Incidents by suburb

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

Allambie Heights

  • Hazard. Just after 8.15am Tuesday, 04 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why and Forestville Stations responded to a report of a spill of hydrochloric acid at Allambie Road, Allambie Heights. Firefighters found around eight litres (8L) of acid had spilled, which they made safe by diluting with a very large volume of water.
  • Hazard. Just after 11.15am Wednesday, 05 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of a gas leak at Blamey Street, Allambie Heights. They found a gas main had been ruptured. They set up an exclusion zone and fire protection and requested Jemena to attend urgently to conduct a repair.

Avalon Beach

  • Theft. Just after 12.45pm Monday, 03 June, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.
  • Rescue. Shortly before 3.00pm Friday, 07 June, firefighters from Narrabeen Station were called to an aged care facility at John Street, Avalon Beach, to assist remove three rings that were stuck on the fingers of a 92-year-old woman.

Balgowlah

  • Disorder. Just after 8.00am Saturday, 01 June, motorists reported a person behaving erratically at the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, Balgowlah, calling Triple Zero (000). By the time police and paramedics arrived shortly after 8.15am, they were unable to locate the person.
  • Traffic. Just after 2.30pm Saturday, 01 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Condamine Street, Balgowlah.
  • Theft. Just after 10.00am Tuesday, 04 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Condamine Street, Balgowlah.
  • Theft. Just after 4.00pm Tuesday, 04 June, NSW Police were called to an alarm that had been triggered at White Street, Balgowlah.
  • Injury. Just after 6.30pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to assist a woman who had fallen on the road at Whittle Avenue, Balgowlah. Paramedics treated a 73-year-old woman for a hip injury and took her to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.

Balgowlah Heights

  • Injury. Just after 3.15pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Ambulance was called to a report of a child who had fallen and been injured at Balgowlah Heights Public School at Lewis Street, Balgowlah Heights. Paramedics treated a child for a head injury and took them to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.

Bayview

 No incidents reported this week.

Beacon Hill

  • Traffic. Just before 6.15pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill.

Belrose

  • Death. Just before 6.15am Tuesday, 04 June, emergency services responded to a report of a car colliding with two cyclists at Forest Way, Belrose, near Morgan Road. Multiple NSW Ambulance resources responded to the incident scene, including Intensive Care Paramedics, NSW Ambulance Inspector Carolyn Parish, and the Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter with a critical care medical team. The two riders, a 47-year-old man and a 56-year-old man, were treated at the scene, with the younger of the two men in a critical condition suffering a traumatic head injury. Both men were taken to Royal North Shore Hospital by NSW Ambulance, with the critically injured man given a police escort and green-light corridor. Unfortunately he died as a result of his injuries the following day (Wednesday, 05 June). Full story.
  • Hazard. Just after midday Friday, 07 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a tree that had fallen across Forest Way, Belrose, near Ralston Avenue. Northbound traffic was blocked until the tree was removed, initially by passersby until the arrival of firefighters to complete cutting up the tree. Traffic was flowing freely again by 12.30pm.
  • Assault. Just after 8.45pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Police responded to a report of a fight at licensed premises at Hews Parade, Belrose.
  • Theft. Shortly before 10.00pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Towarri Place, Belrose.

Bilgola Beach

 No incidents reported this week.

Bilgola Plateau

 No incidents reported this week.

Brookvale

  • Rescue. Just after 2.30pm Sunday, 02 June, NSW Police were called to assist release a child locked in a vehicle at Dale Street, Brookvale.
  • Vandalism. Just before 4.45pm Monday, 03 June, NSW Police received a report of property vandalised at Clearview Place, Brookvale.
  • Theft. Just before 7.30pm Tuesday, 04 June, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Warringah Mall, Brookvale.
  • Disorder. Just after 6.00am Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police responded to a report of a person behaving erratically and causing trouble at William Street, Brookvale.
  • Theft. Just before midday Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.
  • Traffic. Just before 10.00pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale.

Church Point

  • Traffic. Just before 3.30pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Church Point.

