Traffic & Rescue

  • Balgowlah. Just before 11.45am Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Sydney Road, Balgowlah. No injuries were reported.
  • Beacon Hill. Shortly before 9.30am Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of a collision between a motorbike and van at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill, near Ellis Road. The male rider of the motorbike, aged in his 30s, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for further assessment.
  • Beacon Hill. Shortly after 4.30pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Willandra Road, Beacon Hill.
  • Belrose. Just before 4.30pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Charleroi Road, Belrose.
  • Belrose. Shortly before 4.00pm Thursday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Hakea Avenue, Belrose.
  • Cromer. Shortly before 2.30pm Saturday, 21 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report of a person who had fallen down stairs at Cromer Public School at Carcoola Road, Cromer. They treated a woman in her 70s for hip and back pain and took her to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Elanora Heights. Just after 5.30pm Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Weeroona Avenue, Elanora Heights.
  • Forestville. Just after 8.15am Sunday, 22 May, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station attended a two-vehicle collision at Warringah Road, Forestville, near Starkey Street. No injuries were reported.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before 9.00am Monday, 23 May, NSW Police received a report of a three-vehicle collision at Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest. A woman in her 30s was assessed with minor injuries and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. Two eastbound lanes of Warringah Road were closed for an hour while the incident was cleared.
  • Frenchs Forest. Shortly before 8.00am Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest. No injuries were reported.
  • Frenchs Forest. Shortly after 6.30pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of a collision between a car and pedestrian at Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest. A woman in her 40s was struck at low-medium speed while crossing the road, falling to the ground and hitting her head. She was treated at the scene and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
  • Manly. Just before 11.30am Monday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Crows Nest Station and NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to a report of four people trapped in a lift at Darley Road, Manly. Everyone was safely released and no medical attention was required.
  • Manly. Shortly before 1.15pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Manly, near Raglan Street. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. Firefighters cleared a minor fluid spill from the roadway and moved the cars off the road to a safer location to allow the road to be reopened.
  • Manly. Shortly before midday Friday, 27 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a man in his 40s, who had nearly drowned at Manly Beach as a result of a suspected medical episode. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.
  • Manly Vale. Just before 9.30am Monday, 23 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Condamine Street, Manly Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Shortly before 12.15pm Monday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station was called to a report of oil on the road at the intersection of Mona Vale Road and Pittwater Road, Mona Vale. The found a small amount of diesel that was neutralised with absorbent material and heavy rain.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 10.30am Thursday, 26 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics were flagged down to assist a motorcycle rider who had come off their bike at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen, near Narrabeen Street. They attended and found the rider did not require any medical assistance.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly before 5.30pm Thursday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of a collision between a motorbike and car at Ocean Street, Narrabeen, near Wellington Street. The rider of the motorbike, a male in his 20s, did not require transport to hospital.
  • Newport. Shortly after 1.30pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to a report of an elderly lady hit by a vehicle at Barrenjoey Road, Newport. When they arrived, they found she had actually fallen on a driveway and was not struck by a vehicle. They treated the woman in her 80s for minor injuries and took her to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • North Manly. Just before 7.30pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, North Manly.
  • Oxford Falls. Just after 6.00am Wednesday, 25 May, emergency services, including NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen and Mona Vale Stations, and NSW Ambulance paramedics, responded to a report of a vehicle that had rolled at the Wakehurst Parkway, Oxford Falls, approximately 1km west of the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation. The driver was able to climb out of the vehicle and was not injured. No other vehicles were reported to be involved in the incident. Westbound traffic was affected for an hour.
  • Palm Beach. Shortly before 6.30pm Sunday, 22 May, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at Bynya Road, Palm Beach. They found a vehicle bogged in mud, which they assisted to get clear.
  • Terrey Hills. Shortly after 7.30pm Sunday, 22 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Booralie Road, Terrey Hills.

