Incidents by suburb

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

Allambie Heights

  • Disorder. Shortly before 7.30pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Smith Avenue, Allambie Heights.

Avalon Beach

  • Disorder. Just after 7.30pm Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach.
  • Hazard. Just after 9.00am Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Avalon Station responded to a report of a tree fallen on powerlines at Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach, near The Serpentine. Northbound traffic was affected for around a half hour until Ausgrid could attend and conduct a repair.
  • Hazard. Just after 10.15am Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Avalon Station were called to a report of a tree fallen onto a car at Careel Head Road, Avalon Beach. Nobody was in the car at the time of the incident.
  • Assault. Just after 6.00pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.

Balgowlah

  • Traffic. Just before 8.00am Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at West Street, Balgowlah. Paramedics assessed the driver of one vehicle, a man in his 40s, for a minor leg injury and determined he did not require further treatment in hospital.
  • Disorder. Just after 3.00pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Griffith Street, Balgowlah.
  • Theft. Shortly before 2.00pm Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Sydney Road, Balgowlah.
  • Assault. Just after 5.30pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Sydney Road, Balgowlah.
  • Assault. Just after 8.15pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Cross Street, Balgowlah.

Balgowlah Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Bayview

 No incidents reported this week.

Beacon Hill

  • Assault. Just before midday Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Lee Road, Beacon Hill.
  • Traffic. Just before 5.00pm Monday, 18 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill.
  • Traffic. Just after 9.00am Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police responded to a two-car collision at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill, near Oxford Falls Road. One eastbound lane was closed for a short time while the vehicles were cleared from the road.
  • Hazard. Just after 6.30pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Dee Why Station responded to a report of powerlines down at Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill. They established an exclusion zone until Ausgrid could attend to repair the wires just after 8.00pm.
  • Theft. Just before 8.15pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill.

Belrose

 No incidents reported this week.

Bilgola Beach

 No incidents reported this week.

Bilgola Plateau

 No incidents reported this week.

Brookvale

  • Fire. Just before 2.30am Tuesday, 19 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a fire alarm at the Mercure Hotel, Victor Street, Brookvale. They made entry to an unoccupied hotel room and found food left cooking had burned. They removed the food and aired the room.
  • Theft. Just before 3.45pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person caught shoplifting at Warringah Mall, Brookvale.
  • Disorder. Just after 8.00pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at a bus stop at Warringah Mall, Brookvale.
  • Disorder. Just before 5.30pm Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Condamine Street, Brookvale.
  • Traffic. Just after 7.00pm Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police were called to a report of an unoccupied vehicle rolling into the road and colliding with another vehicle at Victor Road, Brookvale.
  • Traffic. Just before 5.45am Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Winbourne Road, Brookvale.
  • Theft. Just after 5.00pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.

Church Point

  • Hazard. Just before 7.00am Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a tree falling across powerlines at Pittwater Road, Church Point. They established an exclusion zone. Ausgrid was contacted to conduct a repair, arriving just before 9.00am.

Clareville

 No incidents reported this week.

Clontarf

  • Injury. Just after 2.45pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Ambulance was called to a report of a girl fallen on rocks at Peronne Avenue, Clontarf. Paramedics treated a teenage girl for an injury to her head but she did not need to be taken to hospital.
  • Traffic. Just before 11.30am Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Beatrice Street, Clontarf.

Collaroy

  • Disorder. Just before 4.15am Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at Stuart Street, Collaroy.
  • Theft. Just before 12.15pm Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Fielding Street, Collaroy.
  • Injury. Just before 4.00pm Monday, 18 December, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a paraglider falling 5m onto the ground after colliding with a tree at Long Reef, Collaroy. Paramedics assessed the 28-year-old female paraglider for injuries to her chest and torso. She was given pain relief and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Full story.
  • Rescue. Just after 10.00pm Monday, 18 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a report of two people trapped in a public toilet at Long Reef Surf Club. Firefighters released two youths who had apparently been inside the toilet when it had been locked up for the night, and contacted Northern Beaches Council to inform them of the damage caused to the door.
  • Traffic. Just after 3.30pm Wednesday, 20 December, a NSW Ambulance came across a collision between a van and car at Pittwater Road, Collaroy, near Collaroy Street. Neither of the drivers required medical assistance but the van had to be towed.

Collaroy Plateau

 No incidents reported this week.

Cottage Point

 No incidents reported this week.

