Incidents by suburb

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

Allambie Heights

  • Assault. Just after 10.00pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a fight occurring at Allambie Road, Allambie Heights.

Avalon Beach

  • Assault. Just before 12.15am Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.
  • Assault. Just after 12.45am Sunday, 24 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach.
  • Injury. Just after 11.15am Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Ambulance responded to a female worker who had cut her hand during food preparation at Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach. She was treated by paramedics and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
  • Theft. Just before 2.00am Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police responded to a report of a break-in and vehicle stolen at Dolphin Crescent, Avalon Beach.
  • Theft. Just after 2.30pm Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Dolphin Crescent, Avalon Beach.
  • Theft. Just after 7.15am Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach.

Balgowlah

  • Traffic. Just before 5.30pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Sydney Road, Balgowlah.
  • Hazard. Just after 6.30am Sunday, 24 March, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly Station responded to a report of a burst water main at Sydney Road, Balgowlah. Firefighters and police managed traffic while Sydney Water conducted a repair.
  • Fire. Just after 9.00pm Sunday, 24 March, NSW Police and firefighters from Dee Why and Manly Stations responded to a report of a fire at Cross Street, Balgowlah. On arrival, they were told by the occupant of the premises that a lithium-ion battery had caught fire, but had been extinguished. The remainder of the battery pack was submerged in a bucket of water. Firefighters checked the garage for any spread of fire, but found only a small amount of damage to some contents.

Balgowlah Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Bayview

 No incidents reported this week.

Beacon Hill

  • Traffic. Just before 10.00am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Warringah Road, Beacon Hill.

Belrose

  • Traffic. Just before 9.15am Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Forest Way, Belrose.

Bilgola Beach

 No incidents reported this week.

Bilgola Plateau

 No incidents reported this week.

Brookvale

  • Vandalism. Just before 11.15am Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Assault. Just after 1.00am Sunday, 24 March, NSW Police were called to a fight occurring at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Injury. Shortly before 4.45pm Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a person injured in a workplace at Warringah Mall, Brookvale. Paramedics treated a man who had been burned by hot oil on his arm and took him to hospital in a stable condition.
  • Traffic. Just after 5.15am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Sydenham Road, Brookvale.
  • Fire. Just after midday Wednesday, 27 March, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a fire alarm at a car dealership at Carter Road, Brookvale. The alarm was triggered by a fire in a BBQ that was extinguished with water.
  • Vandalism. Just after 9.00am Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Theft. Just before 9.15am Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Disorder. Just before 1.15am Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of a person damaging property with a hammer at Funda Place, Brookvale. Police searched the area but were unable to find anyone matching the description of the person given.

Church Point

  • Injury. Just after midday Wednesday, 27 March, emergency services responded to a report of a worker injured on a building site at Corniche Road, Church Point. Paramedics were told a 34-year-old male worker had been hit in the leg by falling sheet metal. He had sustained a serious laceration, almost completely severing his calf muscle. They were unable to get him from the worksite to an ambulance by stretcher, so firefighters from Mona Vale and Narrabeen Stations were called to assist carry the man over broken and steep ground using a stokes litter. The man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
worker injured on a building site at Corniche Road, Church Point

Clareville

 No incidents reported this week.

Clontarf

  • Assault. Just before 8.15pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a fight occurring at Monash Crescent, Clontarf.
  • Disorder. Just after 10.00pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf.

Collaroy

  • Beach. Just after 8.15pm Saturday, 23 March, emergency services responded to a report of a woman found lying face down and not breathing next to the rock pool at Collaroy Beach. Bystanders commenced CPR until the arrival of paramedics, who took over resuscitation. The semiconscious woman in her 40s was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a serious condition. Full story.
CPR on woman at Collaroy rock pool
  • Vandalism. Just before 10.45am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Surrey Avenue, Collaroy.
  • Assault. Just before 7.00pm Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Pittwater Road, Collaroy.
  • Vandalism. Just after 6.15am Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Surrey Avenue, Collaroy.