Clareville

 No incidents reported this week.

Clontarf

 No incidents reported this week.

Collaroy

  • Traffic. Just after 2.00pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Westmoreland Avenue, Collaroy.

Collaroy Plateau

 No incidents reported this week.

Cottage Point

 No incidents reported this week.

Cromer

 No incidents reported this week.

Curl Curl

  • Hazard. Just after 8.45pm Saturday, 01 June, NSW Ambulance and firefighters from Dee Why Station responded to a report of a woman overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a gas heater at Farnell Street, Curl Curl. Firefighters used atmospheric monitoring equipment and aired the premises before paramedics assessed a woman in her 60s and took her to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition for further tests.
  • Theft. Just before 2.30pm Monday, 03 June, NSW Police responded to a report of youths attempting to steal e-bikes at Harbord Road, Curl Curl. Following inquiries, officers apprehended two teenage boys at Dee Why Beach. They were released pending further inquiries. Full story.

Davidson

 No incidents reported this week.

Dee Why

  • Theft. Shortly before 8.00am Saturday, 01 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Pacific Parade, Dee Why.
  • Fire. Just before 11.30am Saturday, 01 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a fire alarm at South Creek Road, Dee Why. They found the alarm had been triggered by water seeping into a smoke detector.
  • Fire. Just after 7.00pm Sunday, 02 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to a report of smoke coming from a bin at Howard Avenue, Dee Why. The small smouldering fire was extinguished with the hose reel from their truck.
  • Flood. Just after 10.45am Monday, 03 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a fire alarm that had been triggered in an apartment block at Pittwater Road, Dee Why. They found the sprinkler system had been activated by someone drilling into a pipe on the fifth floor of the building, causing extensive flooding to a number of units. Water to the building was shut off, and firefighters assisted with removal of excess water from affected apartments, before handing over to the building manager to arrange repairs.
  • Theft. Just after 7.15pm Tuesday, 04 June, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Traffic. Shortly before 2.00pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Ambulance paramedics witnessed a collision between a car and parked truck at Dee Why Parade, Dee Why. Paramedics assessed the female driver of the car and her child, neither was injured. The car was wedged under the truck and had to be towed.
  • Fire. Just before 10.00pm Wednesday, 05 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station responded to a report of a fire in a unit at Dee Why Parade, Dee Why. They were told a fire had occurred inside an oven. They switched off the gas to the appliance and checked the fire was fully extinguished.
  • Assault. Just after 11.30pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
  • Theft. Just before 12.45pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Dee Why Beach.
  • Disorder. Just after 2.15pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to reports of bystanders finding an intoxicated man at Oaks Avenue, Dee Why. When paramedics attempted to assist the 56-year-old man, who was known to them, he became aggressive. He was restrained and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for assessment.
  • Assault. Just after 7.15pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at South Creek Road, Dee Why.
person assaulted at South Creek Road, Dee Why
  • Disorder. Shortly after 8.30pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.

Duffys Forest

 No incidents reported this week.

Elanora Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Fairlight

 No incidents reported this week.

Forestville

  • Theft. Just before 12.15pm Sunday, 02 June, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Starkey Street, Forestville.
  • Fire. Just after 12.45pm Monday, 03 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a fire alarm that had gone off in an apartment building at Warringah Road, Forestville. They found the alarm had been accidentally activated.
  • Traffic. Just before 11.00am Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Warringah Road, Forestville.

Frenchs Forest

  • Traffic. Just after 4.30pm Saturday, 01 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest.
  • Theft. Shortly before 6.30pm Tuesday, 04 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Karabah Place, Frenchs Forest.
  • Hazard. Just before 6.30pm Friday, 07 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Forestville Station responded to a report of a car leaking fuel at the Forestway Shopping Centre, Frenchs Forest. Firefighters helped to stop the leak and neutralised the spilled fuel with absorbent material.

Freshwater

  • Disorder. Just before 1.00pm Saturday, 01 June, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Lawrence Street, Freshwater.
  • Assault. Just before 7.15am Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Moore Road, Freshwater.

