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Newport Beach Police Department
Thursday December 22nd, 2016 :: 02:52 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT - A second burglary reported in RD48

  • 1400 BLOCK OF KEY VIEW (16-11074)
Occurred between: 12/17/2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 12/19/2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Unknown suspect entered the vicitm's backyard and smashed one-side of a set of glass French doors.  Once inside, the suspect opened several boxes and rummaged through  cabinets before taking the listed items.

Loss:  Pellet gun, rifle, small safe (known items at the time of the report).

Suspect information: None seen or heard.
Below is the Nixle message sent on 12/19/2016 that included information on another burglary in this neighborhood just around the corner on BLUE KEY.
  • 2800 BLOCK OF LIGHTHOUSE LN (16-11017)
 Occurred on: 12/17/2016 between 6:20 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Unknown suspect attempted to pry open a locked window after removing the screen, but did not get into the victim’s home.  The suspect also tried to pry open the pedestrian garage door but was also unsuccessful.  While attempting to break into the victim’s home that burglary alarm was activated and officers responded, this may have scared the burglar off.
Loss: Window screen missing.
Suspect information:  None seen or heard
  • 2600 BLOCK OF BLUE KEY (16-11000)
 Occurred between: 12/16/2016 at 12:00 p.m. and 12/17/2016 at 9:19 a.m.
Unknown suspect entered the victim’s side yard through an unlocked gate and removed a screen from a first floor bedroom window.  The suspect did not enter the residence because the window was locked.  The victims were home asleep when the attempt break-in occurred.
Loss: None.
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**
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.
For more information on securing your home, please click on this link:  HOME SECURITY TIPS
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.

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