Collaroy Plateau

  • Disorder. Just before 4.45pm Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Edgecliffe Boulevard, Collaroy Plateau.
  • Hazard. Just after 11.45am Friday, 29 March, NSW Police and firefighters from Narrabeen Station were called to a report of a tree fallen across the road at Essilia Street, Collaroy Plateau. Firefighters removed the tree from the road with a chainsaw.
  • Theft. Just after 11.45pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Plateau Road, Collaroy Plateau.

Cottage Point

 No incidents reported this week.

Cromer

  • Traffic. Just before 9.00am Monday, 25 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Middleton Road, Cromer.
  • Traffic. Just before 10.00am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Truman Avenue, Cromer.
  • Injury. Just after 8.30pm Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a sports injury at Cromer Park, South Creek Road, Cromer. A specialist Extended Care Paramedic treated a 21-year-old man who had been playing football, and suffered a badly dislocated knee. The paramedic was able to relocate the knee and the man did not need to be taken to hospital.
  • Fire. Just before 7.00am Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police and firefighters from Dee Why Station responded to a car fire at Carawa Road, Cromer. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose line to extinguish the car, which was fully alight. The fire was put out after around half an hour and the vehicle was left with the owner to arrange removal.
  • Theft. Just after 7.00am Friday, 29 March, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Ryrie Avenue, Cromer.

Curl Curl

 No incidents reported this week.

Davidson

 No incidents reported this week.

Dee Why

  • Vandalism. Just before 2.00pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Traffic. Shortly after 12.30am Sunday, 24 March, emergency services responded to a report of a car driven into a creek that runs into Dee Why Lagoon at Pittwater Road, Dee Why. An officer from Northern Beaches Police Area Command rescued the driver, a woman in her 60s, from the sinking car. The woman was assessed by paramedics and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
  • Assault. Just after midnight Monday, 25 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Traffic. Just before 11.15am Monday, 25 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Howard Avenue, Dee Why.
  • Traffic. Just after 5.00pm Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Dee Why Parade, Dee Why.

Duffys Forest

  • Injury. Just before 9.00am Saturday, 23 March, NSW Ambulance was called to a report of an equestrian injury at a private property at Bibbenluke Avenue, Duffys Forest. Paramedics assessed a 13-year-old girl who had fallen from a horse, that had then rolled over her. She was treated for a badly dislocated shoulder and taken in a stable condition to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Full story.

Elanora Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Fairlight

 No incidents reported this week.

Forestville

  • Vandalism. Just after 10.00pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths damaging property near Starkey Street, Forestville.

Frenchs Forest

  • Fire. Just before 6.15pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Forestville, Manly, Dee Why and Narrabeen Stations responded to a report of smoke coming from a building at the corner of Forest Way, Frenchs Forest, and Warringah Road. The building, which used to be a real estate agency, is now abandoned. Firefighters gained entry to the premises and found a mattress was on fire. They quickly extinguished the fire using a hose line connected to their truck, and prevented further damage to the building. One resident said local teens were known to frequent the building. Police established a crime scene and conducted inquiries at the scene into the cause of the fire.
  • Vandalism. Just after 8.15pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Garie Place, Frenchs Forest.
  • Assault. Just after 8.00pm Sunday, 24 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Forest Way, Frenchs Forest.
  • Theft. Just before 11.15pm Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Cadow Street, Frenchs Forest.

Freshwater

  • Theft. Just after 8.45am Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Soldiers Avenue, Freshwater.
  • Rescue. Just before 3.15pm Tuesday, 26 March, emergency services were called to release a child that had been locked in a car in the car park of Harbord Diggers at Evans Street, Freshwater.
  • Traffic. Shortly before 7.30am Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police and firefighters from Manly Station responded to a two-car collision at Lumsdaine Drive, Freshwater. No injuries were reported but both vehicles needed to be towed.