Ingleside

  • Hazard. Just before 12.45pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW RFS crews from Terrey Hills and Ingleside, and firefighters from Mona Vale Station responded to a report of a large oil slick on Mona Vale Road, Ingleside, from Tumburra Street to Kimbriki Road. The fuel tank of a truck had been pierced by metal from the roadway, causing around 60 litres (60L) of diesel to leak. Traffic was stopped in sections as firefighters used absorbent material to neutralise the spill. The road was fully reopened just after 1.30pm.

Killarney Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Injury. Just before 1.00pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a cyclist injured at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The male cyclist in his 50s had fallen from his bike, sustaining minor injuries. He was unable to describe his exact location to Triple Zero (000) and after first driving along West Head Road, the man was eventually located around 3km east of Akuna Bay at General San Martin Drive. The man was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition. NSW Ambulance recommends that people download the Emergency Plus app to provide emergency services your location in a crisis situation.

Manly

  • Fire. Just after 12.30am, Saturday, 01 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station and NSW Police were called to extinguish a fire that had been lit in a commercial skip bin at Ashburner Street, Manly. A passerby noticed the fire catching hold in a wooden pallet in the bin and called Triple Zero (000). The fire was extinguished by firefighters with the hose line from their truck.
  • Assault. Just before 12.45am Saturday, 01 June, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at The Corso, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 5.15am Saturday, 01 June, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at The Corso, Manly.
  • Fire. Just after 2.00pm Saturday, 01 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of a smoke alarm sounding in a unit at Whistler Street, Manly. Nobody was home at the time and they forced entry to the apartment, finding no sign of fire. They silenced the alarm and resecured the property before departing.
  • Flood. Shortly before 8.30pm Saturday, 01 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to flooding due to heavy rainfall at Balgowlah Road, Manly, between Pittwater Road and Kenneth Road. At least two vehicles were caught in the floodwater, with firefighters rendering assistance and closing the road.
  • Hazard. Just before 10.00pm Saturday, 01 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station was called to a report of a gas leak in a unit at Tower Street, Manly. They found gas leaking from a stove that had been left on, which they turned off. The occupant called them back around an hour later claiming they could still smell gas, but firefighters conducted atmospheric testing and found no gas readings.
  • Traffic. Shortly after 5.30am Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Traffic. Just before 6.30am Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a woman hit by a car at Sydney Road, Manly. Paramedics assessed a woman in her 50s who had been struck at low speed by a vehicle. She was not injured and did not need to be taken to hospital.
  • Theft. Just before 3.00pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Iluka Avenue, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 3.00pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Pittwater Road, Manly.
  • Assault. Shortly before 4.30am Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police responded to a report of a taxi driver being assaulted at Addison Road, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 12.30pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police responded to a report of a person caught shoplifting at The Corso, Manly.
  • Flooding. Around 4.45pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW SES Manly Unit reported flooding due to heavy rainfall at Balgowlah Road, Manly, near Harris Farm.
  • Theft. Just after 8.00am Friday, 07 June, NSW Police responded to investigate a break-in and conduct a fingerprint assessment at Oyama Avenue, Manly.
  • Theft. Just after 10.45am Friday, 07 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Victoria Parade, Manly.
  • Traffic. Just after 10.15pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Manly, near Denison Street. No injuries were reported.
motor vehicle accident at Pittwater Road, Manly, near Denison Street

Manly Vale

  • Traffic. Just before 9.30pm Saturday, 01 June, NSW Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident at Condamine Street, Manly Vale.
  • Theft. Just after 10.30pm Sunday, 02 June, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from a vehicle parked at Kenneth Road, Manly Vale.
  • Fire. Just after 5.30am Tuesday, 04 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a fire alarm at Manly Vale Public School, Sunshine Street, Manly Vale. On arrival, they found no sign of fire and determined the alarm had been accidentally activated by workers.

