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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday January 19th, 2018 :: 12:39 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD61

  • CLERMONT (18-00306)
Occurred on:  1/11/2018 between 6:30 p.m. between 11:05 p.m.
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s backyard through an unsecured side gate and shattered a stationary window into the kitchen.  Once inside, the suspect went through the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen, entertainment center, hall closets, office, and guest bedroom.  The suspect ransacked the master bedroom and closet, which included removing the attic hatch and attempting to search the attic.
When the victim returned home, he discovered one of his cabinet doors open in the garage that had been closed when he left.  As he entered into the residence he discovered the kitchen window had been shattered and immediately exited the home and called police.
When officers arrived they searched the home and found the rooms ransacked.  The victim reported the listed items missing.
Loss:  50” television (removed from the second story), and pillowcase.  Additional items may have been taken, but the loss was still to be determined at the time of the report.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
**If you see suspicious activity within your neighborhood at a home where you know your neighbors are on vacation, have gone out for the evening, or their home is for sale, please call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717**
Please review the Home Security Tips below.  We have also posted a new Home Security Checklist on our website, print it out and conduct a security assessment on your home to see what security measures you can take to “harden the target”.

Home Security Tips
  • Always lock your windows and doors when you go out, even if for only a few minutes.
  • If you return home and find your pedestrian door that leads into your home locked, and you are certain that you left it unlocked, DO NOT GO INSIDE! 
  • Call 9-1-1 ~ Burglars often lock this door to slow down a victim, allowing the burglar extra time to get out of the home before the resident enters.
  • If your home is equipped with an alarm, always activate it even if you’re only going out for a short walk.
    • Consider adding a motion sensor in your master bedroom/bathroom, which will activate the alarm if someone comes in through a glass window or door without opening it.
  • Always keep your front and rear porch lights on from dusk to dawn and use motion detector lighting along the sides of your home or areas with little foot traffic.
  • Use timers on indoor lamps to give the appearance that you are home.
  • Adjust window coverings for optimal privacy while maintaining good visibility outside.
  • If your garage door has a remote shutoff button on the wall-mounted control, located in the garage, consider locking the door nightly. This will prevent your garage door from being opened remotely.
  • If you have a safe, make sure that it is properly bolted to concrete so that it cannot be easily removed.
  • Always close and lock your safe and never leave a key or combination out or in an easy to find location (i.e. office, nightstand, etc).
  • When you leave on vacation, remember to call the Police Department for a “Vacation Check” 949-644-3681 or sign-up online at Also, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your newspaper and mail while you are away.
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.


Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Emergency: 9-1-1

Newport Beach, CA 92657

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