Incidents by suburb

Public safety incidents are organised by suburb, in alphabetical order. Use the shortcut links or scroll down.

Allambie Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Avalon Beach

  • Disorder. Just before 9.45pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near George Street, Avalon Beach.
  • Traffic. Just before 11.45am Monday, 22 May, emergency services responded to a report of a single vehicle collision at Dress Circle Road, Avalon Beach. Firefighters from Avalon Station arrived first at scene, assisting the female driver in her 70s from the car and providing first aid. She was treated by arriving NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries to her face, understood to have been caused by the deployment of an airbag, and she was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
  • Traffic. Just after 1.30pm Wednesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Trappers Way, Avalon Beach.
  • Traffic. Just after 11.45am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police responded to a report of a collision between a car and truck at Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach, near The Serpentine. The location of the incident resulted in southbound traffic being diverted by The Serpentine until the incident was cleared just before 1.00pm.

Balgowlah

  • Theft. Just after 4.15pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police were called to a report of goods stolen from a store at Stockland Shopping Centre, Balgowlah.
  • Hazard. Just before 7.30pm Tuesday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of a gas leak at Violet Street, Balgowlah. They found a leak on the mains side of the meter and requested the attendance of Jemena to conduct a repair.

Balgowlah Heights

  • Traffic. Just before 6.00pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at New Street East, Balgowlah Heights.
  • Fire. Just after 11.15am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly Station responded to a report of a car on fire at Beatrice Street, Balgowlah Heights. They found a GoGet car share vehicle engulfed in flames. They were told the car had started smoking while being driven, and the occupants had pulled over before the car caught completely on fire. Full story.
  • Disorder. Just after 8.30pm Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Geddes Street, Balgowlah Heights.

Bayview

  • Theft. Just before 5.00pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Roches Avenue, Bayview.
  • Theft. Just after 9.45am Wednesday, 24 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pittwater Road, Bayview.

Beacon Hill

  • Hazard. Just before 7.00am Tuesday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a report of a tree branch down on powerlines at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill, near Willandra Road. They established an exclusion zone, closing two westbound lanes of Warringah Road until Ausgrid could attend for the branch to be removed.

Belrose

  • Rescue. Just before 4.30pm Monday, 22 May, three NSW Ambulance crews, including NSW Ambulance Inspector Ronnie Mawhinney, responded to a report of a bike rider injured at the Bare Creek Bike Park, Crozier Road, Belrose. Paramedics found a 31-year-old man who had come over the handlebars going over a jump, falling approximately 5m. They were told he had landed heavily, striking his head. With the assistance of firefighters from Forestville and Narrabeen Stations, the man was carried from the bike park to a waiting ambulance in a stokes litter. Paramedics treated the dazed man for head and arm injuries, and taking spinal precautions, he was transported to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Traffic. Just after 2.00pm Tuesday, 23 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Forest Way, Belrose.

Bilgola Beach

 No incidents reported this week.

Bilgola Plateau

  • Hazard. Just after 7.30pm Monday, 22 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station responded to a report of a gas leak at a home at Joanne Place, Bilgola Plateau. Firefighters turned off the gas supply, and when they subsequently checked the area with atmospheric monitoring equipment, found no gas readings. The resident was instructed to get a plumber to check their fittings.

Brookvale

  • Theft. Just after 3.30pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police were called to a report of goods stolen from a store at Warringah Mall, Brookvale.
  • Theft. Just before 1.00pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person caught shoplifting at Warringah Mall, Brookvale.
  • Theft. Just after 10.45pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder on premises at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.

Church Point

 No incidents reported this week.

Clareville

 No incidents reported this week.

Clontarf

 No incidents reported this week.

Collaroy

 No incidents reported this week.

Collaroy Plateau

 No incidents reported this week.

Cottage Point

 No incidents reported this week.

Cromer

 No incidents reported this week.

Curl Curl

  • Traffic. Shortly before 5.30pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police received a report of a car colliding with a pedestrian island at Adams Street, Curl Curl.
  • Fire. Just after 8.00pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly and Narrabeen Stations responded to a fire near an electrical substation outside Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater Senior Campus at Bennett Street, Curl Curl, near Brighton Street. Firefighters established an exclusion zone and extinguished the fire using hoses connected to street hydrants. No injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is considered suspicious and is subject to a NSW Police investigation.
  • Traffic. Shortly after 6.15pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police emergency services responded to a report of a collision between a car and motorbike at Bennet Street, Curl Curl. The car driven by a male in his late teens, on red P-plates, had collided with a motor scooter at the intersection of Bennett Road, Curl Curl, and Park Street. The rider of the motorbike, a male in his 40s, was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries but did not need to be taken to hospital. No other injuries were reported. NSW Police were observed speaking with the drivers and both vehicles were removed by tow trucks just before 7.00pm.

