Traffic & Rescue

  • Avalon Beach. Just after 9.00am Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Tasman Road, Avalon Beach.
  • Balgowlah. Just before 2.15pm Tuesday, 03 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Condamine Street, Balgowlah. No injuries were reported.
  • Bayview. Shortly before 2.45pm Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Lentara Road, Bayview.
  • Brookvale. Just after 12.15pm Monday, 02 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Brookvale. Shortly after 9.30am Thursday, 05 May, emergency services were called to a multiple vehicle collision involving a truck at Roger Street, Brookvale. A truck travelling from Beacon Hill Road lost control and collided with multiple cars, resulting in the female driver of one vehicle being trapped until she could be released by firefighters. She and another man were assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital by NSW Ambulance. The 49-year-old male driver of the truck was not injured but NSW Police have issued a defect notice on the truck and are investigating the incident. Full story.
Brookvale truck accident
  • Collaroy Plateau. Shortly after 9.00am Monday, 02 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Parkes Road, Collaroy Plateau.
  • Dee Why. Shortly after 9.00pm Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Oaks Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Shortly after 12.30pm Wednesday, 04 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Dee Why. No injuries were reported.
  • Dee Why. Just after 3.45pm Friday, 06 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pacific Parade, Dee Why.
  • Forestville. Just before 7.30am Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police received a report of a collision involving a motorbike at Warringah Road, Forestville. No injuries were reported.
  • Forestville. Shortly before 6.30pm Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police received a report of a two-vehicle collision at Warringah Road, Forestville, near Ryrie Avenue. Northbound traffic was affected for just under half an hour and no injuries were reported.
  • Killarney Heights. Just before 4.45pm Monday, 02 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Westmeath Avenue, Killarney Heights.
  • Killarney Heights. Shortly after 1.15pm Tuesday, 03 May, emergency services, including the NSW Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter, were dispatched to rescue a woman, who had fallen at Killarney Drive, Killarney Heights. The woman was retrieved by specialist firefighters and paramedics using a rope system. The woman in her 50s was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition. Full story.
Killarney Heights rescue
  • Manly. Just before 11.15am Monday, 02 May, horrified onlookers called Triple Zero (000) when they witnessed a man in his 60s commit an act of self-harm in public at Market Place, Manly. Attempts to resuscitate the man failed and he was declared dead at the scene. Full Story.
Tragic death at Manly
  • Manly Vale. Just after 10.15am Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Kenneth Road, Manly Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Shortly after 9.30am Tuesday, 03 May, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended a two-vehicle nose-to-tail collision at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale, near Coronation Street. One southbound lane was blocked for just under an hour, while NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed four occupants of the vehicles, including one infant. Fortunately, none required hospital treatment.
  • Narrabeen. Just before 3.15am Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at the Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen, near Pittwater Road. No injuries were reported.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 4.30pm Friday, 06 May, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to a report of a cockatoo trapped on a power pole at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. When they arrived to rescue it, the bird flew away.
  • Narraweena. Shortly before 11.00pm Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at May Road, Narraweena.
  • Narraweena. Shortly before 5.15pm Sunday, 01 May, emergency services were called to a two-car collision at Warringah Road, Narraweena, near May Road. Eastbound traffic was temporarily affected while the vehicles were removed from the roadway and firefighters from Dee Why Station rendered a fluid spill safe with absorbent material. The occupants of the vehicles declined NSW Ambulance assessment.
  • Newport. Just before 1.30pm Saturday, 30 April, NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to a report of a rugby player injured at Porter Reserve, Burke Street, Newport. They assessed a man in his 20s with a suspected fractured leg and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Newport. Shortly before 6.30pm Saturday, 30 April, emergency services were called to a nose-to-tail collision between two utility vehicles at Barrenjoey Road, Newport. NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed a woman in her 40s for chest pain but determined she was not in need of hospitalisation. Southbound traffic was affected for just under an hour until the vehicles were towed.
Two-vehicle collision at Newport
  • North Narrabeen. Just after 4.00pm Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Gondola Road, North Narrabeen.
  • North Narrabeen. Just before 10.15pm Wednesday, 04 May, emergency services were called to a report of a vehicle that had run off the road into Narrabeen Lagoon at Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen, opposite the 7-Eleven. As emergency services arrived, an 83-year-old man was rescued from his sinking vehicle by onlookers, who had rushed to help. The man was taken home by his daughter, uninjured, but his car was less fortunate. Full story.
Car launches into lagoon
  • Queenscliff. Just before 10.15am Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Cavill Street, Queenscliff.
  • Seaforth. Shortly before 9.45pm Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Clontarf Street, Seaforth.

