January 2: On New Year’s Eve in Dee Why, a petrol bomb was thrown outside the police station on St David Avenue, causing an explosion and a small fire at the back of a police vehicle.
Officers inside the station heard the explosion and extinguished the fire. No one was injured and no property was damaged. Police searched the surrounding streets with a sniffer dog but the offenders escaped.
In separate incidents at Woolloomooloo, two 22-year-old men were arrested for allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter. They were charged with threatening the safety of an aircraft and using a prohibited weapon.