Davidson

 No incidents reported this week.

Dee Why

  • Assault. Just before 12.30am Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person being assaulted at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Traffic. Just before 4.45pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Avon Road, Dee Why.
  • Theft. Just after 1.00pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Quirk Street, Dee Why.
  • Theft. Just before 1.45pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Sturdee Parade, Dee Why.
  • Disorder. Just after 10.30pm Tuesday, 23 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Sturdee Parade, Dee Why.
  • Traffic. Just after 8.00am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Hazard. Just before 10.00am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police and firefighters from Dee Why Station were called to a report of wires down at May Road, Dee Why, near Painters Parade. Firefighters found low hanging wires blocking one lane of May Road. They tested the wires with a voltage detector and determined they were likely to be communications lines but requested Ausgrid attend to be sure, and to conduct a repair.
  • Theft. Just after 5.30pm Friday, 26 May, NSW Police were called to investigate theft of goods from a store at Howard Avenue, Dee Why.

Duffys Forest

 No incidents reported this week.

Elanora Heights

  • Disorder. Just after 9.30pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Maralinga Avenue, Elanora Heights.
  • Vandalism. Just after 9.45pm Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Kuttabul Place, Elanora Heights.

Fairlight

  • Theft. Just after 9.45am Monday, 22 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle at Hilltop Crescent, Fairlight.

Forestville

  • Hazard. Just after midday Saturday, 20 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a report of a spill of diesel fuel at a service station at Warringah Road, Forestville. They neutralised the spill using absorbent material.
  • Fire. Just before 6.45pm Saturday, 20 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a report of a domestic smoke alarm sounding at Wombeyan Street, Forestville. Finding the premises unoccupied, they forced entry and determined the alarm was malfunctioning. They replaced the faulty smoke detector with a new one and resecured the premises.
  • Disorder. Just after 2.45pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Bushland Avenue, Forestville.
  • Hazard. Just before 4.00am Monday, 22 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville and Willoughby Stations were called to a report of a fuel spill at the Metro Petroleum station at Warringah Road, Forestville, near Cook Street. They found a large tanker had been filling bulk underground fuel tanks when a spill of at least 500 litres occurred. The fuel flowed onto Warringah Road and entered stormwater drains, flowing to Carroll Creek. Hazmat firefighters recovered 150-200 litres of spilled fuel, and placed booms to contain the spill. Full story.
  • Traffic. Just before 7.45am Tuesday, 23 May, emergency services were called to a report of a collision between a car and motorbike at Warringah Road, Forestville, near Forestville Avenue. Two southbound lanes were closed for an hour while the incident was cleared.
  • Traffic. Just before 2.30pm Tuesday, 23 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Milham Crescent, Forestville.
  • Theft. Just after 12.45am Wednesday, 24 May, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Vines Avenue, Forestville.
  • Theft. Just after 2.15am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of a man seen trying to break into cars at Deakin Street, Forestville.

Frenchs Forest

  • Hazard. Just before 11.30am Tuesday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a report of a tree branch down on powerlines at Jimada Avenue, Frenchs Forest. Firefighters removed a large tree branch from the road and requested the attendance of Ausgrid to repair damaged wires.

Freshwater

  • Hazard. Just before 7.00pm Saturday, 20 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of water flooding a café at Lawrence Street, Freshwater. They gained entry to the café and found the source of water to be a dishwasher that was overflowing. They shut off the water, cleaned up with squeegees and contacted the café owner before resecuring the premises.
  • Hazard. Just after 3.15pm Friday, 26 May, Ausgrid reported power was out to 1,847 homes at Freshwater, Curl Curl, North Manly and Brookvale, after a conductive balloon made contact with powerlines, causing a short. Power was restored just after 4.15pm.

Ingleside

  • Fire. Just after 3.30pm Wednesday, 24 May, NSW Police and NSW Rural Fire Service crews from Ingleside and Terrey Hills responded to a report of a car fire at Manor Road, Ingleside. They found a Mazda utility vehicle alight, which was quickly extinguished by firefighters using the hose reels from their trucks. No injuries were reported.
RFS extinguish vehicle fire at Ingleside.
  • Fire. Just after 2.00pm Thursday, 25 May, Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade responded to a fire alarm at a golf club at Powderworks Road, Ingleside. They found an alarm operating but no sign of fire. After a thorough check, they determined it was a false alarm and reset the fire detection system.