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

  • Vandalism. Just after 9.00pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at West Esplanade, Manly.
  • Fire. Just after 8.15pm Sunday, 24 March, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a fire alarm at The Steyne Hotel, The Corso, Manly. Staff told firefighters they had smelled smoke and a thorough investigation of the premises was undertaken, including with a thermal imaging camera, before it was determined there was no source of fire coming from within the building.
  • Theft. Shortly before 11.00am Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at North Steyne, Manly.
  • Disorder. Just after 7.45pm Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Cerretti Crescent, Manly.
  • Traffic. Just after 10.30am Thursday, 28 March, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station came across a two-car collision at Pittwater Road, Manly, near Pine Street. Neither of the drivers was injured, and firefighters provided assistance to clear the vehicles from the road. One of the cars needed to be towed.
  • Death. Just before 3.15pm Thursday, 28 March, emergency services responded to a report of a serious workplace injury in the roof space of a unit block at Victoria Parade, Manly. With the first paramedics on scene unable to enter the roof due to asbestos contamination, firefighters in breathing apparatus conducted CPR on a man in his 30s. Special Operations Paramedics equipped with protective gear then entered the roof and confirmed the man had died as the result of catastrophic burn injuries, caused by electrocution. Full story.
  • Theft. Just after 10.00pm Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Eurobin Avenue, Manly.

Manly Vale

  • Theft. Just after 3.30am Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Campbell Parade, Manly Vale.
  • Theft. Just after 5.15am Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Campbell Parade, Manly Vale.
  • Traffic. Just after 11.00pm Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Parkes Street, Manly Vale.

Mona Vale

  • Theft. Just after 10.15pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Heath Street, Mona Vale.
  • Theft. Just before 9.00pm Monday, 25 March, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station responded to an alarm that had been triggered at Mona Vale Post Office, Pittwater Road, Mona Vale. They called police when they suspected a break-in, but following an examination of the premises, it was determined no property had been damaged or stolen.
alarm that had been triggered at Mona Vale Post Office, Pittwater Road, Mona Vale
  • Disorder. Just after 9.45am Tuesday, 26 March, a bus driver found a young man passed out in the bus when it returned to Mona Vale Depot at Darley Street. A NSW Ambulance was called but the man was eventually woken and did not need further medical attention.
  • Theft. Just after 7.30am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police located a vehicle that had been reported stolen at Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale.
  • Theft. Just after 8.00am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale.
  • Theft. Just before 6.15pm Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Elimatta Road, Mona Vale.
  • Theft. Just after 8.45am Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Park Street, Mona Vale.
  • Beach. Just after 12.30pm Friday, 29 March, Surf Life Saving NSW Mona Vale patrol closed the beach following a shark sighting. The beach was reopened just after 1.30pm but closed again shortly before 2.45pm when the shark was sighted again, before being reopened again shortly before 3.15pm.

Narrabeen

  • Rescue. Just after 7.45pm Sunday, 24 March, NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and firefighters from Narrabeen Station were called to release a child trapped in a bathtub at Wetherill Street, Narrabeen. The child was released by firefighters and assessed by paramedics, but did not require further treatment in hospital.
  • Fire. Just after 11.15am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police and firefighters from Dee Why Station responded to a fire alarm at Goodwin Street, Narrabeen. They found the cause to be the occupant burning documents in their kitchen.

Narraweena

  • Theft. Just before 10.45am Friday, 29 March, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Lascelles Road, Narraweena.

Newport

  • Traffic. Just before 3.30pm Thursday, 28 March, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a two-car collision at Barrenjoey Road, Newport. A mother had driven into the rear of her daughter’s car, and was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.
  • Marine. Shortly after midnight Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of people in a boat causing a disturbance near Beaconsfield Street, Newport.
  • Traffic. Shortly after 11.00pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Seaview Avenue, Newport.
  • Disorder. Shortly after 11.45pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Barrenjoey Road, Newport.

North Balgowlah

 No incidents reported this week.

North Curl Curl

 No incidents reported this week.

North Manly

No incidents reported this week.

North Narrabeen

  • Fire. Just before 4.30pm Wednesday, 27 March, smoke was seen coming from a rubbish bin at Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen. Firefighters from Mona Vale Station responded, spraying water into the bin and extinguishing the smouldering fire.

Offshore communities

 No incidents reported this week.