Theft & Vandalism

  • Balgowlah. Just before 12.15pm Wednesday, 04 May, NSW Police were called to a report of theft from a retail premise at Roseberry Street, Balgowlah.
  • Brookvale. Just after midnight Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police were called to a report of an intruder on premises at Fitzell Place, Brookvale.
  • Brookvale. Shortly after 9.30am Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police received a report of vandalism of property at Winbourne Road, Brookvale.
  • Brookvale. Shortly after 9.30am Wednesday, 04 May, NSW Police were called to a report of attempted theft from a commercial premise at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Clontarf. Shortly before 1.15pm Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of stealing from a property at Peronne Avenue, Clontarf.
  • Dee Why. Just after midday Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police were called to a report of someone attempting to break into a vehicle parked at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 10.00am Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police received a report of vandalism of property at Boronia Street, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 6.15am Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pacific Parade, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just before 7.15am Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pacific Parade, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 11.00am Friday, 06 May, NSW Police received a report of a person failing to pay for fuel at The Strand, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 1.00pm Friday, 06 May, NSW Police received a report of vandalism of property at Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Manly. Just before 5.00pm Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of theft from premises at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 10.30pm Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police received a report of vandalism of property at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 11.00am Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at West Esplanade, Manly.
  • Mona Vale. Just before 1.15pm Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of stealing from a retail premise at Bungan Street, Mona Vale.
  • Newport. Just after 6.00pm Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of a shoplifter at a store at Barrenjoey Road, Newport.
  • Newport. Shortly before 8.00am Friday, 06 May, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Woolcott Street, Newport.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after 2.45am Wednesday, 04 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Wimbledon Avenue, North Narrabeen.
  • Palm Beach. Just after 8.30am Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police responded to an alarm that had been triggered at Iluka Road, Palm Beach.
  • Queenscliff. Just after 3.45am Friday, 06 May, NSW Police were called to a report of an intruder at a property at Queenscliff Road, Queenscliff.
  • Queenscliff. Just after 12.15pm Friday, 06 May, NSW Police received a report of a break-in that had occurred at Queenscliff Road, Queenscliff.
  • Seaforth. Shortly after 10.30am Monday, 02 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Ellery Parade, Seaforth.
  • Warriewood. Just after 7.30am Saturday, 30 April, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a motor vehicle at Warriewood.
  • Warriewood. Shortly after 10.30am Monday, 02 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Warriewood Road, Warriewood.

Assault & Disorder

  • Avalon Beach. Shortly after 12.30pm Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police received a report of suspicious activity allegedly involving drugs at Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach.
  • Balgowlah. Shortly before 7.00pm Friday, 06 May, NSW Police responded to a report of a person assaulted at Cross Street, Balgowlah.
  • Brookvale. Just before 11.15pm Friday, 06 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an assault at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Collaroy. Shortly before 3.30am Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police were called to investigate an assault at Lancaster Crescent, Collaroy.
  • Dee Why. Just after 8.45pm Wednesday, 04 May, NSW Police responded to a report of a fight at the bus stop at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just before 9.00pm Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police were called to assist a person who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Sturdee Parade, Dee Why.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before 1.15pm Friday, 06 May, NSW Police received a report of suspicious activity allegedly involving drugs at Hakea Avenue, Frenchs Forest.
  • Manly. Just before 2.45am Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an assault at Cove Avenue, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 11.30am Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police responded to a report of a person assaulted at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Manly. Shortly before 2.30pm Thursday, 05 May, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of an alleged stabbing at Pittwater Road, Manly. Paramedics treated a 43-year-old man for a minor stab wound and police officers arrested a 45-year-old man and took him to Manly Police Station. Full story.
Stabbing incident at Manly
  • Mona Vale. Shortly after 10.00pm Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an assault at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Just after 5.15pm Tuesday, 03 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an assault at Basset Street, Mona Vale.
  • Narraweena. Just before 10.30am Friday, 06 May, NSW Police responded to a report of a person assaulted at McIntosh Road, Narraweena.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after midnight Tuesday, 03 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a group of disorderly youths causing damage at Garden Street, North Narrabeen.
  • Warriewood. Shortly after 7.00am Saturday, 30 April, a 31-year-old man, who allegedly assaulted a 30-year-old woman and stole a vehicle from Warriewood, was arrested near Lake Macquarie after being involved in a serious collision and attempting to carjack another vehicle. Full story.