Killarney Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Traffic. Just before 10.30pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Ambulance and NSW Rural Fire Service crews from Warringah Headquarters and Terrey Hills responded to a report of a car rollover at General San Martin Drive, near Akuna Bay. They found a red Mazda MX5 convertible had flipped over, with the 36-year-old male driver out of the car suffering minor injuries to his head. Paramedics treated the man and he was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. The car was removed from the road and towed. Full story.

Manly

  • Assault. Just before 10.00pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Vandalism. Just after 2.15am Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Hazard. Just before 4.15pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly Station were called to a report of roof sheets blown from a building and causing a hazard at The Corso, Manly.
  • Assault. Just after 5.00pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police were called to a neighbourhood dispute that had allegedly turned violent at Eurobin Avenue, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 2.30am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a break-in at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 5.45am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a break-in at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Theft. Just before 7.45am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Theft. Just before 8.30am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Theft. Just before 9.15am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a break-in at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 9.30am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Osbourne Road, Manly.
  • Death. Around 10.00am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police searching near North Head, Manly, found a body believed to be that of a man who was reported as missing on Wednesday. Full story.
  • Theft. Just before 2.00pm Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Traffic. Shortly before 3.30pm Thursday, 25 May, a car failed to descend a car park ramp at Whistler Street, Manly, colliding nose first with a concrete pylon. The car had to be towed free.
  • Disorder. Just after 7.15pm Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered at The Corso, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just after 12.45am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police were called to assist a person who appeared to be intoxicated at The Corso, Manly.
  • Vandalism. Just after 11.45am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at High Street, Manly.
  • Vandalism. Shortly before 12.30pm Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Theft. Just before 3.45pm Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle at North Steyne, Manly.

Manly Vale

  • Disorder. Just before 5.45pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at Campbell Parade, Manly Vale.
  • Hazard. Just before 12.30pm Tuesday, 23 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station was called to a report of a fire hydrant shooting water 10m into the air at Kenneth Road, Manly Vale. Firefighters found the hydrant had been damaged by a contractor who had been using it, and requested Sydney Water attend to conduct an urgent repair.
  • Traffic. Just after 8.30am Wednesday, 24 May, emergency services responded to a report of a collision between a car and motorbike at Condamine Street, Manly Vale. NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed the male rider of the motorbike and treated him for minor injuries before taking him to hospital in a stable condition.
  • Theft. Just after 8.15am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police were called to investigate property stolen at Campbell Parade, Manly Vale.
  • Fire. Just before 6.00pm Friday, 26 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a fire alarm at Condamine Street, Manly Vale. On arrival, they determined it was a false alarm.

Mona Vale

  • Traffic. Just after midday Saturday, 20 May, emergency services responded to a report of a four-car nose-to-tail collision at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale. NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed six occupants of the vehicles, with one person taken to hospital experiencing neck pain. NSW Police closed two lanes of traffic while firefighters cleaned a small fluid spill from the roadway. At least one of the vehicles was towed.
  • Vandalism. Just after 12.45am Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Barrenjoey Road, Mona Vale.
  • Traffic. Just after 5.30pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police responded to a report of a single car collision into a parked car at Maxwell Street, Mona Vale. Police were told the driver of a Silver VW SUV had hit a parked Lexus RX30, pushing it up off the road, before continuing to drive down the street, turning into Parkland Road, where it stopped. Bystanders reportedly took the keys from the ignition, pending the arrival of police, who arrested the 43-year-old male driver when he allegedly failed a roadside breath test. The man was subsequently subjected to further breath analysis at Mona Vale Police Station, where he returned an alleged high range reading of 0.217. Full story.
  • Theft. Just after 4.30pm Tuesday, 23 May, NSW Police were called to a report of goods stolen from a store at Park Street, Mona Vale.
  • Traffic. Just after 3.00pm Wednesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
  • Traffic. Just after 9.45am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Park Street, Mona Vale.

