NSW SES Warringah/Pittwater Unit were called to Powderworks Road, North Narrabeen where strong winds had caused a large gum tree to fall against the side of a home causing structural damage. Crews rendered the scene safe, but the residents were evacuated and the tree had to be removed by a crane, requiring Powderworks Road to be closed from 8.00pm Thursday, 18 November, while the tree was removed from the property.
  • Oxford Falls. Just before 1.00pm Saturday, 13 November, RFS NSW crews came across a tree down blocking a lane on a dangerous corner at Oxford Falls Road, Oxford Falls. Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station arrived shortly after to assist with removing the tree from the roadway while former FRNSW Commissioner and now Terrey Hills RFS brigade member Greg Mullins AO helped to direct traffic around the hazard.
  • Warriewood. Just after 1.30pm Sunday, 14 November, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a gas leak at Cockatoo Way, Warriewood. A domestic gas line had been penetrated by a resident who was digging in their yard. Firefighters clamped the pipe to stem the gas flow pending the arrival of the gas company to conduct proper repairs.

Beach & Waterways

  • Freshwater. Shortly after 4.00pm Thursday, 18 November, three NSW Ambulance crews were called to a report of a drowning at Freshwater Beach. They found a man in his 60s who had collapsed in shallow water. He was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to Northern Beaches hospital in a serious condition.
  • Newport. Just before 12.30pm Tuesday, 16 November, Surf Life Saving NSW were asked to check for any capsized vessels offshore between Newport and Narrabeen. Patrols were able to see boats in the area described but none appeared to be capsized or in distress. Marine Rescue NSW also contacted vessels in the area but were unable to locate any vessel in distress.
  • North Narrabeen. Shortly before 2.00pm Sunday, 14 November, Surf Life Saving NSW North Narrabeen Patrol reported a man near the surf club who was yelling obscenities at the general public but not otherwise physically aggressive. He rode away on a bicycle when Surf Life Savers went to call the police.
  • Pittwater. Just after 3.30pm Sunday, 14 November, NSW SES Warringah/Pittwater Unit were conducting water exercises when they came across a 16-year-old boy in a tinny that had run out of fuel. They towed him approximately 2km to Bayview.
  • Whale Beach. 4.15pm Friday, 19 November, Surf Life Saving NSW Whale Beach lifeguards close the beach due to a shark sighting. Two surfers had advised lifeguards of what they believed to be a large fin that had surfaced near them in the water at the southern end of the beach. After a search using watercraft, no further sign of a shark was found.

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  • Monday, 15 November, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly and Narrabeen Stations conducted training for working safely at height for storm damage, roof rescue and repair.

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