Fire & Hazard

  • Avalon Beach. Just after 9.45am Friday, 06 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station responded to a report of a gas line ruptured on the street side of the meter at Kevin Avenue, Avalon Beach. The line had been damaged by excavation work and needed to be further dug out by hand to expose the pipe for repair. Firefighters in protective equipment established fire protection while the line was made safe by an emergency gas response team.
  • Collaroy. Just before 11.30am Wednesday, 04 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a report of a ruptured gas main at Stuart Street, Collaroy. They found an excavation hole full of water, with a gas line that had been cut by contractors. They established fire protection and gas monitoring while an emergency gas response team attended and clamped the ruptured line.
  • Collaroy Plateau. Just before 5.30pm Sunday, 01 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station responded to a report of fire near Collaroy Plateau Park at Blandford Street, Collaroy Plateau. A small vegetation fire was being extinguished by a nearby resident as they arrived and no further brigade action was required.
  • Dee Why. Just before 2.00pm Tuesday, 03 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to a report of youths attempting to light a fire at Dee Why using an aerosol can. By the time firefighters and NSW Police had arrived, the youths had fled from the area. The matter was left in the hands of police for further investigation to identify those responsible.
  • Fairlight. Just before 10.15pm Friday, 06 May, Firefighters from Manly Station rushed to a report of a unit fire at nearby Cohen Street, Fairlight. They found a resident had overcooked dinner, resulting in smoke but no fire, and no dinner.
  • Forestville. Just after midday Saturday, 30 April, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to the fire system triggering at Coles Forestville. They found a sprinkler head had been knocked off in the car park but were unable to replace it as the pipework had been damaged. They turned off the water to prevent damage and informed Coles management to conduct an urgent repair. Firefighters found a broken piece of plastic furniture at the scene, and believe someone transporting plastic furniture on their roof racks may have caused the damage.
  • Manly. Just after 6.00pm Saturday, 30 April, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of a fire at an apartment block at Central Avenue, Manly. They discovered the source of smoke and a burning smell was a BBQ. No further action was required, except some cooking lessons.
  • Narrabeen. Just before 1.45am Saturday, 30 April, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station responded to a fire alarm at The Sands Hotel at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. They determined the alarm had been accidentally triggered and there was no fire.
  • Newport. Just before 6.30pm Sunday, 01 May, NSW Police and firefighters from Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a fire at Newport Beach. They were able to locate the remains of a fire which had been extinguished but nobody was nearby.
  • Newport. Just before midday Tuesday, 03 May, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Avalon, Mona Vale and Narrabeen Stations responded to an apartment fire at Seaview Avenue, Newport. On arrival, they found smoke issuing from an open doorway and residents evacuating the building. They located and extinguished the source of the fire in computer equipment. Full story.
Newport apartment fire
  • Newport. Shortly before 12.45pm Tuesday, 03 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to a report of a boy sustaining burns to his back and lower legs at Cheryl Crescent, Newport. They took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition for treatment.
  • Terrey Hills. Just after 3.15pm Tuesday, 03 May, Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade and Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station were called to a report of a paint spill at Cooyong Road, Terrey Hills, near Myoora Road. They located a heavily diluted stream of paint coming from a nearby residence, running down the street and into a stormwater drain. They used absorbent material to prevent the paint entering the drain.

Beach & Waterways

  • Clontarf. Just before 1.00pm Sunday, 01 May, emergency services were called to a report of a person who had fallen on rocks at the Fisher Bay Walk, Clontarf. Firefighters from Manly Station and NSW Police officers assisted the man to the car park near The Spit Bridge where he was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 1.00pm Saturday, 30 April, Surf Life Saving NSW South Narrabeen was informed of a potential shark sighting. A UAV (drone) was launched to investigate. There were no swimmers in the water but a pod of dolphins was observed in the area.
  • Pittwater. Tuesday evening, 03 May, Marine Rescue NSW Broken Bay was tasked to assist a fishing trawler that had encountered difficulty near Lion Island. The crew was fortunately stood down by 9.30pm when the trawler was able to get under way again, under its own steam.

Community

  • E-waste collection. Dell Technologies are partnering with TechCollect to host a free public e-waste collection event at 15 Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest, from 8.30am Saturday, 14 May.
  • FRNSW Open Day. Fire and Rescue NSW are holding an Open Day on Saturday, 14 May. Head to a local Fire Station between 10.00am and 2.00pm with (or without) kids to see fire trucks and firefighting equipment and get information about home fire safety. Northern Beaches Fire Stations participating in Open Day include:
    • Avalon. 689 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.
    • Narrabeen. 9 Ocean Street, Narrabeen.
    • Dee Why. 38 Fisher Road, Dee Why.
    • Manly. 128 Sydney Road, Fairlight.
  • Missing person. NSW Police are appealing for help to locate 28-year-old Poppy Doolan, who was last seen at her home at Fielding Street, Collaroy, around 10.00pm Monday, 25 April. She was reported missing on Tuesday, 03 May. Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to medical conditions. She is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, approximately 165cm tall, of medium build, with light brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue short sleeved t-shirt, red and blue shorts and white thongs. Anyone with information regarding Ms Doolan’s whereabouts is urged to contact either Dee Why Police Station on 02 9971 3399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate, Manly Observer, Luke Gavahan, Fire and Rescue NSW

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