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  • Allambie Heights. Just after 9.45am Friday, 23 December, NSW Police received a report of a person driving allegedly while intoxicated at Allambie Road, Allambie Heights.
  • Balgowlah. Just after 5.15pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Roseberry Street, Balgowlah. No injuries were reported.
  • Balgowlah Heights. Just before 5.15pm Monday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at New Street East, Balgowlah Heights.
  • Bayview. Just after 7.15pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police responded to a single vehicle collision at Narla Road, Bayview. A car had gone off the side of the roadway.
  • Beacon Hill. Just before 11.15am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill.
  • Bilgola Beach. Just before 5.15pm Monday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Barrenjoey Road, Bilgola Beach.
  • Collaroy. Just after 8.45am Tuesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Jenkins Street, Collaroy.
  • Cromer. Just after 8.45pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Tennyson Road, Cromer.
  • Cromer. Shortly before 7.00pm Monday, 19 December, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report that two 13-year-old girls on an electric scooter had been struck by a vehicle at Carawa Road, Cromer, near Waroon Road. One girl suffered a broken arm and was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition, while the other was assessed for minor injuries and released into the care of her parents. NSW Police closed Carawa Road near the scene of the incident for several hours to conduct a crash scene investigation. Full story.
Scooter collision at Cromer
  • Cromer. Just after 8.15pm Friday, 23 December, emergency services were called to a report of a single vehicle collision with a man believed to be in his 20s trapped at South Creek Road, Cromer, near Inman Road. Firefighters cut the man free from the vehicle but paramedics were unable to save him and he died at the scene. Full story.
Cromer car crash fatality
  • Dee Why. Just after 3.45pm Friday, 23 December, emergency services responded to a report of a four-car collision at Pittwater Road, Dee Why, near Lismore Avenue. One person was assessed by paramedics but was not seriously injured. A northbound lane was blocked until the vehicles were all towed just before 5.15pm.
Four-car collision at Pittwater Rd, Dee Why
  • Dee Why. Shortly after 4.00pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a two-car collision at Pittwater Road, Dee Why. Paramedics assessed two drivers who had been involved in a rear-end collision, one of whom was complaining of neck pain. They did not require transport to hospital.
  • Forestville. Just after 3.00pm Saturday, 17 December, emergency services, including NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW, and the CareFlight Rescue Helicopter, responded to a report a car had plunged down an embankment of a two-storey residential house at Bellbird Crescent, Forestville. They found a 74-year-old female driver had driven through her garage and into a neighbouring property, plunging down a steep embankment. She was not seriously injured but was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and the CareFlight medical team before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
Car plunge at Forestville
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before 5.00pm Saturday, 17 December, emergency services responded to a report of a three-vehicle head-on collision at the Wakehurst Parkway, Frenchs Forest. Police were told an Audi SUV was travelling southbound on the Wakehurst Parkway, when it collided with a Subaru Outback and a Mitsubishi SUV, both travelling northbound. Paramedics treated drivers from two vehicles, a 74-year-old man who was the sole occupant of the Audi sustained minor chest injuries and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital. The driver of the Mitsubishi SUV, a 35-year-old man, sustained serious leg injuries, he was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition. The 20-year-old female driver of the Subaru was uninjured. Firefighters from Forestville Station cleaned up fluid and debris from the vehicles. Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and investigated the circumstances surrounding the incident.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 8.45pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Frenchs Forest Road West, Frenchs Forest.
  • Manly. Just after 1.30am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a 24-year-old man hit by a car at North Steyne, Manly. He was assessed by paramedics and released without injury.
  • Manly. Just before 3.45pm Tuesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Belgrave Street, Manly.
  • Mona Vale. Just after 5.00pm Thursday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Waterview Street, Mona Vale.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 4.45pm Wednesday, 21 December, emergency services responded to a report of a 73-year-old woman hit by a car at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen, near Clarke Street. The woman was knocked to the ground, suffering a broken left wrist and facial injuries. She was treated by paramedics and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital. Full story.
Pedestrian hit by a car at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
  • Newport. Just before 2.15am Monday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Princes Street, Newport.
  • North Manly. Just after 3.45pm Tuesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Montague Street, North Manly.
  • North Narrabeen. Just before 5.45pm Monday, 19 December, emergency services responded to a report of a collision between a car and motorbike at Rickard Road, North Narrabeen, near Verona Street. Paramedics treated the male rider of the motorbike in his 20s for shoulder and pelvic injuries and took him to Royal North Shore Hospital. Firefighters from Mona Vale Station mopped up a minor fluid spill using absorbent material.
  • North Narrabeen. Just after 3.30pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Powderworks Road, North Narrabeen.
  • North Narrabeen. Shortly after 10.15pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Namona Street, North Narrabeen.
  • Oxford Falls. Just after 7.45am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a single vehicle that had left the road travelling 80 km/h at the Wakehurst Parkway, Oxford Falls. The driver was able to get out of their vehicle and refused assessment by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
  • Oxford Falls. Just before 7.30pm Thursday, 22 December, NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and Davidson and Belrose Rural Fire Brigades responded to a report of a single vehicle collision and rollover at the Wakehurst Parkway, Oxford Falls. While firefighters established fire protection and cleaned up debris, paramedics treated a man in his 20s for lacerations and bruising and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital. The vehicle was towed.
Car rollover at Oxford Falls
  • Palm Beach. Just after 7.30am Friday, 23 December, NSW Police were called to a vehicle abandoned on Sandy Beach near Snapperman Lane, Palm Beach.
  • Seaforth. Shortly after 10.00am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly Station responded to a two-vehicle collision at the Wakehurst Parkway, Seaforth. One of the vehicles, a hatchback, collided with the rear of a van towing a trailer with another car on it. Paramedics assessed the female driver of one vehicle but she was not taken to hospital. Traffic was affected in both directions for around a half hour while firefighters used absorbent material to neutralise an oil spill and the vehicle was towed.
Car trailer hit at Wakehurst Parkway
  • Seaforth. Shortly after 4.45pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Castle Circuit, Seaforth.