Mona Vale

  • Assault. Just after 4.15pm Sunday, 02 June, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
  • Assault. Shortly before 5.00pm Sunday, 02 June, NSW Police were called to a report of a person assaulted at Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
  • Fire. Just after 8.30pm Sunday, 02 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Mona Vale Station responded to a fire alarm ringing at Mona Vale Public School, Waratah Street, Mona Vale. They found the fire alarm ringing but could locate no sign of fire. They reset the alarm before departing.
  • Theft. Just before 2.00am Friday, 07 June, NSW Police responded to a report of an intruder at Buena Vista Avenue, Mona Vale.
  • Theft. Just before 7.30am Friday, 07 June, NSW Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from where it had been parked at Darley Street, Mona Vale.

Narrabeen

  • Assault. Shortly before 10.00pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a group of youths involved in a fight at the B-Line bus stop at Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. Five youths were spoken to by police and two girls were assessed by paramedics. A 15-year-old girl was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for treatment of a neck injury. Full story.
  • Beach. Just after 4.45pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Ambulance responded to a report of a man pulled from the surf after being dumped by a wave at Narrabeen Beach. Paramedics treated the man in his 50s for a possible spinal injury, and took him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.

Narraweena

  • Disorder. Just after 7.45pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police were called to assist a person who was intoxicated at Gona Grove, Narraweena.
  • Theft. Shortly before 9.00am Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Alkira Circuit, Narraweena.

Newport

No incidents reported this week.

North Balgowlah

 No incidents reported this week.

North Curl Curl

  • Hazard. Just after 5.45pm Wednesday, 05 June, Fire and Rescue NSW Dee Why Station was called to investigate a smell of gas at a school at Harbord Road, North Curl Curl. They checked the area with gas detection equipment and could not locate any source of a gas leak.
  • Assault. Just after 9.45pm Friday, 07 June, NSW Police responded to a report of a fight occurring at Pitt Road, North Curl Curl.

North Manly

No incidents reported this week.

North Narrabeen

  • Assault. Shortly before 9.45pm Wednesday, 05 June, NSW Police attended an address at Wimbledon Avenue, North Narrabeen. They were allegedly confronted by a man wielding a knife. The 35-year-old man was taken to Manly Police Station and remanded in custody pending a future court appearance. NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the scene to assess one of the police officers who had received a minor head injury in the course of arresting the man. The police officer said they would take themselves to Northern Beaches Hospital for further treatment.

Offshore communities

 No incidents reported this week.

Oxford Falls

  • Flood. Just after 10.00pm Saturday, 01 June, the Wakehurst Parkway was closed by flooding between North Narrabeen and Oxford Falls. The road remained closed until just after 10.30am Sunday, 02 June.
  • Flood. Just before 3.15am Friday, 07 June, the Wakehurst Parkway was closed by flooding between North Narrabeen and Oxford Falls. The road was reopened shortly after 7.30am.

Palm Beach

  • Theft. Just after 8.45pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Ocean Road, Palm Beach.

Queenscliff

  • Theft. Just before 12.15pm Monday, 03 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Crown Road, Queenscliff.

Seaforth

  • Theft. Just after 10.45pm Sunday, 02 June, NSW Police were called to investigate a break-in at Bligh Crescent, Seaforth.

Terrey Hills

 No incidents reported this week.

Warriewood

  • Theft. Just after 4.45pm Monday, 03 June, NSW Police received a report of goods stolen from a store at Warriewood Square, Jacksons Road, Warriewood.
  • Theft. Just before 11.15pm Monday, 03 June, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Macpherson Street, Warriewood.
  • Theft. Just before 11.30pm Monday, 03 June, NSW Police received a report of property stolen from premises at Macpherson Street, Warriewood.
  • Disorder. Just after 4.30pm Thursday, 06 June, NSW Police received a report of a group of disorderly youths gathered near Jacksons Road, Warriewood.

Whale Beach

  • Hazard. Shortly after 10.45pm Saturday, 01 June, NSW SES Warringah/Pittwater Unit was called to remove a tree that had fallen across Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach.

Wheeler Heights

 No incidents reported this week.

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