Oxford Falls

 No incidents reported this week.

Palm Beach

  • Rescue. Shortly after 2.00pm Saturday, 23 March, emergency services responded to a report of a car that had lost traction and tumbled down a steep driveway at Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach. Paramedics assessed a man in his 80s who appeared to have escaped any serious injury, but took him to Northern Beaches Hospital for further observation. Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and using a winch, pulled it from an embankment into a safe location to be towed. Full story.
  • Traffic. Just after 8.00pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and firefighters from Avalon Station responded to a two-car collision at Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach, near Iluka Road. Paramedics assessed a 45-year-old man who was badly shaken following the incident and took him to hospital. Firefighters cleared a fluid spill from the road and both vehicles were towed.
  • Theft. Just before 1.30pm Monday, 25 March, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Pacific Road, Palm Beach.
  • Theft. Just before 2.15pm Monday, 25 March, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Pacific Road, Palm Beach.
  • Beach. Just before 3.30pm Friday, 29 March, Surf Life Saving NSW Palm Beach jet-ski called NSW Police Marine Area Command to report a jet-ski rider who was riding dangerously close to swimmers near the flags. The rider had refused directions to leave the area until police were called.
  • Medical. Just before 5.00pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Ambulance was called to a report of a man who had collapsed after walking to the lighthouse at Barrenjoey Headland, Palm Beach. Having dealt with exhausted walkers at the headland before, paramedics called ahead to Surf Life Saving NSW North Palm Beach patrol to assist with their All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Lifesavers went ahead of the paramedics who were still several minutes away, and retrieved the man from the lighthouse with the ATV, bringing him back to paramedics who had arrived at the beach car park. He was treated there but did not need to be taken to hospital, and was picked up by a relative to be driven home.
Medical rescue Barrenjoey Headland

Queenscliff

 No incidents reported this week.

Seaforth

 No incidents reported this week.

Terrey Hills

  • Theft. Just after 1.15pm Saturday, 23 March, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills.
  • Traffic. Just after 5.15am Wednesday, 27 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Cooyong Road, Terrey Hills.
  • Traffic. Just after 12.30pm Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills.
  • Traffic. Just after 3.30pm Thursday, 28 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Kallaroo Road, Terrey Hills, near Tooronga Road.
  • Traffic. Just after 10.00am Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Cooyong Road, Terrey Hills.

Warriewood

  • Fire. Just after 4.00pm Sunday, 24 March, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station and NSW Rural Fire Service crews from Northern Beaches Headquarters and Ingleside responded to a report of smoke near bushland at Forest Road, Warriewood. Firefighters searched an area of bush near Mater Maria Catholic College, but only found local teens riding bikes and no sign of fire.
  • Assault. Just after 1.15pm Tuesday, 26 March, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Jacksons Road, Warriewood.
  • Traffic. Just after 5.30pm Tuesday, 26 March, emergency services were called to a report of a single car collision with a car rollover at Sydney Road, Warriewood. They found the car on its side and the driver, a woman in her late 80s, trapped in the vehicle. Specialist rescue firefighters cut her from the vehicle, and she was treated by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Full story.
  • Disorder. Shortly before 2.00am Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Boondah Road, Warriewood.
  • Rescue. Just before 2.45pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and firefighters from Mona Vale Station were called to assist release a child locked in a vehicle at Brands Lane, Warriewood.
  • Theft. Just before 3.15pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Boondah Road, Warriewood.
  • Vandalism. Just after 8.45pm Friday, 29 March, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Jacksons Road, Warriewood.

Whale Beach

  • Rescue. Just after 1.45pm Wednesday, 27 March, Surf Life Saving NSW Whale Beach lifeguards saw a paraglider ditch into the water approximately 200m offshore. Calling for assistance from the neighbouring jet-ski operator at Palm Beach, lifeguard James Simmonds grabbed a rescue board and paddled out to the man, who was unhitching from his harness as his parachute gathered water. With the assistance of the jet-ski from Palm Beach, the man was safely returned to the beach without injury. Full story.

Wheeler Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate, Luke Gavahan

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