Rescue

  • Allambie Heights. Just before 11.15am Saturday, 17 December, emergency services were called to a report of a man injured on a bike track off Martin Luther Place, Allambie Heights. Special Operations Paramedics travelled down the trail in a 4WD to reach the man in his 40s who had a leg injury. He was assisted from the trail by paramedics but did not require further treatment or transport to hospital.
Rescue on bike trail at Allambie Heights
  • Belrose. Just after 4.15pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a 73-year-old man who had fallen from a roof at a home at Belrose. He had fallen 2-3m onto a soft surface, but had rolled and struck his head on concrete and injured his wrist. Paramedics treated his injuries and took him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Brookvale. Just after 10.45am Monday, 19 December, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a man collapsed on a footpath at Pittwater Road, Brookvale. Paramedics treated the man for a head injury and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a serious condition.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just after 7.00pm Sunday, 18 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station was called to release children trapped in a bathroom at Lionel Watts Reserve at Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest.
  • Great Mackerel Beach. Just after 3.00pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a report of a woman fallen 20m down a cliff at Sinclair Point, between Great Mackerel Beach and Currawong Beach, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. NSW Ambulance paramedics were taken from Palm Beach wharf by water police, arriving shortly after a critical care paramedic and doctor were winched into the scene by the NSW Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter. The 30-year-old woman was treated for head, neck and back pain and extracted from the scene by winch to the helicopter, which flew her directly to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
NSW Police and NSW Ambulance at Palm Beach Wharf
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Shortly after 1.45pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews from Terrey Hills and Ingleside, along with NSW Police and NSW Ambulance, responded to assist two bushwalkers in difficulty on the Topham Trail off West Head Road, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The pair, who had not taken sufficient water with them, had become dehydrated, and were assisted back to the trailhead by officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command. They did not require any further treatment by paramedics. Full story.
  • Manly Vale. Just after 4.00pm Friday, 23 December, emergency services and CareFlight responded to a report of a 44-year-old man injured while using tools at Burchmore Road, Manly Vale. The man suffered a deep laceration to his knee, with a quick-thinking bystander using a belt as a tourniquet to stop bleeding until the arrival of paramedics and the CareFlight medical team. He was treated at the scene and taken by road to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
CareFlight responding to a man injured at Manly Vale
  • Mona Vale. Just after 9.45am Thursday, 22 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station was called to assist two people stuck in a lift at a medical practice at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale. They were able to release the pair, who were unharmed, in around 15 minutes.
  • Newport. Just after 1.45pm Wednesday, 21 December, Surf Life Saving NSW Newport lifeguards saw a paraglider crash into scrub on the headland at the north end of Newport Beach. They called Triple Zero (000) and rushed to assist, finding a man in his 30s had miraculously escaped injury and was trying to retrieve his parachute, which was tangled in trees. Full story.
Paraglider crashes at Newport headland
  • Warriewood. Just before 2.15pm Monday, 19 December, NSW Ambulance and the CareFlight Rescue Helicopter responded to a report that a man had fallen 2m from a ladder onto concrete at his residential house at Arrabri Place, Warriewood. They treated an 81-year-old man for significant injuries to his right side and, accompanied by the specialist CareFlight medical team, took him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
Warriewood ladder fall