Narrabeen

  • Disorder. Just before 8.15pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Ocean Street, Narrabeen.
  • Assault. Just after 8.45pm Saturday, 20 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Ocean Street, Narrabeen.
  • Theft. Just before 12.30pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a report of a person failing to pay for fuel at a service station at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.
  • Traffic. Just before 1.15pm Sunday, 21 May, emergency services responded to a car driven by an elderly male driver colliding with a parked car and fence in the entry to the car park next to Berry Reserve playground at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. Emergency services responded, including NSW Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics, who treated the 81-year-old driver for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. Officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command managed traffic around the incident and arranged for the man’s vehicle to be towed.
  • Theft. Just before 9.30pm Monday, 22 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a vehicle leaving a service station without paying at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.
  • Disorder. Just after 12.30am Wednesday, 24 May, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person at Ocean Street, Narrabeen.

Narraweena

 No incidents reported this week.

Newport

  • Hazard. Just after 3.00pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police and firefighters from Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a large tree on a residential property fallen in high winds onto power distribution lines at Beaconsfield Street, Newport, near Newport Public School. The incident affected power supply to 1,936 surrounding homes and businesses. Traffic light signals were also blacked out between Mona Vale and Newport, with officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command managing traffic. An exclusion zone with barrier tape was established at Beaconsfield Street, with the road closed between Barrenjoey Road and Crescent Road. Ausgrid attended and were able to isolate and restore power to 1,845 properties just after 4.30pm. Power to the remaining 91 properties between Crescent Road and Karloo Parade, Barrenjoey Road and The Avenue, was restored just before 10.00pm.

North Balgowlah

 No incidents reported this week.

North Curl Curl

 No incidents reported this week.

North Manly

  • Rescue. Just before 8.45pm Sunday, 21 May, emergency services responded to a report of a 16-year-old female fallen from a rock ledge at Quarry Reserve, North Manly. It is understood the teenage girl was with several friends at the reserve, when she fell approximately 4-6m from a rock ledge. Her friends called Triple Zero (000), resulting in emergency services responding to the reserve at Amourin Street, North Manly, with two NSW Police units, three NSW Ambulance crews, including NSW Ambulance Inspector Alex Lim, and specialist rescue firefighters from Narrabeen Station. The girl was assessed by paramedics, having apparently sustained only minor injuries to her arms and legs in the fall. She was carried to a waiting ambulance in a stokes litter and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.

North Narrabeen

  • Theft. Just before 1.45am Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Garden Street, North Narrabeen.
  • Theft. Just before 7.00am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police responded to an alarm that was triggered at Wimbledon Avenue, North Narrabeen.

Offshore communities

 No incidents reported this week.

Oxford Falls

  • Vandalism. Just after 2.30am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Spicer Road, Oxford Falls.

Palm Beach

  • Theft. Just before 2.30pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach.
  • Theft. Just after 10.00am Monday, 22 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle at Ralston Road, Palm Beach.
  • Theft. Just before 8.45am Thursday, 25 May, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Pacific Road, Palm Beach.
  • Hazard. Just before 10.15am Thursday, 25 May, Fire and Rescue NSW Avalon Station responded to a report of a gas leak at Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach. Finding a ruptured gas line, firefighters crimped the pipe to slow the release of gas and requested Jemena attend to conduct a repair.
  • Theft. Just before 9.15am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pacific Road, Palm Beach.
  • Theft. Just after 11.30am Friday, 26 May, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Bynya Road, Palm Beach.

Queenscliff

 No incidents reported this week.

Seaforth

  • Traffic. Just after 8.30am Wednesday, 24 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Hope Street, Seaforth.

Terrey Hills

  • Assault. Just before 7.00pm Tuesday, 23 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Booralie Road, Terrey Hills.
  • Hazard. Just after 11.15am Wednesday, 24 May, Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade responded to a report of a fuel spill at Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills. Firefighters found the NRMA with a vehicle that had a ruptured fuel tank that was leaking diesel. They neutralised the spill with absorbent material and the vehicle was towed.

Warriewood

  • Traffic. Just after 12.15pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Garden Street, Warriewood, near Shearwater Drive.
  • Theft. Shortly before 5.00pm Tuesday, 23 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person caught shoplifting at Warriewood Square Shopping Centre, Jacksons Road, Warriewood.

Whale Beach

  • Disorder. Just before 1.15pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police were called to a report of a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol at The Strand, Whale Beach.

Wheeler Heights

  • Hazard. Just after 2.30pm Sunday, 21 May, NSW Police and firefighters from Dee Why Station were called to a report of a large kerbside tree fallen on powerlines due to high winds at Newby Place, Wheeler Heights. Firefighters established an exclusion zone with barrier tape until Ausgrid arrived to conduct repairs.

Images: Luke Gavahan, Northern Beaches Advocate, NSW RFS

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