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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday October 10th, 2017 :: 04:56 p.m. PDT


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD 45

  • 300 BLOCK OF EVENING CANYON (17-8237)
Occurred on: 10/6/2017 between 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
While the victims were away for the evening an unidentified suspect was captured on surveillance cameras breaking into their home.  The victims discovered the burglary when they returned home and went upstairs and discovered shattered glass in their kitchen.  After police arrive, the victims were able to check their surveillance cameras and the following was observed. 
The camera footage showed the suspect parking a vehicle on the street, exiting and proceeding to a side gate.  The suspect then jumps the gate to the backyard.  Once the suspect is in the backyard he/she can be seen looking in the windows and then walking up an outdoor staircase to the second story patio.  The suspect then shatters the lower part of the glass kitchen door and climbs through the hole.  Once inside, the suspect ransacks several rooms before fleeing back out the hole in the glass door and over the fence.
Loss:  Jewelry and US currency.
Suspect Information:  Unknown gender, 18 to 30 yrs., 5’4” to 5’ 8”, 110 – 130 lbs., wearing jeans, hooded sweatshirt, bandana around face, gloves and a backpack (see photo)
Suspect Vehicle:  Appears to be a small SUV with a sunroof.  No front license plate and thick spoke rims (see photo).
  • 300 BLOCK OF MORNING CANYON (17-8234)
Occurred on: 10/6/2017 at 7:55 p.m.
While the victim was upstairs watching TV in her bedroom, she heard what sounded like a loud explosion.  The victim went downstairs to turned on the lights and investigate.  As she was checking the house, she thought she heard someone on the south side of her home.  She continued to check the first floor of the house and discovered a large rear sliding glass door, leading into a bedroom, had been shattered.  The victim immediately called police.  When police arrived they discovered a side gate standing open, but were unable to locate a suspect.
Loss:  None
Suspect Information:  None seen.
**When holding an Open House remember to remove your valuables or place them in a locked safe that is bolted to concrete.  Whenever you have workers or strangers in your home these items need to be locked away or removed.**
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

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