Theft & Vandalism

  • Avalon Beach. Just before 1.00pm Tuesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from Riverview Road, Avalon Beach.
  • Avalon Beach. Just before 8.30pm Thursday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach.
  • Balgowlah. Just after 5.30pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Roseberry Street, Balgowlah.
  • Balgowlah. Shortly after 7.45pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Sydney Road, Balgowlah.
  • Church Point. Shortly after 10.30pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police responded to a security alarm that had been triggered at a property at Pittwater Road, Church Point.
  • Collaroy Plateau. Just after 12.30pm Monday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of a security alarm at Stella Street, Collaroy Plateau.
  • Cromer. Just before 8.45pm Monday, 19 December, NSW Police responded to an alarm that had triggered at Fisher Road North, Cromer.
  • Cromer. Shortly after 2.30am Thursday, 22 December, NSW Police responded to a security alarm at Parks Road, Cromer.
  • Davidson. Just after 2.45am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Woolrych Crescent, Davidson.
  • Dee Why. Just before 9.00am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Warringah Road, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Just after 10.30am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Clarence Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Frenchs Forest. Just before 10.00am Monday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of a stolen vehicle seen westbound on Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest.
  • Killarney Heights. Shortly before 5.15pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Wicklow Place, Killarney Heights.
  • Manly. Just after 3.30pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Arthur Street, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after midday Thursday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle at Ashburner Street, Manly.
  • Manly Vale. Just before 1.15pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police responded to a report of a break-in occurring at King Street, Manly Vale.
  • Manly Vale. Shortly after 9.00pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of vandalism of property at Innes Road, Manly Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Just before 8.30am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police responded to a report of intruders breaking into premises at Darley Street East, Mona Vale. A fingerprint assessment of the premises was conducted.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 7.00am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from commercial premises at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.
  • Newport. Just before 8.15am Friday, 23 December, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from Barrenjoey Road, Newport.
  • North Curl Curl. Just after 11.00pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder on premises at Pitt Road, North Curl Curl.
  • North Narrabeen. Just before 5.15am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police responded to a report of a break-in occurring at Rickard Road, North Narrabeen.
  • Warriewood. Just before 3.30am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Harewood Place, Warriewood.

Assault & Disorder

  • Allambie Heights. Just after 6.00pm Tuesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Lyly Road, Allambie Heights.
  • Balgowlah. Just before 1.30am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at Nield Avenue, Balgowlah.
  • Collaroy. Just before 9.45pm Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who appeared to be intoxicated at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Dee Why. Just after 6.30pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Dee Why. Shortly before 10.30pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police responded to a report of a fight occurring in public at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Forestville. Just after 6.30pm Tuesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Starkey Street, Forestville.
  • Manly. Just before 12.45am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a person assaulted at licensed premises at The Corso, Manly. A woman in her 40s was treated by paramedics and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Manly. Just after 3.45am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person refusing to leave licensed premises at The Corso, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 3.45pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a fight occurring in public at Raglan Street, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 8.00pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police responded to a report of a fight involving a group of people at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 8.45pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly. Just before 12.15am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at Wentworth Street, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 2.15am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police responded to a report of a group of people fighting at The Corso, Manly.
  • Manly. Just after 11.30am Monday, 19 December, NSW Police were called to assist an intoxicated person at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly. Shortly before 8.45pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a man assaulted at The Corso, Manly. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Manly. Just after 10.00pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police were called to assist an intoxicated person at West Esplanade, Manly.
  • Manly Vale. Just before 7.00pm Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Innes Road, Manly Vale.
  • Mona Vale. Shortly before 5.00pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who appeared to be intoxicated at Bungan Street, Mona Vale.
  • Narrabeen. Just before 12.45am Sunday, 18 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person in the water near Ocean Street, Narrabeen, who was reportedly intoxicated.
  • Narrabeen. Just after 9.30pm Thursday, 22 December, NSW Police responded to a report of a person who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and behaving erratically at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.
  • Newport. Just before 2.30am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person refusing to leave licensed premises at Kalinya Street, Newport.
  • Newport. 10.30am Wednesday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Attunga Road, Newport.
  • North Curl Curl. Shortly after 1.15am Saturday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Molong Street, North Curl Curl.
  • Warriewood. Just after 2.45pm Friday, 23 December, NSW Police received a report of a person assaulted at Garden Street, Warriewood.