Cromer

  • Theft. Just after 7.30am Monday, 18 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Tennyson Road, Cromer.
  • Hazard. Just after 4.30pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police responded to a report of powerlines down at Willandra Road, Cromer.
  • Theft. Just before 2.15pm Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Carcoola Road, Cromer.
  • Disorder. Just after 6.45pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Campbell Avenue, Cromer.

Curl Curl

 No incidents reported this week.

Davidson

 No incidents reported this week.

Dee Why

  • Traffic. Shortly after 2.15pm Saturday, 16 December, emergency services responded to a report of a three-car collision at Pittwater Road, Dee Why, near Hadleigh Avenue. South bound traffic was affected while firefighters from Narrabeen Station neutralised a small fluid spill and cleared debris from the road. Two cars were towed and no injuries were reported.
  • Disorder. Just before 9.45pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Disorder. Shortly before 10.30pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of youths discharging a fire extinguisher at Pittwater Road, Dee Why. The youths fled when approached by officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command.
  • Disorder. Just after 12.15am Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to a report of an intoxicated person refusing to leave licensed premises at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Traffic. Just before 9.00am Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Dee Why Station were called to a three-vehicle collision at Howard Avenue, Dee Why. No injuries were reported, but the vehicles, including a motorbike, needed to be towed.
three-vehicle collision at Howard Avenue, Dee Why
  • Theft. Shortly before 2.00pm Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Injury. Just before 11.30am Monday, 18 December, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a fall at a worksite at Pittwater Road, Dee Why. Paramedics assessed a 47-year-old man who had fallen 2-3m onto the ground, and treated him for a serious cut to his back. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Fire. Shortly before 11.45pm Monday, 18 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a fire alarm at a unit block at Francis Street, Dee Why. They found no sign of fire, and located what they believed to be a faulty smoke detector.
  • Theft. Just before 1.30am Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police responded to an alarm that had been triggered at Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Theft. Just after 5.30am Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Oaks Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Rescue. Shortly before 5.30pm Wednesday, 20 December, Fire and Rescue Narrabeen Station was called to assist rescue a cat that had become trapped under a unit block at Redman Road, Dee Why. Firefighters removed some rubble to access the cat and return it to its owner.
Firefighters rescue a cat that had become trapped under a unit block at Redman Road, Dee Why
  • Hazard. Just after 7.45am Thursday, 21 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a report of a ruptured water pipe at The Strand, Dee Why. They found a water supply pipe on the exterior of a restaurant had been damaged and was leaking. After investigation, they advised the building owner to arrange a plumber.
  • Traffic. Just after 10.15am Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Kingsway, Dee Why.
  • Disorder. Just before 7.00pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Theft. Just after 8.15pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Pacific Parade, Dee Why.

Duffys Forest

 No incidents reported this week.

Elanora Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Fairlight

  • Assault. Just after 4.15am Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a person assaulted and robbed at Balgowlah Road, Fairlight. Police were told the 18-year-old man had been approached by a group of youths who allegedly assaulted him and stole his phone and wallet. He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Police are investigating the incident. Full story.

Forestville

  • Disorder. Just after 8.15pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Melwood Avenue, Forestville.

Frenchs Forest

  • Traffic. Just after 3.00am Monday, 18 December, a NSW Ambulance returning along the Wakehurst Parkway came cross a car that had sideswiped a rock wall. Paramedics stopped and assessed the male driver for an injury to his hand and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Theft. Just before 8.30am Monday, 18 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest.
  • Traffic. Just before 3.45pm Monday, 18 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Frenchs Forest Road West, Frenchs Forest.
  • Traffic. Just after 10.00am Tuesday, 19 December, a NSW Ambulance came across a two-car collision at Forest Way, Frenchs Forest, and Russell Avenue. The cars had collided at low to moderate speed and neither driver required medical assistance.
  • Theft. Just before 4.15pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Frenchs Forest Road West, Frenchs Forest.

Freshwater

  • Beach. Just before 2.00pm Saturday, 16 December, Surf Life Saving NSW Freshwater patrol provided first aid and called NSW Ambulance for a man in his 20s who had fallen and injured his ribs. Paramedics arrived and treated the man for an injury to his chest and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Beach. Just before 3.45pm Saturday, 16 December, Surf Life Saving NSW Freshwater patrol called a NSW Ambulance and provided first aid to a nine-year-old boy who had swallowed a bluebottle. The boy was complaining of significant pain. Following treatment by paramedics on scene he did not need to be taken to hospital and went home with his parents.
  • Fire. Just before 1.45pm Sunday, 17 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a fire alarm at Northern Beaches Secondary College, Harbord Road, Freshwater. They found the cause to be a faulty detector, and after thoroughly checking for any sign of fire, reset the system.
  • Assault. Just after 4.15pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Albert Street, Freshwater.