Theft & Vandalism

  • Avalon Beach. Shortly before 1.45pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of stealing from a home at Park Avenue, Avalon Beach.
  • Beacon Hill. Shortly after 1.00pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Chalmers Avenue, Beacon Hill.
  • Brookvale. Shortly after 5.30pm Monday, 23 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of shoplifting at Westfield Warringah Mall, Brookvale.
  • Brookvale. Just before 8.45am Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of a person who had failed to pay at a service station at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Collaroy. Just after 5.30pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of stealing from retail premises at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Dee Why. Just before 2.45pm Sunday, 22 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of an intruder on premises at Fisher Road, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 7.30am Monday, 23 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Oaks Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 6.45pm Monday, 23 May, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder on premises at Gladys Avenue, Frenchs Forest.
  • Manly. Just after 2.00pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Malvern Avenue, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 7.00pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pacific Street, Manly.
  • Manly Vale. Just before 2.00pm Thursday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Kenneth Road, Manly Vale.
  • Manly Vale. Just after 9.45pm Thursday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Parkes Street, Manly Vale.
  • Manly Vale. Just after 6.30pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle that was parked at Lovett Street, Manly Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Just after 12.30pm Thursday, 26 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
  • Narraweena. Just after 3.15pm Monday, 23 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Ronald Avenue, Narraweena.
  • North Balgowlah. Shortly after 1.30pm Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Bangaroo Street, North Balgowlah.
  • North Narrabeen. Shortly before 10.00pm Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of vandalism of property at Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen.
  • Seaforth. Just after 9.00pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at MacMillan Street, Seaforth.

Assault & Disorder

  • Brookvale. Shortly before 3.00pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police were called to investigate suspicious activity allegedly involving drugs at Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Cromer. Shortly before 3.30pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Police were alerted to an attempt to abduct a 12-year-old boy from Meehan Road, Cromer. A man in a utility allegedly approached the boy near a school and attempted to abduct him. The boy fled and contacted police. Full story.
  • Cromer. Shortly after 3.45pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Lidwina Place, Cromer.
  • Cromer. Just after 3.45pm Thursday, 26 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person being assaulted at Fisher Road North, Cromer.
  • Dee Why. Just before 7.15pm Wednesday, 25 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of a person assaulted near Walter Gors Park, at Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after midnight Friday, 27 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Manly. Shortly after 7.00am Sunday, 22 May, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics were required to sedate a man in his 30s, who had been taken into police custody by the public order and riot squad while suffering a mental health episode. He was chemically and physically restrained at Manly Police Station and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment and treatment.
  • Manly. Just after 3.15am Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police were called to assist an intoxicated person at The Corso, Manly.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after 8.30pm Friday, 27 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered at a reserve near Jacksons Road, North Narrabeen.
  • Warriewood. Just before 9.00pm Monday, 23 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered at Jacksons Road, Warriewood.

