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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday February 2nd, 2018 :: 12:10 p.m. PST
Advisory

UPDATE – Two additional Residential Burglaries reported on Montecito Dr.

CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD 52

  • MONTECITO DR (18-00843)
Occurred between 1/25/2018 and 2/1/2018
 
Yesterday, February 1, 2018, at approximately 12:50 p.m. a gardener arrived at the victim’s house and discovered a side gate, that is usually locked, ajar.  The gardener continued to the backyard and discovered the master bedroom sliding glass door had been shattered and immediately called police.
 
When officers arrived and searched the home, they found no suspects inside and the master bedroom ransacked.  During the time of the burglary, the victims were out of town.  While investigating this burglary, officers were notified that another residential burglary had been discovered just four house up the street.
 
Loss:  Unknown at the time of the report
Suspect information:  None seen or heard.
 
  • MONTECITO DR (18-00844)
Occurred between 1/25/2018 and 2/1/2018
 
At approximately, 1:30 p.m. the victim arrived home after being away for several days.  Her gardener arrived moments earlier and had just discovered that a rear French door had been shattered.  The police were notified and while searching the home discovered the following: The suspect(s) after shattering the downstairs French door, climbed in and made their way upstairs to the master bedroom.  Once inside the bedroom, they ransacked it and forced open a locked closet door.  The suspect then used tools from the victim’s garage to remove a large safe that had been bolted inside of a cabinet, within the closet.  The safe was estimated to be approximately 900 lbs.  The suspect destroyed the stone stairs and damaged the floor when they moved the safe downstairs to the front door. 
 
Loss:  Safe, handbag, US Currency, and Jewelry.
Suspect information:  None seen or heard.
 
-THE BURGLARY BELOW WAS SENT OUT VIA NIXLE ON 1-29-2018-
  • MONTECITO DR (18-00670)
Occurred on: 1/25/2018 between 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.
 
While the victim was out to dinner, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s property through an unlocked side gate.  The suspect then located a sliding glass door, which led to the master bedroom and pried the door open.  Once inside, the suspect went through the drawers and cabinets in the master bedroom, closet and bath before fleeing with the listed items.
 
Loss:  Pillowcase and jewelry.
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 CHECKLIST
 
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 www.nbpd.org. 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.
 

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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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