Ingleside

 No incidents reported this week.

Killarney Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

 No incidents reported this week.

Manly

  • Assault. Just after 3.30am Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Beach. Just after 2.15pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person in distress in the water at East Esplanade, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just before 5.30pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at West Esplanade, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just after 8.15pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Marine Parade, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just before 11.30pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Bower Street, Manly.
  • Theft. Just before 10.15am Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Assault. Just after 5.15pm Monday, 18 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at The Corso, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 9.30pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at The Corso, Manly.
  • Vandalism. Just before 9.45pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Wentworth Street, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just after 11.45pm Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just before 6.45pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just before 11.00pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Darley Road, Manly.
  • Hazard. Shortly before 9.15am Friday, 22 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly and Forestville Stations responded to a report of a vehicle leaking fuel at the Ampol Service Station at Pittwater Road, Manly. They found a 4WD with a leaking fuel system, and decanted around 100L (litres) of fuel into containers for safe disposal. The owner had their vehicle towed for repair.
  • Hazard. Just before 2.30pm Friday, 22 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of a gas leak at Addison Road, Manly. A gas line had been accidentally cut by garden equipment on the supply side of the meter and could not be switched off. Firefighters crimped the pipe to reduce the flow of gas but Jemena was called to conduct a repair.
  • Traffic. Just after 5.30pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Commonwealth Parade, Manly.

Manly Vale

 No incidents reported this week.

Mona Vale

  • Injury. Just after 11.00am Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Ambulance was called to transfer a patient who had presented to Mona Vale Urgent Care with a serious neck injury. A 20-year-old male construction worker had fallen on a worksite and sustained a laceration to his neck, impacting his carotid artery. He presented to Mona Vale Hospital Urgent Care Centre where doctors and medical staff stabilised him, packing his wound and requesting an urgent transfer to a trauma hospital. The CareFlight Rescue Helicopter landed at the Mona Vale Hospital helipad just after 11.30am, and the CareFlight doctor and critical care team joined a NSW Ambulance crew for the transfer of the man to Royal North Shore Hospital by road in a serious but stable condition.
  • Medical. Just before 7.15pm Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Ambulance was called to transfer a patient suffering an allergic reaction from Mona Vale Urgent Care. Earlier, a 38-year-old man had presented following an allergic reaction to Brazil nuts and had been treated and stabilised by doctors and medical staff. He was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Traffic. Shortly before 2.30pm Friday, 22 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station responded to a minor two-vehicle collision at Barrenjoey Road, Mona Vale. No injuries were reported but they neutralised a small fluid spill with absorbent material.

Narrabeen

  • Traffic. Shortly before 5.45am Monday, 18 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Lagoon Street, Narrabeen.
  • Fire. Just after 3.15pm Tuesday, 19 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station responded to a fire alarm in a unit at Wetherill Street, Narrabeen. They gained access to the unit and found no sign of fire, locating a faulty smoke detector. They resecured the unit before departing.
  • Traffic. Just before 10.00am Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, and firefighters from Narrabeen Station, responded to a five-vehicle collision at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen, near Waterloo Street. Three cars, a van and delivery truck were involved in the collision. Paramedics assessed the drivers of two cars but they did not require further treatment in hospital. Firefighters cleared up debris and fluid from the roadway, and NSW Police closed Waterloo Street to westbound traffic until the vehicles were towed.
  • Theft. Just before 2.45pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.
  • Traffic. Just before 1.45pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Lagoon Street, Narrabeen.

Narraweena

  • Vandalism. Just after 11.30am Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Karoola Street, Narraweena.
  • Collapse. Just before 11.30pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a 19-year-old man collapsed at Nalya Road, Narraweena. Paramedics treated him for lacerations to his arm and other injuries and took him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Theft. Just after 7.00pm Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Victor Road, Narraweena.
  • Theft. Just after 4.15am Monday, 18 December, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Towradgi Street, Narraweena.
  • Fire. Just after 9.15pm Friday, 22 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a smoke alarm sounding in a home at Ronald Avenue, Narraweena. Firefighters gained entry to the unoccupied premises but could find no sign of fire, and silenced the alarm. The owner returned home, and they explained what had occurred.