Beach & Waterways

  • Collaroy. Just after 5.30pm Sunday, 18 December, Surf Life Saving NSW Collaroy patrol sent an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) to assist a kite surfer who was approximately 2km offshore. The male kite surfer was brought back to the beach in the IRB.
  • Dee Why. Shortly after 12.30pm Thursday, 22 December, Surf Life Saving NSW Dee Why reported a 2m white shark, spotted by drone. The alarm was sounded and the beach was closed until just before 1.45pm when the all-clear was given.
  • Narrabeen. Shortly after 2.30pm Thursday, 22 December, Surf Life Saving NSW South Narrabeen reported a 1.7m hammerhead shark, spotted by drone. The lifeguard was informed and the alarm was sounded. The shark remained close to the beach for some time, and the beach was reopened shortly before 4.30pm.
  • Palm Beach. Just after 5.00pm, NSW Police were called to Palm Beach when a six-year-old boy was reported missing from the area of the rock pool. Surf Life Saving NSW Palm Beach launched a jet-ski and commenced a search for the boy around the rock shelf, but he was fortunately found several minutes later on the beach near the flags and safely returned to his parents.
  • Warriewood. Just after 6.00pm Sunday, 18 December, Surf Life Saving NSW Warriewood patrol assisted a 15-year-old male surfer who was dumped by a wave and caught in a rip without his board after his strap broke. He was brought back to the beach, where he was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital for further observation.

Fire & Hazard

  • Brookvale. Shortly before 2.45pm Wednesday, 21 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly and Dee Why Stations responded to a report of a factory fire at Winbourne Road, Brookvale. They located the source of the call to be a fire that had occurred at the rear of an industrial unit, when a rubbish burn had got out of control, affecting a building. They fully extinguished the fire using a hose reel and checked to ensure there had been no spread of fire within wall cavities before returning to station.
  • Collaroy. Just after 3.15am Sunday, 18 December, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to a fire alarm at the Collaroy Surf Club, Pittwater Road, Collaroy. They found no sign of fire but the alarm had been triggered. After checking the premises, they reset the alarm and returned to station.
  • Freshwater. Just before 9.15pm Tuesday, 20 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly Station responded to a report of a fire at Freshwater Beach. They located and extinguished a small fire using sand on the beach.
  • Manly. Just before 12.45pm Saturday, 17 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a fire alarm at Pacific Waves, Central Avenue, Manly. They found the cause to be a sprinkler head that had been knocked off by a vehicle in the car park. They repaired and reset the sprinkler system.
  • Manly. Just after 9.30pm Tuesday, 20 December, emergency services responded to a fire in an apartment building at Central Avenue, Manly. Firefighters from Manly and Dee Why Stations in breathing apparatus extinguished the fire, which was caused by food that caught fire on a stove. The sole occupant of the unit, a man in his 70s, was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics but was not injured and did not require further treatment in hospital.
  • Mona Vale. Just after 5.45pm Tuesday, 20 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a small grass fire at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale. They located a small area alight next to a car park, which they extinguished using the hose reel from their truck.
  • Narraweena. Just after 3.30pm Monday, 19 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a report of smoke coming from a property at May Road, Narraweena. Firefighters found the resident burning garden waste in the backyard of a home, which they extinguished with a garden hose. The resident was informed to take the green waste to the tip.
  • Seaforth. Just before 1.30pm Wednesday, 21 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of smoke coming from a home at Montauban Avenue, Seaforth. They gained entry to the unoccupied home and found food burning on the stove. They turned off the stove and removed the food, before ventilating and resecuring the home.

Community

  • NSW SES. The Manly Unit is available 24/7, 365 days a year for emergencies (flood, storm, tsunami) on 132 500.
NSW SES
  • Road safety. Double demerits started at midnight Thursday, 22 December, and will continue until 11.59pm Monday, 02 January 2023. NSW Police are targeting speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences.
  • Window winner. Congratulations to the Red Cross Shop Newport, winner of the ‘Christmas Shop Window Competition – Pittwater Ward’, hosted by Northern Beaches Council. Their entry reads, “Our Op shop window is a collaboration with our community and volunteers. It is entirely made of donated baubles and ribbon to complement the pre-loved fashion we sell to raise funds for the good works of the Australian Red Cross.” The shop is located at 336B Barrenjoey Road, Newport.
Red Cross Newport

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate, Luke Gavahan, NSW RFS, Roger – Tow Corp, NSW SES, Red Cross Shop Newport

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