Fire & Hazard

  • Belrose. Shortly before 3.15pm Thursday, 26 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station and NSW RFS crews from Belrose, Terrey Hills and Warringah Headquarters, responded to a fire alarm at the Glenaeon Retirement Village Community Centre at Forest Way, Belrose. They found no sign of fire and determined the alarm had been triggered by a faulty smoke detector.
  • Belrose. Shortly after 12.30pm Friday, 27 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a fire alarm at The Belrose Hotel, Hews Parade, Belrose. They determined the alarm had been triggered accidentally.
  • Brookvale. Shortly before 9.00am Wednesday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to a report of a car on fire at Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale. When they arrived, they found a car with smoke coming from under the bonnet. Bystanders had used a fire extinguisher on the vehicle. Firefighters completed the job using the hose reel from their truck before returning the vehicle to its owner.
  • Brookvale. Shortly before 2.00pm Wednesday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly and Dee Why Stations were dispatched to a report of a factory fire at Wattle Road, Brookvale. When Manly Station arrived, they found no sign of fire, calling off Dee Why Station. Staff informed firefighters an electrical switch room had been smoking, but had self-extinguished when the power breakers tripped. Thermal imaging was used to ensure no spread of fire within walls or conduit before the building was handed back to the occupants for an electrician to investigate.
  • Church Point. Shortly after midnight Monday, 23 May, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a tree down across McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point. Ausgrid was called to assist with repair of wires that had been brought down by the tree.
  • Collaroy. Just after 12.15pm Monday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to a report of flooding at Pittwater Road, between South Creek Road and Anzac Avenue, Collaroy. They were unable to take any action because the flooding was caused by heavy rainfall. They notified Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Northern Beaches Council to check on drainage in the area.
  • Collaroy. Just after 11.00am Friday, 27 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station was called to a report of smoke coming from a property at Park Street, Collaroy. They found rubbish being burned in a fire pit in the backyard, which was extinguished by the occupant.
  • Dee Why. Just before 10.30am Wednesday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a fire alarm at Grafton Crescent, Dee Why. They found no fire, determining it was a fault with the alarm and contacted the servicing agent to investigate.
  • Forestville. Shortly before 2.00pm Sunday, 22 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a fire alarm that was triggered at the Forestville RSL Club at Melwood Avenue. They found no sign of fire and returned to station.
  • Forestville. Just before 2.45pm Wednesday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a fire alarm at Forestville Retirement Village at Cook Street. They found no sign of fire and determined there was a faulty smoke detector.
  • Freshwater. Shortly before 7.00pm Thursday, 26 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was passing a property at Cavill Street, Freshwater, and heard a smoke alarm. They forced entry to a third floor apartment and found food alight on the stove, which they extinguished. They ventilated the apartment and resecured it before returning to station.
  • Manly. Just before 7.30am Sunday, 22 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station was called to a report of a water leak at Sydney Road, Manly, near The Corso. They found a water pipe in a commercial building had burst, causing localised flooding. They established an exclusion zone and power and water to the building were turned off while the building manager organised repairs.
  • Manly. Just after 12.30pm Monday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a fire alarm at Manly Wharf. By the time they arrived, the alarm had stopped but they determined it had been caused by fumes from cooking. They reset the alarm panel and returned to station.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly after 5.30pm Wednesday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station responded to a fire alarm at the RSL ANZAC Village at Colooli Road, Narrabeen. They found no sign of fire and determined it was a false alarm.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly after 12.30pm Friday, 27 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station was called to a report of a smoke alarm at a community hall at Goodwin Street, Narrabeen. They gained entry to the premises, finding nobody inside and no sign of smoke. They disabled the faulty alarm and resecured the premises.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after 6.45am Tuesday, 24 May, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station were called to a report of live electrical wires down across yards and vehicles at Woorarra Avenue, North Narrabeen. Residents were unable to leave until Ausgrid could begin repairs around 9.00am.
  • Oxford Falls. Shortly after 7.00am Monday, 23 May, flooding closed the Wakehurst Parkway between Narrabeen and Oxford Falls. The road remained closed until shortly before 7.30am Tuesday, 24 May. Oxford Falls Road was also closed between Wakehurst Parkway and Aroona Road, Oxford Falls.
  • Oxford Falls. Shortly after 7.45am Monday, 23 May, NSW Police received a report of a tree down at Oxford Falls Road West, Oxford Falls.
  • Palm Beach. Shortly before 7.30pm Friday, 27 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station was called to a report of smoke coming from a property at Whale Beach Road, Palm Beach. Upon arrival, firefighters found the source of smoke was a properly constructed fire pit with an appropriate water source. They took no action and returned to station.
  • Terrey Hills. Just after 11.30am Saturday, 21 May, Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade and Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a fire alarm at Miramare Gardens, Myoora Road, Terrey Hills. They were unable to locate a fire and determined the alarm had been triggered by a sprinkler malfunction.

Community

  • Long Reef clean-up. 10.00am Sunday, 29 May, the Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew are meeting at Fisherman’s Beach boat ramp, Collaroy, near the Long Reef Golf Club. The clean-up will last for around an hour and all are welcome, no registration required, just show up and help.
  • Red Cross Dee Why. The Red Cross store at Dee Why relies on volunteers to help with retail operations in its stores. The Dee Why store opened a year ago and has struggled to find volunteers during the pandemic. If you are a local who is keen to learn and willing to help, apply to volunteer at the Red Cross Dee Why store.
  • SES Training. Members of the NSW SES Manly Unit undertook animal rescue and flood boat training this week to prepare themselves for any eventuality (not a real horse).
  • Vinnies clothing drop-off. St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) is accepting donations of pre-loved clothing, accessories, sleeping bags and blankets, 10.00am – 3.00pm Saturday, 28 May, at Rowland Reserve, Bayview. Place items in boxes or bags in the rear of your car. On arrival, remain in your vehicle and staff will collect your items. Full details here.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate, Luke Gavahan, NSW SES

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