Newport

  • Disorder. Just before 3.45pm Monday, 18 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Queens Parade, Newport.
  • Traffic. Just after 5.30pm Monday, 18 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Mona Vale Station responded to a two-car collision at Barrenjoey Road, Newport. Firefighters neutralised a small fluid spill with absorbent material. The occupants of the vehicles were not injured.
  • Traffic. Just after 2.30pm Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Hillside Road, Newport.
  • Assault. Just before 12.30am Friday, 22 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a man allegedly threatening a group of youths with a knife at a service station at Barrenjoey Road, Newport. Officers arrested a 36-year-old man who was taken to Manly Police Station and charged and bailed to appear at Manly Local Court in January 2024. Full story.
  • Traffic. Just after 7.45am Friday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Myola Road, Newport.
  • Fire. Just after 9.15pm Friday, 22 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a smoke alarm in a unit at Woolcott Street, Newport. They found no sign of fire and could hear no alarm when they arrived.

North Balgowlah

  • Disorder. Just before 8.45pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Manning Road, North Balgowlah.

North Curl Curl

 No incidents reported this week.

North Manly

No incidents reported this week.

North Narrabeen

  • Vandalism. Just after 10.45pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Wimbledon Avenue, North Narrabeen.
  • Theft. Just after 11.00pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Darius Avenue, North Narrabeen.
  • Vandalism. Just before 11.45pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Wimbledon Avenue, North Narrabeen.
  • Traffic. Just after 9.45am Sunday, 17 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Jacksons Road, North Narrabeen.
  • Assault. Just after 9.00pm Tuesday, 19 December, NSW Police were called to a report of a fight occurring at Narrabeen Park Parade, North Narrabeen.

Offshore communities

 No incidents reported this week.

Oxford Falls

 No incidents reported this week.

Palm Beach

  • Marine. Just after 5.15pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Ambulance was called to meet a boat at Palm Beach Wharf, Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach, following a report of a man in his 50s suffering a bite injury. He was treated at the scene for a minor injury and did not need to go to hospital.
  • Beach. Just before 11.00am Sunday, 17 December, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a man falling from a rock at Ocean Road, Palm Beach. Paramedics assessed a man in his 20s who had fallen 2m off a rock onto sand for a suspected broken ankle and took him to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Traffic. Just after 2.00pm Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a man hit by a truck at Florida Road, Palm Beach. Paramedics assessed a 72-year-old man whose left leg had been run over by a delivery truck that had been reversing. He was treated for a suspected fractured ankle and facial injuries from being knocked down and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Hazard. Just before midday Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Avalon Station responded to a report of powerlines down at Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach. They found a branch had fallen onto the wires, causing arcing and a power outage, but had then fallen to the ground and been moved off the road by a passing tradie. They requested Ausgrid attend to repair the power outage.

Queenscliff

  • Traffic. Just before 10.45pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Greycliffe Street, Queenscliff.
  • Fire. Just after 7.00pm Monday, 18 December, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a fire alarm at Crown Road, Queenscliff. They found the cause of the alarm to be a faulty smoke detector.
  • Traffic. Just after 11.15am Wednesday, 20 December, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly Station responded to a two-car collision at Cavill Street, Queenscliff, near Oliver Street. Neither of the drivers was injured but both vehicles had to be towed.

Seaforth

  • Theft. Just after 11.45pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Castle Circuit, Seaforth.

Terrey Hills

  • Disorder. Just after 9.30pm Thursday, 21 December, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills.
  • Theft. Just after 8.15pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police received a report of a person leaving a service station without paying at Booralie Road, Terrey Hills.

Warriewood

  • Traffic. Just after 7.15pm Saturday, 16 December, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Jacksons Road, Warriewood.
  • Assault. Just before 5.00pm Friday, 22 December, NSW Police responded to a report of a fight occurring at Jacksons Road, Warriewood.

Whale Beach

No incidents reported this week.

Wheeler Heights

  • Traffic. Just after 11.00am Wednesday, 20 December, emergency services responded to a report of a truck making contact with powerlines at Langdale Place, Wheeler Heights. Firefighters from Narrabeen Station established an exclusion zone and checked the two male occupants of the truck were unharmed, but kept both men in the vehicle until live powerlines were made safe by Ausgrid.

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